(Closed) "Placeholder" Ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t see anything wrong with a ” for now ” ring at all! I wouldn’t spend a lot of money on it/them since they will be replaced relatively soon with your forever ring (which, I’m assuming based on the context of your post you’ve already picked out). So go for it!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How long are you planning on wearing it for? Etsy and berricle are good options for inexpensive rings. It also depends on what you’re looking for and how much you want to spend though. Do you want to be able to keep it forever, or just until you get your forever ring?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FutureMrsHolmes:  I would buy a ring off of etsy then. Berricle makes a lot of sterling silver rings which aren’t great for prolonged daily use. They’re great for wearing occasionally for a long time or everyday for a year or so, but eventually the silver will bend. What style are you looking for? You can also look on ebay. ETA: Whats your budget?

Post # 9
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4352 posts
Honey bee
Post # 10
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FutureMrsHolmes:  I would honestly stay away from anything sterling silver if you’re planning on wearing it as a daily RHR. It just won’t last forever if its made out of sterling.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@asscherlover:  What happens to silver? I have a silver ring I’ve worn daily for 12 years so far. It is holding up really well. 

NO! Do not let him propose with the placeholder ring! If it were me, i would only want him to porpose with the actual ring.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If both of you know the “for  now” ring is temporary, I’d say he should give it to you as a “promise ring” and propose with your “forever ring”, since you both know that’s the one you’ll end up with. There’s something special about being able to say that your forever ring is the one he proposed with. 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@bunnyharriet:  It depends on the ring, but thinner ones can end up more oval shaped than round since your body heat warms it up enough so that it conforms to the shape of your body. Silver is softer than 14k or 10k gold which makes it easier to bend, which can result in loss of a stone. If she were planning on wearing the ring for only a couple years I would absolutely recommend sterling silver. But in 10, 15 20 years ect. the sterling silver is going to show a lot more wear than white gold, palladium or platnium would. The amount of wear it shows depends a lot on the ring. I have a very thin silver ring which became bent within weeks of me getting it because of the style of the setting. It also depends on the wearer and what they do while wearing the ring. I didn’t recommend CZ for the same reason since it can get cloudy over time and the OP wants to wear this ring forever. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I recently got a Tacori QVC ring to wear as a temporary ring, it’s platinum over sterling silver set with cz stones, it is super sturdy and well made, I love it! 

 

Sterling silver can last ages, if it is well taken care of. It is soft, and easier to bend, scratch and break than gold, but it you are careful with it, store it safely and keep it clean it could last. I have some sterling silver rings that my mother got when she was about 12 years old, you’d never know they were that old!

 

The thing about getting engaged with a placeholder, is that you will have to keep explaing about it being a temporary ring, unless you get one that looks just like your “forever” ring, then most people will probably not notice when you switch. Just something to consider..

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