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April 29, 2011 11:08 PM
I have been married for almost 8 years (together 14) and have NEVER removed my wedding and engagement rings except when my fingers were swollen during pregnancy. I hate not having my rings on, but lately I am finding that I have to remove my rings during the day as they are getting loose and slipping on my fingers (spinning around and sliding up and down a bit). Yes this is very exciting as it is a definate sign that I am losing weight, but it also means that I am going to have to be out of pocket a bit when I reach my goal weight as I will have to get my 3 rings (wedding, engagement and eternity) re-sized (never a cheap option). So yay for losing weight but I wish I could make money for each kg I lose so I could afford all the new expenses I am going to have (new clothes, re-sizing my rings and then probably wanting to get a new hairstyle etc to go with the new body.)
As long as I am losing weight though, I will still celebrate!!!
  3525105
April 29, 2011 11:16 PM
I had the same problem. I had a metal guard put in my wedding ring. They said it would be difficult to resize. The guard is working great. Congrats on the weight loss!
  1822043
April 29, 2011 11:19 PM
Congratulations on the weightloss!
April 29, 2011 11:22 PM
Congrats! that is wonderful ; )
  2639362
April 29, 2011 11:56 PM
How exciting!!! I think it might be a sign that you're supposed to get a new husband!

lol....sorry couldn't resist!
April 30, 2011 12:22 AM
Congrats on the weightloss!! smile
April 30, 2011 12:40 AM
I am having the same problem. Yeah!
However, my husband and I are separated and he is planning a divorce. I still don't want to take them off :(
  5612325
April 30, 2011 12:44 AM
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Edited by WEN575 On April 30, 2011 12:45 AM
  3525105
April 30, 2011 12:47 AM
Ah thanks for all the congrats. I still have a long way to go (need to lose another 30kg) but it feels good to have noticeable signs that I am making progress.
and @ Leelalosing ...I LOVE IT!!
  3525105
April 30, 2011 1:12 AM
That's fantastic! I have the same issue, but I LOVE it because over the years I have resized my wedding ring twice. Unfortunately, that resizing meant making it bigger. I used to tell myself that the gold just shrunk! :) I am going to really enjoy paying to resize it smaller when I do it. I will wait until I lose my goal weight before doing that, though. I also have a ring from work that I earned as a performance incentive. I can now only wear that to special meetings because it literally falls off my hand.

And here is a typically guy question (you know our brains are limited due to genetics, right?), but what is an eternity ring? My wife has an engagement ring, a wedding ring and another band that I gave her when I renewed our vows (a suprise renewal, by the way, in Turks and Caicos). But I don't know what an eternity ring is.
  4713792
April 30, 2011 1:35 PM
QUOTE:

But I don't know what an eternity ring is.


It is a token of affection given to your partner when it seems like it has been an eternity and there
is nothing else you can think to do. ;)
  1739761
April 30, 2011 1:39 PM
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Edited by FearAnLoathing On April 30, 2011 1:40 PM
April 30, 2011 1:40 PM
I bought a pack of these clear plastic things to slip on my rings at walmart,keeps them right in place,not that noticable.they cost like a dollar i think.
April 30, 2011 1:42 PM
Yup, plastic ones from Walmart! A jeweler once told me that the metal rings scratch your rings too much and do damage in the end, so the plastic ones are best.

$1 :)

Congrats on your NSV!!
April 30, 2011 1:43 PM
We took my husband's ring to a jeweler and they put a layer of acrylic inside the band. Cost $8 and worked like a charm.

Congrats on your success!
  4825975
April 30, 2011 1:46 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

But I don't know what an eternity ring is.


It is a token of affection given to your partner when it seems like it has been an eternity and there
is nothing else you can think to do. ;)


That's funny! I have 20 years of marriage under my belt, so I am often in that "don't know what to give" situation. But this kind of sounds like a marketing ploy from jewelery companies to create more business. Maybe I am just cynical...
  4713792
April 30, 2011 1:57 PM
I wish mine would fit! I've been married for 8 years and haven't worn my original ring in 3 years. Looking forward to when it fits again. Congrats! smile
  6791937
April 30, 2011 1:58 PM
Yay for you. My wedding ring still fits fine, but an heirloom diamond ring I've worn since marriage does not. I had it sized down when we got married, and then back up a few years later (boo), but I'm thrilled that it no longer fits. Sad that I can't wear it right now, but I was too worried it would slip off and get lost.
  4969042
April 30, 2011 2:03 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

But I don't know what an eternity ring is.


