(Closed) What are your ring insecurities?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 302
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m from a small town and my princess solitaire is 1.75ct, which isn’t that big for the city I live in now, but it’s considered huge for my hometown.  I was just down there last weekend for my shower and I was embaressed from all the attention I received.

Post # 303
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Lbward6:  Oh goodness, that would drive me batty!  I think I’d be planning on upgrading sooner rather than later to one that is truly yours – maybe explain to her you loved wearing it for the wedding and the symbolism but now you want to tuck it away for a future child, etc?  ANyway, hugs, that would drive me crazy but I’ve dealt with some similar things in my former marriage so I may just be extra sensitive!

Post # 304
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494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I also love my ring. I knew I wanted a princess cut solitaire since before I met my husband and that was over 10 years ago. I knew that I wanted a slightly thicker band in white gold and super simple prongs. I never thought about the wedding band until after we got engaged and then I immediately wanted a vintage band, so I love the combo of old and new. The only thing that I would say I’m insecure about is that my ring is in the SI range, but it is an F in color and 1 carat, so I made my compromise on that. And other than that I am super happy with it, but I do think some days that I would have also been very happy with a vintage or antique ring that combines sapphires and a diamond because I LOVE those types of rings and I love antique and vintage anything. Below is my ring and another ring that is not mine but that I absolutely love. Then again if we had gone with a vintage ring I would probably always wonder about getting a princess solitaire. Ah-well, the grass is always greener as they say!

 

Post # 305
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214 posts
Helper bee

my insecurity is 100% the size of my center stone. where i live now, girls get/EXPECT 2ct MINUMUM center diamonds and i have a .82ct

i feel horrible for even saying that i am insecure about a gift my fiance worked his as off for, but it’s the truth. i try to stifle those thoughts because they’re so ungrateful and ugly, but as hard as i try, they still haunt me.

if/when there is a time when we can afford to upgrade, i’m sure we will.

Post # 306
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1274 posts
Bumble bee

@Fanciful:  your set is beautiful!! It’s unique which is totally what I love about it! 🙂 

Post # 307
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1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I do love my ring, a LOT, but I had zero say in it and Fiance surprised me with it.  I would have loved anything he got for me honestly.  Mostly, I wish that I had been more involved in the process of picking it out, because I wish I had given him some guidance and not left him on his own to figure it out.  He did a great job though 🙂

Since it’s lab-created, I’ve had some…interesting…comments on the quality and whether it’s “real” or not.

 

 

Post # 308
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210 posts
Helper bee

@kuuipokai:  I dont usually like warm color diamonds. But your ring literally makes me swoon. I’m obsessed.

Post # 309
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@brooklyn_bee:  I just wanted to say I love your ring and think the size actually really flatters the setting and looks great on your finger! 

Post # 310
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613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@abirdword:  I loooove your ring. I so badly want a sapphire!

 

Here’s my e-ring:

 

My hang ups are that it’s not very big – 0.5TCW, the centre’s about 0.2ct, and I get a lot of ‘dainty’, ‘small’ type comments. The diamonds are G colour, included but I honestly can’t see any 🙂 I’m a size 5.5 or K 1/2 for reference

 

While I love my setting, it’s not the ring he proposed with. We had to give it back to the jewellers because it was such poor qaulity due to the fact they resized a MASSIVE one to two sizes too small.

 

I also really badly wanted a sapphire, but Mr Traditional insisted on a diamond ring. I’m hoping to incorporate sapphires into my wedding band but don’t know how…

 

  

 

Post # 311
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Helper bee

@thirdtimeisthecharm:  aw thank you! i guess i’m really just insecure about it because i swear to god i’m SURROUNDED by HUGE diamonds. girls my age are telling their boyfriends they won’t accept anything less than 2cts and i’m just like -_____- about it haha.

Post # 312
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@ladyamalthea:  Your ring is not ugly, I absolteuly LOVE that band with the scrolly swirls. There is one ring on here that is not-pretty/Interesting and when I say “interesting” I do mean it, I am drawn to it, but I wouldn’t call it “pretty.”

Post # 313
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@minipenguin:  sweetie–as one marquise owner to another, and as someone who now loves ovals, I sometimes play a game where I squint my eyes at my marquise and pretend it’s an oval. Try it! haha.

 

 

Post # 314
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@mrspinesol:  From that side, your ring’s elements look beautifully balanced to me! I’ll bet it looks as nice head on.

Post # 315
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@btothez:  Just wanted to tell you I absolutely love your ring!  I love yellow gold and think it is always a gorgeous, classic look.  I also love the look of a simple solitaire with a wider band. It really makes your stone stand out and looks beautiful!

Post # 316
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2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Sometimes I get insecure b/c what I love, and wanted, isn’t the “norm”, meaning that it’s not a thin shank, pave, halo, or even a classic solitaire. It dosen’t get much bee love, but people irl are drawn to it. Probably b/c the shop that made it is sought after here, and locals recognize the work. It’s like a little local celebrity haha! But sometimes I wonder how a more “normal” ring would look.

 

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