(Closed) Worried my E-ring is too showy

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

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vintagefemme:  Its beautiful! You should be proud to wear it and show it off! I bet your Great Grandmother is proud for you to have it as well. If your friends are judging you based on material items… they’re probably not really your “friends”.

Post # 32
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Worker bee

It is gorgeous! Don’t worry about it being too showy, it is your ring and you should be proud to wear it. 

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love the size!!! Beautiful stone and the setting is very timeless ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Definitely too showy.

 

You should just send it to me. 

 

… for safe-keeping…

 

๐Ÿ˜€ 

Post # 35
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I think you are over thinking it.  It is beautiful!  Enjoy it!  People may say, wow, it is so big… blah blah blah.   Who cares.  It is a family treasure and has so much meaning, AND, it was passed down.  I think it is amazing just to have something passed down like that, and would not even think about the cost of someone told me it was their great mothers.

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper

What a rock! You are so lucky to have such a lovely heirloom. Some people might wonder about the cost of the ring, but that doesn’t really matter. Its history is more important than the carat size.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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vintagefemme:  omg I am in the same boat!  I am wearing my grandmothers engagement ring and I feel like it’s too much!  I’ve considered downsizing. 

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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vintagefemme:  it’s gorgeous! I have heirloom rings too, and I’ve found people are much kinder about a big heirloom than they are about a big newer ring. I’ve gotten some really snotty comments about a bigger diamond ring (not my engagement ring), but none about the older heirloom rings.

Post # 39
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Newbee

Enjoy it! My Fiance gave me his grandmother’s ring and I’ve gotten a few comments on the size of the center stone. It’s not large by the standards here, but most of my coworkers have pretty small stones. I simply tell them that it was his grandmother’s and that his grandpa had great taste ๐Ÿ˜› Heirlooms are meant to be treasured.

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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vintagefemme:  it is beautiful and looks a lovely size on your finger. enjoy it!

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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vintagefemme:  When I got engaged, I was given a heirloom ring that was 2.6 carats. I ended up giving it back due to family drama (which is another to keep in mind about family heirlooms–the drama didn’t start until a few months after I got the ring so beware lol). My fiance then gave me a vintage ring from etsy.

And I have to say–I’m a lot happier with the smaller ring. I’m a pretty modest, simple person, and I was always afraid people would “get the wrong idea” because of my big ring. When I’d show it to people for the first time I always felt the need to say “thanks! It was my grandmother’s.” At the same time, I knew that it was lame to judge someone because of a ring, but it still made me feel awkward. 

I also ended up finding out the ring was worth $25,000. Wearing jewelry that’s that expensive just doesn’t really match with my values.

I was attached to the ring though, so I was SUPER upset when I had to give it back–but now that I have a ring that’s much more “me,” I am SO much happier with it. (and it only cost $550!)

I’m not telling you to give it back, I just thought I’d share my perspective since we seem to have similar personalities.

Post # 42
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Helper bee

Hi I’m from Glasgow and I know rings are generally smaller here but honestly the ring is so lovely I don’t think anyone would judge you at all. I think they will be blown away by how lucky yiu are to have such gorgeous jewellery in your family.  And what lovely taste your relatives had its beautiful. I think you should flaunt it your marrying your love and have a lovely ring to show it. Congrats x

Post # 43
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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vintagefemme:  It’s gorgeous. Honestly, don’t worry about other people’s opinions. And for reference, I went with a super shiny 2.5 carat moissy. When I first received it, I was so afraid it would also be “showy”…and no one even notices my ring. I’m not kidding. In over a year I’ve only had three strangers make a comment about it out of the blue and while my friends thought it was gorgeous, no one was fawning all over it.

Wear that ring with pride!!!

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I don’t think it looks too showy. Try wearing it- if it bothers you then downsize.

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

 

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vintagefemme:  It’s beautiful – I love the vintage styles. Even more special since it’s an heirloom. Enjoy wearing it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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