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What to do when you (secretly) don’t like your engagement ring

Getting engaged may be one of the most important decisions of your life. And why wouldn’t it? Your life is about to change in a beautifully dramatic and most romantic way!


What if you don’t like your engagement ring?

Well first off, you’re in good company. Many women have had mixed feelings about their engagement rings. And while he may be the man of your dreams, he may be a little off when choosing your dream engagement ring. That’s okay; he can’t be Mr. Right 100% of the time, right?

Here are some pointers when you’re less than pleased with your ring:

First off, bask in the moment. Your engagement ring matters because of what it symbolizes, not what it looks like.

Second, you have options. Most women dislike elements of their rings, not the entire ring. So before you make the next move, define exactly what is you do and don’t like.

Third, understand your ring. The three major parts of a ring are the setting, the metal and the gemstone. Often, there’s only one of these elements that doesn’t work for you and can be changed to make the ring more closely suited to your tastes (yet still contain aspects of your fiance’s initial choice).

Take for example the metal. Luckily, the metal portion of a ring can be traded out relatively easily so it pairs more nicely with the gemstone. The same hold true with the cut of the gemstone, which can be replaced with a preferable cut (or a different color of diamond or a different stone).

If the ring doesn’t fit you, breathe a sigh of relief. That’s an issue that can often be easily rectified by a trusted jeweler.

As the wearer, you just need to be creative and specific. A reputable jeweler is happy to make adjustments so you’re pleased with the end result.

Just like your marriage, often a ring is a work-in-progress!