What does your e-ring/ wedding ring mean to you?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What does your ring mean to you?
    a representation of how much I'm loved or appreciated : (48 votes)
    22 %
    A symbol of promise : (98 votes)
    45 %
    A representation of our financial situation : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I don't care for a ring : (5 votes)
    2 %
    To show that I'm married : (35 votes)
    16 %
    To remind me of our love : (26 votes)
    12 %
    Other - explain : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My ring is definitely just an outward (and also fun and sparkly) symbol that I like having to show the world that I have promised to spend the rest of my life with my partner.  Of course I would be just as happy and just as promised with nothing on my fingers.    

    Post # 4
    Member
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Engagement ring: the man who completes me has asked me to be his spouse, and I have agreed. We are formally “engaged to be married.” The ring is his design and reflects him, his aesthetic, his decision of the fitting symbol for and in the moment when he made the decision to formally ask me to share our lives together for the rest of our lives, and his love for me. (For this reason, it is impossible to “upgrade,” or for me to be disappointed with. My eyes light up as if he is there, whenever I see it.)

    Wedding ring: it’ll be a classic gold band, will represent our permanent bond, so yes, it will have the symbolism of matching each others’, no beginning, no end, no tarnishing, and will virtually never come off my finger <3

    Cheesy but very happy thoughts 🙂 Thanks for making this topic!

    Post # 5
    Member
    5483 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @tiff-tiff-tiff:  I dont know, we’re really not that traditional … I just like sparkly things 🙂 🙂 I wouldn’t have any problem if I or DW wanted to switch out these rings in the future for something else … we’re still married! The one cool thing is that my stone is her grandmother’s — I love that aspect (and obviously it will be staying in the family). 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    1640 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    My ring represents his promise, and our love, but I can’t really say the cost reflects how much he loves me, it’s hard to word my answer  :/   I HATE when people say ‘I want a huge ring because I deserve it, and he’ll spend the money if he really loves me”  I don’t think ANYONE should think their ring represents how much they’re loved, I would hope they would know and feel they’re loved without a ring, you know what I mean?

    Post # 7
    Member
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Some people just like big rings, the meaning is still there (engagement/marriage) and there’s nothing wrong with bigger rings vs smaller rings, it’s about personal taste (budget can play a role but honestly there are very large and very inexpensive rings for people who want larger rings but on lower budgets).  

    Post # 8
    Member
    107 posts
    Blushing bee

    I view an Ering as a symbol that he isn’t playing games and that he is serious about making me his wife not just “saying” it to keep me quiet.

    Post # 9
    Member
    9528 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My ring means a lot. I

    1. It’s a visible reminder of the promise that my husband and I made to each other
    2. It is a symbol of our two families coming together and trusting that they won’t come apart. We designed the ring using the center stone from my greatgrandmother’s e-ring and the setting from my husband’s mother’s e-ring. To have both families represented in the ring is very special to me. It also meant I had to be 100% certain before giving the go ahead to have the ring made, because there’s no separating them now!
    3. It is also a social custom that provides and easy and convenient way to quickly know if someone is married. There are always exceptions to this rule, but I can remember when I was dating, it was convenient to be able to look at a ring finger to see if it was worth chatting some guy up.

    Post # 10
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    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Honestly, it’s just my everyday accessory. It does not represent the relationship that FI and i have, its just a ring. We have each other which is more meaningful than a piece of jewelry. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @tiff-tiff-tiff:  Well my ering is a representation of us both. I helped in picking it. He totally wanted me there because he didn’t want me to hate it. I was for the idea of him picking something on his own all I knew was I would say yes. However FI is a guy who knows even though that is true as close to my dream ring he wanted to get me. Technically he still picked it cuz when we went looking he picked the ring that was onmy finger the only part I had in it was letting him know if I could I would like rose gold and a thicker band. When he saw it and I tried it on there was absolutely nothing that needed to be done with it it was like fate :P. I see us both and the love we have when I look at my ering, his promise, my agreement and the potential of a bright and happy future together.

    Now we haven’t choice wedding bands yet but he will be getting a simple rose gold band because he said after looking at so much he really liked the metal and wants our rings to match :). He works with his hands ..cook working to be a chef and he is a flashy guy when it comes to jewlery he wears one earring, a chain and that it only when he’s dressed up he would wear a watch. Both rings will not be upgraded or anything like that these are our “forever rings”. They are exactly what we want and have the sentimental thought with it so no changing.

    Post # 12
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    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @tiff-tiff-tiff:  To me, it’s a more serious promise than my promise ring is lol. My promise ring was a promise to remain faithful and to always remember that we love each other, and to work on our relationship as much as possible to build it up. My engagement ring is a symbol that we really do love each other, and we’ve built a relationship base that we want to keep working on for the rest of forever. My wedding band will symbolize our committment to everything that was said before, and to each other. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @tiff-tiff-tiff:  I never got an engagement ring, but to my husband and I my wedding band (he doesn’t wear one because of his job) means that I am “off the market”, so to speak. We originally weren’t even going to have rings because it cut into our last minute budget but he insisted I have one ‘to keep the fellas away’ lol. I know a lot of ladies would consider that sexist but it doesn’t feel that way to me. I belong to him but he doesn’t treat me like a possession.

    Post # 14
    Member
    535 posts
    Busy bee

    To me, my engagement ring represents his love and loyalty to me, as well as the commitment we made to each other. When I’m down or even when we fight I look down at my ring and it makes me feel better. I know that no matter what goes wrong he still loves me, and if I have the love of my best friend how bad can it be? 🙂 It’s my dream ring, but I would’ve been happy if he got me anything else. Either way, it’s my most prized possession. I actually asked him to not get me a real diamond because I have a bad habit of losing things and I couldn’t care less about the price tag.

    Post # 15
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    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @tiff-tiff-tiff:  I wish we could pick multiple selections on the poll because I feel it is more than one option. Honestly, I see it as a sparkly bauble and a sign of his committment to marry me. I think I will have more sentimentality towards my wedding band as it will be a symbol of our vows and shared committment to each other.

    Post # 16
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    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Aquaria:  I agree. It means to others that I’m taken so back off! Ha ha. It is an easy way to communicate my relationship status for sure!

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