- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2016
Boy am I ever relieved to be typing up this post right now, it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my chest. I’ve been so busy with finishing up my schooling and dealing with ring and wedding problems that it feels great to come out on top for once!
It all started when my FH proposed to me with a beautiful, vintage style halo ring. Now bear with me here, I know for a fact I’m not as knowledgeable about diamonds and jewelry as most of you bee’s are so I’m sorry if I’m a little clueless. But it seemed like from day one I had problems with my engagement ring. The proposal was such a surpise, we hadn’t even talked about rings. Marriage yes, but I’m not a girl who is very concerned about the details, I was just focusing on finishing my degree before I thought anyting else was going to happen.
The ring he picked out for was not exactly to my taste. I felt it was large and bulky, and though I loved the vintage details in it, it just was too much bling for me. However I loved that he chose it for me and spent all that time shopping around. I was quite happy with it, until diamonds started to fall out. That’s when the stress began. I’m already a naturally anxious person, so the fact that diamonds were coming loose and falling out, even though we had insurance, really freaked me out.
I told FH and we went back to the jewler he got it from, he said it just needed to be tightened better from when they resized it down from a 7 to a 4. I was sad to miss my ring for a few weeks but greatful that this problem would go away and I wouldn’t have to worry about it. Well, after having it back for roughly two weeks, I noticed one of the small diamonds on the band had fallen out. I was so pissed. We went back again, this time FH is mad as hell. The jeweler is sympathetic but tells me this is a common thing and it would be in my best interest to come back every six months and get the diamonds tightened, or exchange it.
We talked it over and while I was reluctant to exchange the ring, since he had given it to me and I’m a pretty sentimental person, he was adamant that we exchange it for something more low mantience and to my taste. It was actually nice to look at rings together and both decide on one that we liked. I ended up with a 1 carat, round brilliant solitare that only cost slighty more than the halo. It’s simple, elegant and beautiful and I think we both like it better than the first one. Luckily for me my story had a happy ending, though I still miss my first ring.
Here are some pictures!
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My original Ering
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My new Ering
Has anyone else ever experienced something like this?