- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2010
I eloped, and only a couple of friends know about it. I wear my ring secretly around the house. we’ll have a public wedding in august, fyi.
here’s my issue: only a few weeks after I got married, I grew to not like my ring very much. I think it’s too blingy for every day use. even worse, I hate hate hate how it looks from the side – the prongs are so thick, so industrial looking! I don’t know how I didn’t notice that before. but it is the ring I officially got married in. also, it’s too late to return it! the plus side is that it wasn’t very expensive.
moissaniteco has a replica of Tiffany’s Swing Ring for only $610. I’ve tried on the tiffany version and it’s absolutely perfect. so perfect, I’ve become a woman obsessed. I can’t stop thinking about it! I even went and bought a cheap cz copycat ring so I could wear it as a test and decide if it’s the style of ring I really really want. the answer is YES.
Here is what I’m thinking: for our “public” wedding, buy the moissanite ring. wear the other ring on my right hand that day.
I could keep the fancier ring in storage and wear it on special occasions (I’ll move the moissanite ring to my right hand in those situations, the three would not look good stacked). that way, I can have my “fancy” ring when I want a lot of sparkle, and the moissanite ring that I really love every day. they would both be my “official” wedding rings.
is this too extravagant? I can afford it, and I would be paying for it with my own money, so I don’t have to ask my husband.
(and let this be a lesson to you: when you buy your wedding ring, wear it around the house for a while, before it’s too late to return it! or buy a copycat “fake” ring to wear as a test. it is worth the $20 investment, trust me!)
anyway, do you think it’s worth it? the cost of both rings together is still less than what some women I know pay for one ring! oh yeah, one more thing. my dress will only cost $50. that’s right, $50! so I may as well treat myself? or at least, that’s how I’m trying to justify it.