- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
Alright. Here’s my dilemma.
When my now fiance and I got were talking about getting engaged, he wanted me to give him an idea of what I wanted, but neither of us wanted to go shopping together for rings because we wanted it to be a surprise. I was so sure that I wanted a round diamond on a bead set diamond band. Something simple, but still with a little bling on the band.
After planning the wedding and looking around at so many sites, I am having some serious ring envy. I had never really looked into other styles because I was SO SURE that I knew what I wanted. But now…I really want a halo!
I know I want to keep my ring as close to the original as possible by still keeping my same band and the same center stone, but seeing if a halo could be added. I have talked to my fiance, and he is somewhat disappointed that I am not completely happy, but he wants to do what is going to make me happy. He really is being wonderful in all of this. He said he would be happy to have it done and surprise me with it on the day of our wedding 🙂
But the kicker is…his family is EXTREMELY traditional and did not really understand why he was buying such a “flashy” ring in the first place (The center stone is about 1 carat, so it’s not even that “flashy”!) I am worried about what they will think of me wanting more than what I am already so blessed to have. I feel awful, but I really am not a materialistic person, it’s just that this is the one “blingy” accessory I have ever owned, and I want to look at it for the rest of my life thinking “this is absolutely perfect”
What’s a girl to do!?