PW Guide Article: Do you Hate your Engagement Ring?

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Posted on December 2, 2008 at 10:30 am
PWAmanda
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WMforever
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holy moly. i lucked out. i love mine!

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 10:32 am
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I love mine.................now :)

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 10:37 am
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I think I love mine because I picked out the exact setting.  ;)  But FI did wonderfully with the diamond too!

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 10:42 am
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I LOVE mine!!!  FI did good. 

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 10:43 am
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I LoVe my ring! I never thought I would get one like it for a long time but FI surprised me!

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 10:46 am
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I'm with you Prismis! I picked out my setting and he picked the diamond. But I think even if I hadn't, I would have loved the ring. He has good taste. I do heart my ring!! :)

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 10:51 am
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I agree with prismis!  :)  FI did awesome with the diamond and we picked out the setting together.  I LOVE my ring!!!

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 10:53 am
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I like my ring. I miss my first one though. Sometimes I think this one is too big. We may take the diamond out of my first e ring and get it placed in a three stone. I wonder how much they'd credit me toward a ring with a 1/2 carat diamond solataire stone...


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Posted on December 2, 2008 at 11:15 am
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The Big Ring Question! Okay!  If I had gone into the store and selected my own ring, it would have probably been lots bigger, however my FI was the one who selected it; so in comparison to most peoples rings it is smaller.  But when I think of the type of man that God has blessed me with, I realized that I would wear a string around my finger because you can not put value on happiness.

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 5:13 am
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I love my ring in the sense that FI gave it to me, but I hate it in the sense that it's a solitaire and I've always HATED solitaries.. but when we get the rest of my ring custom made, it'll be my dream ring!

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 5:15 am
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I would never in a million years picked out this setting on my own... but FI out did him self and knew me better then I knew myself....


I dont think I'd want a different ring on my finger... i LOVE mine!

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 5:19 am
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I LOVE my ring. I picked it out though :) My FI surprised me by taking me to Zales and letting me pick out any ring that I wanted. I wish he would have picked it out on his own buuut I am the one who has to wear it for the rest of my life lol


I would have loved it no matter the ring, as long as I have a band of some sort on my ring finger then I am happy because that shows I am taken by the most amazing man

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 7:17 am
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FI and I chose my setting together and then I purchased a loose diamond separately and had it set (better quality than what you can find in mall stores). FI is clueless about stuff like this and I am picky, so this worked well for us.

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 8:04 am
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My ring is amazing.  What's best is that he designed it and got the diamond all on his own.  It's the perfect size too.  It was a total suprise.

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 8:24 am
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it's wierd - i *thought* i had wanted a princess cut solitaire but what i have is a cushion cut and small pave around it (pib)


i love it!!

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 8:29 am
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I love my ring.  DH picked it out all by himself.  I did however let him know years ago (when we first started dating his BFF got engaged) that I did not like solitaires, that I wanted more goin' on.  And boy he delivered.  :)

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 8:36 am
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My FI and I were at a flea market one weekend and I was trying on marcasite rings ... that opened up the opportunity to discuss engagement rings ... I had told him that since I had already gotten an diamond engagement ring 100 years ago (or so it seemed ... and that engagement never came to fruition) I had always said that if i were to get engaged again I wanted my birthstone (sapphire) as the center stone or perhaps flanking the diamond ... he asked me to send him pics ... which i did.


Well, my engagement ring is not what I wanted ... but it is the most beautiful ring ... it almost has a "cocktail ring" look to it ... I'll have to post a pic of it ... if I can figure it out lol and not for nothing but it looks dammmmm good on my finger!

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 8:52 am
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Do I absolutely LOVE my ring....YES! But, I didn't really know how I felt about it at first. The ring was a lot different than the rings that we had looked at together, I just didn't see it coming. I also never expected or asked for a canary diamond. After I wore the ring for a few days, I knew it was the perfect ring for me. My FI did an amazing job. Now, I'm having trouble finding a wedding ring that will fit with it. I might just buy a unique band that I can wear on my right hand when I wear both or by itself on my ring finger when I'm at work. (I work at a hospital as a nurse and don't want to wear my engagement ring to work after we are married, it get's too dirty from all the hand sanitizer.)

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm
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We bought a moissanite ring for my e-ring, and I picked out the setting. I adore the setting. FI had the opportunity to buy me a new ring as a surprise. (story behind it:http://www.projectwedding.com/biography/list/aprilxlirpa/my-bling)


The new setting is beautiful but not as gorgeous as my first setting. However, the fact that he got to pick it out with his mother and sister and totally surprise me in NYC was amazing, so thats what makes the ring so special.

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm
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Love my ring!! We had it custom made

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm
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