My FI and I got engaged last month. I didn't *love* the ring at first (previous post about that) but it's been growing on me until tonight. FI gave me the paperwork from when he bought the ring, and the conversation went a little like this:
FI: I didn't get the ring directly from Zales
Me: What do you mean?
FI: I bought it from someone who bought it at Zales
Me: You mean this is a ring that was purchased and was meant to
be given to someone else, and it never happened
FI: Yeah, I got it from one of my managers, I think they broke up before he proposed
Me: OK so I have a ring that was recycled because they broke up!? That's bad luck!
FI: Well, I didn't think about it like that. He had it and I liked it so I bought it from him.
Me: *almost cut my finger off while peeling potatoes because I'm going to freak out*
Now I get upstairs to put the papers away and obviously I'm going to look at them. The ring was purchased back in February 2005 (! with a lifetime warranty, as long as it's inspected by Zales every 6 months). Well, it was inspected the first time back in 2005 and not since, so not only is the warranty voided, which he didn't even notice, he doesn't even seem to care. He goes, "can't we just take it to Zales and buy another warranty?!" I also looked at the reciepts; it was repiared and resized in 2007, which leads me to believe that they were engaged and broke up. I feel like he didn't even care what the ring looked like or meant to me at first...this after he told me he shopped around for 1.5 years until he found just the right one.
IMO I'm wearing a ring from an engaged couple that broke up which to me is a HUGE DEAL! Am I overreacting if I demand that we sell this one and buy a brand new one?!