Post # 1
Heirloom diamond or cracker jack ring, awesome.
Sapphire ring worn by Princess Di? Good enough for Kate (though, William, I think I really could have pulled it off…)
Ethically mined diamond or peridot? Sounds good.
No jewel at all? Who says you have to!
So we can all agree that the diamond industry has problems, and in light of that, people have made various choices. And I can support that.
And sometimes, we all feel a little defensive about our rings. (Like when my mom looked at mine and goes “oh, I thought it was a lot smaller in the pictures. I guess its not bad.”) And other times, when I was working at a homeless shelter, I felt guilty wearing something that cost way more than many of our clients would live off of that year.
Other times, we feel absolutely beautiful and proud of our rings. Like when my fiance couldn’t stop grabbing my hand to look at it right after we got engaged.
And when I get bored in class and start playing with it and see the cool light refractions it makes.
It’s my ring, it’s not yours. But I’m sure yours is pretty awesome too. Congrats on your engagement!
Post # 6
I seriously couldn’t care less if someone is wearing a ring that is made out of a polished ball of dung … I don’t get why people feel the need to justify their ring choices to anyone.
At least a polished ball of poop would be something worth talking about!
Post # 8
lol I was about to be like, really? Another one? lol But yay! ^_^ Did you pretend that your ring was a secret agent device and try to bounce the light off of it to unlock a special door in the wall? O_O NO?! lol
Post # 9
@Ms Mini: My eyes were glued to the TV while watching that on Myth Busters! Who knew that you could actually polish a terd and make it look good!
Post # 10
@Miss Tattoo: It is cool, not that I am about to do it … but I would respect someone who spent the time to make themselves, or someone they loved a polished turd.
Post # 11
Yeah thanks for this thread, i’m a bit tired of all the ring debates.. “different strokes for different folks” and all that..
Post # 12
@Miss Tattoo:Haha no but I have considered trying to get it in the prof’s eye!
@Ms Mini: I had a friend who always bought journals made out of elephant dung.
Post # 13
Finally! Best thread posted to date about engagement rings! Thankyou @jedeve! 🙂
Post # 14
That was a beautiful post….very well written, well thought out….all around perfect.
PS~In my job, I usually wear an inexpensive silver ring as my wedding ring. I do own a diamond, yes it’s real….. prob not conflict free as well as a diamond nexus ring (similar to mossinite)…..and am eyeing up a gorgeous silver band on etsy for xmas…….. Diamonds don’t fit into my lifesytyle…..
I get the MOST compliments from my pts when I wear two small turquoise and silver band rings to work………….
Post # 15
@jedeve: “And when I get bored in class and start playing with it and see the cool light refractions it makes.”
I’m totally guilty of this.. haha. FI proposed the Saturday before grad school finals last spring, and obviously it was still new, exciting, shiny, etc.. on Monday morning for my first final. It was tons of short answer/essay stuff, and when I’d stop to give myself a break so my hand wouldn’t cramp up, I’d look at the ring & how it reflected the light & kept getting distracted by it.. I had to keep telling myself “Focus! Finish your final!” haha. It was new & sparkly.. And I was ENGAGED! I couldn’t help but be distracted by it 🙂