(Closed) Did you wish you had a different engagement ring? Help

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

honestly if your not happy then maybe you could run it by your Fi and see if you can upgrade… I want something more traditional also and i just can’t bring it to my guy to tell him so I am personally just sucking it up…

Post # 4
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I love the idea of an eternity band as an engagement ring, a symbol that this is the beginning of your eternity together. I also love that you chose your beautiful ring together and the reasons you chose it were personal to you, not only did it fit your budget but you don’t normally wear rings and it also fits with your lifestyle. This to me suggests that it was the right decision as it ticks every box Rather than just long long with the marketing ploys of and engagement ring NEEDING to be a solitaire. Lets face it, everyone has a budget and its better to have a good quality eternity band than a poor quality solitaire for the sake of having one. I also love love love the stacking of bands and this way you have the option of adding to your collection and having a really pretty stack of sparkle. 

Post # 5
293 posts
Helper bee

Can you make your current ring into your wedding band, and receive a more traditional engagement style ring at your wedding? Or even swop now, get the engagement ring you want, and put your current rinaside until the wedding. That way you’re keeping the original but also getting the ring you want. 

Post # 6
1870 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I understand your feelings but why dont you just wait a little while and upgrade to a ring you really want when you can afford it?

Post # 7
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Personally I’m not keen on the idea of upgrades as I’m quite sentimental but I do like the above posters idea of putting it away for a wedding banspans getting something else, if he can afford it. 

Post # 8
6359 posts
Bee Keeper

I think eternity rings are definitely a classic style of engagement ring.

When I think classic styles, I think solitare first and foremost, and after that, 3-stone, and after that, eternity ring.

I don’t think of halos as classic. They were only popular during 2 periods, the 1920s and now. So, yours is much more of a classic than that.

Post # 9
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love the idea of an eternity ring as an e-ring also…however, if you still want the “traditional” ring…like another poster had mentioned why don’t you get that as your wedding ring? Get the solitaire/halo ring and use that as your wedding ring the day you get married…sounds like a good idea. Plus, if you go with moissanite their prices are reasonable.

Good luck on whatever you decide!


Post # 10
550 posts
Busy bee

@wewhosee:  I’m in the same boat, I also have an eternity band for an eband. I’m just sucking it up and I am going to get what I want for a wedding band. I’m thinking of a lovely 3 stone sapphire! Good luck!!

Post # 11
3101 posts
Sugar bee

@wewhosee:  You deserve to love your e-ring!  It sounds like Moissanite might be perfect for you.  I love my moissanite 1.25 center and the ring was only $800.  What would your budget be for getting a traditional looking e-ring?  Could your eternity ring be used as a w-band?  Pic?

Post # 13
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I actually wish i’d gotten an eternity band instead of my solitaire. Much more practical and more comfy to wear!

Post # 14
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I agree with poppyrose, I would just switch it and swap my engagement ring for my wedding band and vice versa….at the end no one is gonna be asking when you bought which….

Post # 15
3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@PoppyRose:  I was going to suggest this as well. 

Post # 16
33 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

How about a traditional e-ring for a wedding band or anniversary ring?

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