Post # 152
@HoneyBunnyBride13: Your ring is beautiful! I think everyone should be proud of their ring no matter the size of the stone or the type of metal. The fact that a ring is given with love is what matters.
From what I have read Rings were first exchanged in ancient Greece and they were made of leather, fabric, or reeds. They usually lasted only a year and would be replaced on the anniversary. How beautiful is that!
I feel very lucky also because my Fiance picked out my ring all by himself. He did a wonderful job, although I love everything he gives me because I know he puts so much thought into it.
Post # 153
That is a beautiful tradition! It’s funny because my finance always says I’d be happy if he did tie a string around my finger.
Post # 154
I’m embarrassed by my ring often. Its very flashy and attracts a lot of attention, but people are never sure if it is an engagement ring or not.
It’s weird, because outside of the center stone, it looks too much like a typical engagement ring and I’m not fond of its lack of uniqueness there either. (white gold, diamonds in band. For the record, my dream ring was a matte titanium with a gemstone in a halo)
Its a 6 ct aquamarine. Its very feminine and very attention grabbing and just not…me. I’ve gotten only compliments on it and its truly is gorgeous, but wearing a big princess ring everyday feels a little odd. I won’t wear it very often after the wedding.
When I’m out, I’ll often tuck the ring under my finger so that the stone doesn’t show. I’ve gotten so habitual about doing this that my finger is starting to callous…
Post # 155
LOTS of people look at my ring and immediately let slip words like “interesting” or “unusual” or if they’re really trying, “unique.” Sometimes I look at all the rings on here and see all the giant sparkly diamonds and silver bands, and I get slightly jealous – but then I snap out of it quickly, and remember that I actually really dislike rings like that, plus I never wanted an expensive ring, if I was getting one at all. The size and price has nothing to do with my love for my Fiance, so I would have been happy with something out of a cereal box.
That said, my ring is SO incredibly me, and I do treasure it. Eco-friendly, natural, conflict-free, and extremely economical. It’s just perfect.
Moissanite (no idea the size, but definitely big enough for me, someone who doesn’t like flashy stones) and walnut/maple band.
Excuse the giant poor quality pictures, I don’t feel like getting up off the floor to find my camera.
Post # 156
my Engagement Ring cost around — hmm 200 bucks, and its a CZ.. and i love it and I do show it off (: i dont care whts on my finger as long as theres something on my finger. Actually what I wear most of the time now is my wedding band which was half that price, but when I go out I do wear my Engagement Ring. My Fiance is on the hunt to find a diamond ring for me for the wedding ceremony.. hes looking around a 2000 range and oddly enough Im actually against it. I love what he gave me- because it was the first peice of jewelery he gave me and this was the ring that I wore immediatly when he proposed- so it has sentimental value to me.. I doubt Id wear the new one as often- but Im sure the one i have now would be my every day ring.
Post # 157
@leafgum: Oh my goodness, I loooove your ring!
Post # 158
@leafgum: thats an awesome looking ring! Wow – I like it!
Post # 159
I like this post! My engagement ring is very non-traditional. Originally my fiances grandma sent him her grandmas diamond engagement ring…we live in KY she lives in Florida. Unfortunately…UPS lost it!! (AKA someone pocketed it)..report filed..nothing happened. It was gone.
Long story short he had a friend who is a jewlery make my engagement ring out of one of the pearls on a strand of pearls that use to belong to his mother who passed away when she was little. The ring is not a diamond..and didn’t cost him hardly anything..but means more to me than any big ol diamond ever could. Sometimes I get people asking me if it is even an engagement ring..which is kind of annoying..but I don’t care. I love it.
I also love your attitude on your rings and I’m glad you kept your first ring even though it broke! It’s the sentiment attached to something that is important =)
I took this pic right after the proposal in January..the ring is on the wrong way lol so overlook that. It looks much better turned around. :p
Post # 160
My husband and I went rign shopping together when I was 18 and chose a very delicate ceylon sapphire rin in yellow gold :
Years later when all my other friends were getting engaged and white gold was all in I got a little carried away and wanted an upgrade which I got and I missed my beautiful sapphire sooooo much. I am having the upgraded diamonds reset into something else and I will never ever again take off my sapphire. Every time I look at it I remember how excited and happy we were at the thought of getting hitched and how in love we were and still are. My upgrade was pretty but just didn’t hold those memories and it made me realise how perfect my sapphire looked on my finger and why I chose it in the first place. I am super proud of my ring.
Post # 161
I am very proud of my ring. My husband designed it and carefully chose the stones. Apparently he ran the jeweler in circles trying to get the right emerald! It’s a wonderful expression of my personality. And, I will admit, I enjoy having a “different” ring!
That pause that happens right after I show it to someone for the first time, that expression of “What? You can do this?” is priceless. 😛
Post # 162
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
After spending lots of quality time with my ring, I LOVE it. Admittedly, it took me a while to fall in love, but now it just takes my breath away 😀
Post # 163
I have never been ashamed to show off my e-ring. I am so proud to wear it. It reminds me of how much time and effort Fiance put into picking this out for me, because HE wanted me to wear it. I absolutely love it.
Post # 165
Nothing but proud. Not only is it an awesome ring, it is also a reminder that the most amazing man wanted to spend the rest of his life with ME.
Post # 166
I’m probably the only one on here with the more or so view point of the fact that im sad about my engagement ring…don’t get me wrong im not greedy or selfish or ungrateful. i am so happy that he chooses to marry me, however he “proposed” while i was half asleep with out a ring randomly one night and 5 months later (after every single women i came across that heard i was engaged asking to see the ring, then going, “oh” when i didnt have one to show off) i got a mood ring and iv seriously had people ask “is that a mood ring? are you engaged?” then actually laugh
When i first met my Fiance back in hs i wore a mood ring every single day that used to turn purple and he and all our friends used to make fun of me and call me purple because purple ment “love”…i would go home crying because my hs crush wld make fun of me…lol who would have thought 11yrs later we would be planning our wedding…lol