Post # 1
So, I love my engagement ring, it’s beautiful, and of course sentimental, but (I know, there’s always a BUT) BUT…I’m getting kind of bored with it. I feel kind of bad saying that, but my fiance already knows this, and I will further explain.
I have a 1ct enhanced round moissanite solitaire, and as much as I thought I wanted a plain sigle stone ring (totally opposite of what I had been looking at before), I have to say that I should have stuck with what I REALLY wanted. It’s not that I’m looking for him to go and buy me another, but he has said that we can upgrade it once we get settled into our new palce after the wedding. I’m really wanting a round or cushion cut halo, about maybe a 2ct center or so. Since we decided to go with moissanite, he didn’t break the bank when paying for it, and it was even way under the initial budget he had set for a diamond engagement ring for me.
So we talked and since the ring that I want wont cost more than $2,000, he’s agreed to upgrade in the near future. I guess I feel bad because I should have gone with my gut and gotten the ring that I really wanted in the first place. I do like solitaires, and I will keep mine of course, and probably wear it when we travel so I won’t have such a big ring on, but blah, I want something more exciting! Anyone else feel the same way?
Post # 3
Sorry you are bored with your ring.
I still love love love mine 🙂
Post # 4
@noritake22: Yeah, I still love mine too. Especially now with the wedding band added. It’s possible once you pick the right band it will make your whole ring look differently! My diamond looks even bigger now that the band is there for comparison. If you’re really not happy though change it. It’s going to be on your finger for a long time so you may as well be happy!
Post # 5
Oh man I love mine more everyday I’m sorry your bored with it =(
Post # 6
@agirlwithdreams7: you should post photos. ^_^
I almost went with a solitaire ring too, but I’m glad I went with the halo. Maybe you can use your current ring as a right hand ring. I want a pink moissy as a right hand ring.
Post # 7
I can see what you mean. I’m not bored with my ring, but there are SO MANY beautiful rings out there, I want one of each! I love sparklies! it doesn’t take away from the sentimentality of my ring, but I still can’t help looking.
Post # 8
adding a wedding band really will change the look. my e-ring is pretty small, but with the band next to it, it’s almost too much bling for me!
Post # 9
I sometimes doubted my ring. To the point that I actually tried on a different ring, and asked about rings (without him knowing) AHHHH!! Guilty – this is the only place I’ve let this info out! Thankfully, my exploration has only lead to the confirmation that while I admire other rings, mine is the perfect one for my finger. (I tried a halo, and didnt like it as much on my own finger as I did in all the amazing pictures I kept seeing. And I asked the size of a ring I thought looked huge in the case… and it turned out to be slightly smaller than mine) I’m 100% done doubting my ring now.
Post # 10
I am actually in the exact opposite situation. When I was in college my friend got engaged and had a round solitaire in a tiffany setting. I remember thinking to myself “It just looks so boring” When I got engaged I wanted a princess cut solitaire set kite shaped. Before I go on I need to add that my husband is extremely generous and PATIENT. I have changed my mind so many times. I have been married or engaged to my husband for 7.5 years and here is the break down of the e-rings I have had:
1. Original kite set princess solitaire with contoured cathedral setting
2. Split shank vintage looking ring with same princess diamond
3. Round diamond halo engagement ring
4. Round diamond solitaire in the original coutoured cathedral setting
5. Current (and I believe final ring)…round solitaire in a tiffany setting.
All of this just shows that it is okay to change your mind. My motto is “I don’t care if the ring changes as long as the man who gave it to me doesn’t.”
Post # 11
Thanks for all of the encouraging words, I’m glad that I know I’m not the only one who has felt this way, and that my thoughts might change once I get a wedding band (which I never even thought about)
@burris4: You bring up a really good point. See I also have had many e-rings, but they weren’t all “real”. A few were sterling silver, cz’s just as place holders, and of course they were really big carat sizes because they were cheap 😛 I had to keep switching them out though bc the silver would turn my finger green. Then I had a small diamond bow ring in 10k wht gold, but it kept snagging on everything and we had to return it. sigh. and now, this is the one I have, my solitaire. But knowing that it’s okay to change my mind, as long as the man doesn’t change (which trust me, won’t happen:] ) I feel better. I would still love a halo though, and like you said, I could make my current ring a right hand one, but it doesnt fit my right finger. =/ I’d probably reserve it for traveling though. 🙂
And here is a picture of my ring by the way:
Post # 12
@MrsFuzzyFace: Glad I am not the only one! 🙂
Post # 13
Yea I kind of got bored with my ring too (and it”s a recent upgrade, so bad, LOL!) So I stacked a couple bands with it a peridot eternity (cz) and a sapphire eternity (cz). They are my husand and sons birthstones, respectively and of course I wear my wedding band. I have a solitaire with sidestones. And I honestly NEVER thought I was a solitaire girl but after having a “different” ring for the first part of my marriage I realized maybe I did want something a little more traditional. Not to mention, my old ring turned out to be very uncomfortable.
I now realized that part of the fun of having a solitaire is that your can switch it up as you feel like it. You can’t do that with most other settings.
Your ring is pretty. Mine is moissanite too. =)
I used to wear this set:
Now I wear this set:
Sometimes I just wear the bands oh and add one=):
Post # 14
I changed my mind a lot and basically it took me 5 years to find a ring that had all the design elements I wanted. I’m done with the search, but went for many years with a CZ and a plain band.
Post # 15
don’t feel bad! i’ve been through lots too! it took me a while to figure out what the problem was but i finally realized that i won’t really be satisfied with any of them that he didn’t put love and thought into by himself.
1st ring: gross hollow ring he ordered off the internet. he was the first to bring up that it was ugly (not to mention sharp!)
2nd ring: beautiful little ruby ring we picked out together for really cheap (<$200) …but since it was so cheap we didn’t opt for a warranty and after wearing it for like 3 weeks i noticed a big internal crack and we couldn’t return it ): i felt bad about already having ‘upgraded’ the ring, so i was planning on just wearing this one until it broke… but THEN
3rd ring: on valentines day he surprised me with a diamond ring i had pointed out before, that we can’t afford. it was nice but i could tell he bought it out of guilt (?) or something b/c of giving me 2 cheap engagement rings that broke/was hollow. i thanked him for the sentiment but told him to return it (he was relieved!)
4th ring: originally when he asked me (before we were engaged) what kind of ring i liked i told him coloured gem or moissanite. he told me to pick a moissanite ring from moiss-co. i picked a 0.66 ct solitaire (i never liked solitaires in the past, so i don’t know why i chose one – maybe because it was the least expensive setting and i felt guilty that we had been through so many rings?)
Anyway, moissy is awesome! love the stone, it’s so perfect, but like you i managed to find things wrong with this ring (i don’t like the 6 prong look, the band is too thick and looks clunky etc.) <—reality: there is nothing wrong with this ring!
Conclusion: i don’t like these rings because i picked them! i would probably have loved any ring he picked out with love himself. i know he didn’t pick out the original one with love and thought because he admitted he chose it ’cause it was cheap (thanks babe! :s)
Solution: in like 5 or ten years or whenever we can afford it, he plans on desigining a new engagement ring for me that he will put lots of love and thought into, and use the moissanite center stone and gold from this e-ring!
Post # 16
See? nothing at all wrong with this ring- it’s beautiful! it’s my own issues causing me to find problems with it! (this is it with the wedding band)