Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Doubting Your Own Choices

One of the downsides of spending large amounts of time on the Internet is that you end up coveting other people's things and doubting your own choices.

Take this ring, for example.

I love it.

I love its colors and its simplicity.

I am a big fan of practical engagement and wedding rings, since I don't want to have to take off and put on my ring all the time. I would rather just wear it constantly. But bigger rings get caught on things and scratch things. They leave marks on your face if you want to lean into your fist when you're sitting at a desk thinking.

This ring looks like a Life Ring; it's something that will be by your side day in and day out (as a metaphor for your partner, who will also be by your side day in and day out).

But I'm being silly. I already have a perfectly good ring. And it's made from the old gold of my friends and family, so it has extra meaning to me.

I can't justify buying this ring, even though it's only $55. I made my choice, and I'm happy with the grass I've got. I can't always look over yonder.


I would feel much better if one of you would run over to Etsy and snatch up its wonderfulness.

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Julia said...

i know what you mean. i want my engagement ring someday to be like this - delicate, understated, simple, and not in my way - since i generally can't stand wearing rings. but if you're happy with the ring you already have and all its special meaning, that's all that matters!

Anonymous said...

my boyfriend (now fiance I guess!!) proposed to me with this ring last night!

Sara E. Cotner said...

Holy moly! Congratulations on your engagement! (Side note: That is seriously one beautiful and very practical ring.)

Rachael Sudlow said...

THANK YOU! I'm so proud of that ring!

and So impressed that it's now an engagement ring, seriously, stories like that make me SOOOOOO happy.

I'm always happy to customize this one too! I've got some pretty amethyst that'll work as well

thank you all!

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