PW Guide Article: Do you Hate your Engagement Ring?

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Posted on December 2, 2008 at 10:30 am
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LauriMidori
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I picked mine so I had better love it hahaha

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm
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my FI couldn't wait to propose so did so without the ring, he had picked one out but not purchased it yet and showed it to me. While I absolutely loved it, I asked if it was ok for me to look at others before we went to get it...I ended up going with the one he selected originally because it was so me...I just needed to make sure I would not see another one I loved better and be bitter lol

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm
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I love my ring. It's simple and small (I call it my baby diamond). Right now it represents our simple beginnings. We don't have a lot and it doesn't seem to matter all that much because we have each other and even as we grow (and hopefully become more successful, start a family, etc) I hope we can always remember where we came from and how far we've come. :)

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm
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Ugh I hate mine! And I hate to say that! But I gave him very specific details as to what I wanted..I got the opposite! It was even sized wrong. But he loved it and got It at a sale and paid for it and its matching band In full so the jeweler won't take it back! So were screwed...
Posted on April 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm
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I LOVE my ring! Of course it did help that when the subject of marriage came up in the first place I told him flat out I was picking the ring due to the other times I was engaged and got rings I hated, could not wear and were not me. I sent him some links to rings that were me so he could still surprise me. In the end he got me the ring I designed myself and it is perfect for me because it represents us.

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 3:46 am
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I absolutely love mine. FI worked so hard picking one that he thought I'd love that, even if I had one I'd liked better, there is NO WAY I'd crush his feelings by asking to switch it. He would be so hurt if I tried to ask for a new one, that's just wrong. I love it because it's beautiful, and because he thought so long and hard about finding a ring that made him think of me.

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 4:56 am
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I absolutely love my ring! I would've picked out something different, but because my FI designed the setting and hand picked the center stone it means the world to me.


I absolutely love my photo 1750694-1

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 4:59 am
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I loooooove mine!

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 5:01 am
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TnineyBride, thanks for saying that. At least I feel like I'm not the only one. I'm grateful and I love it because my fiance picked it out. But it was the exact cut that I told him I hated. So either he didn't listen or he forgot. But I feel that he could have asked again if he forgot. I didn't want to hurt his feelings so I am going to stick with the one he got for me, but I have to honestly say, I can't wait until he says it's time for an upgrade!

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 5:03 am
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i absolutely adore mine...and it's a set that fits with the wedding band, so it's delicate on its own and just the perfect width when they're together. plus both his sister-in law and mother have sets as well, so it's like a tradition in his family :) I couldn't love any ring more!

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 7:23 am
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I love my ring, my Fiance asked me with another ring and then (as he knows me very well) he brought me to a jewellers to pick my ring, i loved it!

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm
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I LOVE mine.  Growing up, I always said that the right man for me will pick the right ring.  Mine is totally vintage and has been in my family for more than 60 years.  It's not the highest quality, but I can easily see it being on my finger for the next 50 years, soI'm really happy.

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm
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I don't hate my ring....but it's not what I would've chosen.  I hate saying that, I feel like such a b*tch, but I always drooled over the Tacoris in the show windows whenever we would go to the mall. I even told him it didn't have to be a Tacori, I just loved the style of the rings.  Instead, I got a gorgeous diamond (my favourite part, and it took him 8 months to find it) in a plain, quite frankly boring 14k white gold setting.  I find out afterwards that FI doesn't like the look of "all those stones down the side" so that's why he chose a plain solitaire.  That kind of bugged me, because hey, I know you're paying for it, but I'm the one wearing it, kwim?


Oh well, I'll ask for a new ring at the 10 year mark. Until then, it may not be what I would've picked, but my FI did, and so I love my ring (and him) for that. :)

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm
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I love my ring!

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm
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In my first marriage, I had a diamond from my grandmother--which was huge--set in a white gold solitaire.  My wedding ring was a plain white gold band.  After my divorce, I realized that I had really hated wearing an engagement ring, and did not ever want another one.  I also realized that although I loved a plain gold band, I preferred yellow gold to white.


When NotFroofy came into my life, she had her grandmother's plain yellow gold ring that she wore on a chain around her neck, because it was way too big for her fingers.  When we began talking about marriage, she and I both agreed immediately that neither of us wanted an engagement ring.  She asked if I would like it if she gave me her grandmother's ring as my wedding ring.  However, she was careful to say that she would not be offended if it was just not my style.  Little did she know it was the exact style I had known I wanted!

Posted on June 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm
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I absolutely love my ring!! :D

Posted on June 6, 2010 at 7:19 pm
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I'm happy with my ring's looks, but it's kind of bulky around the sides. Ah, well ...

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 9:02 am
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Nope, love it : )

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 9:03 am
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I love it and wouldn't change it for anything in the world.

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 9:08 am
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I picked mine out! haha. So really, It'd be my own fault if i hated it.

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 11:47 am
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