Post # 1
Am I the only one who doesn’t know or care how many carats my engagement ring is? My center stone is a sapphire and there are 14 diamonds surrounding it. I have no idea how big it is, how much it all adds up to, or how much it is “worth” to someone else.
For those of you who know, why do you care? (If you do care)
Post # 3
I couldn’t answer your poll because I didn’t ask but I had to get the appraisal in order to add it to my insurance so of course I know, he probably told me too when he gave it to me, I just don’t remember.
Post # 4
He wanted me to pick my ring out because he did not want to buy something I would not like. So of course I know all the details about my ring and I am the one that made sure we got insurance on it!
I care because I wanted to make sure we got a good deal for what it is and I wanted to know how much to insure it for. Also, when picking it out, I knew exactly what I wanted.
Post # 5
I care because I have large fingers and wanted something proportional. A carat didn’t work. I wish it would have.
So in figuring out what made me happy and making sure we got a good deal even though we had a large budget..
I cared. I had to.
Post # 6
I know, but I don’t really care about the carats…to be honest, I would have preferred something smaller! I know because my fiance always likes to justify money he spends (e.g. if he gets a new TV, then he’ll spend ages talking about the details to prove it was worth it), so when he handed me the engagement ring, he told me how big it was, where the sapphire and diamonds were mined, then handed me the appraisal certificate so I could double-check.
Also, I was the one that had to sort out insurance, so I kinda needed to know
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Yea I couldn’t answer your poll either… I didn’t ask and didn’t pick it out… He just volunteered the info after the fact! 🙂 I personally don’t care, but I guess he wanted me to know.
Post # 8
I had a general idea but I saw the carats when I emailed the insurance guy with the appraisal.
Post # 9
I can’t answer either…he told me on his own (he was really proud of himself lol) and also I was the one to email the appraisal to our insurance agent.
Post # 10
I didn’t ask him, and for a while I didn’t know. But one day we were talking about rings in general and he told me. But like you, I didn’t care to know.
Post # 11
I answered yes, but like PP’s I had to know for insurance purposes. Otherwise, I would’ve never asked.
Post # 12
I know, but only because as soon as we got back to our apartment after the proposal, my fiancé proudly handed me the certificate, and wanted to discuss details of cut, color, etc., and make sure I knew he got a great deal! Haha! He was super pound of himself!
Post # 13
I know because we kind of picked out my e-ring together! I say “kind of” because FI chose it a few months ago, but casually (not-so-casually) asked me to look at some rings and tell him which one I liked. I just so happened to pick the one that he had already bought. He did a good job lol (:
Post # 14
I know because I picked out my ring however even if I didn’t he’d tell me. I care because it’s my ring and I would want to know all about it but even if it was 0.10 carats or 10 carats I’d still love it. I guess it’s what I like, jewerly. My FI looks electronics and if someone gave him a piece of electronic equipment he’d ask them all about it or go online to research it. I don’t tell people the stats of my ring besides the bees here in the hive. So I just know for my own personal knowledge.
Post # 15
@Tangled: I care because I am type A and picking the ring. We’re discussing buying a very expensive one and I want to be part of the process since I am the one wearing it.
I’ve been doing a ton of research. Big decision if I’m going to be wearing it for the next 30+ years.
Yeah I’m spoiling the engagement surprise and not exactly being traditional but I’m ok with that. Also… I am not expecting/wanting a huge wedding. The money is going into the ring. A beautiful ring w. a big diamond is more important to me than a one day party.
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I know because I handled getting insurance on my e-ring, which means that I saw the appraisal, GIA paperwork, and Canadian certifications. My ring was a custom piece. I had my say in designing the setting and Mr. LK chose my diamonds. It worked for us.