Post # 1
My lovely squish (who is sleeping quietly beside me) is a firm believer in quality. This being said, he was the one who talked ME up from a simple engagment ring.. he was the one who took me into Birks and slid on a lovely three-stone ring that made me light up from the inside, and then promptly go dark at the price..
In the end, he bought me the ring. It was expensive as all get out. And then the wedding band price came up… 2750 plus tax. I tried to put my foot down. I went to other stores, looked at comparable rings with him. And he said firmly “we can look, but it makes no difference, I want you to have the identical matching band, with the sapphire in it, and I want to be able to trust the quality of the workmanship, and I never want to have to think, for one moment, that “I could’ve given you better”.
This is sweet but frustrating -.-
How about you ladies? Any similar experiences?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
@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!
Post # 11
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
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 # 13
@gemgirl6: I have horrible ring pictures… but here goes:
Post # 14
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
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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