(Closed) Did anyone NOT like their ring?

posted 13 years ago in Rings
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  • Post # 17
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Mine is a family heirloom and, while I really like what it represents, I actually don’t like the style of it at all. I’m looking forward to being able to just wear a wedding band that is more my style!

    Post # 18
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love my diamond… I just hate the setting.

    In a few years I’ll get it re-set.

    Post # 19
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I love my ring. I tried on hundreds of rings with girlfriends and then gave my fiance a list of the traits I did and did not like in a ring. In the end the ring he gave me was absolutely perfect, even better than any I had tried, and fit all of my "likes."

    At first my fiance wanted to buy whatever he liked, without my consultation. It means a lot to me that at the end of the day he accepted my personality and that I wanted a say in the design. I think that acceptance means as much to me as the actual proposal itself. I think it was a huge compromise for him, and I love him even more for it 🙂

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Hmm…I don’t love it. I was so set on the idea that it had to be a surprise…and it definitely was! We never really went shopping and I felt like showing him pictures of what I liked was really pushy. Now I wish I had done it. The diamond is beautiful, although I also think I might have liked an emerald cut, but I do like the sparkliness of the brilliant cut, but the setting is just so plain (thin white gold band). I loved it so much when I first got it (I was so surprised!) but I wish now I had something different.

    I never really said anything to the Mr. He was so excited about it and proud. And honestly, if the shoe were on the other foot I NEVER could have afforded anything half as nice as what he got me. I figure after a few anniversaries I can ask for a band upgrade.

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We decided to buy my ring together.  We knew we both wanted something old, and he did not want it to be all diamond ("too boring" apparently).  I wasn’t so sure that we’d find a sapphire ring we both liked in our pice range.  

     We really lucked out by finding an antique setting and putting a sapphire in, instead of a traditional diamond.   Not sure if I would have preferred an all diamond ring, but mine is very special because not only did we pick it out together, we kind of made it ourselves since it didn’t have ANYTHING in the hole when we found it and saved it.

    Post # 22
    Bee
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

    Mine’s a bit smaller than what I would’ve picked for myself, but I love it anyway.  My Fiance really listened to me when I started talking about clarity, cut, color, and he picked out a super-high quality diamond.  I love the setting and the cut, but it is tiny–less than 1/2 a carat.  However, I do like the fact that it’s not showy.

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Also, before I saw weddingbee I had NO IDEA how common it was for people to have stones other than diamonds as their engagement ring. If I had known I probably would have looked at having a sapphire or an emerald or amethyst (although I know sometimes those stones aren’t durable enough, but I would have looked into it).

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We knew what we were looking for, and we went shopping together, so, naturally, I LOVE my ring!

    Post # 25
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I love my engagement ring! I didn’t think I would when I first saw it, but it suits me. It is 1.3 carats round cut, 18k white gold, square bottom by A. Jaffe. I am very lucky, I will never trade it for anything in the world.

    Post # 26
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I love my ring, and Fiance picked it out all by himself, without me hinting or anything! It’s basic, as in, most jewelry stores carry a princess cut three diamond ring with little stones on the band, but its what I would’ve picked had I picked it myself! Don’t ask me how he knew, but he did!

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE my ring. It’s 2.6ct round diamond in six pront platinum setting. We went looking together and then he picked the stone by himself and had the ring made. I was hoping for a stone aroud 2.2-2.4ct so this was definitely a pleasant surprise 🙂

    We are now looking at wedding bands and often sales people say that girls stop wearing their e-ring few years after the wedding. I can’t even imagine that. I love my ring so much I don’t think I would voluntarily part with it, lol.

    Post # 28
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My ring is completely different than I would have picked, we didn’t look at anything together, I had obviously looked online on my own, but he didn’t have any idea.

    Unfortunately, when he first proposed, i saw the ring and thought "that isnt what I had in mind" but now with wearing it and everything, I’m absolutely in love with it.  I was looking at thicker band princess cut solitaire white gold and he got me a round cut thin band yellow gold solitaire.  Now, I love it.  It is classic and timeless, and I am able to match almost any band with it, which made me able to find one that was completely unique, I’m going with a chevron australian opal yellow gold band.  it is awesome.

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    I personally love my e-ring, but for those of you who don’t, most places have a "buy-up" program. So don’t feel as if you’re stuck with it forever. For an anniversary, get your ring reset or add sidestones. That’s what anniversaries are for :o)

    Post # 30
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    Worker bee

    I think I would have liked something a little different, but i’ve gotten used to it and now I love it and I don’t think I would give it up for anything in the world!

    Post # 31
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Before we were engaged, I had found a beautiful ring from hearts on fire that I fell in love with and tried to hint that I wanted it – but FH said he wanted to pick it out and wouldn’t look at any photos or take hints – he only listened to my ‘basic criteria’ (low profile, less than 1 carat because I  have very small fingers, white gold look, and round or oval diamond).  I was a bit irritated at first because I really really liked the one I found (I’m a bit of a research nut, so it took me a while to discover it).  However, when he finally did propose and I saw the ring, it was nothing like the one I had envisioned for myself but it was still perfect.  It’s a de Beers forever design with a 0.5 ct round diamond that is so sparkly it blinds me when I go outside.  I realized that more important than picking a ring as a fashion statement, the ring is meant to be a symbol of not only FH’s love for me, but as a way that he views me – he picked this ring because he saw it as an expression of ‘me’.  So instead of me choosing a ring that I think represents me (through my eyes) he chose one that represents how he sees me (classy, elegant, timeless, on fire!) I know it meant so much for him to be able to choose it and it means more to me that he chose it than if I had just demanded my own way and deprived him of the one thing he wanted to do for me. 

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