Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Christmas Present to Myself

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 10:28 AM
I have spent so much time shopping for presents for everyone else this year and I haven't really thought about what I want. So when John asked me what I wanted yesterday I told him a new diamond necklace.

But then I thought about it. Recently I posted about wanting to buy my husband a new wedding band for Christmas and after that post I began looking into rings for me. I love my wedding ring but we have more money then we did when we got married so why not get a better ring for myself as well?

I couldn't believe how many diamond rings choices are on the market online that I never saw before.
My first step was finding the right cut, color and clarity that I wanted which was a long process since I was doing this online and of course I was not seeing them in person.
I love the swirl design of the diamonds in this wedding band so this may jsut be the one since it's so unique.
I found some amazing engagement rings too but changing my engagement ring is a totally different thing to me. I'd never ask for a new/better engagement ring because I do feel like that's stealing the beauty of that day. Why do I feel that way about one day and not the other, I have no idea, I just do.

I know a lot of you said that you would accept a better wedding ring. So would you ask for a better engagement ring if your husband could provide one too?

9 commented:

Crunchy Beach Mama on November 17, 2011 at 11:37 AM said...

I want a new wedding band. I don't even wear mine because it is so wussy and I don't like it. I can't complain because I am the one who picked it out when we had no money. One day! :)

Lindsay Oussa on November 18, 2011 at 11:51 AM said...

I would love a new wedding band. Just like you and everyone else we were super broke when we married, well we still are, lol, but as soon as my DH gets hired as a professor after graduating I am so asking for a new one!

I don't have an engagement ring because it is not the custom where he is from to give one...and I am okay with that, I just want a really nice wedding band ro compensate!

Judy on November 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM said...

My hubby did get me a new wedding band and engagement ring. They were for our 10th wedding anniversary, though.
We also didn't have a lot of extra money when we got engaged and got married, so he wanted to replace them. I was pregnant and the originals didn't fit, so it seemed like perfect timing!

Marcie W. on November 20, 2011 at 8:13 PM said...

The gift I really want for myself is a Dyson. That's how I roll. LOL

Jennifer - Mommy to 2 on November 20, 2011 at 10:25 PM said...

We need to treat ourselves every once in while. Wedding rings will be great. At least you know you will wear it everyday. :P

Mrs.Smitty on November 21, 2011 at 9:03 AM said...

I'd get a new wedding band if we wanted to spend the money on it. But I truly love my engagement ring though, I don't like the idea of replacing it.

That Bald Chick on November 23, 2011 at 9:40 AM said...

I would accept anything Hubs thought to give me. My ideal gift? A housekeeper for a year. LOL

jenzen69 on November 24, 2011 at 10:54 AM said...

I have to shop for myself evry year being a single mommy and jewelry sounds like a fine idea
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Melinda C on November 25, 2011 at 4:02 AM said...

As much as I love diamonds, I'd rather my boyfriend spend the money he'd spend now on an engagement ring on stuff for the baby. In the future, a nicer ring would be nice if we have the money for it!

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