Joe and I met just before my 2nd year of college. I was infatuated with his good looks and timid attitude. We fell in love and were married not much than a year later.. In fact, we were married 2 days after my 20th birthday.
We didn’t have a lot of money then because we were both in college – so We both got each other the least expensive (but decent) rings that we could find – with the probability of upgrading in the future.
We picked out our rings together, and got a really nice one picked out for Joe. At the time, they didn’t have tungsten wedding bands (as far as I knew!) and so we got him a nice white gold one.
I’m thinking it was several months before our 5 year anniversary that we went back and looked at rings again. I wanted either an upgraded center diamond, or a new band – and he really wanted to check out the tungsten bands because several of our married friends were talking about how cool their rings were.
I did end up getting a band for my ring – but Joe decided that he liked his original ring better, because it had more sentimental value to him – and should he ever lose his ring, then he would probably look at the mens tungsten online stores and find himself a ring there.
Meanwhile – I go back and forth about the necessity of changing out my diamonds. They have sentimental value to me – but they’re kinda tiny. It just seems with all of our other struggles financially that it would be silly to get a new diamond at this point. But I definitely love the look of some of the newer rings out there…