Post # 1
So I admit this is premature, because we’re not yet engaged (this month!!) but I am so excited and I was thinking about how lucky I am that my wonderful FI has created my dream ring, so I thought it would be nice to see what you bees are thankful for about your rings.
I’ll start: I am grateful first of course that my ring is a gift from my loving SO; that it will be super easy to clean and won’t need much maintenance (it’s a plain platinum solitaire); and that I will be getting a diamond (!!), which I didn’t think was going to be possible because of cost and ethical sourcing issues (it’s an heirloom!).
Your turn! What are you grateful for??
ETA:I apologize as I don’t have a photo yet but I’d love to see your sparklies while I wait! 🙂
Post # 3
I am grateful that it is the ring of my dreams that I was able to pick and FI purchased.
Post # 4
I’m so, so, so grateful that I met my wonderful husband through eHarmony.
I’m so grateful for every wonderful thing he does for me.
I’m so grateful to have him in my life, every single day.
Sorry, I know I’m a broken record, but I really do love my hubby!
Congratulations on your beautiful ring and your impending engagement! Savor this beautiful time in your life, and happy planning!
Edit: Whoops, sorry I missed the part where you said to post what you’re grateful about regarding your ring! My bad!
I’m grateful that DH let me pick my ring and I’m grateful that it is all round brilliant prong set diamonds. Sparkle sparkle! Every time I look at my ring, I think of my wonderful husband and how much he loves me and wants me to be happy.
Post # 5
I’m grateful that he took so much time and effort to design the perfect ring for me, and that he worked so hard to be able to afford it!
Post # 6
I am grateful that my sneaky DH had asked my friend to go undercover and find out info for him (he was overseas). She brought me into stores to look at rings saying her BF had told her to LOL She kept asking em my opinion on them and I remember being like “I don’t know….get what you like, it’s your ring”. He then knew the style I liked (round solitaire) and went out and bought it soon after he returned home.
Post # 7
Also, I am grateful that he went with quality over quantity. My ring is so sparkly!!!
Post # 8
I’m grateful that my FI gave me the exact ring I wanted. I’m grateful that he wanted and wears his ring, too. I’m glad that both rings are claddaghs, that my fiance sees the importance of that to me, and that the claddagh’s symbols (love, loyalty, friendship), are the central values of our relationship.
Post # 9
I am so grateful that he bought my dream ring and was willing to spend the money to get it, even though it was quite pricey 🙂 I am grateful he let me pick the ring and actually wanted me to, and liked it also 🙂 I am grateful that he does not regret spending so much on my ring, and he doesn’t regret taking the step of engagement 🙂
Post # 10
I am also not engaged yet, but I am very grateful for my amazing boyfriend to have given me free rein to pick out the ring of my dreams where his only concern was that it “be a ring that you love”. I stare at pictures of it all the time since it’s currently being made. I’m also grateful that it’s a ring that not only I fell in love with, but my boyfriend too. We were looking for almost three months for rings and we’d never fully agreed on a ring together until this one. Even though he said to pick what I loved, I still wanted it to be a ring that he had loved too and if he didn’t, I kept on looking. Can’t wait to have that thing on my finger. I’m also grateful that he was concerned with the entire quality of the engagement ring and matching wedding band, especially because quantity was also something he was considering.
Post # 11
I am grateful that I was able to obtain my grandmother’s setting. I am grateful that she had such nice taste in jewelry. I am grateful that the setting was able to be repaired and that my FI was thoughtful enough to repair it and put the biggest and nicest diamond he could get to set into it. I am grateful that he doesn’t regret a single penny he spent on the diamond or the repairs.
I am grateful that grandma’s wedding band was also avaliable to me and that it was white gold instead of platinum so that it wasn’t super expensive to resize. I am also grateful that her e-ring is platinum because that is exactly what I wanted!
I am grateful it is so well taken care of that it can be passed on to future generations.
Post # 12
I am grateful that my DH spent so much time and thought finding the perfect ring to surprise me with. I’m glad that he knew my style and my personality so well to find a ring that suits me so perfectly. I’m grateful that it was something that he could afford as well!
Post # 14
I am grateful for my family, my health and my home.
Post # 15
I am greatful that my DH wanted to get me something nice that will last a lifetime. I had a really bad experiance with my ex husband over my old ring/set (he was selfish and wanted money for his car hobby) and it made me appreciate my now DH more that he wanted to make me happy (and it really does not take much!). I appreciate his patience with me as we were trying to find the perfect ring/set for us/me….it’s really been a journey!
Post # 16
Thank you so much for the wonderful responses! Threads like this make me happy 🙂