Post # 77
How hurtful for people to say those things to you! But just remember, people have super strong opinions about all things wedding (you’ll find this out more and more with your planning). It’s a beautiful ring. But let’s be honest, in 25 years are people still going to be going “wow I can’t believe your engagement ring has more than one diamond on it”? You will be the person still admiring it on your finger, not them. Just try to think of the big picture when people get you down!
Post # 78
that is one beautiful e-ring =)
Post # 79
your e-ring can be whatever you want. a few years ago i wanted an eternity band to by my e-ring. my mom thought that was weird since it’s more common for anniversaries but i still wanted it. so you can have whatever you want and your ring is lovely
Post # 80
of COURSE it’s an engagement ring!! even if your fiance had given you the ring from a box of cracker jack — or a ring made of wood, or a ring made of glass, or a cocktail ring of finest emeralds and sapphires — it’s an engagement ring. jeepers.
Post # 81
I totally know what you mean – i have a cluster e-ring too – same budget and everything! Haha! I finally let it go. I love this ring and he gave it to me on one knee…. so damn right it’s an engagement ring!!
Post # 82
Like everyone else has said, if he proposed to you with it, it’s totally an engagement ring. And if you love it, then to hell with what everyone else thinks!!
Post # 83
it’s beautiful! don’t let them rain on your parade! and don’t let them dictate wedding plans, either (they seem like a strong-minded bunch 😉
Post # 84
Tell your family that if it is so important to them that you have a solitaire they can get you one.
Post # 85
Your family needs to shut it. That is so incredibly materialistic.
Post # 86
He proposed with it so it is an e-ring. Mine is not a traditionnal ring either it looks more like a wedding band just because that’s what I wanted. I’m a big klutz and I knew I was going to bump it everywhere.
Post # 87
Let me get this right…your family is NOT happy that your bf bought you a ridiculously over the top gorgeous halo ring?
I don’t understand at all why not…that ring is UNREAL!!!! swoon*
Post # 88
What?? You could wear the plastic ring prize from the cracker jack box and count that as an engagement ring! Your ring is beautiful – don’t listen to other people. And good for you guys not going into debt to please other people!
Post # 89
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
It’s beautiful! And, if you SAY it’s an engagement rign, then it’s definitely an engagement ring!
Post # 90
I think your ring is positively stunning.
Think of the story you’ll tell your kids one day, that when you and their father were first married you were both students and you didn’t have a great deal of money, so their dad was thoughtful and creative enough to buy you a beautiful, unique, gorgeous ring despite not having a lot of money, and you love and cherish that ring the same way you love and cherish their dad – even when he finished school and became successful in his profession he got you some serious bling for an anniversary one year.
It’ll be a great tool for teaching your kids not to be shallow and materialistic, and look for the deeper worth in people and things.
I think your family, no offense, is bossy and judgmental and demanding. You’re both students. Do they not like your fiance? Are they trying to undermine him by criticizing the ring? I think there are bigger issues here…
If you love the ring (and the guy), then tell your family that, and tell them that you would appreciate their support, and that you find their criticism hurtful.
Seriously, what would they have you do? Take the ring he lovingly chose, RETURN it as not good enough, and have him find a ring they approve of? Seriously? That puts you on a path where you’ve set a precedent, and every decision the two of you make as a couple is subject to revision by your family.
I agree with everyone else who’s posted to support you here. Time to put your family in their place.
Post # 91
You ring is gorgeous!!! If my Fiance gave me that ring, even if we had tons of $ (which we don’t!) I would be over the moon – it really is SO pretty!