(Closed) Am I the only one…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I like variety and each set I wear is sentimental to me. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Edit: read this all wrong. 😅 carry on

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I am so sentimental I have my promise ring diamond as the center stone for my engagement ring. Haha. 

To each their own. But I could never wear another ring! 😊

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m planning to just rock one ring. But I do a plain silver band because I go to a lot of metal shows and I am protective of my ring.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Some people aren’t sentimental and just like to have variety. I guess as long as they have rings on that finger they look and feel married just like someone who keeps the same rings. I see myself keeping the same rings because they’re expensive and I don’t want multiple, but I’m not sentimental and I wouldn’t be super attached to my rings just because they were the originals. Everyone’s different 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee

With ever-changing tastes, I like to mix my rings around a little … well, maybe a lot. The ring is just a symbol of the committment. It’s the committment itself that matters.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I don’t get what’s so hard to understand that multiple sets may have different sentimental value and invoke different feelings. Right now, I have one engagement ring, but mutiple bands. I have my wedding band (to remember when I first said I do), my eternity band (which symbolizes my DH’s promise to love me forever, even during hard times), and my crown band (basically I’m the HBIC, his queen). Darling Husband plans on having another wedding band made for me for an anniversary present, and I will have one made for him. We plan on buying each other new wedding bands each year we’re married to mark our anniversary. I will also be getting an upgrade ring to mark a signficant milestone in our marriage and that will symbolize something different for me from my original ering. If you only want to own one set that’s great, but I don’t get why it’s so hard to understand why people would own multiple sets. It’s not that complicated and could be as simple as people like variety. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

As someone who loves colored gemstones, I have many different rings. They are mostly antique rings but one is a ruby my mom gave me that my dad gave her before they divorced. I also have an emerald ring,  pink sapphire, purple sapphire, a couple of blue sapphire rings and an orange spinel I had made into a pendant. 

I don’t wear my original engagement ring too often. I love it and the sentimental value it has to me but I am not really a diamond person. Everyone I know has one. So my husband bought me the most beautiful sapphire ring a couple weeks ago and since he did it with so much love, it has sentimental value to me now also.

As you get older, your tastes change. I realize I love antiques and colored gemstones. But my original e-ring he gave me 11 years ago will always be very special to me.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I agree with you. It’s not a judgement on others, I just don’t get it. I had never heard of it before this site either & I don’t know anyone in real life that does it either. I have known of people who upgraded many years later but not anyone who switches them out just because. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

libra12 :  you’re going to get each other new bands every year? Wow that’s a huge collection!

Post # 12
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Honey bee

I don’t get it either.  I mean, do what you want.  I personally don’t consider those other things “wedding sets” then or your engagement ring.  It’s pretty jewelry basically.  To me, it feels like trying to validate wearing pretty jewelry to give it more significance than it really has.  Nothing wrong with having different tastes and liking to mix it up – I’ve got 10 fingers and a whole bunch of jewelry.  Rock on and wear all the pretty jewelry you like – I just don’t quite understand trying to make everything have the same significance as the jewelry you were specifically given for your engagement and wedding.  If I buy a sapphire ring I can wear it on the nine other fingers and/or wear it on my left ring finger because that’s the finger it fits best on today or I don’t want to wear it on my right because I’m doing a lot of writing today or what have you – that doesn’t make it my second/third/forth engagement ring (alternative) – it’s a pretty ring I decided wear and my engagement ring is sitting home in the jewelry box then.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

whnlz :  Yep, nothing too serious though. This upcoming anniversary is significant so we’re designing bands. But the next years will just be random inexpensive bands we like on etsy or ebay or something local since we’re in Hawaii now. We’ll see how long this lasts lol 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I mean, IRL, do you really see a woman with multiple sets? Like I’ve worked at my firm damn close to 12 years and have never seen any of the ladies “switch it up” with their clothes. I have a wide range of social circles–clients, high school friends, colleague friends, family, etc–and not of them has multiple sets.

I mean, I see costume jewelry gets switched up with outfits but never wedding set. But then that’s real life and this is online so what do I know.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

annabananabee :  yeah, I wouldn’t consider any of my gemstone rings the same as my original. There is only one original and I don’t wear any of my other rings to show off or to pass them off as the original. I really wear them just for me. As a stay at home mom, I don’t get out of the house too much, so no one really sees my jewelry. 

I think for me, it really is just kind of like a way of putting my money away for a rainy day. Since I like to buy antique jewelry, I don’t ever pay too much, not anywhere close to what my stuff would cost originally, so I know if I had to sell, I could at least get back what I paid for something. There are some things i would never sell but some things I would. My husband really likes that I like antique jewelry. It’s like a way of saving your money. Although it might take time, you could eventually get back what you paid for something. Mall jewelry is a big rip off and I think antique jewelry was made better.

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