Post # 1
Has anyone had to give up her engagement ring for some reason after getting it? Did you not notice that it was gone, or did you (like me) feel naked and spaz out occasionally when you looked down at your hand and noticed it was gone?
I had to send my engagement band to the jeweler for 5 weeks so that they can match the filigree on it to my wedding band. I feel so weird when someone flirts with me and I can’t flash the ring to show that I’m taken or when I want to admire it and it isn’t there. 🙁
Post # 3
I had one of the tiny diamonds in my engagement ring band fall out (AAK!) and had to get it fixed. It only took a few hours, but it felt so weird not to have it on! I never realized how often I stare at it!
Post # 4
I had to be without my ering for 2 weeks while a custom wedding band was made to match. I kept looking down and panicking when my ering wasn’t there, so I had to wear another ring in it’s place. It was no fun!
Post # 5
Shortly after I got my engagement ring I went on a business trip and didn’t want to take it with me because I wasn’t used to wearing it yet and was worried about losing it. Unfortunately, some well-intentioned coworkers noticed that I was not married or engaged and took it upon themselves to spend the trip trying to set me up! And if that wasn’t bad enough, I ended up meeting an ex-boyfriend for a drink on the trip (he was the only person I knew who lived around where I was sent) who had some incorrect assumptions about what not wearing the ring meant!
Otherwise though, frankly I haven’t had much luck with flashing the ring at guys who are flirting with me. It seems like if they are going to flirt, the ring is just not going to be a deterrent and I have to outright say "Hi I’m engaged and not interested in you like that!"
Post # 6
I live abroad so I don’t wear my Ering for the majority of the time (it lives stateside with the fiance) but I still look down and wish it was there as well as wish that when I tell people that I am engaged that I had something to show them!
I know it is not about the ring but still…..I miss it 🙁
Post # 7
The very first inspection that my engagement ring was due for it had to be sent out for 2 weeks. I was shocked to see how emotional it got me!
a year and a half later i dread the "every 6 month" inspection with fear they are going to leave me ring-less!
Post # 8
The first time we were apart when for 2 days when it was getting sized. Missed it but handled it fine.
The second time was when one of the tiny diamonds fell out and it had to get fixed. I spent a day and a half in a state of anxiety until it was back on my finger. (especially when it took the jeweler 30 mins to ‘find’ my ring when I went to pick it up- "It’s here somewhere!")
We are separated again as I have put it back into it’s ring box, nestled into a drawer. The tiny diamond I got fixed 3 weeks ago is loose. And I noticed another of the tiny diamonds is crooked. I am too scared to wear it for the time being so I have replaced with a silver ring I used to wear everyday before I got engaged. So I have the nice feeling of something wrapped around my ring finger but I really miss the sparkle!
Post # 9
If I even take off my ring for a few MINUTES I feel weird. It’s amazing how accustomed I’ve become to it in a matter of months. I can’t count the number of times I’ve randomly freaked out thinking that I’d misplaced it…only to realize that it was still on my finger!
We’re actually planning to upgrade my e-ring in the next few weeks (sorry, I know some folks on the board aren’t fond of that idea). It will require me to give up the ring for a couple of weeks so I’m planning to get a fake "placeholder" ring to wear in the meantime. Hopefully that way I won’t go completely crazy! 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Yes!I had to get it resized and it was gone for a whole 6 hours – i felt naked!! 5 weeks, oh wow. I’d be devastated.
Post # 11
I have to give mine up for a week (VERY soon) so that my custom fit band can be made. This is a little shallow, but I wanted to give up the ring during a week when I did not have many social plans!
Post # 12
My ring is currently at the jewelers for four weeks getting a custom band matched to it — after three panic attacks in the first two hours of not having it on, I caved and bought a fake blingy ring at Kohl’s ($6!)…It makes my fiance laugh!
Post # 13
3 times I have given up my ring for a week at a time. I felt naked without, there was nothing to fidget with or admire when I got ADD…
Post # 14
I had to send mine back the day after the proposal because a diamond fell out. It was so hard to give it up so soon after getting it! I feel totally naked without mine now.
Post # 15
My ering had to go away to be fixed in June and I have to drop it off this coming weekend for a whole NOTHER month while my wedding bad is fixed so that the set sits flush 🙁 I miss it so much when its gone
Post # 16
i did the same thing!!!! that is until my finger turned green!! my fiance thought i was crazy!