It is a token of affection given to your partner when it seems like it has been an eternity and there
is nothing else you can think to do. ;)


That's funny! I have 20 years of marriage under my belt, so I am often in that "don't know what to give" situation. But this kind of sounds like a marketing ploy from jewelery companies to create more business. Maybe I am just cynical...


I have fourteen years of marriage under my belt, and "this kind of sounds like a marketing ploy from jewelry companies to create more business" kind of sounds like you can't figure out what to give, but you're pretty sure you don't want it to be over $20. Maybe I am just cynical. tongue

BTW, OP - Congrats!!!
Edited by deeharley On April 30, 2011 2:04 PM
  5512819
April 30, 2011 2:06 PM
I have the same problem. I now wear my ring on my thumb
  2894354
April 30, 2011 2:16 PM
That's awesome!!! I had to do the same thing last year. I chose to get a metal ring guard instead, because we knew that we wanted kids and I know my fingers will most likely swell during pregnancy so I can just take to guard off if necessary. Our jeweler is a family friend so he didn't charge us, but I would think it's a lot less expensive then re-sizing. If you still want to lose more weight that will keep the rings in place until you hit your goal and you'll only have to re-size once.
  1001165
April 30, 2011 2:21 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

But I don't know what an eternity ring is.


It is a token of affection given to your partner when it seems like it has been an eternity and there
is nothing else you can think to do. ;)


That's funny! I have 20 years of marriage under my belt, so I am often in that "don't know what to give" situation. But this kind of sounds like a marketing ploy from jewelery companies to create more business. Maybe I am just cynical...


I have fourteen years of marriage under my belt, and "this kind of sounds like a marketing ploy from jewelry companies to create more business" kind of sounds like you can't figure out what to give, but you're pretty sure you don't want it to be over $20. Maybe I am just cynical. tongue

BTW, OP - Congrats!!!


I can see how you'd think that but you are wrong in this case. After 20 years, there's not much jewelry my wife hasn't gotten. So that's pretty much out these days. I am actually pretty generous and thoughtful. For example, how many husbands have taken their wive's on a Caribean vacation and set up a suprise renewal of the vows, with flowers, music, preacher, rings, photographer, followed by champagne and fruit on the beach with a private waiter borrowed from one of the restaurants? All set up by me, without her knowing a single thing about it? I love my wife and am not too cheap to show it.

I am simply stating that in 20 years marriage (and little jewelry shopping prior to that), I have never heard of an eternity ring. It certainly didn't exist for our parents and grandparents. So for it to be presented like it's a tradition or something, strikes me as something that somebody made up one day and it stuck. Like a promise ring, which is only a ring that a guy gives when he is too chicken to give an engagement ring but wants to make a girl happy. :)
  4713792
April 30, 2011 3:06 PM
I am an Australia, an eternity ring is traditional here and in Europe I think as my parents are Polish and my mum has an eternity ring. It is usually given after the first year of marriage or when the first child is born. (Our first child was 5 when we got married) but I didn't get my eternity ring until after 6 years of marriage (it was a belated Christmas present....our anniversary is in October). Sorry I didn't realise it was not an international tradition.
  3525105
April 30, 2011 3:12 PM
"eternity ring" just means that the deisgn of the band includes diamonds all the way around. So even if you're looking at the palm of the hand, you see diamonds. Anyone can get one, or wear one, it's not a specific gift for any particular milestone, "eternity" is the name of the design of the style.


SHEESH
  115737
April 30, 2011 4:26 PM
Lucky that's not the case over here and that is not what my eternity ring looks like.
Edited by WEN575 On April 30, 2011 4:26 PM
  3525105

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