Post # 17
janie-janie <= <= THIS! my fiance-to-be and I designed a beautiful ring together (I have yet to actually get it!) and after looking and obsessing over rings here on WB… I started to doubt my choice. seriously take a break off of here, it really helped me! see how you feel after a few weeks of avoiding the ring boards. it helps put things back into perspective.
Post # 18
thanks ladies, im so confused still. I guess yea, need to think about it and not look at too many rings… My mother does have some diamonds she wants to give to me from my grandmother’s ring so i may do something with those. I dont know, im just so confused and have even cried about this.
Post # 19
I really like the setting, but what’s important is that you like it. if not, then if you can afford it and really want to change it, then do so.
it is a very meaningful piece of jewelry and you want to love what you have on your finger for the rest of your life. i would try to incorporate the diamonds from your mom. maybe hold off for a while until you get the diamonds from your mom and by then you might have a clearer idea of what you like?
when you try rings in stores, take photos! then you can mull it over at home instead of in the pressure of the store.
Post # 20
Maybe it’s because you need to look at wedding bands that can go with your ering? Before switching it, I suggest shopping for wedding bands. You might just be wanting a little extra spice! 😉
Post # 21
I understand 100% how you feel. I did not like my original engagement ring after a while because it was too “”busy” for me and it was too hard to dress down. I eventually lost it because the jewelry store lost it in transit. So now I am about to chose a replacement and I too feel like I make safe choices because my FH likes them or it’s the right thing to do. Be yourself and chose what you like because in the end it’s your ring and you should be happy with it.
So is the issue about the center stone? If so, I can relate as I’m not usually a fan of rounds. I’ve even seen the ideal and H & A and I’m honestly no that impressed. I’m more into fancy and unique shapes. Like another posted said maybe you can trade up the stone and get something you really love.
If the stone is not the problem maybe you can find a setting that is nice and unqiue like you?
Post # 22
This is what I worry about. I’m picking out my own ring and I just can’t decide what I like.
Throw a wedding band on there with yours and I bet you’ll like it even more 🙂
Post # 23
Wow.. Stop emphasizing so much on what OTHERS think of your ring. You chose it for a reason, now let all of your other insecurities with it disappear. It is so frustrating seeing posts about women complaining about their ring. Consider yourself lucky, some women don’t get one at all. Remember, it’s a piece of jewelry, it’s a symbol to show your love & commitment. I got to pick mine as well, I have a 3 stone, vintage style with 3 natural pink sapphires. I love it! Yours is beautiful as well, stop second guessing it!
Post # 23
I understand how you feel! I’ve actually changed settings three separate times in the 11 years I’ve been married. I love them when I buy them (though sometimes there is pressure from the sales person, they’re tired of showing me so many rings, etc) so I might decide prematurely. I love my ring – it’s a 1.2 carat princess stone with two round side stones with diamond channel set in the band. It’s gorgeous, and really SPARKLY! Even though I turned cartwheels when I first got it, after a week or two of staring at it NON-STOP (LOL) I started noticing a few things that I didn’t like. I get so mad at myself because I’m all, “What is WRONG with me? This ring is gorgeous, why can’t I just be happy with what I have?” I dunno, maybe I’m attracted to so many beautiful styles that I get tired sooner rather than later of what I have. I have even changed settings and then seen photos of my old setting and wished I hadn’t changed! How crazy am I? So glad you posted this, I’ve been thinking I was kinda nuts. 🙂