16maybeless said:@Jells2dot0 Thanks! Everyone asks if I want to be Kate Middleton. :P I've just always wanted a sapphire.
@Jells2dot0 Thanks! Everyone asks if I want to be Kate Middleton. :P I've just always wanted a sapphire.
Here's mine...1/2 carat black diamond solitaire, on my size 4.5 finger a half carat is plenty big. I LOVE it, and I don't know anyone else that has a black diamond
The band will be alternating black and white diamonds.
I was pretty impressed that FI picked this out on his own. It isn't what I envisioned he would get, but I just keep loving the ring more and more!
The diamond looks small because of the setting and my man hands.
@Jells2dot0 I'm more justifying the size of my hands- it's something I've always been self conscious about. I love, love, love my ring and was actually surprised that it was a diamond (or a ring). My Mom never had an engagement ring, so a fancy engagement ring wa never something that was that big of a deal to me.But I completely agree that the symbolism is more important than anything. I'm really hoping I didn't sound bratty
Here is a pic of my ring with my wedding band. The way the pic was captured made the diamonds look grey not clear. I have no idea why.
I love how they look together.
Just curious- I noticed that you wear your wedding band above your e-ring. Is there a reason for this? I just didn't know if there was a special meaning behind it.
Last week, in a haze, I put my wedding band on above my e-ring. I noticed it several hours later and switched them, but I thought it looked nice that way!
Its a preference thing. Some say wedding band should go on first because its closer to your heart. I say I was engaged first and then I will be married. I will put my wedding band on after my engagement ring.
I dont need a ring to be in a special spot, I will be just as married either way.stuck in box- makes sense! Was just curious
Gorgeous rings, everyone! I love to see all the personal styles & preferences.
Now here's my question for y'all - thoughts on openly discussing diamond size? It's so not how I roll in that I would never ask anyone the size of their ring nor would I expect someone to ask mine. Be it ginormous or itty bitty, it just seems so personal while at the same time inconsiquential. Is that an archaic way of thinking & I'm just weird?
…took FI many an hour shopping with my sister to pick it out. I don't normally wear jewelry and didn't help much in way of direction, so I was very happy that he choose something I love so much.
edited b/c I hate spelling.
Of course, I cannot see the picture right now. Darn work computers...
I would never ask anyone the size of their diamond. It's none of my business. If someone tells me the size just randomly, I tend to think it's strange that they are bringing it up. I have been asked quite a few times about my rings. One time, my dental hygentist asked and I was really taken aback, as she barely knows me, but then it turns out that she is very into gemology, precious stones, semi-precious, etc so she was asking as someone genuinely into the stone rather than the size. Some people are just nosey and need to keep their thoughts to themselves.
I've dealt with this as well. A few bitchy women at the office made a face and one asked if "the diamonds go all the way around" with an OMG tone. Have also gotten some side eye from FFIL. FIL's live a humble life and do not feel that material things matter. Ok, cool, whatever works for ya. But then don't judge us for our choices. FFIL might want to save some energy for when he sees my band lol
Yeah, this is the only time I've posted it online, and only did so because I know this is a nice group of ladies and the tone of the thread is fun and celebratory, not look at me and my bliiiing
Yeah, this is the only time I've posted it online, and only did so because I know this is a nice group of ladies and the tone of the thread is fun and celebratory, not look at me and my bliiiing Stuck in box-Really? I'm pretty sure I just came on here to brag and show off since me, my ring, and my wedding are clearly superior.