So, your fiancée is the love of your life, but you’re not so in love with your engagement ring. Don’t worry—there’s a solution to everything, even an awkward situation such as this! Just remember, not all guys have a knack for jewelry shopping, but that doesn’t mean their proposal means anything less.
While it may be uncomfortable to tell your fiancée that you’re not thrilled with his choice of ring, if it’s something that’s going to bother you forever, it best to let him know up front. That way, you won’t have a pit in your stomach every time you look at it, and he won’t feel as though you’ve been hiding something from him if he finds out you don’t love your ring down the road.
Here, we’ve outlined a few fixes to help you navigate through this sticky situation.
Keep the Receipt
Most jewelry stores understand that the best-laid plans don’t always go as expected. If you cringe inside the moment you see the ring, knowing you’ll never grow fond of it, ask your fiancée right away if he kept the receipt and see if the store allows for returns. Here at BTH Jewelers, most rings are eligible for a full refund within 30 days of purchase, as long as it is returned in the original condition and packaging. Exceptions include items that are personalized or custom-ordered.
Work Together to Redesign It
If returning the ring isn’t an option, make it a project for you two to work on together. Determine exactly what it is about the ring that you are not fond of. Is it the setting? The metal? Both of these factors are fixable if you take your ring to the right jeweler. At BTH Jewelers, one of our Expert designers, Brad or Jennifer will be able to sit down with you to figure out how you can use the existing materials to create the ring of your dreams.
Plan for an Upgrade
Your fiancée worked really hard to save up the money to buy your engagement ring. If the size of the diamond doesn’t live up to your expectations, we recommend that you keep that a little secret—at least at first. Admitting that you’re disappointed in the size of the diamond will likely hurt your fiancée’s feelings, even if he doesn’t show it. A better solution is to show your appreciation for the thoughtfulness of the gesture. Then, maybe several years down the road, you can suggest a new diamond ring as an anniversary gift.
Get a Stunning Wedding Band
So, your ring doesn’t live up to your expectations. Don’t let your disappointment bring you down—instead, plan to buy the most stunning wedding band! There’s no rule saying that once you’ve said your “I Do’s,” you have to continue to wear your engagement ring. In fact, many women choose to wear their wedding bands solo post-marriage. This five stone wedding band is a stunning band that can easily be worn as a stand-alone!
Not yet engaged, but hope to be soon? Browse our collection of engagement rings to discover the perfect style—then subtly drop hints to your honey on what exactly you love about it!