Post # 1
I know this is highly unlikely, but humor me. :)<br /><br /> Say you were proposed to for the second time in your life, following a broken engagement with an ex, by a wonderful man with whom you were ecstatic to spend the rest of your life. Your soon-to-be-fiance drops to his knee, and opens the ring box to reveal al ring that is nearly IDENTICAL to the one your ex-fiance gave to you! what do you do/how do you feel/react?
Post # 2
Id say yes..enjoy our first night as an engaged couple. Then id definitely tell him the next day that the ring looks just like my old engagement ring my ex gave me and pray that the store its from will exchange it!
Now say its a very common style ring..like a white gold round or princess cut diamond solitaire then id gladly keep the ring!
Post # 3
I’d say yes if I were ecstatic. Perhaps I loved my previous ring and somehow my new SO picked up on my taste in rings. Either way, it’s not about the ring. It’s about the man who gives it to you. I’d say yes to an empty box, so long as I were in love. Sounds all cliche, but I’d like to think I’d react that way. <br /><br />Hypothetically speaking, of course.
Post # 4
It’s not about the ring. The ring didn’t break your old engagement. I’d say yes, and move on.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I’d be ecstatic then mention it looks a lot like the exs ring but not on the same day. Unless it was an heirloom.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
Firstly , say yes! Secondly , do you love said ring? If you do, rock it and keep it moving! If you do not love the ring, politely mention that this new ring looks an awful lot like your previous e ring. Ask the FI how he feels about that. This conversation should definitely not occur on the same night though.
Post # 7
I would look at the ring and notice that that the diamond had a completely different pattern of sparkles. (Diamonds are like kaleidoscopes where a small movement gives a very different pattern. A minute change in cut angle causes a noticable difference in sparkle pattern.)
This would probably be sufficient.
If I felt that the setting reminded me of a previous engagement I would talk to my FI about it and then go choose a setting together.
Diamonds are more unique than you might think.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t give it a second thought. You aren’t marrying the stone. Put a big smile on your face and enjoy your new life together.
Post # 9
nottoocool4school: I’d enjoy the ring regardless. It might look like the same ring, but it’s not…
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I totally get this especially coming from a previous marriage. Say yes then absolutely explain to him that you’d like a ring that doesn’t quite remind you of the last. My FI was really understanding especially to my need for my wedding band to be totally different.