- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2006
Ok, so many of you may have noticed from all my previous posts, that I have been flip-flopping on what to do with this ring I have for some time.
Here’s the short version of the background story, please bear with me as I know how indecisive this makes me look:
I purchased a beautiful princess cut solitaire ring on ebay for a steal. I couldn’t believe my good fortune and was elated at saving so much on such a quality stone. I was going to use this ring, at my husband’s suggestion, as my “upgrade”.
After wearing the ring for some time, I realized that the setting was too high for my preference and I kept bashing the thing on everything. It seemed to get caught constantly, and the straw that broke the camel’s back was when I accidentally left a big scratch on my son’s arm when I grabbed him for kiss. I just knew the setting wasn’t for me.
So, I’ll just change the setting, right? Well, that was the plan. I was going to do a custom setting using a local jeweller that I trust to do the work. BUT, and here’s where the indecisiveness comes into play: I got on the internet and found about 100 different styles that I loved. In my previous posts, you can see all the ideas I was bouncing around. The one thing holding me back was that I’d love something so fiercely, but always wanted to “sleep on it” so as to not make a rash decision, and always found myself less enthused after a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, a close friend I was chatting with decided he would like to purchase the ring from me as it was exactly the style his future fiance loved. At the last minute though, he backed out because he didn’t want her to have anything pre-owned. SIGH….back to the drawing board. After placing a classified add online, I had two more interested buyers, and both backed out because they couldn’t pay me in cash (I was leary of being taken for a ride). It would be marvelous to sell the ring, and have a little extra savings put away for a rainy day.
I’ve decided not to bother with the custom route, I just know that I’m too indecisive when it comes to style now. And after all the headache with this ring, I’ve grown to almost detest the sight of it.
I’ve debated on keeping it as a family heirloom, but part of me really just wants to have something that I can enjoy now. I’ve tossed every idea back and forth, but I just can’t seem to sell the thing, and I just don’t know what to do with it if I keep it (first world probs, huh?). My friends and family are no help, they just give me advice and talk in circles so that I’m more confused than ever. They have a million suggestions for me…none of which have panned out.
Well, I feel better just typing this out…I can feel some of the frustration I have towards myself melting away…thanks to all the bees who held in there and read this whole thing! You rock!
Here’s the ring in question, it’s a 0.45ct, G colour, VVS1, white gold solitaire. Classically beautiful I know, but just not 100% me: