I don't like my engagement ring
I hate to say it... but I'm slightly ashamed of my engagement ring. Before we got engaged, I told my fiance that I wanted something simple and classic, and that's what I got. However I didn't specify a diamond size or band width and ended up with a tiny 1/4ct yellow gold solitaire that looks kind of silly on my bigger-than-average hands. At first I loved it-- I thought it looked demure and classy, but I get the impression when I show it to people that they feel sorry for me or are secretly thinking "Is that it?"
Really though, I can't blame him for choosing this ring. He knows I'm very modest and don't usually like calling attention to myself. It's not that we're poor either, we could've afforded a ring twice the price, and on the surface it seems like a perfect fit for my personality. I don't believe that the monetary value of the ring corresponds to the strength of our love, nor will it have any impact on the success of our marriage. Still, this is the one time in my life when I feel like I have a right to be proud and show off, but the ring I have leaves a lot to be desired. I'm quite shocked by these feelings of inadequacy. I feel shallow, I feel guilty, but I don't think there's very much that I can do about it.