(Closed) E-ring regret – does it exist? Have you had it?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Have you ever experienced E-ring regret?

    No - I have always loved my ring

    Yes - it was a fleeting moment, but now I love my ring

    Yes - though I wont change it and will learn to love it

    Yes - and I changed/upgraded my ring

  • Post # 17
    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I chose my ring and I will admit that I had a moment of thinking “Hmm maybe I should have gotten a bigger stone” but it was only fleeting and I love my rings.

    Post # 18
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

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    @ErinC6:  I love the little ridgy bits along the edge… yours has that too!  You don’t see it that often 🙂

    Post # 19
    6382 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @DeeWee:  I don’t regret the design of my ring at all; it is utterly beautiful and was love at first sight; I’d had this picture in my head of what I wanted, and it took me ages to find it IRL.

    What I DO regret is not researching materials, because I’m now in the procxess of having it copied in platinum with higher quality diamonds. However, we’d still probably have had to purchase the ring anyway in order to get it copied, and, it wasn’t too expensive, so we haven’t lost a lot.

    So, I’m a bit of an unusual case as most people who upgrade change the style, or the size of the stone/s. Whereas the design is almost identical (with a few minor, necessary adjustments), and the total carat weight (it’s a cluster) is identical. The aim is for it to look like the same ring, only with higher specs, and in a metal that won’t ever need re-dipping ot keep it’s white look. A lot of jewellers were surprised I was doing this, as most women who ‘upgrade’ seem to go for a bigger centre stone, etc.

    Post # 20
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @ErinC6:  I absolutely LOVE your wedding band!

    Post # 21
    2191 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    There have been moments where I have regretted not trying on the larger carat size of my ring. But the reason I didn’t is because it was out of our original budget and I didn’t want to fall in love with it. Sometimes I get “what if” though. I kind of regret not splurging on higher clarity – instead we stuck to our budget and got SI clarity. My stones are super sparkly but there are some teeny inclusions. I feel proud that we stuck to the budget but we could have afforded to go slightly over actually. At the end of the day though I love my ring and I am sentimentally attached to the stones I have now. I won’t be upgrading.

    Post # 22
    394 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013


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    @Vion:  thank you! :3 I love how it’s not what you really expect to be with a ring like mine/what you normally see. Husband wants to get me another one to go on the other side of it but idk how i feel about that haha. He thinks it looks weird 😐 men and symmetry…

    Post # 23
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @DeeWee:  I chose my ring, a really unique and elaborate setting. Very “bling bling” as described by others. I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it on and conjured up excitement that no other ring did. Now that we’re engaged and I’ve been wearing it every day, sometimes I think, what if I just picked a plain solitaire? I bought a fake solitaire as a stand-in and it’s fun to wear once in a while. However, I remember how unique my real ring is and fall in love with it all over again. 

    Post # 24
    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My only regret is that DH knew NOTHING about the “C’s” when it came to diamonds. My clarity is pretty poor. Luckily he is willing to get me an upgrade. I know some people enjoy their inclusions… but I am not one of those people. 

    I am excited to get a different center stone soon. 

    Post # 25
    11512 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I chose my own e-ring setting, center diamond, and wedding band, and they are all very beautiful. However, because I am so incredibly picky about almost everything (which, in some situations is a very good thing, and in others, it can be a negative trait), I definitely have struggled with ring regret.

    My setting cost 76 percent as much as my center-stone diamond, and there have been times when I am frustrated by the fact that there is no way that my cathedral-mounted, tapered baguettes are ever going to sparkle as much as my center diamond and seven-stone wedding band.  At other times, I consider the fact that, had I not chosen such an expensive setting, I could have had a larger center-stone diamond.

    However, when all is said and done, I remember why I chose what I chose, and I very much enjoy having my rings and am quite grateful to have them.

    Post # 26
    1031 posts
    Bumble bee

    I still love my ring in so many ways. What I do not care for is how people tend to react towards clusters. I have never had any ‘real life’ comments about it, actually all (safe one, but she was a jealous jerk) have been very positive. However, I am ALWAYS hesitant (hence why I’ve only ever done it once or twice) to post it on any site, because I hate the ‘you’re trying to make it look like one stone”, “clusters are so outdated”, “you just wanted more bling for your buck”….. I hate the way that my set makes me feel judged on the interwebz…… 

    Sometimes I wish I would have gotten a single stone to avoid the judgement.

    Post # 27
    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @DeeWee:  Yep, I definitely had ring regret. Especially since I was the one who chose the ring in the first place. I was deciding between a simple solitaire and a cushion halo. I’ve always wanted a halo ring but everyone kept telling me that I should go with something classic like a solitaire. So I got a solitaire and it was beautiful. But the halo kept haunting me and I had serious regret. Finally I told my fiancé (now husband) and we changed my ring to my dream verragio halo ring. SO happy that we changed it and now I am so in love with it and never have a doubt in mind about it.  Here is the before and after:

    Post # 28
    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I don’t regret my ring, but I do regret where we purchased it.  We went with a chain store (Jared) instead of one of the 3-4 very good local stores in our town, and I think we should have done more research before making our purchase.  We only shopped seriously on one day, only went to two stores, didn’t look at anything other than halos at the first store (the halos were out of our budget, but I so wish I had looked at other styles there!), and bought my ring at the second store (Jared).  As it turns out, the repair shop at Jared (i.e., the only place I can have work done and stay within the extended service plan we purchased) is terrible.  The work they do is very sub-par, and it doesn’t help that I chose a somewhat elaborate setting with little pavé diamonds and milgrain detailing.  I probably wouldn’t have these issues with a solitaire, but I didn’t want a solitaire, so it boils down to the fact that we should have bought a ring elsewhere.  I actually had to take my ring to one of the local stores to have the center stone reset in a new head because of Jared’s hack-job.  At least I know I can take my ring to them with any future issues, but it leaves us on shaky ground with Jared.  

    At least I can look down at my ring and know that it’s GORGEOUS!

    Post # 29
    2294 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have had ring envy….I love my ring and my Fiance designed it based on exactly what I said I wanted and what he wanted to give to me (which is what matters most anyway), but I wish I had taken the time to try other things on and see what else I might like.  Also, I wish I had done more research on diamond prices and details like that.

     I ended up with a beautiful and unique ring  and I don’t regret it, but I just wish I had shopped around a bit more first, to really make sure I knew exactly what style and what size center stone I wanted or what carat sizes even really meant.


    Post # 30
    980 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Mine is lovely and i have grown to love it but it just feels like my Fiance never listned to me. I told him my ring size more than once and he still ended up getting it 4 sizes to big, and i said i wanted something deco style or antique and mine is a deco setting but it doesn’t look that deco and i asked for a black sapphire a blue sapphire or a garnet and he bought me blue diamond which looks purple.

    Post # 31
    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    i choose my own ring but did it too quickly and ended up with ring regret and ring envy so i upgraded. Much happier now though

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