I was married in 1996 and divorced 5 years later. My first husband was like a brother to me - we were never much more (but he was the first halfway normal guy I dated and I married him for all the wrong reasons). I was 25 years old.
I divorced in 2001 and was alone for many years, trying to figure my life out, trying to raise our two children. I had previously known my current fiance and our paths crossed once again in 2008 and we have been together ever since. He proposed this past September with the most gorgeous engagement ring.
Originally I didn't think I wanted a wedding band, but the more I think about it, the more I would like something. For my first wedding, we used my Grandma's wedding band and it holds very special meaning to me. It's very simple, just a thin gold intricate band (that is actually very worn because she never took it off) and the top has some little silver detail work to it (no diamonds). I think it would be gorgeous with my current engagement ring but ... I used her ring for my first wedding.
I'm not superstitious and I don't hold any special meaning toward the ring as it relates to my first marriage. It does, however, have very special meaning to me as it relates to my Grandmother and the marriage she had with my Grandfather. I haven't said anything to my fiance yet - I just want to get a feel for others' responses.
Do you immediately think - no freakin' way! Or do you see my side of it, as it pertains to the special meaning of that particular ring?
This is a picture of my current e-ring. The center stone is 1.13 carats and it has pave diamonds up both sides. The my Grandmother's wedding band is very simple and very thin (I don't have a photo of it). Honest thoughts?