(Closed) To those of you who don't love your ring……

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

+1

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I know exactly how you feel!! I’ve been engaged for over a year and got engaged when I was 32. Problem was; I never really paid attention to engagement rings at all until I got engaged. So I was fairly clueless on what I wanted. Add this to the fact that I felt rushed to get a ring (to try to summarise: I live in London and rings at shops here are seriously over priced. A month after we got engaged, I was going to Brazil, where I’m from, where rings were much cheaper than London but I had a week there only so had to rush through decisions), and i ended up picking a settin gthat was similar to a friends without properly thinking of all the options…

 

A month later and I had serious regret… I wanted a different setting and a bigger stone (upset with myself that I could’ve got a bigger stone for the same price in the US, my family lives in Florida, for a slightly lower quality that would still look great). Not to mention not knowing enough about diamonds and having bought one with a EGL certificate over GIA..

 

There are worse things in life but I feel so responsible..

Similarly to you; my fiance was very frustrated. But my love for him and how I feel about the jewlery were not related – and I wanted a ring I’d love as much as him – which is why I felt the ring was wrong..

He finally got it and we’re looking for a new set (I’m thinking I can keep the stone and maybe get a halo for a ‘bigger’ feel).

I’m not a jewlery person so this is the only precious metal I have and wear everyday – hence why it’s so important to get it right (specially if I consider it how much time I spend on picking a dress over a ring that I’ll wear for the rest of my life, I get so frustrated on how much I rushed it! But part of the reason is that there’s no way I’d pay UK prices or get half the size for an amount we felt comfortable spending – we share our finances and are quite equal…_).

 

So yes; a year later and we’re looking at new settings.

But like you said; I’ve grown to love my ring and am wondering – when the time comes, will I be able to let go?

 

πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Aw, I just wanted to share that I really liked and appreciated your story πŸ™‚  Thank you for sharing!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really love and appreciate your story too. I wasn’t disatisfied with my ring ever, so I can’t relate to the problem, but I still appreciate the story. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Wow thanks for this post! I just loved reading your perspective! I designed my ring and I do vacillate between love and hate. There were aspects of the setting I did not know would look like they do. In the end of the day it’s about the man sitting next to me that matters! (Right now he’s sitting next to me asking me if I like Tupac or Biggie Smalls better…baffling question…)

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve got to see this ring. πŸ˜‰

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Thanks for sharing your story!  It’s nice to hear stuff like this to give some perspective about what the engagement and marriage are REALLY about.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Love that story thanks for sharing! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@alreadyawife:  Thank you for sharing your story.  It really puts everything in to persepctive that at the end of the day it’s just a ring and life itself is too important to dwell on something so small.  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

so sweet, sounds like your hubby loves you a lot!  I hate my wedding ring, just hate it, I felt rushed to buy it and am still paying on it!  Maybe ten years from now he will buy me one I absoultely love!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

Great story, thanks for sharing!  I hope you’ll come back and post to show off your new set.  πŸ™‚

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i’m glad you shared your story. thank you for that <3

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