- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I recently got engaged, infact, just a few days ago. I asked him, and he said yes! He is completely excited to wear his ring, it just doen’t fit. He loved the carbon inlay look, so we should have no problem taking him to a jeweler and getting him resized. He is estatic and can’t wait for people to ask why he is wearing an engagement ring. Thank god no “macho man” remarks about how I stole his thunder, infact, when asked, he said “there is no thunder to steal.” That isn’t what this post is about though.
Excuse the terrible Iphone shot. That is his engagement ring/wedding band/ uh, we are winging it ring. And, there is my engagement ring. Blue nile. Milgrain marquise and dot diamonds in 14K, with a .41 ct round diamond. I love it, I really do.
So, THE PROBLEM IS….
Actually, there are a few problems. It is a little big. I get it over my knuckle, and it doesn’t come off unless I give it a good tug and use some water. I think that is how it supposed to fit, just snug enough to not come off the knuckle. But, it spins. It spins so much. I only wear it around the house right now, because if I wear it work I know I will damage it, but just being at home you’d think I’d be doing flips and shit wearing it. Nope, just sitting on the couch. I am afraid if I get it sized any smaller, I won’t be able to get it over my kuckle, or back off. Also, it is a 6.5. I know I can’t get a 6 over my knucke, so I would have to send it back to Blue Nile and have a custom 6.25 setting made. (Boo I don’t want to part with a ring.) I am going to a jeweler today, to talk about some options. I am especially cautios because of the milgrain detail. I know if they are resized, it can damage the detailing. I payed too much for this to have it professional damaged, ya know?
Now, the other thing is, I have REALLY senestive skin. My hands are seriously a full time job, considering I can’t keep them healthy looking and get them to stop cracking, flaking, and bleeding for the life of me. The band details, when turned, and even just positioned properly, irritate the skin on my pinky and middle finger. If the size is fixed, that problem may be elimated to some extent, but I don’t want to have to alway worry about my fingers geting scratched up and itchy because my ring is chaffing me. That seems silly. So, I took a look around, and maybe found an alternative.
I never though of my self a “solitare” girl, don’t get me wrong, every ring is beautiful, unique, and shares it’s own personal love story. But I found them a little, plain and simple for me. I like simple, but something a little different, like my original engagement ring. This beauty, on top of being in the same price range, with a bigger stone, can easily be resized to comfortably fit me, and not rub me raw. ALSO, it has a unique little twist, that makes it stand out to me, especially since I love floral, vines, and leaves.
So, if there is going to be an ordeal with, I am going to possible exchange it for this, and get a very details wedding band when that time comes. Opinions? Advice. And no, my fiance did not pick it out, so it will not hurt his feelings. When I ask him about anything of this nature, he just says, “I want YOU happy.”