- 10 years ago
@KatyElle: Very good point! I wish I’d had the option of being able to go against what was then-tradition…over the years it would have saved so much grief over worrying about the prongs. (Not to mention the $$$ spent on repairs!) But even if I’d had a lovely sapphire or something like an Asher or Moissy…with modern settings they themselves don’t look durable. That trend in the jewelry industry seems odd. Are they just waiting to suck all of us dry when these multiple-prong setting rings begin to get damaged in normal life?
What surprises me is the difference in marketing to the bridal market now versus then. We were force-fed a diet of ‘durability’, the ‘real thing’, ‘make sure it lasts forever’..yada, yada, yada’.
And Mrs. H2B and FutureMrsMoore…you are both very right that a ring is just a symbol and doesn’t impact or predict our marital happiness. I used that same argument when DD kept saying she wasn’t ‘really engaged’ before she got her e-ring. Even though we had already signed contracts, put down deposits and made committments for the actual ceremony. For generations upon generations people never used wedding rings. When you commit to each other and proclaim you want to be married you ARE engaged. The ring is nice but it isn’t everything.