Post # 47
@veryberry13: I chose other. I love looking at nice things but I’m too cheap…um frugal to buy. My ring was less than $200. Pains me that my band may cost more, lol! I look at rings, think, “how pretty!” sometimes show my fiance. Then I think about what I could have done with that money. But hey…I hate that my wedding is gonna cost $6000…do you know what I could do with that money?! LOL! I got a fancier halo ring (morganite and white sapphire), beautiful but…I’m already attached to my little love pebble that the fiance proposed with. He held up THAT ring and asked me to marry him. Lots of beautiful rings everywhere, but none of them will ever be THAT ring!
Post # 48
No. I couldn’t care less.
Post # 49
Oh, sure. I was at Birks (Canadian high end jeweler) a few months ago and tried on $400,000+ rings. I guess you could say I felt a bit sad that I couldn’t afford that sort of ring. Maybe that’s envy of those who can afford it??
I can’t say I envy anyone’s ring out of people I know/have seen in real life.. especially since I received my lovely ring.
When I see a photo of a celebrity with a giant ring, I won’t lie… I do have a pang of “why can’t that be me?”. It’s more for the entire lifestyle, though, maybe not the particular ring lol.
So basically, my “envy” isn’t really based in reality 😛
Post # 50
@sugarpea: haha this is def the main reason that I am jealous for sure…and it felt like this woman who I’ve been talking about knew it. She is the first to get married out of the 3 of us in a relationship with the brothers…and it DID feel like she was rubbing it in.
I’m sorry to hear about this story and you know what? If I were in your shoes I would be jealous for both reasons (rings and not being able to pay for child support!)
I appreciate you admitting both your ring cost…and letting me know that even if you have a 10k ring you can still get a little jealous too.
I agree with other posters–perhaps it is envy instead. I know for me it’s not like I’m comparing my ring to someone else–I just don’t have a ring at all (and would be VERY happy with a CZ or Mossy!). I don’t think I would be so envious/jealous of another woman’s ring if I just had one of my own lol.
I wish I were more like this lol. Are you engaged/married? I see your date is in 2014 so that is why I asked….I would LOVE to learn how to just not be concerned with other peoples proposals and engagements! haha!
Post # 51
About rings? Nope. Not at all. My friends have beautiful rings that I’ve seen, but I honestly could care less. My family has a lot of beautiful jewelry, some of which I already have, and some of which I may end up with some day. I love those pieces mainly because they’ve been handed through the women of my family and that’s why they’re important to me.
Do I have pangs of jealousy with friends over other things? Sure, here and there. I think we all do occasionally.
I’m not a fan of the “Oh she’s just jealous” excuse for anything though. I think it’s used way too often to excuse poor behaviour or ill treatment from the “victim’s” side or legitimate grievances from the “offender’s” side. Sure, it totally happens, but I think it happens WAAAAAY less than people say that. That’s JMO though.
Post # 52
@veryberry13: I hear you & yes I’m engaged and getting married May14.
So, I wasn’t jealous of people in relationships when I was single. I wasn’t jealous of engaged people before we got engaged. Not jealous of married people now….and so on. You get the drift.
Perhaps it’s difficult to see it this way, but enjoy now. I promise you every stage of life is worth enjoying. Plan for the future, but don’t forget to live the present. Be happy for others, they reached that stage now rather than later but it is not a competition.
I’ve always been of the mindset that things will happen when they happen. Overthinking it and worrying will not get them here any sooner.
Best of luck! 🙂
Post # 53
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
No I’ve never been jealous of a ring. I think I’ve really admired rings before, but I’ve actually never seen a ring and thought to myself that I would love it for myself. I have seen a lot that I didn’t personally like, but I would never say anything – I’m just happy for them getting a ring they love. I know that I will be getting my dream ring in the near future and a lot of people will probably not like it because it’s not their taste.
Post # 54
I have never been jealous of another woman’s ring.
Post # 55
I have to say my ring never has a bad hair day and always looks pretty sitting there without doing anything. So, I am jealious of my ring for those reasons.
Post # 56
@Mimoza: Wow….really great advice. I should copy this post and repost it under the waiting blog. I think you put it the best way right there.
haha! Too funny, you made me LOL at work!
Post # 57
@Hyperventilate: I get jealous over experiences, thngs that not everyone can have. Everyone can get a ring, but not everyone can have a one-on-one with a favorite actor/ess or see a play somewhere I am unable to get, or go see places I want to go.
This. I’m not into jewelry like that to begin with. So a fancy ring doesn’t really “do” anything for me. Plus I worked in the jewelry business many years ago and handled a lot of of the hollywood type jewels you see on the red carpets. Many of which were actually owned by celebs/icons. Frankly it didn’t do anything for me then, doesn’t now. So I’ve never been envious of jewels.
Now and 30 day cruise or fantablous trip around the world HELL YES! Envy city.
@MrsPanda99: I get jealous of people who don’t have to work and are free to travel. I also get jealous of rich people with beautiful homes. A ring is too trivial for me to care.
Exactly!!!! That totally makes jolly green monster. Like what I’d give to have Lisa Vanderpumps home from the Beverly Hills housewives.
Post # 58
I’ve certainly thought other rings are gorgeous, however, I’ve never wished I had someone else’s ring or that I had a bigger ring budget. I love my ring because of what it represents and I was already a little sick over the amount that was spent on it.
Post # 59
There are several Bees whose rings I wish I had, but I express it by complimenting them.
Post # 60
Only time I felt jealous was when I saw Blake Lively’s ring too!
Post # 61
Honestly couldn’t care less. I usually don’t even look at ring threads, not because of jealousy issues, but because it doesn’t interest me. I like all dresses topics, shoes, accessories, etc. But rings and veils would be the topics I don’t care about. I’ve never been jealous of a ring either. Mostly because, 90% of those I see are not my style at all. I don’t care about carat, gem sizes or cost. It doesn’t impress me either.
I’ve been envious of dresses, yes. But I would say, money is the thing I usually envy most. Because I’m so tight on budget that I have to deliberately set extremely low budget for my dress, shoes, venue, etc. and cut off other things that are not necessary for my wedding, but that I wished I could at least afford. I don’t know if I explain it properly … I still wouldn’t spend for it, but I wish I had the choice, you know ? That it would not be ”oh, let’s not even think about that, we know we can’t afford it”, but rather ”do we spend for flowers or not ?”