(Closed) "It's not a real engagement ring unless it's a solitaire."

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@musician32992:  Dismiss that attitude… My engagement ring is heart-shaped and I absolutely love it, and nobody could even try to convince me that it’s “not a real engagement ring”. If you love it that’s what matters!

Post # 4
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Wow! That was pretty blunt.

Engagement rings come in many different forms and they’re all “real”, whatever that means.

Tell her if an oval sapphire was a good enough engagement ring for Princess Diana then a split shank halo is good enough for you! LOL.

Post # 5
9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@musician32992:  Wow, are you kidding me?!  And from your mother, no less.  Ouch!

Um, she’s wrong.  Plenty of us have multiple stone engagement and wedding rings, including me. 

Also, can you post a pic?  I would love to see your ring.  The Bees will give your ring lots of love!!!

Post # 7
11422 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@musician32992:  Your ring sounds amazing! 🙂  I hope you’re able to enjoy it despite your mom’s reaction.

In all honesty, I would think that there may be at least a trace of jealousy in her words, because, in general, today’s brides are receiving much more elaborate and much more expensive (even adjusted for inflation) settings for their engagement rings that many brides from 20 or 30 years ago would ever have envisioned or seen.

Try not to allow her reaction to dampen your excitement.

Post # 8
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@musician32992:  ignore your mother and get what you truly love. I love and have a solitaire but its certainly not the only way to go. 

Post # 9
2743 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Uh wtf is this propaganda?


I guess I dont have a “real engagement ring” either. Although I do have an amazing purple sapphire and an even more amazing fiance.

Post # 10
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Guess i dont have a “real” engagememt ring either!!! Lol (:

Post # 11
1069 posts
Bumble bee

Your ring is beautiful! And, for the record, any ring that is given with the promise of marriage is an engagement ring, regardless of being a solitaire or not.

Some people just have some really weird opinions when it comes to weddings… when I planned my first wedding I remember my mom FREAKING OUT because I chose a silver cake topper with our initials on it, according to her I had to have the traditional plastic bride and groom and it’s “not a real wedding cake without it”… um, what?! Now with my brother planning his wedding she’s coming up with some really things like that too. I’m sure she probably agrees with the solitaire thing.


Post # 12
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Wow, thats awful for anyone to say.  Let alone your mother.

Post # 13
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

um, your ring looks like it’s going to be AMAZING! And I think the sihlouette is close enought ot a solitaire that it has the same “I’m engaged!” effect 🙂 I love halos…I have one as well. More sparkle! 

Post # 14
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Um… is your mother always a hypercritical jerk? Or was this a one-off?

Either way, she’s completely wrong, AND has no business talking shit about someone’s else jewelry.

Post # 15
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

urmmm wtf. its and engagement ring if it comes with the promise of marriage. 

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