Post # 1
Good Morning, Bees!
On a daily basis I wear a dainty ornate ruby ring (grandmas). In addition to my ruby, I also have a dainty diamond solitaire (from my parents), a grey pearl (not sure if that’s the tech. word for the color — from Darling Husband while we were still dating). While I love my other rings, I really never wear them simply because they are in white gold and I’m a ‘must match metals’ freak. In fact, my lost e-ring was a two tone solitaire purely for this reason (everything would match). My band is yellow gold. Now that we’re looking at rings again, I know that it will be yellow gold, and only yellow gold. The problem is, while I love my ruby, I really do wish I had other options. I also feel guilty for not wearing my other rings, as they were gifts that may not have broke the bank, but def. cost a decent amount of money. Any who, I’ve had my eye on an opal halo set in yellow gold for over a year now. Now, I understand an opal isn’t ideal for daily wear, but they sure are beautiful and I would love to have the option. The ring is a little over $200, and I feel like that’s a lot to spend on a “To: NurseMarriedToAFarmer From: NurseMarriedToAFarmer” gift. I’m also not sure how I feel about purchasing myself a real (for lack of a better word) piece of jewelry. In all my years, I honestly have never bought myself a nice piece. I don’t wear much jewlery either, so other than a pair of cz studs, my rings are about it. Do you think I should purchase the ring for myself even though I would much rather recieve it as a “because it’s Tuesday” gift. Do you think I’ll love it as much if I am the one who purchases it, even though we share our money so it would all be coming from the same pot either way. Have any of you bees bought yourself your own RHR, and if so, how much did you spend?
and here is a picture of the beaut just for fun
Post # 3
@NurseMarriedToAFarmer: I own several RHRs. One my Fiance gave me forever ago that migrated from my left middle finger to my right after we got engaged because they look weird on the same hand. Another I bought in Greece and was 10 euros. A third I bought myself for like 50 bucks because I loved it, and I still don’t know if its real peridot or not (it was originally over a hundred dollars). The last one is my class ring, which my parents paid for. At this point I’ve decided to buy another RHR when I see the right one, and it will probably be a couple hundred dollars. I don’t think Fiance will get me another ring for a long time because he keeps saying “I already got you a ring”. (before and after engagement lol, before because I wanted an ering, after because I’m obsessed with wedding bands)
Post # 4
I’d buy myself a RHR in a heartbeat. I dont think I’d like a ring I really wanted if my husband bought it for me vs me just buying it myself. I bought myself this everday RHR, it was 1500.
Post # 5
I’m always a fan of giving myself gifts! Go for it! 😉
Post # 6
I think the idea of a “right hand ring” was (like the diamond engagement ring) invented by jewelers in a marketing campaign to sell more jewelry. That being said, I still love the idea because I love jewelry. 🙂 I also think the original idea behind a RHR is that it’s something women buy for themselves as a sign of their own personal success. For example, one of my mom’s good female friends (and clients) gave her a right hand ring to celebrate her starting her own business. So it’s really meaningful to her because of that. I plan to buy myself a RHR to celebrate when/if I achieve certain career milestones that I have in mind. And I don’t plan on giving myself a budget. 🙂 So yeah, I think it’s perfectly fine, if not expected, for you to buy your own.
Post # 7
No, but I want one! I’d love a pink morganite rose gold ring.
Post # 8
@Rouquine: that’s exactly what i want for my RHR! 🙂
Post # 9
Buy it! It doesn’t sound like you do that thing all the time so I say go for it this once. Also, have you considered having your other RHR’s re-set into yellow gold? I just had a peridot ring re-set from YL to WG (simple 6 prong solitaire band) and it was not as much as I expected (less than $100 bc the jeweler kept the YG as scrap). Just a thought!
Post # 10
@pinkshoes: I can’t see the photo 🙁
@Rouquine: You read my mind Hun! It’s either that or more aquamarines. My e ring is a lab pink sapphire and 2aquamarines but they’re my sons and fis birthstones so I just want more bling!!
@wrkbrk: all my other rings are from Claire’s and Arden’s so they are throw away stuff. Right before I got engaged my 3stone crystal white banded beauty went through the was and was destroyed. And now that I know what real jewelry should fit like I can’t o back!
Other than etsy, where do you beesget yours from?