- 3 years ago
Insure it and don’t worry about it.
Insure it and don’t worry about it.
naturelovebee : My ring was no where near as expensive as yours, but it is expensive compared to my circle of friends, coworkers and generally to the area I live in.
Before I got my ring all my friends were having some of the same feelings you describe, asking me how on earth I wasn’t terrified walking around with that kind of money on my finger, and I did think about it but I also thought I would get used to it.
Now, the truth is somewhere in between. I have gotten used to it in general, but I’m also very much aware of the fact that I’m wearing something that might catch people’s eyes, so I do think about it when I’m walking home alone at night or I’m in a rough neighborhood. I will turn it around so the diamond is in my hand, or put my hand in my pocket etc. But I’m also very cautious by nature and tend to overthink a little, and being a woman walking home alone at night makes me feel vulnerable enough already lol.
I will say though, my experience with my ring would not make me choose a less expensive ring in the future. So it’s not a big issue for me, but I do think about it sometimes.
Just make sure it’s the right size, it’s insured, you NEVER take it off outside your home, and when you do at home it goes straight into a designated ring dish- no counter tops, shelves etc.
My ring is expensive to me but really it just makes me appreciate it even more so, I don’t feel uncomfortable and I never did- I was just excited to own something so gorgeous. Your stone is stunning! Just enjoy.
We are waiting for the ring setting we selected to arrive. Then we are transferring the center stone from an heirloom family ring. The diamond is almost 2.5 carats. My main concern is keeping the ring safe…not because of the financial cost, but because of the stone’s meaning to my intended. It was originally purchased for his grandmother by his grandfather, then given to his mother and now he has it after her death. But even if it was the daintiest diamond ever, I wouldn’t want anything to happen to it because of its sentimental value.
Nice rock bee! The first day I put mine on (I know how much was spent on it) I couldn’t help but think “there is a brand new Honda Civic on my finger” and that made we nervous. So insure that thing! Make sure it’s the right size so it doesn’t come off. And get a ring dish! I put mine away during showers, sleep, dishes etc. Good luck!!
It was so weird to adjust too and even now I still look down and I’m like whoa. Until I insured it, I couldn’t even walk around with it because I was so paranoid. Now I’ve mostly forgotten about it but when people comment on it, I’m like… oh yeah! Lol.
you’ll get over it. i was fortunate enough to have my grandmother’s diamond for my ering. Darling Husband had it reset to my taste. when he handed me the appraisal sheet to put in my file, i was shocked. i knew my grandmother would only wear something large, but i wasn’t expecting what the value was. for the first week, i was so nervous everywhere i went. then it just became apart of me.
It was definetly weird to get used to. For reference mine was $2200. So not nearly as expensive as other sets but I didn’t grow up with much and I was in college and broke when we got engaged so in my mind that was just a ton of money. Mine is a moissanite stone in a rose gold setting with tiny diamonds and pink sapphires on the bands. I told my now husband that he absolutely did not need to spend a lot of money but he’s a really good saver and really good at paying things off in a timely fashion and when he found my ring he couldn’t say no because of how unique and gorgeous it is. You’ll get used to it, but make sure you have it insured!
That is a beautiful stone! Congrats!
My ring is Moissanite, but still expensive because of the stone size and side stones. I only worry about it when I’m in less than favorable areas of downtown for work or if I’m out at night. Sometimes I turn the stone around to my palm, but I don’t get nervous often. I just love it so much, I’d be more heartbroken about losing the ring my Fiance had made for sentimental reasons than financial ones.
My brother was horrified I was wearing my rings when I visited him in a big city recently. I don’t think my rings are huge (only 1 carat), but he was shocked I’d wear my rings and risk being mugged
But… My main stone is laser engraved with an indentification number. All my jewelry is insured. I have photos and appraisals of all the rings. So I’ve done all I can. I don’t want to leave my rings at home in my jewelry box because I’m too afraid to ever wear them. Knowing my luck my rings would be stolen by the guy installing new windows or delivering a new mattress. I figure I’ll wear my rings, enjoy them, and at least I’ve done all I can to identify them and insure them.
Wow! That’s going to be gorgeous!
I’m fine as long as my ring is on my finger; the fit is very secure and it’s a simple, strong setting.
On the very rare occasions I’ve accidentally left it in the house while on an errand or out for a run I can’t settle until it’s back in my finger. It’s insured for accidental damage or loss etc. but I’d hate to lose the ring he proposed with that I wore on my wedding day.
I don’t really think about the monetary cost, it’s the beauty and sentimental value. Two of our cars cost twice as much my ring and I wouldn’t be distraught if they were written off (assuming no human cost!). I would be devastated with the loss of my ring, – obviously I’d get over it.
I got engaged 12-6-16! I’ve been feeling the same way! My fiancé had saved for a long time to get me my dream ring. My e-ring has come off, or I’ve taken it off twice in my sleep. Makes me super nervous. As long as it’s insured you should be fine. We just take so much time picking out the perfect diamonds for us, you don’t want to have to replace it.
My Fiance paid a significant amount for my ring but I do not feel odd or vulnerable in anyway. I think it will grow on you once it is on your finger.
kelleyk8087 : You really should not sleep in your ring. Not only as apparently it is coming off, but as the sheets are not good for the prongs, you may lay your bodyweight on it, etc. Get a pretty ring dish or holder for beside the bed.
OP: honestly, I don’t worry about it. I insure my rings (including for loss and damage), make sure they are properly sized, I take care of them (don’t wear them if say I am scrambling up a mountain side, working out at the gym, or scuba diving). Otherwise, I wear them and enjoy them. Don’t get me wrong, I would be very sad if something happened to my favoured rings, but I really do not go around thinking of the cost of them or comparing the cost to cars and such.
If it would make you feel better, diamonds lose about 30% (more or less) on resale as soon as you take it home, so you just went from a new nice car to an older model sedan.