- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I’m only posting this here because I would NEVER say this to anyone in real life, and for some reason, I’m just so annoyed about it. I think it’s because I actually care about these friends, and I hate seeing people make “bad” decisions.
One of FI and my good friends, we’ll call him Greg, bought an engagement ring for his SO, we’ll call her Julie. Apparently, Greg has no idea when he’s actually going to get engaged, but he was wandering by Kay, saw the ring, and HAD to have it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a pretty ring, simple. I’m sure she’ll love it. My frustration comes from the diamond.
First of all, Greg went with my FI when he chose my ring and diamond. FI learned all about the importance of certification, the 4 Cs, appropriately pricing, etc. FI shared all of this with Greg. FI offered to be there to help Greg when he went to choose a ring for Julie, just the way Greg was there for my FI. I had even talked to Greg myself and mentioned how good cuts are important because that makes a diamond sparkle, be careful of color because lower colors can look super yellow, make sure to go with a reputable certification like GIA or AGS, etc. Well apparently that all went over his head.
So the ring. Like I said, the setting is fine. Not my taste, but Julie is such a sweetheart she’ll love anything. But the stone. It’s so obviously yellow and even worse, as soon as you look at it, from at least a FOOT away, you see a HUGE obvious inclusion under the table. Take it in the sunlight and the inclusion stands out even MORE! It legit blocks the sparkle in that area of the stone. It looks like there’s something on the stone that you need to scrape off.
I feel like I just want to shake Greg! His impulsiveness is so obnoxious to me, he clearly spent no time actually thinking about this. He also WAY overpaid for what he purchased. As I said, Julie is such a sweet girl, I’m sure she’ll be so happy and excited anyway, so I don’t know why I’m even upset at all. I think it’s just because I wanted the best for Julie. She’s a good friend of mine, and I just wish Greg had thought it through. I just picture someone asking to see her ring and then going “what’s THAT??” referring to the inclusion 🙁 Also that he really did overpay. A lot. And I hate to see such a good friend spend a large amount of money so irresponsibly.
Like I said, I would NEVER say this to anyone in real life, I just feel like I needed to vent that out. I know that plenty of ladies have inclusions in their stones and I know that they love them because it makes their stone unique and THEIR stone. I just wish he hadn’t so haphazardly purchased this ring on a whim. I so don’t mind if you bees yell at me and say to not worry about how other people live their lives and it’s none of my business, because that’s probably right. It’s just every time it pops into my head (don’t worry, I don’t like sit and dwell on it day after day), I get so annoyed!! GAHHH!!! Thanks for listening.