Post # 31
Thank you for writing this post because I know exactly what you are feeling! My Fiance got my e-ring at Tiffany and I know that it is VERY expensive. I am nervous wearing my ring in sketchy places or if I am alone and in a bad area with sketchy looking people around. I also get nervous when I accidentally bang my hand (and ring) on stuff. I just constantly check to make sure it is ok and the diamond is still there. Insurance is definitely a good idea! I think these feelings just come with the territory of having and wearing expensive jewelry. I just always try to stay cognisant of it. I wouldn’t trade these nervous feelings and my beautiful ring for anything else though. This is what he wanted me to have and I love it!
Post # 32
Like hilsy I turn mine around to face my palm if I’m in an area that attracts unsavory characters (where I sometimes have to wait for the bus home on the quays in Dublin comes to mind…lots of doped out crazies walking around)
Otherwise I have no problem at all!
Post # 33
I am still uncomfortable wearing the ring. I feel that people are always staring at my hand and comparing, and they still make comments, such as “what does your fiancee do to afford that kind of ring?”. It’s not even terribly flashy. Secondly, I am such a cheapskate that I think about all the practical things that we could have spent that money on. Even with insurance. And now I think about how much money I’m having to spend on insurance to wear the ring!
Post # 34
At first I was afraid of everything when wearing it. Especially b/c it’s a family diamond, his great grandma’s, so I didn’t want anything to happen to it. But then I realized that his mom wore it all the time before me, and his grandma, and his great grandma, and it’s survived. Although it did have a chip and some dings in it when I got it…. but that was over a lot of time.
Post # 35
I do worry sometimes. I work in the nonprofit sector both profesionally and personally. I am often in some situations that I proubly shouldn’t be flaunting a diamond ring. So I don’t flaunt it and whenever I feel uncomfertable I turn it around so that stone in towards my palm. I just don’t want to draw unneeded attention to myself. When I go on mission trips I leave it at home all locked away. Also, in all honestly it is the most expensive things I own. That doesn’t say much because I don’t really own anything expensive and my car is a piece of junk but still. With that in mind it makes me a bit nervouse sometimes. Anyway, I wouldn’t want to not wear it or change it for anything and it is insured so I’m sure my concerns will ease with time.
Post # 36
@pinkshoes: Gorgeous! May I ask which jeweler you husband bought it from?
Post # 37
We got engaged in Costa Rica, and my fiance told me after he proposed that the ring WAS already insuraned (YAY). However, I didn’t want to take the thing off at ALL (I mean, I just got it!). For the first 3-4 days, I was little nervous walking around the streets of Costa Rica with something that cost more than a used car on my hand, but I quickly got over it and it’s never bothered me since. There was only one time I felt uncomfortable, and I turned the ring around so that the diamond faced my palm.
Post # 38
i havent got mine yet, but ive a fair idea of how much he spent on it…. im petrified il lose it