My Mom's is a diamond solitare, but they got a setting designed for a diamond maybe twice the size of hers, so it's got lots of prongs holding it in place. The jeweler was not pleased that they didn't want a diamond that "fit" the setting
Yay for pictures!
Isn't toddler mommy-talk for PITA?
I don't have my wedding ring anymore. The diamond fell out, I lost so much weight 6 years ago that the ring didn't fit and when the 3rd diamond went missing, I chucked the ring into the trash. Every time my husband talks about getting me another one, I tell him not to worry about it. I don't need another ring. If you look at this culturally, black people find white women that don't wear they wedding bands to be strange.
Male wedding bands are a very new thing. The wedding band, and I imagine the engagement ring as well, were used to stake a claim on a woman and make it known that she was claimed. That's kind of why I want one. I want proof that someone wants to announce to the world that we're attached. However, not all women are ok with that history.
A couple of my friends got married. Not too long after the wedding, he lost his ring in the ocean. He was devistated. She kinda shrugged about it.
I don't like the thought of being "claimed". But then again, I'm still the type of woman that if you told me there is one true love for everyone, I would say bullshit quicker than you can fling mud. My husband has never worn his ring at all in our entire marriage. I don't see a point to wearing mine, even if I had one.
to me, it's very weird when married people don't wear their wedding bands, though i understand when it's an occupational thing (massage therapists or machinists, as examples). of course it makes sense when people chose not to exchange rings. to me, the point of exchanging a ring is as a social symbol marking the other person as off-limits. so unless there's a practical reason, it seems like the only reason to take off your ring would be to remove that social mark. I'm not calling you guys cheaters or anything because i know everyone's different, that's just the way hubby and i see it. I don't usually wear jewelry, and i've only taken off my band when i go swimming (it always feels like it's going to fall off) or to scrub it with a mini toothbrush. I intentionally requested a small, unobtrusive setting because i was worried about it catching on things.
yes, i have freakishly small hands. i think my ring is a size 5, and i can slide it around my finger easily.
I have no clue what the common name for it is, this is the first time I've ever even found it online. I just know it as "the pretty purple weed I like."
Geek knew coming in that my rings would need to be fairly indestructible. Here's my wedding set (that stone is a heart cut amethyst):
These things have survived 3 years of ME and not died yet. (Thankfully, short of something suddenly crushing my entire hand to smithereens, the wedding band is completely indestructible.) His wedding band is tungsten carbide, too. We chose that particular metal because only diamond can hurt it physically (I scrape this thing on concrete and it hurts the concrete), it's nonconductive (Geek's an EE), extremely high melting point (Geek solders a lot), and it'll shatter before it becomes misshapen and takes my finger off (good for a CE who might get her hands caught on something.) The only downside to this thing is that it can't be resized short of melting and recasting it.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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that's awesome naiad, i love your bands!
my band is white gold and has survived 9 years of me (anniversary was yesterday), which i guess means i'm a dainty flower, lol. *shush!* in my brain i'm badass.
My grandmother and grandfather had wide gold bands. I don't think they did the engagement thing. My mom was married once in college, briefly. She has that engagement ring and the one from my dad. My sister and I each have one, I have no idea which is which, but one is platinum and one is white gold. They look pretty identical, very slim silver-looking band with a smallish diamond mounted onit (I don't know what kind of setting it is). My parents wear their simple gold bands 24/7. They are super beat up and scratched, but I think that kind of wear and tear after 28 yrs is beautiful. I'm torn between having something organic looking (smaller than NK's, but I like the celtic style) and something simple that will show the passing of time. I've got time to figure it out =P
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