Post # 92
@FauxPas2012: It was the source of some familial conflict, actually. My brother wanted to take it and reset the stone into a more modern setting, which I was appalled about, because it’s a family heirloom. I don’t mind him taking it, but I do mind him knocking it about!
It’s currently with another family member. I’m trying to make them promise that the person they give it to keeps it in one piece and gives it the respect it deserves.
Post # 93
I didn’t get a chance to be jelouse about a ring…for 2 reasons…first, we got engaged very fast and I didn’t have time to wait, get anxious, and look at other women’s rings…
and second reason..My Fiance didn’t know anything about rings, diamonds etc..So I told him exactly what I wanted..I mean carat, color, clarity, cut…shape (oval)..that it should be GIA certified…I even send him pictures of the ring that I like …Cartier 1895 …and he got me exactly what I wanted..I mean there was no way to be more satisfied..when I received what I asked for..
at this point I am still very happy with my ring..I don’t have any regrets..I don’t want to reset it or anything..I have an excellent quality stone..with over 2ct center..people tell me that they are jelouse 🙂 I don’t have a reason to feel that way..
Post # 94
@FauxPas2012: Oh..Blake’s ring isn’t a split shank, that’s her wedding band that makes it look that way. It’s so perfect <3
Post # 95
I’ve never been jealous of any of my friends’ rings. We have very different taste in jewelry. I can’t think of a celebrity ring that I absolutely love though.
Sure, I get jealous. Whatever.
Post # 96
Sometimes I’ll wish that something like say a platinum, pave-encrusted Paraiba tourmaline Leon Mege double halo would just appear on one of my fingers (lol), but I’m not jealous of other people’s rings or material objects in general. I consider ring envy and outright jealousy two different things. Ring envy is a type of aspirational admiration, and true, bitter jealousy is just plain toxic.
Post # 97
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
@veryberry13: Thanks, that’s so sweet of you to say!
Post # 98
@starla: nailed it! Count me in on the Leon…and the ring envy!
Post # 99
@Diamondgurl: well, then, it IS astonishingly beautiful!
Post # 100
I dont get jealous about size or even the kind of center stone, I get “jealous” or envious or whatever when the bands are beautiful. Scroll work, engraving, pave.. whatver. If its pretty I want it!!
Post # 101
Yes in a good way? One of my besties has a ring I think is GORGEOUS, to the extent that I think there is a good chance that, strictly regarding design, I won’t like whatever I get as much as I like hers, which I have playfully told her in a way purely complimentary to her ring. I am delighted she has it and definitely don’t wish she didn’t and I did or anything.
Post # 102
I’m jealous of every e-ring right now because first it was having sizing beads put on, so I was ringless, but then the sizing beads were way too big so I can’t wear it, which is worse!
But other than that I don’t really get jealous of other people’s rings, because I got my dream ring. 🙂 Well maybe I’m a little jealous of kite settings, but I’m not into halos, and otherwise I’m sure I’d break a prong!
Post # 102
Oh ya, but it doesent mean I love mine any less.
I see rings on the bee constantly that are to die for,an a few that make me a bit jelly 🙂
Post # 103
I’ve never seen a ring I liked more than mine. I am the first of my friends to get engaged/married, so I suppose that could change. But at this point, I have honestly never been jealous of a ring.
Post # 104
I picked out my own ring — and it’s 1/2 ct. My ring was about 1% of my husband’s annual income — so, not that much. I’m very happy with the ring and while my in-laws prefer the bigger, flashier rings, they’ve done nothing more than give it a lingering look. My husband’s grandma did once mention that we could eventually “upgrade.” Hahahaha. They, of course, have no idea that I picked out my own ring (a travesty in their social circle).
That said, anyone who goes on and on and on about a big event in their life, ring or otherwise, is bound to stir up jealousy in other people. I’ve had friends who felt the need to post their rings on a near-daily basis, or discuss what they’re doing with wedding planning. We had friends who were engaged for a year-and-a-half who did this, so that was a real treat. That and every conversation with them inevitably traveled back to “Our wedding…” Original topic didn’t matter. They found a way.
It’s tactless and it is rude. You only get so much opportunity to discuss the good things in your life; and to go around bragging about the price is crass. Maybe I’m just built differently. If I know I have something and it’s something many other people covet, or someone is struggling with (i.e., difficulty having kids, waiting a long while for an engagement), even if I just suspect, I’m not about to go out and flaunt it to everyone who will listen. It also, of course, inspires jealousy when people do that. So, I’m not shocked that there are women who are feeling green over a ring or anything else engagement-related.
Post # 105
Pshhhhh next time u pick up your babies you flash your GORGEOUS new ring in her face. That OEC is killer an the intericate setting it’s in makes it sooo unique and amazing.
You have a better ring AND a better man. You win 😉