Post # 62
@KatyElle: thats amazing!! I can’t wait until I get the chance to say the same thing down the road (not that I do not love the ring I was given!) that I put alot of hard time and energy into our relationship and our family and I have earned something special for me, just like he will 😀 I am proud to show off my ring, I am proud that my husband picked it out himself, and although its not somegthing I ever intially thought I would like style wise…I would never trade it for anything else! Its not a diamond, I couldn’t see the point in spending so much money on a glorified rock. I pointed him in the direction of stimulants, and let him decide from there! I am very blessed to have an amazing moissanite ring which I one day plan to pass on to one of our future children! He could have given me a cracker jack ring and I’d have been set and ready to walk down the isle! I actually mentioned to him on more than one occasion the beautiful .10 “promise” ring he had given would have been an amazing an engagement ring and I love showing that little bad boy off as well! It’s never been about the size for more, but the fact that I was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with and the person he decided to make that life changing step with!!
Post # 63
@KatyElle:That was gorgeous. Just like your ring. 🙂
As for me, I’m totally in love with my ring and I absolutley love showing it off. For a few days after I got it I was obsessed with getting the sunny seat on the train so that I can stare at the sparklies. Now, I’m more in love with what it stands for and the awesome man that gave it to me.
Post # 64
I love my ring, it’s fabulous, but I dont’ get the whole “showing it off” thing. What’s the point? who cares what other people think of it. Someone’s always going to think your ring is “too big” or too small, or not clear enough or not the right shape, or whatever. I love to watch my ring sparkle, inspect the micropave, explore the facets in the sun. If it brings joy to others, yay, but I dont’ shove it in peoples faces waiting for them to declare it acceptable or worthy of whatever descriptors I don’t find offensive.
Post # 65
@blingbling: Havn’t you started a thread about 2+ carat diamonds and posted pics of your ring to show?
Post # 66
@KatyElle: yes, on an anonymous message board, not out in the real world. A board dedicated to rings where people expect to see 100’s of pics of all vareity’s of rings and gemstones. Not out in the real world where there are people I know. I don’t have pics of my ring on FB or where anyone in my real life would see. I think of the internet as an anonymous source of fun where I could see things that I would NEVER solicit in real life. Do you think I’d really email my friends and say “send me pics of your 2ct+ rings!?
Post # 67
To be honest, I think Mr. A is a bit ashamed of my ring. It is a family heirloom and while gorgeous, unique, antique and all the things I love, he is embarassed he did not purchase it for me.
He gave me that ring as a “temporary” one until he could afford to ring he really wanted for me. We expected to have a very short engagement and wanted to have a ring I could wear during the planning process while he saved for the ring. Long story short, we still don’t have the other ring but he did buy me a house 🙂
I have also gained a bit of weight and the ring no longer fits and because of its age I am too scared to resize it, I have been wearing a gorgeous purple stone (Idk the name lol) with chocolate diamonds around it as my ering.
Post # 68
@blingbling: Yeah, but you’re still showing off your ring. You’re proud of it, as are these other ladies, there’s no reason to knock people for wanting to show off their ring.
Post # 69
I love my e-ring- why because it put me out of my misery of waiting for my now Fiance to propose to me. My e-ring is 3 stones total of .5 carats. It isn’t my dream ring but it is wonderful because he picked it himself and he was able to pay for it cash without sacrificing a whole lot.
We originally picked a .5 Tiffany solitaire with beaded setting which was going to run about $4500. He was waiting for his tax refund (which was pretty big) to buy the ring but right before he got the money, car broke down, other bills needed to be paid and I didn’t want to be so selfish to make him spend $4500 on my ring when we needed it for other stuff. Being engaged was more important than the ring (size)- and guess what, he listened. He found a more affordable ring and put me out of my misery and promised to upgrade my e-ring once he receives other money he is waiting on.
In the end, I will receive my dream ring with the matching band but I am so happy to be officially engaged now that I didn’t care how big the ring was.
Post # 70
@katyelle I don’t think “showing off” or “knocking others” is what @blingbling meant by her post, at least that’s not what I interpret anyway. I think she was just making a statement that it doesn’t matter what the size of a ring is as long as the wearer is happy with it.
Post # 71
I LOve my ring and am proud to show it off…..and do it frequently! LOL
here it is again……
It may not be a huuuuuuge 2ct diamond, it may not be to everyones or anyones taste…….but it doesnt have to be, its mine. and as long as i love it thats all that really matters, and as long as the man that gave it to me meant it when he asked me to marry him……thats all i really care about.
Post # 72
I received a rather large e-ring and will be majorly downsizing once we get married due to comfort issues and the fact that it belonged to his grandmother and I do not want to be worried all the time about something happening to it. I do not care what people think about my ring…I’m the one who has to wear it. This is what will be replacing my e-ring except on special occasions(please note I am only getting one…not all 3 lol!):
Post # 73
I got a ring, just opened a post about it, for about 50 dollars. My weddingbands will cost a bit more, around 400 dollars.
I don’t feel comfertable with very expensive rings because I’m afraid I will loose them. And 2nd of all I will feel quilty with such expensive jewelry and knowing I could save lifes in like afrika with that ring.
Just personal opinion though. I love seeing great rings. It’s just not for me.
Post # 74
My SO and I just went out and picked my e-ring this past week (squeal!) And it is a gorgeous white gold band with a little twist. It is currently set with a 1/5 carat round diamond in it, and I love it just the way it is. My SO on the other hand wants a bigger stone so sometime before the wedding we’re changing it to a half carat marquis, which I am fine with. I can’t believe that people put so much stock into how big the diamond is. I actually insisted I didn’t want anything even CLOSE to a carat. My hands are much too small. The guesture should mean so much more than that.
Post # 75
@MissComicBook: I can’t wait to see it!
Post # 76
Lol I wanted to add a comment about ‘almost losing his ring in a mosh pit’… I almost lost mine at an electronic dance music event the other night… I was raging pretty hard throwing my hands every which way and felt my ring slide off… I somehow caught it with my other hand… I would have never found it in that crowd of people and it wouldn’t have been safe to look- lol. It’s usually tight but with the heat and all the sweat it just slipped… I will never wear it to a rave again!
(I would like a bigger ring in time but I love my ring and I love him for buying the ring I wanted at a price we could afford- he said 20 year anniversary we’ll upgrade to 2 carats, I’d never be ashamed of a gift) lol