Post # 1
I haven’t seen my parents since J and I got engaged, and while we were video chatting (go skype!) the other day, my mom asked me to hold my ring up to the camera so she could see it. I did, and she commented, “That looks bigger than mine! How many carats is it?!”
I defered the question (rude much, mom? haha) and asked how big hers is.
Mind you, my parents have been married 30 years this summer.
Her response? “Oh, I don’t remember, a carat maybe?”
Dad started laughing and corrected her – “It’s a QUARTER carat!”
After 30 years, my parents are going strong. They love each other and have an amazing marriage. And my mom couldn’t even remember how big her stone is, after having it on her hand for 30 years.
Just a reminder that the ring is a symbol, but not the kind where size or cost or quality equates to the size or value or quality of your love. A symbol of the two of you joining together, and moving through life together, and love that doesn’t end. It’s helped me keep it in perspective, and I hope it can help you too, if you’re concerned over your ring. 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
That’s cute! That’s definitely something important to remember! 🙂
Post # 4
haha so true. I asked my mom what her e-ring was the other day (actually just asked her to describe it to me because it was stolen and I don’t remember ever seeing it) and she had no idea what the ct weight was. Even the ring my dad got her for their 29th anniversary which is a 3 stone oval cut that I would guess is AT LEAST 2 ct total weight (prob a bit more actually) she had no idea. Pretty is pretty. 🙂
Post # 5
Oh my gosh, I *love* this post. 🙂 So true and what a sweet story!!! <3
Post # 6
What a great post to remind us all about the meaning behind our rings of ALL shapes and sizes 🙂
Post # 7
Funny, my mom asked how big my ring was, too….then i told her….and dad upgraded her with 2 more carats. Oye.
Moms are funny. But you’re so right…it’s the symbol and what’s behind it that matters most. Most of the people in our families in very long relationships (30+ years) don’t have ginormous rings by any means, either!
Post # 8
Very well put! I wouldn’t trade my ring for anything.
Post # 9
good post! My mom’s diamond is even smaller, she has what is called a “chip”…my parents have been married for 38 years…Dad didn’t have a lot of mone when he proposed. Mom’s ring has never left her finger (except to do dishes) She’s happy with her ring… I have a .5 carat and I’m just as happy with mine….
Post # 10
Very good point! Sometimes we get caught up in the not so important things, and need a little perspective 🙂
Post # 11
great post!!! Very well said and i could not agree more!!!!
Post # 12
🙂 I’m glad you guys enjoyed my li’l anecdote.
It’s silly, but when she said it, all I could think was, “I gotta share this with Weddingbee….” hehe.
Post # 13
I love this story! My parents have been married for 40 years and I know that my mom has no idea what size her diamond is and doesn’t care. I guess I am a lot like her (as much as I hate to admit it) because I have no idea what size I have either and like her I could care less. =)
Thank you for sharing!!
Post # 14
Yep! My parents have been happily married 32 years and my mom had no idea how big her diamond (which she lost a few years ago was). Dad said it was .25 carat! It didn’t matter to her.
Post # 16
Here! Here! That is definitely something to remember. Extremely well said and a very valid point.
Oh, and my parents are hitting 35 years in June and my mother doesn’t even have a diamond in her ring. Food for thought.