Post # 31
Oh wow. I’m hoping for the “it’s a joke” angle too. Maybe he got a screaming deal on it at a pawn shop and just couldn’t say “no”? I’ve seen threads like that before. I can’t imagine wearing that thing for the rest of my life. If, Heaven forbid, that is the ring he purchased, I think you should speak up.
Post # 32
If it’s not a joke, you can deconstruct that ring into a few pieces of pretty nice jewelry!!
Post # 33
Wow. This is the first time over ever seen one of these threads and I’m can’t see how anyone would like it. Glad he’s happy to return it, though.
Post # 34
It’s a lot of ring. I’m here to see if it’s a “joke”. If not I think you should tell him. I’m sure he wants something you would love
Post # 35
I’m on Team Joke. I hope you come back showing your actual ring that is perfectly suited to your simple, elegant taste.
If it is not a joke, I would absolutely say something. I am the Queen of Gaudy with my awesome vintage rings, but that one… nope. IMO, it’s gaudy without any sense of design.
Post # 36
Eek. I usually think these types of posts are major overreactions but I totally agree with you. Hoping it’s a joke!
Post # 37
I agree with you! I’ve never seen such busy engagement ring. the center stone is pretty though and maybe you can do your rose gold with the with center diamond. Be honest but kind and work on getting the ring you will love to wear and show off!
* my husband said, they’ve been together 8 years & he doesn’t know her better than that? why didn’t he do what you wanted? Men are weird sometimes
Post # 38
Well that certainly is a statement piece and wouldn’t be suited to many women. I’d talk to him about reseting it, although hopefully, it’s a joke. You can get an ering, wedding ring(s), and I’d go for some earrings too.
Post # 39
Did you two discuss the ring you had in mind before he bought it? ie. did you show him any pictures you like? If you didn’t, just say “I’m sorry, it’s not my style. I prefer something a bit simpler, we should have talked about it, I can’t see myself wearing it day to day etc etc”. If he chose that particular style because of financial reasons, maybe offer to chip in if the ring you fall in love with costs more. And be careful, if his mum has said that she likes the ring, don’t say “it’s so over the top!” It might be that his mum or a relative of his has a similar style and that’s why he chose it, and they might get offended. You said he’s happy to exchange it, so as long as you’re tactful and don’t put him down, it shouldn’t be too hard to change styles. I wouldn’t bother resetting it into an eternity band or necklace or whatever, unless the value of the stones outweighs the workmanship costs. And it’s not like you’re trying to trade up or anything, you’re actually simplifying, so just have a talk with him as soon as you can, then go pick out the new ring together and enjoy being (soon-to-be) engaged!! Good luck bee! 🙂
Post # 40
Um ….hate is a strong word but I can see what you mean! I’m usually an advocate for just wear it but in all honesty that thing is unwearable… It is very Mr T – esque.
He would of paid a packet for it but I think you should bring up an exchange or get it to a jeweller and get a solitaire and two baguette wedding bands made out of it.
I would use the angle of it being cumbersome for everyday and maybe that it may be extra uncomfortable when you have to add and wear a wedding band with it as reason to exchange.
Post # 42
I hope its a bad joke. Thats one helluva ring, and not in a good way.
Post # 44
Omg…that is some ring. I agree with the other bees the center stone is lovely. I would definitely tell him the truth!! It’s you that has to wear it forever!
Post # 45
What’s with the weird tags on the initial post?