Post # 107
@anneB – amw511 did not say she NEEDED a ring that cost $2,200… she in fact pointed out that she loved her ring despite it not being above average in cost. I love the Hive… but I hate how so many of the brides on here pretend to take on a self-less, martyr attitude when it comes to rings. Being given a nice ring is not a symbol of a strong vs. weak relationship. The only thing the size/price of the ring reflects is the couple’s financial state, period.
Post # 108
WHERE did i SAY needed? no i dont think i did actually…..someone else may have but i DIDNT!
And please dont give me grief for speaking MY mind, when she clearly spoke HER mind and didnt give a crap about how Ronnykay felt…..!
Post # 110
That is a really beautiful ring!
Post # 111
@anne B: I hope your $2,200 ring stands the test of time like Ronnykays $35 ring, because its obvious her relationship is the most important thing to her, and 18 years later they are still in love……you seem to be in love with just your $2,200 ring and its price tag.
Obvious? Why is that?
The cost of a ring (expensive/reasonable/or steal) does not in any way exemplify one’s relationship. That is a mighty big assumption to make based on a piece of jewelry (big or small).
Post # 113
its obvious because after 18 years they are not only still together, they are doing it all over again…..and their relationship out lived the ring.
Post # 114
I like mine.He liked how 4 diamonds are put togther to make it look like a big big one.It fools u until u look closer.But its pretty
Post # 115
The ring is not THE thing. When carat size and brand-name become the source of pride or shame, that is just silly and sad.
The ring is a symbol – it represents your commitment, your love, your relationship. Every couple and every relationship are so unique, so of course each one will have its own unique symbol!
It was important to me to have something that I would love to wear and look at every single day for the rest of my life (as well as something that I could wear during rehearsal – oh, the life of a ballerina!). Together we set a budget and searched out the perfect symbol for our commitment.
I ADORE my ring, and I always will. Yes, it is sparkly and the Mr. snagged an amazing deal. But really I love it because it is so perfectly US, and because it stands for the US we’ve been these past few years together, and the US that we’re committed to being into the future.
Love love love love. It’s too bad we can’t capture it raw and loop it on our finger.
Post # 117
I love your ring!! Gorgeous.
Post # 118
@amw511s: Yeah I don’t think your comment was intended to come across as it did. I get what you were saying, which has nothing to do with RonneyKay or her (or anyone else’s) ring specifically. Not a backhanded compliment In My Humble Opinion, but I can see how this could be lost in translation.
(Snark free and from a pure place of honesty, observation, curiostiy and perhaps frustration…)
Why is it that when a woman is honest about her desires and possible dissapointment over an extravagant dress (or two, or three), over the top wedding, lavish honeymoons or out of budget houses we are here to support and talk her through it all? However, if a woman is honest about the desire and perhaps dissapointment over a bigger versus smaller ring it is often implied that she is shallow, selfish and perhaps not focused on the marriage (or as previously put the relationship is less important)?
Post # 120
I love these threads. I had a very brief moment a long while ago where I thought “wow, my 0.26 ct seems downright anorexic compared to some of the doorknob rings I saw on my friends’ facebook pages”. But, I remember our proposal each and every time I look at it and when we are in church on Sundays, the lighting makes it look amazing! Then it gets me thinking about our wedding in that church and suddenly I’m already there. I also remind myself that he isn’t up to his nose in debt for a ring that will get beaten up given my profession(teacher). If you have good feelings about your ring, that’s all that matters. We have definitely subscribed to “bigger is better” especially where diamonds are concerned. I can remember a cousin getting married 12 years ago and everyone fussed over whether she got her 1/4 carat or not (that was the standard, apparently?)
i have admired a lot of the pretty rings on here, diamonds, gems, no stones and I think they are all unique and beautiful, especially if there is a story behind them. Thanks for sharing, girls 🙂
My ring has a 0.26 ct centre stone and 0.25 ct tw surrounding. Less chance of scratching my face in my sleep too! lol
Post # 121
I love my ring!! It’s a 2 carat , white gold, round diamond… Wouldnt trade it for the world!!! My Fiance picked it out all by himself and it was all a complete surprise!