(Closed) Sparkle thread for the waiting bees!

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

No promise ring to post unfortunately Frown they’re not really done here in NZ but otherwise I would’ve played

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

No promise ring either Handsome thinks they’re pointless.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Dont have one πŸ™ yours is stunning though I love it! 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am already engaged and soon to be married but I couldn’t resist to read this thread.

I find those promise rings just very useless.

When giving promise ring you promise that you will propose one day in the future and love happily ever after. That is basically like to get engaged. If you already know you wanna get married why don’t you jsut get engaged and if you don’t want to get married immediately due to money issues etc. then you can just have longer engagement, nothing wrong with that.

 

Personally I feel that this promise ring takes alot away from the real proposal for the future. I think woman should get the first ring from the man when she is proposed…

Promise rings just sound like cheap teenage engagement and I would have found that very humiliating…I am happy that this promise ring is not a thing in France πŸ˜€

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I don’t have one but have friends who have gotten them and later wear them as right hand rings when they’re engaged/married. Shiny sparkly jewelry is always a good thing to me! πŸ˜‰ Your ring is very pretty!

Post # 9
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Newbee

@JustSayYes:  I can understand part of what you are saying but I think its a bit unfair to say they are a cheap teenage engagement.. This lady has a beautiful promise ring and im sure its a very lovely sentiment to her from her boyfriend. I think its romantic and sweet and some people do this earlier on in their relationship when an engagement would be too premature at this time. There is nothing useless about a beautiful gift that comes with a promise.

Post # 10
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Newbee

@JustSayYes:  I think it’s kind of rude to comment on the OP thread to say that it is humiliating or useless.  It’s fine to express your opinion, just try not to insult others in the process.

 

My SO just recently bought me a promise ring that I love very much.  His reasoning was because he wants to propose in the next year but we are both students and not financially ready to begin planning a wedding.  He wanted me to feel secure in our commitment but not feel the need to start planning and realize we can’t start booking things since we still have to finish college.  He knows that as soon as we are engaged I’m going to start planning! 

I love the sentiment of the ring and the fact that he picked out something that is exactly my taste.  It makes me feel like he knows we will be together forever but without the pressure of having to add wedding planning to an already hectic class and work schedule. This way we have more time to just enjoy our lives as students without the serious title of being engaged.  For me it’s a happy medium.

 

My ring is a 5ct white aquamarine Laughing

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I gave my SO a promise ring on Valentine’s Day this last year.  It’s just a tungsten band with the date we started dating engraved on the inside…  But he wears it every day.  I honestly think that promise rings are useless for SOME couples (couples who have just started dating or are very very close to being engaged anyway), but others might need some time to get used to the idea of a ring on their finger πŸ˜‰

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m still waiting for my promise ring in the mail since he decided to push back our engagement timeline from a year to two years πŸ™ i don’t mnd a long engagement but he wants to be a bum. anyhoo, here’s our matching bands, the first super scratched one was the one he got for us on our first annie (took me to a shop can i got to choose), then i can’t remember when but i think i got these..last v-day? which are the ones we wear now, plain tungsten bands that are engraved inside.

I’ll post my promise ring when it comes in the mail but it looks like this πŸ˜€

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Here was the promise ring. The engagement ring came 11 months later.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

 

 Pink sapphire and diamond. The first was a gift for out 1st anniversary. The second was the ring he actually gifted me to mark the first time he sat me down to discuss what he wanted for our future, and the steps we would take to get there. The first was lost a while ago and then recovered recently, so I wear them interchangeably. 

 

@Batsygirl:  There is no such thing as pointless jewelry. πŸ˜‰ I wasn’t so jewelry obsessed until my SO and now he has me obsessed with sparkle. We can’t go on vacation without going into a local shop to try to find something!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@JustSayYes:  Honestly, I’m glad that my first, second, third, fourth, etc ring were not my engagement ring. Now I have a meaningful collection that marks many events and milestones in our relationship, just like my engagement ring will. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I dont have a promise ring – only because I told my boy that the only ring I want from him is the engagement ring! But he has given me a lovely necklace and earrings πŸ™‚ 

But everyones rings are gorgeous! 

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