Anyone engaged without a ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What do you think I should do?
    Buy a band to go with my promise ring. : (5 votes)
    19 %
    Buy a stand-in CZ set. : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Buy a cheap diamond bridal set. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Wait to buy a bridal set sometime later in the future. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Buy an eternity band and just wear that. : (13 votes)
    50 %
    Buy a setting with a matching band and buy the center stone later. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Just get a beautiful wedding eternity band. A lot of women only wear their wedding rings after getting married!

    Post # 4
    3197 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I was married without an ering and we ended up buying a CZ band.  For a minute I had a berricle wedding set before we got my ering.  Do whatever makes you happy but if I had to do it over again I’d stick with the berricle set until we could afford the ring of my dreams…which is what I have now.

    Post # 5
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I told my boyfriend I would totally be ok with skipping the e ring but he really wants to have a traditional proposal. I’m not going to fight him on it since it’s his engagement/wedding too, but it would be cool to be able to a) get married sooner and b) use the e ring money he’s saving toward the wedding or honeymoon.

    Post # 6
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    I married the love of my life without an e-ring.  (Bought it later)  We bought plain white gold wedding bands to start out with.   I still have my original band plus, now, I have a diamond channel set band, a beautiful diamond milgrain band, and a rose gold band.  I love to stack them and switch them around.  I love having more than one band.    


    Post # 7
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @southern_sweetheart91:  I would recommend what I did.  When we got engaged and had no money, we found a beautiful ring in a pawn shop with a very small diamond.  You can always upgrade later!

    Post # 8
    299 posts
    Helper bee
    Post # 9
    1789 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    You could buy a less expensive band right now and upgrade later. You could always wear your original band on your right hand after you upgrade. 

    Post # 10
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @southern_sweetheart91:  You are in the EXACT situation I was in a month ago! No E-ring, but we decided to elope. We discussed buying a “stand in” — at length. I was all for a cheap set, but my FI didn’t like them because he thought the ones I picked out looked too cheap (he didn’t want silver, didn’t like the idea of CZ even though I’m pretty sure he couldn’t tell the difference) …and so our budget just kept getting bigger. 

    I decided to put the “stand in” money toward a wedding band. This one. If you can’t link, it’s a rose gold eternity band (14k, .53 carats). It was actually under our budget, so we had a bit more to spend on making our elopement a little nicer. I like stacked rings and I don’t mind the gap, so I can wear it with whatever ring we end up getting… and we DO plan to buy an engagement ring for me later this year. For now, I’m wearing my grandmother’s engagement ring, but the eternity band is gorgeous on its own. 

    So, my advice… put the money toward the band you love, and save up for the ring you want. Unless you can finagle an awesome future RHR out of the deal. 😉 I was just worried I’d end up with my “stand in” as my e-ring for the rest of my life, lol.

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