How can it be so hard to choose a man’s wedding ring? It went from being a plain ol’ gold band, to one with diamonds, to camo colored. There are an unlimited number of designs for guys now.
We ended up not going back to the same jeweler where I got my wedding set because we found a jeweler near where we live who would take our old rings. They’re a small jeweler with only two stores. What they do for people who want to get money for their items is, if you keep store credit they give like half as much more than what you would get if you were just to cash out.
Honestly, it’s hard to see how little your jewelry is worth when trading it in. That was a shock to the senses. I have the paperwork for my engagement and wedding rings back in MN, and I think the diamond might’ve been worth more, but then again, that could just be me. lol
Fred and I went in and looked through the rings with one of the sales gals and had an idea of what he liked. Sheesh, who knew shopping for rings with him would be so tough. Hearing the words “cute” and “nice” didn’t scream, “I want that one honey.” I really walked away not knowing at all what he would really like other than one with crosses and that he didn’t want anything that reminded him of his other wedding ring.
It was finally getting down to the wire, and I got the idea that I wanted to surprise him with my choice and I wanted his mom to go along with me when they came down to celebrate Fred’s birthday. She and I took time to go out, and pick his ring while the guys were washing the side of the house.
Surprisingly, she and I found a ring that I didn’t remember seeing before. I really liked it, and to me it was really classy, but it didn’t have crosses on it. I knew the couple Fred had picked were symbolic of our faith, and I was sure he’d prefer that the most, but when I saw this ring with his mom, I was really undecided. I ended up going with the ring she and I chose, but I won’t ever know truly whether or not he would’ve preferred something else. He’d never tell me if he didn’t like it because that’s how he is.
I also struggled with comparison to my ring. His ring is probably ONE payment he makes on my ring! That’s a guess since I’m not sure of the exact price of the entire set, but still. here’s this mere pittance of a ring, and mine is dazzling and debt incurring. I feel like he gets the short end of the stick both ways. His ring is titanium, not gold, and there aren’t any diamonds.
That being said, He’ll probably be fine with it. The guy wears ZERO jewelry. Not even a watch. Can you imagine how hard it is to buy gifts for this guy?
I guess in just a few weeks I’ll find out what he thinks, hopefully by his reaction.
Was it hard for you to pick your spouses wedding ring?