(Closed) Do you feel uncomfortable with your expensive rings?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

debbie downer alert: the only thing about insurance is that if you lose your ring, you never get your ring back, only the value of the ring. so if you have a special setting or an heirloom stone…then you have to be okay with it being gone.  that said, i don’t know how many women have actually lost or gotten their ring stolen.

Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I guess I had a different feeling. I was more worried about people judging me. Thinking I was snotty or something. I came from a very modest background and thought that when I ran into people if they saw it they would judge me like I sold out. LOL I know that may sound silly, but it crossed my mind.

I am quite successful, but you would never know it by looking at my material items. I am very frugal and the thought of the ring bothered me, so we exchanged it.  My ring is still quite beautiful and has a 1ct center stone that is of very good quality, but was something more that I could handle price wise. Previous was 2.5. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was super nervous at first but not anymore. I do still occasionally check my diamond but that is only because even though every jewler I have asked says it is firmly seated, it still looks off to me and I am afraid it is going to get knocked out. Plus this diamond can’t be replaced because it is a family heirloom.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Usuki:Relative to other bees, my ring isn’t super expensive, but it is the most expensive thing I own!

I got insurance ($25) through Jeweler’s Mutual. It lasts a year. I probably won’t renew it after this year. But I did want to make sure it was insured while I was engaged. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was so scared at first that I would lose it! I was sick thinking that I would lose something my Fiance worked so hard to get me. It is insured by the jeweler that if the diamond falls out of the setting then I will get another one but it did not insure if it is lost or stolen – so I got insurance to cover that. It really was not that much extra a month for a peace of mind (I spend more on coffees and food a day).

On the other hand, I used to be uncomfortable about people’s comments but not anymore, I love what my Fiance got me and wouldn’t change it for anything. I just got one today, “You should be careful with that ring around here (work)…I mean just look at that rock!”. But what I don’t like is other girl’s comparing their ring to mine and making their FI/husband feel bad for it…uncalled for!

Post # 21
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am not going to wear mine fishing, hunting, or working on the house, but other than that, Nope – don’t worry about it at all.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I feel totally comfortable. It took some time to get used to wearing my 3ct solitaire…like 2 months. I’m pretty good with caring for my jewelry, i take it off for showers and chores and whenever I feel it might get damaged. I can count the number of times I’ve knocked it around on one hand. It’s pretty tough and I live in a safe area!

I love showing my rings off:)

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was very nervous wearing it at first but I’ve gotten used to it. I still think I should get it fitted a bit more tightly (especially with the cooler weather, it’s fitting loose again). But like PPs have said, that’s what insurance is for AND if you ever do feel uncomfortable, or are in a not-so-great area, just turn it to face your palm. I’ve done that before and it actually made me feel better just because I could feel it.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The thought of having an expensive ring makes me very uncomfortable for three reasons.

The first is that I lose EVERYTHING. I’ve lost my credit card THREE TIMES in the last 4 months. Lord knows how many rings I will lose in my lifetime. It’s wrong for me to keep getting “replacement” rings because I am not together enough not to accidentally leave them in a study room. 

The second is that I want to be a lawyer and I know that flashing a big diamond at the office means getting worse assignments. It sucks, but it’s true, people see a big diamond and think you are only working until you get pregnant and then your “rich” husband will be working and you will be a Stay-At-Home Mom. This train of thought would not be a big deal except my future husband is going to be the Stay-At-Home Dad 🙂 So I need to advance in my career. So even if I had a big diamond, I would never wear it in the office for fear of losing an assignment.

Finally, well, i am cheap. The thought of my boyfriend spending like 5K on my ring makes me nauseas. Think of all the amazing things we could do with that? Hell, most days I think I would be happier if he just got me a pretty little silver band and put the rest to savings. 

But, for all of that, I do love how sparkly the expensive rings are 🙂

Post # 26
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Nope doesn’t bother me at all. I was only nervous about it when he gave it to me in Mexico because it wasn’t insured yet and because I didn’t want to wear it in the ocean or out into the city. Now I don’t really think about the cost at all. If I lost it I’d be more upset about the sentimental value than money value– its insured! And the same would be true if my ring was $50. so the money means nothing really.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not really.  It kinda depends on where I am and what I’m doing.  My rings seems pretty much “standard” around these parks, so it’s not like I’m sporting more bling than the girl next door.  😀

 

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

no. i feel privileged

Post # 29
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Its insured, and there’s no family/history value to it so I’m not worried.  It would suck if anything happen, but that’s life and I’d just replace it with exactly the same one.  I’m very used to wearing rings and *knock on wood* have only had one slip off my finger cause it was a whole size too big.  I only feel uncomfortable if I feel like I’m in an unsafe neighborhood, but thats just a general feeling and not directly related to my ring anyways.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I felt that way initially, but not anymore. I am pretty rough on my rings too. Most people probably wouldn’t wear their rings doing the things I do. I figure that’s what I pay all of the insurance for. Plus, I miss them when I’m not wearing them. My father bought me a beautiful ring years ago for my 21st birthday but I was always afraid to wear it. Well I lost it (I think while moving), but if I had been wearing it I wouldn’t have lost it. I guess I figure now life’s too short. I want to be able to admire my rings instead of having them sitting in a box. 

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