(Closed) Does your hubby/FI secretly proud of the e-ring they have given you?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
5622 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

No, he’s not. Everytime someone asks about my ring, or looks at it, he is quick to mention “that is her starter set, we will get her a better one”.

But, we purchased it knowing it wasn’t my “forever” ring, but it was the ring I liked the most in budget at the time.

Post # 18
7439 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

As as I said in a post earlier this week…

I’ve had my ERing now over 1-1/2 Years and I still marvel at how it Sparkles… and sometimes if the lighting is right, I’ll be staring at it, or playing with it to watch the rainbows / light dots it projects.

And occasionally when I do, and then look up, I’ll catch Mr TTR just grinning.

So ya… he is seriously PLEASED with how much I LOVE my ERing, and how well He ** WE did when making the purchase.

(** He paid, but WE picked it out together… we fondly call it OUR ERing… cause it so wonderfully represents BOTH of us… I got the Setting I wanted, and he got the FABULOUS Feature Diamond that he wanted).

I should add…

I have also seen him on a “few” occasions openly proud as well.  Not in a bragging sort of way (he’d never do that)… BUT when I as a girl was having a Jewellery / Diamond talk with a Girlfriend… we were out as couples… he overheard and joined the conversation… and surprisingly he had all the Stats info about Dimonds that he’d learned to put into the convo.  He didn’t “give away the store” (in so much as we don’t discuss the stats of my ERing with others as in the whole list)… BUT he did offer up that it was “F” in colour in a convo that was focussed on Diamond Colours.  So he was engaged in the convo in a positive way.  I was impressed.


Post # 19
4066 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@MexiPino:  omgosh, that is hysterical!

Post # 20
7846 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

My DH wouldn’t have suggested upgrading my ring unless he were far more aware of it than I thought he was. Now that I have the new one, he doesn’t say anything (he isn’t an outwardly showy sort of person), but I catch him looking at it a lot, especially when we are in public. I think he wants other people to notice, but he would never say anything. 

Post # 21
36 posts

Yup, my fiance is extremely proud of my engagement ring too. He spent a lot of time researching to make sure he got me a quality bling thats high in the 4Cs. I swear, he got me the perfect ring. I absolutely adore my engagement ring.

Post # 22
426 posts
Helper bee

i’m definitely proud of the ring that I am custom making. I did take her advice on the ring tho, so i can’t be fully proud, but yes, i will be openly proud!

Post # 23
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Of course he is! He picked out the style and designed the ring himself and I had no say whatsoever since I didn’t even know the proposal was coming. He did a great job though, so he should definitely be proud! 

Post # 24
469 posts
Helper bee

He is extremely proud. Neither of us know the specs, but he always makes sure to tell everyone that it’s an heirloom, using his bubbe’s design and his great-grandmother’s diamond.


Post # 25
2294 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh heck yeah. Sometimes he’ll grab my hand and look at it or I’ll catch him staring at it. He has every right to be proud of it, because it’s awesome and he designed it.

Post # 26
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh yes! He is super proud of it! Our days are never ending. My Fiance works full time on a military instilation, owns a mechanics garage, has a commercial rental property, performs in two diffrent bands and is the socialite of the town (lol) so we run into a lot of people.
He is always making comments to me about how pretty it is or how good of a job he did. The other day we were at a friend of his’s house, and his friends wife asked to see it. He was SO proud of it! She said, oh its beautiful and he replied… Yeah Im kinda a big deal.
I about died in embarassment 

Post # 27
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

He is not-very-secretly proud of my ring, and as an added bonus he now knows all this jewelry lingo to talk with other guys about.

Because, you know… guys talk about that kind of thing.

Post # 28
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

He is publicly proud of my e-ring! At Halloween, we returned to our hometown to go to a community dance and catch up with old friends. He was constantly running in to people saying “we’re engaged did you hear?! you should see her ring!” If I wasn’t right with him at the time, he would come find me and drag me to the person he wanted to show the ring off to. I even had old acquaintances that I hadn’t talked to in years come up to me after talking to Shawn to take a look.

It was absolutely adorable. Before we got engaged, I never imagined he would be that publicly proud. The way I look at it is, this is the first time he’s kept a secret from me successfully. (when he bought my promise ring I knew immediately!) This is the first time, that he’s spent this much money on one item. AND it’s very meaningful so why not be proud hahaTongue Out

Post # 29
28 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

These stories are so cute! I can relate 🙂 I have have a “publicly proud” FI!

Post # 30
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

lol i love the stories! MY Fiance always jokes about how sparkly my e-ring is and its hurting his eyes. He always jokes that my hand must weight a ton lol he just likes showing it off.

Post # 31
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Yes 🙂 I will often catch him looking at it and he will make a comment like “it’s so sparkly”. He also asks me what the girls at work think of it, my friends, etc 🙂 

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