Post # 152
I’m just satisfied I received an engagement ring. Mine is silver with a flat cubic ziconic … It’s not a ring from Tiffany’s like I fantasized about, but it really isn’t the style or quality that matters it’s the sentimental value….. I cherish this ring with all my heart. I do really want a real diamond for my wedding ring… but I could totally wait for our 10th year anniversary if I had too. I’m just so in love. He’s the one I want to spend my entire life with. Who needs materialistic stuff anyway…
Wear your ring with pride bees!!
Post # 153
I have a beautiful ring that I got to choose. It’s a white gold band set with a 1ct turned princess cut diamond that the wedding band slips through. Simple and elegant. He would not have known in a million years what I would’ve wanted so I’m very grateful that I got to pick it out myself, being that I will have it for the rest of my life. He’s lucky too because I’m not into gaudy, showy, expensive things.
And anyway it’s not about the expense! It’s about the symbolism of the ring. What it means to you and your love and about the wonderful stage of life you are entering into!
Post # 154
We’re going with a Blue Nile for mine (platinum 950 bands, channel set princess cut sides stones, and a marquise center stone that is actually coming from James Allen instead since its a better price and conflict free), and a custom ring for his. Picture (hopefully – if I did this right) below of mine. He wants the wedding date engraved on the outside of his in roman numerals repeating around the band, and I’m going to have it engraved with “PUT BACK ON” inside.
For mine, he’s engraving the engagement right with “What’s mine is mine” and for the wedding band he’s having “What’s yours is mine too” in it. I thought it was kind of cute 🙂
Post # 155
I love love love mine!!! We had gone shopping together a few times to figure out what I liked best and I thought it was between 2 that I had picked out, but he did his homework and surprised me with one I loved even more than what I picked out! It’s perfect and totally me!
Funny though how sure I was on what ring style I wanted but couldn’t decide what I wanted in a dress for a long time.
Post # 156
When I got my ring, it was on an overcast day. The stone didn’t sparkle. I was secretly disappointed, but as soon as I stepped into better light it sparkled like a rainbow! It’s a 1 carat solitaire (I wanted an art deco halo.) The more I looked at it the more I was amazed by the simple beauty of a solitaire.
I agree with some that it seems like it takes 1.5-2 carats to impress anyone. People don’t seem to be in awe of my ring the way I am now. I think girls love their own rings and that’s what’s important! I told my boyfriend what I like, but he picked it out. Another reason to love it, and a reason why I could never change the setting.
Post # 157
P.S. In regards to all the posts about size, sometimes I feel self conscious that it is one carat. It’s almost too big. I had originally asked for 1.25, but then felt horribly guilty and made sure nothing was over a carat, but I think even 1 carat is maybe too large.
It’s especially tricky because we may be teaching abroad and some of the countries we’re looking at have poverty issues. I didn’t think of that when we picked out the ring. If we go to an economically unstable country, I will probably just wear my silver claddagh ring and leave my ering in the states (for a few years.)
Size shouldn’t matter and I’m embarassed that I got caught up in it.
Post # 158
I love my ring. I gave him insight on the cut I loved tho.
Post # 159
This thread blows my mind….if u love your ring maybe you shouldn’t be here haha! This bride is looking for some support from commonstance.
I had picked out my ring and sent multiple pics of it to the Fiance, apparently he didn’t get the memo cuz he chose something different. Soon after I started wedding planning, I realized it’s not about the ring!! You can ALWAYS upgrade the center stone….save your money for the wedding now and cherish your humble symbol of commitment 🙂
Post # 160
My Fiance and I have been together for just over 9 years. He gave me an engagement ring shortly after we got together and I loved it, but I wasn’t ready to get married. Over the years, we have been ready to get married at different times and the other one has not been ready. Well, now we are both ready at the same time. I was totally willing to use our original rings for our wedding, but my Fiance wanted to do something special and get me an upgrade and repropose, so we ended up getting new rings, and I must say, I love this one even more than the last one. I still have the last one and will wear it on my right hand, but this one is so beautiful and so much more than I ever dreamed of, so although I wasn’t disappointed with my original ring, I am so much happier with this one and the way that he reproposed.
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Post # 161
noritake22: gorgeous! what’s the center stone?
Post # 162
The way I see it, there’s always a bigger and better ring out there, but not so much with the Fiance 😉 I love my ring, Fiance and I went shopping before getting engaged and he put a lot of thought and effort into it. He loves it, I love it and I honestly feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
Post # 163
Thank you bqsualum.
It is called an orange sapphire; also known as a Padparadscha (I can’t pronounce that). I really do not like orange at all, but this stone is so fiery it is like a deep burning fire. My Fiance says it is just like his love for me
Post # 164
I have a hard time coming to terms with my ring.
Before getting engaged I told him I wanted a princess cut diamond. But I wasn’t educated and now I realize that a 0.25 carat solitaire would probably be more brilliant in a different cut. And the setting hinders some of the brilliance and is not that interesting.
I try to tell myself that I should love it because it’s from HIM, but he has told me that he didn’t put much thought into the ring and waited until the last couple weeks before he was going to propose to buy it so they didn’t have time to make anything more intricate.
I also try to tell myself that at least he saved his money and we can put this toward going on an awesome honeymoon which is something we can experience together, rather than a ring that only me and my pride will enjoy.
But I really do hate when people ask to see my ring, they never say anything negative but the lack of positive comments really hurts and it hurts the most when they are silent…
Post # 165
One of my best friends got engaged last year to a very wealthy man…
And they went ring shopping dozens of times. She estimates that she tried on no less than 150 different rings and told him again and again what kind she liked…but when the time came, this man, who loved showing off and spending money, didn’t want to spend the extra 5k or so to get her the ring she really wanted, and gave her a very poor substitute…it was truly hideous.
She was so disappointed. She never wore it. And what hurt her wasn’t that she didn’t get the ring she wanted, but that he cut corners on what he knew she wanted, even after saying repeatedly that money was no object.
End note: the engagment ended horribly after about 3 months..and she couldn’t be more thrilled to be rid of him and that awful ring!
Post # 166
I love my ring.. he picked a gorgeous diamond and we designed the setting together.
My mom on the other hand… has been married to my dad for 32 years and has a 0.25 carat diamond Engagement Ring. (And he showed her the receipt for how good of a “deal” he got!!) She was pretty disappointed/rolled her eyes at that situation, but… After all this time, she never traded it in or got it upgraded or changed… and she wears it proudly every day. I think it still reminds her of where they started together.