Post # 1
I just ordered FHs ring (yay!) and this is exactly what he wanted:
A simple tungsten carbide band, no ifs, ands or buts about it. So, I found it and bought it on Amazon.com for $30. Score!
And now I feel like a major cheap-o because he dropped a nice chunk of change on my sparkler.
Please tell me I’m not alone in this. Did you get your FH another nice gift to make up for ring guilt?
Post # 3
i know the feeling – my husbands ring was less than my wedding band (we bought them at the same time) and he still bought my ering months before – they guys kinda get screwed. but he loves his ring, and you got your Fiance what he wanted and that is all tha really matters, not the cost 🙂
Post # 4
DH’s wedding band wasn’t much cheaper than mine (thanks price of gold) but I did feel guilty about my e-ring. I bought him a nice watch as a wedding gift.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
Haha, I think our FIs have the same exact ring! And I also got his on Amazon. Score!
I hear you on feeling like a cheapskate, especially because my ring was not $30 on Amazon. I offered repeatedly to get him something nicer, or alternatively, to get something cheaper for my ring, but he refused. It does help to know that I will be getting him a nice platinum upgrade down the road.
Post # 6
I think most guys don’t really care, honestly. as long as it’s good quality and durable!
nice work finding such a good bargain!
Post # 7
Don’t feel bad!! We spent about the same for FI’s ring. Unless your man is into jewelry, I assure you he probably doesn’t give a hoot. Plus, that’s a good-looking manly ring there- no worries!
Post # 8
dont feel like a cheapskate…i was looking at alot of tungsten rings for my fiance and from what ive read, they are very cheap and they just mark them up in the jewelry stores. i love the ring hes getting…looks like the ones my fiance likes too 🙂
Post # 9
@parasol:Haha! Fiance ring twins! 😉 Yeah, I kept offering to get him something nicer with a little more sparkle but he was adamant about it. I like the upgrade idea or a nice watch later on…Hooray for Amazon.com!
Post # 10
@janie-janie:Thanks! Yep, you’re right. He could care less about it – he just wanted something functional that he wear while working on the car or doing whatever it is that manly men do that get them grungy. It really is just all in my head…:)
Post # 11
My husbands wedding band was $55.64 on http://www.overstock.com -tungsten also! Why pay 200 dollars for a tungsten ring when you can get the same one for way less? My hubby got EXACTLY the one he wanted. He actually took about a month to pick one. Finally all on my own I found one that reminded me of the nascar flag (he LOVES nascar!) & Showed it to him, he loved it! It just came in the mail a couple days ago at his dad’s house. (Since they wouldn’t mail to our post office.) The band you picked out is gorgeous & like you said its exactly what he wanted. So DON’T feel like a cheap-o!
Here is my hubbys 55 dollar gorgeous ring:
Be happy you found a great gorgeous ring that he loved for a great price! 🙂
Post # 12
I just ordered my FI’s ring from Amazon for $30.00, too! I felt bad too becasue his was so cheap compared to mine but it was EXACTLY what he wanted. As long as he loves it, don’t feel gulity, thank your blessings! Haha.
Post # 13
I felt this way too. My FI’s ring of choice came in white gold or silver. When he pointed it out to me, I had to ask him which he wanted… he asked why I needed to know so early, and I couldn’t think of something on the spot, so I told him the truth. It was b/c the WG was about $700 more, and I wanted to buy it early (there was a vendor promotion in place that would have saved $100+).
Well, then he said he wanted silver. But he already knew the price difference, and we had literally just purchased my rings. I should have shut up and asked at the normal time, and been willing to pay full price, but the collective financial “we” is paying off bills and I figured every little bit helps. Even though he constantly assures me he wants silver… I feel a bit guilty.
In any case… yes, I feel the same way. Yes, I’m going to take him to get an old tattoo retouched (something he’s said he’s wanted to do forever, but hasn’t; I’ve got a side freelance job that will cover it).
And you picked a very nice ring for your FH!
Post # 14
My husbands ring was about $450 and he felt guilty about it because he thought it was too expensive, but thats the one he liked the most when we went shopping together so I bought it.
Post # 15
Nope! I did not feel cheap at all. Fiance wanted the tungstan ring he picked out and I found it on overstock for $60… we could have bought the same ring at the jewlers for 250… but, why get ripped off. Finances are combined now anyways, i “paid” for his, “he” bought mine… it all comes out of the same pot!
Post # 16
DH’s ring was $99 and I didn’t feel cheap at all. We were both so excited at how little we had to pay for it.