- 9 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
How about on a chain around your neck?
How about on a chain around your neck?
You don’t want it to lose any significance, so my opinion would be to put it out of sight until it becomes your engagement ring again.
If you don’t want to give it back (which is what I’d do), I’d get a safety deposit box and put it away. I wouldn’t want to wear it on either hand and if I put it anywhere else, would be afraid it would get lost.
Store it until the day comes when you need it again… I would have him store it though so he can re propose if you guys decided to continue your engagement.
I would just ask him to keep it for now until you decide together if he is going to propose again. That way it isn’t sitting in your house somewhere festering in the back of your mind, nor is it on your hand giving you a constant reminder.
If something happend that you 2 are not engaged anymore, it would be very hard to look at the e-ring everyday on your right hand. I agree with some of these ladies, put it on a chain around your neck. Sometimes when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and see it on that chain, it still reminds you of something specail. 🙂
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: Like that idea, but this really was my dream ring and quite expensive. I hate to downplay it with a different stone. I really don’t think I want to recycle it, just yet. That was a great suggestion, though, and something I will certainly consider.
@londongal: I would not expect a new ring. God, no! This baby is it for me and was super pricey…way above our modest initial budget. I love to look at it and it still reminds me of our love and the amazing memories surrounding our story. It’s really such a tough decision!
@KatyElle: & Ivyperks: I am not a fan of rings on chains and would be much too worried about losing it or banging it around. I am an active person with two young children and my son loves to pull on necklaces. He already tore one chain off my neck when he was much younger. That would be too risky, in my opinion. I agree with the ring’s sentiment but our love has not died, so to speak..it is simply on hold. I just wouldn’t want it to lose any “value” if/when we do move back in that direction and certainly wouldn’t want to wear it around as a promise ring, in the meantime. 🙁
@rachaelrobin: At the time we became engaged, I used my tax return to “officially” purchase the ring, so I would not consider giving it back. It was a gift from him, but paid for by Uncle Sam. 🙂
@organizedbride11: & soyjoy222: I would definitely like him to propose again, in a way, but we would need to have “the discussion” that lead to that. I mean, I called it off and would have to be ready for that. He wants me to continue to wear it, but would want me to store it, as opposed to him being responsible for it, if it came to that.
**On a sort of side note, I know some brides wear their engagement ring on the right hand after marriage and the wedding band on their left. Just thought if we decided to become engaged, I would transfer it back over and await our wedding day, when I would move it back to the right and wear my wedding band on the left. My e-ring cannot easily be paired with another ring, since it is an oval halo style. It is vintage looking and very romantic and I would want to continue to wear it along with my wedding band.
I would put it away, I don’t think I would like to be reminded of the broken engagement- and it would be all I would think about if I were wearing it.
Truthfully, in the same situation I would sell this one and use the money to purchase a new ring IF the time came for re-engagement to that person. I get that you LOVE this ring though : (
@MrsOliveBird: It is really a painful decision, since I expected to wear this ring for a lifetime when we became engaged. I agree that IF things do not work out in our favor, I may consider selling the ring since it would pain me too much to look at it and would benefit me more as liquid cash than constant, soppy memories. It would be tough to change out the center stone and move on in life, only to eventually become engaged to another and still wear around my former e-ring from another man.
I would put it away in storage. I’m sorry, but the way you keep bringing up that it was very expensive and your dream ring sort of leads me to think that right now you just want your very pretty ring on your hand and have already disconnected it from its original meaning. I would not want a constant reminder of a currently broken engagement on my right hand staring me in the face everyday, no matter how gorgeous or expensive the ring was.
I would definitely store it.
I would store it as well….
I would definitely store it until you guys (hopefully) become engaged again.
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