(Closed) How many e-rings have you had? I'm a sentimental asshole.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Technically, I’ve had two, but I wear both. My original engagement ring was perfect for our budget at the time, very pretty, and I still love it. For our anniversary though, we purchased another ring and it looks much more like the stereotypical American engagement ring (although it is a sapphire). I wear my original ring on the right hand.

Post # 17
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7501 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think if you’re on your sixth engagement ring with the same partner, you’re not really very sentimental after all.

Post # 18
Hostess
9901 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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tasharoubion:  Do you still have pics of all of them? Could you walk us through your journey? I’d love to see lots of ring pics and comparisons of why you changed if you have time!

Post # 19
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989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m really attached to my ering, had it over a year now and still love it just as much…We had it custom made together and I can’t imagine ever wanting to change it 

Post # 20
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2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve had my diamonds reset in various different settings, so if you are counting the resets I’ve had 4, and about to have my 5th reset/ring.  I’ve also sold one set.

I think my husband is getting a little fed up with the constant changing, so this next reset will be my last for quite some time.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

I totally know how you feel!  I think some of us just don’t know what we really want in a ring until we own several of them. LOL. I am forever looking at other rings, even though I love the one I have. My hubby says I am never satisfied.  It’s true – I am like a guy who can’t just own one sports car!  My first ring was a CZ on a platinum band.  The band was an heirloom and when we first got engaged, I didn’t want my guy to spend a ton of money on a ring as we were building a house so I had the CZ put into the platinum band and it was gorgeous. I wore it for 4 years and felt I really wanted a diamond at that point. I found a gorgeous ring at our jeweller’s that was custom made and wanted it so my hubby bought it for me.  But after awhile I felt it was too small (0.36 ct) and I wanted an upgrade so to make me happy, hubby splurged and got me a 1.03 ct Old European Cut diamond that is absolutely gorgeous.  I went through seveal settings with it and now have a gorgeous custom made setting with a matching wedding band that I feel really suits my personality and I get lots of compliments on them…yet I still dream of my next ring!  I know I can’t ask hubby for another upgrade for the next 10-15 years, so I should just be happy with my ring and love it (which I do).  🙂

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My first ering broke. It was a tanzanite and the soft stone cracked. I stopped wearing it before the stone split completely and I have it in a box I look in most days. Then I got a cz stand in which I will now wear as an RHR (got it resized recently) and a sapphire stand in. Finally I got a real new ering which I have been posting everywhere and I love. But for my birthday I am getting a moissy or a ruby stone to set into a solitaire as a stand in ering occasionally for fun but mainly as a new RHR. Yay. So two real, two cheapy stand ins and one RHR on its way!

Post # 23
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - State Park

I love my engagement ring, but someday I would love to change my setting. I’ve never been a big fan of plain solitaires, but it was what was easily affordable at the time. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee

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tasharoubion:  i have only had one e.ring but my fl loves to gift me with pretty rh rings  which i love..but my e.ring is a one and only for me its what he proposed with so i wont ever change it no matter what e.g  financial status and stuff!…

that being said i dont think you’re rotten in the slightest my parents have been married for 35 years and my mum has had several engagment rings ..her latest one is a heart cluster with a pretty detailed gold band ..that dad got her cause she’s sick and he wanted to show love…everybody has different relationships ..and i would never judge!

also bling is bling we are all lucky to own beautiful rings from our guys

 

 

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Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2001

 Nothing wrong with switching things out. I’ve been married for almost 14 years and my third e-ring is in the mail as we speak. Not to mention all of the eternity bands that I’ve had over the years.

The ring itself is just jewelry to me. It’s what wearing a ring on that finger symbolizes that matters the most to me. All JMO, of course.

Post # 26
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126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I had 2 e rings.  The first one was an engagement that was called off.  It was beautiful but not really what I wanted.  PS…thats not why the engagement was called off though lol.

This time around though, with the right guy, he gave me the right ring.  It is stunning. I love it and honestly, I couldnt imagine wanting anything else.  HOWEVER…while looking for e rings to send to him, I was all over the board with what I wanted.  Going onto Wedding Bee and staring at all of the gorgeous options didnt help either lol.

I don’t think there is anything wrong with doing what you need to do to find the one that you will wear forever.  It should fit you and your style!

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Sometimes I feel like I’m one of the few on the bee that never wants to upgrade ever. Im too sentimental and I got my absolute dream. I look forward to “diversifying my portfolio” (you have 10 fingers for a reason haha) but the wedding set is forever. I don’t judge others who do unless it seems like a never ending obsession, then I just feel bad for their bank accounts! 

If we had been in a place like my parents, with a very small/non-existent budget then I would have worn what we could swing until a one time upgrade on a 10th anni like they did. I have my moms original ering and I cherish it- a small garnet flanked by two teeny emerald diamonds.

Post # 28
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9423 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

One for each of my fiancés!

 

so one.

Post # 29
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47339 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

One engagement ring from first husband, one from second. I had never heard of brides switching out their engagement ring until I joined this forum. All of the married women I know still have and wear their original ring. They may have other rings that they stack or wear on other fingers but have keep their original engagement ring for its’ sentiment and meaning.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m guessing you’re not asking about rings from previous engagements or marriages lol. But, I had two engagement rings from my husband. The first one I picked and loved, but he didn’t because it was a cluster diamond in the center. He wanted my center stone to be a solitaire. After a few months of wearing the ring, I picked out another one that had a solitaire center stone and he loves the ring so now we’re both happy with it lol. The jewelry store was gracious enough to allow an exchange, even though it was beyond the 60 day return/exchange period.

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