Anniversary ring (unrelated to nursing)

  1. Hi guys
    I'm ready to graduate with my ADN in December, and today me and my husband are celebrating our 10-th anniversary. My husband got me an absolutely stunning 3 diamonds ring. Unfortunately, it is very expensive and out of budget for us. I was so worried, I couldn't sleep last night thinking about my huge student loan, all those bills, and that we can't really afford luxury of diamonds right now. I know I'll start to work in a few months (hopefully) and that should take away most of financial worries, but right now I don't know what to do. Do you think I should keep the ring? I'm close to returning it to the store, even my husband do not want me to do that. May be I am just overreacting because of all nursing school-induced stress and anxiety and will regret the ring in a few months? What would you do?
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  3. by   RNsRWe
    Keep the ring. Your husband put thought and effort into buying you something special that he knew you'd cherish, at a time when you're focused on anything but yourself. Kiss that man!
  4. by   truern
    Look at it like this: in a few months you'll no longer have the expenses of school AND you'll be making $$$

    Keep the ring...and know how very much he loves you
  5. by   ZootRN
    Thanks for the kind words, guys. I just can't overcome feelings of guilt. He wanted to buy me another ring, but I felt in love with this particular one, two times more expensive. And now I feel that I put us in trouble. Feel like a total idiot, honestly.
  6. by   JentheRN05
    My husband bought me one just like it, an anniversary ring. I love it and wouldn't give it up for the world. He got it for me while I was in nursing school too. We couldn't rightly afford it either but I could never return something so precious. It's meaning alone is enough that you should keep it. Everything will work out, everyone goes through rough times, but once you get those initials behind your name you will have enough money to buy whatever you want (eventually)
  7. by   ICRN2008
    If he wants you to keep it, then I would. You don't want to hurt his feelings, and ten years is a big deal! You will have the next ten to pay off the student loans
  8. by   kahumai
    Girlfriend, you keep that ring!!!!!! You're always gonna owe money on something; you might as well pay it off with some bling bling on your finger! :chuckle
  9. by   SusanJean
    JMO - can you afford to insure the ring? If not, return it. If yes, then keep it and enjoy it.

    Having said that, if you are having such negative feelings about it, maybe you should follow your instinct and return it until you and dh can afford it w/out any reservations. Personally, I would not want to keep something that had negative vibes attached.
  10. by   HONEYBEAR
    keep the ring.....and give your honey a big hug, and kiss.......what a great guy you have.
  11. by   nursemommyof3
    How sweet! I would keep it, and just ask him not to buy you a graduation type gift, kwim? I would just say the ring would cover that and maybe christmas! Good luck on your last few months!
  12. by   Mandarella
    Keep the will all work out. What a great guy.