Post # 1
I feel bad even admitting this, but it’s my own fault. When my husband and I got married we agreed to each pick out our own wedding bands, but I would pay for his and he paid for mine. I have a ruby engagement ring and I wanted to choose a super simple band to go with it as to not detract from my ruby stone. So I ended up just picking a plain white gold band. It was like 40 bucks or something. SUPER cheap. I have a hard time accepting gifts and didn’t want my guy to shell out a lot of money either since we are buying a house. I love the ring when it is paired with my e-ring. However, when I wear it alone I feel like it looks stupid and cheap. I have probably the cheapest looking band I have ever seen. I know the price of the ring shouldn’t matter and that the symbolysm of it is what is important, but I honestly don’t like it. And I am the one who picked it out, so it is really my fault.
Would it be weird if maybe for our first anniversary I upgraded the band to something fancier? I wouldn’t even mind paying for it myself…Or would that be dumb?
Would love some advice!!
Post # 3
I definitely don’t think it’s dumb…a lot of people upgrade after a year or two. What does your SO think about it?
Post # 4
I think it’s okay to upgrade it whenever as long as you and hubby are okay with it. My ring has changed so very many times. My original e-ring was a marquis ruby reset into a channel set diamond band. The ruby was taken from the promise ring Darling Husband gave me when we were dating. We didn’t have $ for a new ring and I loved that ruby because he had chosen it. We paired it with a channel set band. Well my beautiful ruby was stolen from a hotel room after we’d been married for two years..grrrrrr…after that we just replaced, changed, reset, etc. Darling Husband knows I like jewelry and like to play so he’s never blinked an eye. I also have a plain white gold band that I wear alone when I’m feeling low key. I love that look as well. I think you should do whatever makes you smile. As far as paying for it yourself, as a rule I swipe the card when I get new jewelry but since we’re married and all the $ is in one account I tell myself he’s buying these sparklies for me!
Post # 5
I actually have 2 different wedding bands. The one I used in my ceremony is actually a 5-stone anniversary ring. But I work in a vet’s office, and was afraid of damaging either the diamond wedding ring or my e-ring, so I don’t wear them there. I bought a plain gold band for the more low-key stuff.
Actually, my diamond rings aren’t insured yet, so I’ve been afraid to wear them at all since the ceremony, and have had the plain band on continuously for almost 2 months.