Anyone else have a FI that's stubborn about quality?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Not so much FI but definately me, I would rather spend more on something that will last longer than spend less on something that may not last as well or that I will never be completely happy with.

Post # 4
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220 posts
Helper bee

Thats really sweet. My SO is afraid of being swindled with a cultured diamond over a natural diamond.

The silly thing is, A cultured diamond (the real deal) kind of appeals to me anyway and they’re worth a small fortune!

I think he’s confusing them with CZ’s.

Post # 5
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5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

My FI is a strange mix of not wanting things to look cheap but freaks out over prices. He does have quite simple tastes though. He just wants gold. 

Post # 6
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573 posts
Busy bee

Yes,  SO is talking me up from cheap clothes stores to a store with better quality.  But Iam struggling as I baulk at prices for clothing.  I cringe inside at the thoguht of paying £20 for a tshirt. lol.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

you girls ae lucky IMO, my FI is the opposite, he doesnt see why money should be spent on any part of the wedding at all. He is on more or less the same opinion on everything in life except when it comes to me. I was just looking at the suit he chose and I am kicking myself for letting him choose something so cheap, especially when my dress is worth thousands. Im about to buy him a load of wedding gifts to make up for it. 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yep. Totally. It’s actually an inside joke with us. If we are talking about making a purchase and I’m all about getting a good deal, all he has to say is the word “ice trays.”

Let him buy you the matching band. youll never have to worry about it. 

Post # 9
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166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes, DH insisted on getting an IF diamond.  I don’t think I could ever tell except with a loop that it is IF.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@VictoriaK1990:  you’ve got a winner there. He recognizes quality and only wants the best for you. ..

Don’t be frustrated. Lots of women would love to be in your shoes, as their guys willingly go for the lower bottom line over quality. See it here …

Your rings sound lovely, post a picture! Congrats!Smile

Post # 11
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230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes. My fiancé couldn’t even stand to be in some of the lower quality chain jewelry stores. He had no patience for it whatsoever. He did his research, knew exactly what quality stone he wanted, and wouldn’t settle for anything less. 

Post # 12
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1931 posts
Buzzing bee

I think that’s really sweet. I definitely am the frugal one- he refuses to spend less than $1500 on my ring, even though I found one I liked for $500. I mean, hell, I could honestly skip the engagement ring and just get a wedding band! 

Post # 14
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

Yes, he was absolutely adamant about quality.

I was really honored though, and plus I agreed with him. Quality is very important to me too. I am not a flashy person, and I don’t like to have a lot of “stuff,” but what I do wear and use, I like to really be of good material and craftsmanship. So, I was very happy that we both cared a lot about that for the ring.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

DH is crazy obsessive about quality, too.  I think it’s because he’s an engineer so “specs” are his thing. lol  He was so proud of my ring.  I am, too.  He completely surprised me with the ring. 

@VictoriaK1990:  Very pretty ring! Even in bad photos, you can see how bright the diamonds are.

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