Do you Hate your Engagement Ring?

PWAmanda
99+
Comments

He's excited and nervous at the same time…fumbling for the prize that serves as a symbol of his devotion to you, but after the awkward pauses and heartfelt speech – the dust settles and you realize…I don't quite care for my engagement ring. Don’t worry, you are not alone and while you don’t want to seem ungrateful or hurt your better half's feelings, it's best to share your true thoughts. This is a ring that you will wear every day, so it should fit your finger, as well as accommodate your lifestyle.


Time is Ticking…


If you absolutely hate your engagement ring, keep in mind that some jewelers carry strict policies regarding how long one can return or exchange an engagement ring – usually between two weeks and 30 days. This means that you shouldn’t waste any time fretting over how you're going to break the news. Below you will find a few suggestions on how to handle some of the most common engagement ring woes a bride-to-be may encounter:



Common Complaints for Engagement Rings


"He Didn't Listen to Me!"


If your fiancé is proposing to spend the rest of his life with you, then he should at least know some of your basic likes and dislikes. Therefore, if you can't stand the sight of yellow gold, and he presents a gold engagement ring anyway – you may have a few issues to iron out. When the time presents itself, gently communicate to your partner that the kind of ring he's chosen will clash with the rest of your jewelry choices, and doesn’t match with your personal preferences. Suggest that the two of you shop for something that accommodates your sense of style. 


"It's Too Flashy"


An engagement ring is a major purchase, so it doesn’t make any sense to waste money on something you haven’t exactly fallen in love with. Tell your fiancé that you appreciate the gesture, but you'd rather return to the store to choose an engagement ring that best suits your style.


"It's a Family Heirloom"


Perhaps the ring has been in the family for many years or once belonged to his mother. The very tricky situation of receiving a previously owned engagement ring is pretty hard to ignore. Many brides wish to slip onto their finger an engagement ring especially chosen just for them, which is exactly what you should tell your fiancé if the issue should arise. Express that you are honored to have received a family heirloom, but that you would prefer to wear a ring dedicated solely to your own union.


 

0
Last Updated: August 4, 2013 at 12:31 am
104
Comments
Log in or Sign up to post a comment
1375009536_small_thumb_7519fb86e4caca1693269b48f408e9e4
1375010033_small_thumb_54056c8144110402e7bebc9c00a5e561
1375010115_small_thumb_bd3e190dcb5fea653b8615ffe5353dfd
1375009345_small_thumb_c76f1ca6824e342f4f70c85383c50f90
1375154868_small_thumb_4f2a2c14816cb951da6ba6805ab88c91
1375009674_small_thumb_20fa988a54017caa2f5f579f6318988c
1375009348_small_thumb_ce983a3741fa3595e1cf604ff9496288
1375009187_small_thumb_c8e6e085d15fcf96944067a965b9442a
1375009675_small_thumb_cb54f92ac285b7c2fdc321cb53c1e10c
1375009682_small_thumb_43dcd77a20a64bad61c60ac0920c915e

Find Your Wedding Vendors

Featured Vendors Near You

Chat About It