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Old 12-02-2019, 09:19 PM
 
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I’ve had the usual: engagement ring from first husband (reset into a pinkie ring after the divorce), a right hand ring I bought myself when I was convinced I’d never find another man to marry, my wedding ring from Mr. Dokie - 5 marquis diamonds in a flat setting, anniversary band, 3 stone band, a couple pairs of earrings.

My mother never had a diamond. She was married in 1944 and my father, who was an Army PFC at the time, could not afford one (she actually paid for their bands). Plan was to get one after he got back from the war, but kids and houses and braces came along instead. They could have afforded one later on but it didn’t happen. She died in her early 50s wearing that thin gold band. My father remarried to an absolute witch and bought her a beautiful diamond wedding ring. Still bugs the hell out of me 40 years later.
Yeah, that would bug me too. I hope my dad goes before mom --even though I'll miss him more. It would be hard to watch women swindle him.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:27 AM
 
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Mine was in a "promise ring" I got while in college. It was a tiny chip in the center of 6 rubies - made to kind of look like a flower. Back in 1983 it cost him $150 and was a really big deal, seriously.
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Mine was in a lovely delicate little diamond-and-ruby flower ring that had been my grandmother's. I think she gave it to me when I was somewhere between 10-15.
Those sound really pretty! I definitely prefer the look of a diamond accent rather than a huge stone.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:49 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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still waiting for mine. Had to buy my own wedding ring, a plain gold band. Still, I wouldn't have traded my hubby for Bill Gates and all the diamonds in Africa.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: SoCal again
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still waiting for mine. Had to buy my own wedding ring, a plain gold band. Still, I wouldn't have traded my hubby for Bill Gates and all the diamonds in Africa.
This is sweet! I am very practical, I don't care if my ring cost $100 or $10,000. I would rather have a cheap one and spend the rest of the money on something different.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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Eighty-four years, two dead husbands, still no diamond.

I always told anybody (rude) enough to ask that my sons were my "diamonds".
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Old 12-03-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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still waiting for mine. Had to buy my own wedding ring, a plain gold band. Still, I wouldn't have traded my hubby for Bill Gates and all the diamonds in Africa.
You were most fortunate, then!

Once I knew my pretty ring was gone forever and I would not be able to redeem it, I realized that any attachment to it was a reminder of a love I wished for but would never have, and I remembered that it's actually a rock and a piece of metal.

To have experienced someone loving you that much is priceless. I hope your memories sustain you forever.
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Old Yesterday, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I just got mine today, my 39th birthday.

I expect for most women it was their engagement ring, but when I got engaged 20 years ago I wanted my birthstone instead. Over the years my jewelry has mostly been amber or sterling silver; we haven't been in a place to afford gems. Then a few weeks ago the stone fell out of my engagement ring and I wasn't able to find it, so I was pleased to see the wrapped ring-sized box this evening. :-)

The ring is in the shape of a dragonfly, with tiny white and black diamonds set in the wings. I doubt they come up to half a carat combined, but they sure are sparkly! I know there's a lot of controversy surrounding diamonds and synthetic ones are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing these days, but it still feels like a rite of passage. Happy birthday to me!
Such a sweet story and Happy Birthday!

Mine is a large two carat or so solitaire that is a family ring given to me by my Great Grandmother when I was 16 that is in a basket setting. It is 18 carat gold with enamel painting. Of course I still have it.

I have no idea its value, it's been in my family for decades. I would imagine it was made around the turn of the century 120 years ago.

My husband has never bought me diamonds.

My engagement ring and my wedding band are both also family jewelry given to me by my mother.
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Old Today, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I don't wear blood diamonds. I'm not into jewelry - give me a $50 Gift Card for a used bookstore, and I'm happy.

I do have an engagement ring but I don't wear it.
Sadly, we didn't know about that 30+ years ago. Live and learn.
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