Does anyone have this ring or one like it???

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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278 posts
Helper bee

What kind of styles do you usually like? Do you like the ring? I don’t think there is any shame in saying “no thank you” if you end up not liking it. From what you have written, it doesn’t seem to be meant as an offer of a heirloom but more of a favour from her to you, so focus on what you would want in a ring and don’t worry about offending her. It’s alright to be picky about your engagement ring. 🙂

Post # 4
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453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My mom has that style from the 70’s. Is that a ring she had that she is selling to him? If not, why can’t she just loan him the money for a ring so that you two can choose one together that you DO like?

Post # 5
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730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes, have seen this style of ring before. It is an older style that was popular for some time and is less popular now (like most styles!).  If you aren’t in love with the style, you could always remove the centre stone and change the setting.  It is a very sweet gesture of your boyfriend’s step-mother.  Sounds like a wonderful MIL to-be!

Post # 6
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3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Princesskitty101:  I think in this situation it’s best to be honest yet kind to your future MIL. Jewelry is a very personal thing so hopefully she’ll understand. I like what sharksgrl99 suggested. Have his mom loan him $500 and see what he can do himself that will better suit your taste.

 

Post # 12
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2262 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

You probably won’t be able to sell it for more than or even the same price it was purchased for, if you don’t like it can you return it to the store? 

Post # 13
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453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Princesskitty101:  maybe you can let him know styles you do like then he and her can return that one and get one that you will like. Have him explain that although it is very generous and thoughtful that he knows that is not a style you would like. That jewelry is very personal and for something that should be lifelong, that he would really like to get something that he knows that YOU will like. That way she is still part of it with him in the process and will less likely get her feelings hurt and still get the full value back. If you sell it, you most likely won’t get for what you asked or sell it as it’s a much older style. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

 

Princesskitty101:  I agree it is a very sweet gesture for your future MIL, very nice if her! Your engagement ring is a very personal piece of jewelry if it is not your style it is defenitley okay to turn it down politely. Have you considered buying a setting that is more your style without a diamond maybe a CZ and when you guys are able to you can always replace it with a diamond or gem of your choice. At $500 I’m sure you can buy a very pretty setting. Also if you like a solitaire you can always remove the diamond from this setting and put it in a solitaire setting, very simple and cost effective. 

Post # 15
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3200 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Princesskitty101:  I would have her return the ring to Kmart since your boyfriend has to pay for it.  You can go back there or to Walmart and find just what you like for about the same price.  

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