Post # 1
My bridals are in a week and I wanted my ring to be beautiful so I took it in to get cleaned and purrty. She said it would take two hours and then she called me and said he found a blemish he would like to fix for me and that I can pick it up tomorrow afternoon. I will be without my ring for another 13 hours and I miss it. I feel so naked!
Do you feel naked when you don’t have your ring?
Post # 3
Sure do! I’ve only left my ring at the jeweler’s once (for resizing) since getting it, and I swear- during that time I wasn’t sure how I ever lived w/o it prior. It does make you appreciate it more when you get it back though, and plus it’ll be all shiny & new looking
Post # 4
oh yeah… two times i’ve had to be without it. my stone was loose and so i had to send it away to get fixed… and during that time, i went on a trip to disney world without the Fiance. it just felt so… wrong.
and then i sent mine away for the plating/dipping/whatever they do to white gold and i felt as if everyone was staring at my naked hand and wondering if we had broken up or something.
Post # 5
I know what you mean. I felt strange without it when I had it resized. I did wear another ring on that finger just to keep from driving myself crazy checking for it. That did help a bit.
Post # 6
I tried the other ring thing, still drove me nuts. Luckily only 2 more hours until I can have it back YAY! Well, hopefully only 2 more hours LOL
I think people are looking at my nakedness as well. We went to his parents house yesterday for FMIL’s birthday and made sure to tell them I had taken it to get cleaned for the bridals first thing so they wouldn’t ask lol.
Post # 7
I know what you mean. I have needed to get my band refinished (white gold) for months but I can’t bring myself to do it because I woudn’t have my ring for a week.
Post # 8
I get phantom ring syndrome. Like I’ll think it’s there, but then I look down and freak out because it’s not. I was without my engagement ring for a whole week once when it was getting resized and had at least two freak-outs a day thinking I’d lost it…Darling Husband thought was hilarious, the jerk, lol.
Post # 9
I had to leave my ring for resizing about 2 weeks after I got it… It was out for 3 weeks getting sized D=
I took it in for it’s 6 month check and 1 of the prongs is bent… she said the diamond isn’t loose and the prong isn’t broken so no need to fix it! I was so glad cause she said it wouldn’t be back until the 30th of this month…. AHH. She straightened it out a bit for me too =)
Post # 10
@linguo42:I have phantom ring syndrome too! Why can’t they just make them so they never have to be cleaned and/fixed so we don’t worry about them. That’s all I am doing right now, hoping nothing goes wrong, hoping they don’t mix my ring up or lose it or something crazy.
They should give loaner rings, don’t they know how we suffer without them?
When I get my wedding band I will only take in one at a time, Engagement Ring one day and when I get that back, then the band that way I will still have one, at least!
Post # 11
I’m a massage therapist, so I have to take my ring of for work. So I’m kind of used to not having my ring on. But once in a while I forget to put it on after work and that feels really weird. If I go outside without my ring my ring finger gets cold 🙂