- 4 years ago
Okay just to be clear, this is NOT about the jewelry being ugly…
I am so grateful he put the thought into it, and wanted to surprise me (which I totally found the jewelry in plain sight tonight, 3 days ahead of out anniversary, but that can’t be fixed)
He had CUSTOM made (therefore cannot just be exchanged) two silver bangles, one with rubies on it, and one with aquamarine on it
Heres the problems,
1. I have NEVER been able to wear bangles in my entire life. I have impossibly small wrists and hands (for hand size reference, my ring size is 3.5) and every bangle I have ever tried on, literally slips right off my hands. Every watch I’ve ever owned I have had to have several links removed, and I can only wear stretchy bracelets or ones with a chain that I can adjust.
2. I know for a fact he meant the bracelets to be our birthstones. Ruby is his birthstone, and sapphire is mine. These stones are embedded in the band of my engagement ring. One bangle has ruby, but the other has aquamarine?? Granted, it technically IS blue, but it is super pale baby blue, vs the deep dark blue of sapphire.
he had my engagement ring WITH him at the Jewelers when he ordered the bangles because I was getting them redipped so I have NO idea how he got the stones mixed up.
bees I am fully prepared to act surprised as hell and gush about how much I love them, but he can read me like a book. I could have Meryl Streep academy award winning acting, and he would know.
unfortunately he is extremely sensitive and shuts down when he feels he is being criticized. He literally will stop talking, and even if I don’t say anything, he will KNOW and I’m afraid this will ruin our night if he gets upset and stops talking to me
help!! Advice?? What would you do?
do I pour drinks down his throat and hope he gets too drunk to notice my fake gushing, and try to come up with something later when he asks why I don’t wear them, or do I take the risk of being honest (as gently as possible) and risk our night being ruined??