(Closed) What’s the Point of the Big Rock?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

um, because I have better things to do? 

And I’m guessing nurses-in-training probably have better things to do as well. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I don’t get it either if you don’t properly take care of it. But I am like that with everything I own. My center stone is 2.52 diamond and I clean her every day. I would feel rude not doing so since my Fiance paid a lot of hard earned money for it. I think he would take offense if I didn’t take care of my ring like it should be.

I have only had my ring for a month so I am still in the ring obsessed stage if you will. So I think it’s a combination of personality and time you have had the ring  in your possession.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Not to be rude, just being honest, but I have more important things to do that shine my ring.  This is surely the case for someone in nursing school.  And many women don’t have jewelry cleaner.  I’ve been engaged for a year + and just got some a few months ago.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@NovaRising:  Maybe they’re poorly cut and not dirty? No matter how much you clean a poorly cut stone it won’t return much light. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Cleaning my ring takes 30 seconds to soak and 30 seconds to rinse and dry…and I am busy all day ….it can even be done while you have “better things to do” like when you are on the bee doing better things. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

And comparing cleaning a ring to oiling a car doesn’t really work.  The car is going to breakdown if you don’t change the oil.  The ring still functions if its dirty.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it depends on your background and whether you appreciate what has been given to you. I come from virtually nothing and my Fiance was raised by people who were well off.  We do alright but he saved up a lot for my ring.  It has a center stone over 1ct and I clean it religiously because it is the nicest thing I have ever owned.  I prize it above all else.  It is a Tacori that is insured for 15k because of the value of the setting and stone together.  It is an honor to wear it.  I think he felt the need to get me one so big because he runs in the kind of circles that care about that sort of thing.  I asked for something dainty but he explained that what he got me was a reflection of himself and his wealth as well and wanted it to make a statement.  I guess get that.  Hey I won’t complain and I got used to having something flashier than I had envisioned lol.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think ultimately it’s just a personal thing.  I’m sure if they felt it was as dirty as you think it is, they would probably clean it.  And I do agree with an early poster that perhaps they sacraficed quality for quantity and they rings are just a poorer clarity or color.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Your question comes across as a little judgemental. Some people care about having a shiny rock. Others have other priorities. I specifically didn’t want a pricey ring because for me, it is just a symbol. I wear my ring for everything and clean it maybe once a month, because I hate taking it off. It’s an antique ring, and very pretty, but the look of it isn’t the important thing: the important thing to me is that it, like my relationship, is integrated into my life. Im not saying it’s an approach that’s right for everyone but it works for me. And I’d feel the same if the ring was more bling. Enjoy your ring however you please – if cleaning it gives you pleasure, clean away.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I get my ring cleaned at the store I bought it from as often as I can, being that the closest store is across a bridge! I teach kinder and my Fiance gets mad (well not m a d but he makes comments) that it get it all Gooked up with paint and stuff. So as often as I can ends up being once every 5 or so weeks. I wouldn’t say I have “better things to do” though. I love my 1.5 carat!!!!!

 

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