Q: I absolutely hate my engagement ring. What should I do about this? It isn’t my style or taste. I can’t imagine wearing it for the rest of my life.
A: You need to speak to your fiance about your distaste for the ring style. Tactfully explaining that you can’t see yourself wearing this style of ring might eliminate his feeling bad if he chose the ring himself. If it is a family heirloom from his family, perhaps offering to reset the stone(s) in a style that is better suited to your taste would be an acceptable solution. If he purchased the ring new, maybe you could suggest that you substitute the setting for an alternative one that you choose yourself.
Above all, be sensitive to your fiance’s feelings, as he may have chosen the ring with the utmost care and thoughtfulness, and may react to your wanting to change the ring with mixed emotions.