- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
Okay, here’s the story:
My husband proposed without a “real” ring- it was just a placeholder because I had told him I wanted to pick out my jewelry. I like sapphires, not diamonds, and I thought I knew what I was doing. Well, turns out, I don’t. We basically got what was cheap. My e-ring is actually on a “fashion” setting, meaning it wasn’t meant for daily wear. I also wanted my rings to fit together, almost flush, as a set, but since we bought them separately and cheaply, they don’t fit together well. Also, the white stones are white sapphires, and for some reason, our hard water sticks really badly to the white sapphires and I am contantly getting the rings cleaned.
It’s not so much about size or quality, but just what the rings look like on my finger and in pictures that I don’t like. Interestingly enough, I like them both separately, but just not together. Anyway, it’s been a little over a year since we got married, and I just want a do-over. If I’m going to be wearing these rings for the rest of my life, I should like them, right? And since I picked them out, I wouldn’t be hurting my husband’s feelings, like if he’d picked the e-ring out.
I know the rings aren’t bad looking, I just don’t think they look great. Is it too soon to get new rings? We’ve been together almost 7 years, if that makes any difference.
This is my current set, and this is what it looks like on my hand:
Again, we went with “cheap”- both rings were about $500, maybe a little more. I would love a ring like one of these (probably like the first best, but love the overall look of both- kind of nature-inspired)
Both would be an “upgrade” monetarily speaking (both sets are over $3,000), but I don’t really see it that way… I see it more as getting what I want for the first time. I thought I knew what I wanted, but I didn’t know how it’d all look put together. I like that these are made as sets, so they match and are cohesive.
So my overall questions are- is it too soon? Do you think either of these would look good on my finger? (I have small (size is probably 4.75, but wearing 5), short fingers) Would one look better than the other? Or should I just keep wearing the rings I have until a “bigger” anniversary, like maybe our 10 year dating anniversary?