A lot of my friends got engaged this holiday season and I couldn't be more happy for them. I love hearing the exciting proposal stories and seeing pictures of their beautiful diamond rings. I sometimes can't get enough with all the love and excitement oozing from these brides! It's so much FUN!
Then... I look down at my own finger.
I got married 2 1/2 years ago (3 years in MAY, WOOT!) and haven't worn my engagement ring for a year and a half of that time. I have a gorgeous solitaire diamond engagement ring with a sappy proposal story attached and its beautiful, fits me perfectly and I love it, but, I don't wear it.
I started wearing just my band which is simple, white gold and has a thin diagonal line of diamonds across it and to me, its perfect. I get asked a lot as to why I don't wear my engagement ring and I just brush it off or Scott answers that I lost it. (Which is untrue). When I was pregnant I ended up taking it off because my fingers were swelling and just never returned it to my finger. I love my simple band. I love how it looks and I love how it still shows I'm married.
I've noticed this being a trend while living in NYC. More and more women were just wearing their bands rather than the band and engagement ring. Maybe we're scared someone will mug us. :) Not likely. Then, I started thinking about the men. So, I asked my husband what he thinks about me having my engagement ring in a box (along with his high school football championship rings) in his drawer. He said he doesn't really mind, he likes how the single band looks classy. Phew! Note: If he mentioned that it did in fact bother him a great deal, I would absolutely put it on. No question.
My question is this... am I being a bad wife? Does it matter if you don't wear both of your rings at the same time and does anyone else wear just their band?
Love to hear.
Happy Hump Day, Friends!
Make it a good one.
Just to prove that I didn't lose my engagement ring. Here they are. Man, I need some damn lotion!
Now, don't ask if I've changed my last name yet. That's a whole different story. HA!