- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2016 - San Clemente Church, Italy
You should have heard my husband and son last month when my brand new Sport’s check engine light came on. They were in their glory. It took the dealership 3x to fix it, but happily they drove 45 minutes out to my house with a new loaner car for me to use while it was in the shop. And it’s been working fine ever since <crosses fingers>.
I enjoyed reading this thread… a lot of very thoughtful responses! I do think it’s natural to feel weird about rings from time to time, especially for those of us who live in different countries from where we grew up.
With that said, I love my .81 yellow gold bezel solitaire. Honestly, it totally depends on where I go if it feels small or big – in California it feels small, but in Seoul (where wedding rings are not usually worn every day), it feels extravagant. But honestly, I wear it anyway, no matter where I am, and I love it. DH sometimes says that he wished he spent more or got me a bigger diamond, but I honestly don’t ever want anything different. He picked it out and had it custom made to what he knew I liked – and that blew me away.
I love looking at all the bling on WB, but I don’t think I could ever actually wear something big and flashy, just not my personal style. But I’m all for people getting what they want, and what they can afford!
You live in a different country now and YOUR beliefs and tastes have now changed. Follow what YOU want. Your parents will get over it. Trust me. Ultimately they will just be happy that you are with a great person who loves you as much as them. Its ok for them not to initially understand but at the end of your visit, you have to wear that ring FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. Make sure YOU approve of it. You never know your parents might change their opinion once they see how beautiful it is and how it looks on you.
People sometimes hold onto old beliefs because they’ve never been challenged.
I love my ring because it’s a wonderful gift but am starting to feel embarassed to wear it because I feel it looks too big and don’t want to look selfish or consumeristic. My fiance felt it was appropriate and not ‘too big’ since we’re both health care professional doctors and worked hard to be where we are from our modest time as students in graduate school. Fast forward now serving for low income community patients, it doesn’t seem appropriate to me. I look forward to post-wedding where I plan to wear my wedding band instead.
I have a larger than average stone for where I live (UK) at 0.75ct, my mum for example have 1/4ct diamond, my grandma had 1/2ct, my friends have 0.1-0.3ct stone and so do the majority of of my coworkers. BUT I would like a bigger stone. Not huge by any means but I’d like 1-1.5cts at some point, but that would be my maximum I think.
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