- 6 years ago
Hi bees –
I know this subject has come up time and time again, but I guess I am posting here because I am looking for some words of encouragement.
Fiance and I started looking at rings a few months ago. He was shell shocked to see how much rings cost. Let me say first that my Fiance hates jewelry, or should I say hates the cost of it. Many of his friends spent in the $5,000 to $7,000 range on a ring for their girlfriend; my Fiance said he did not feel comfortable spending more than $1,000.
We were given a 0.4 ct round diamond from his aunt; it was from a pair of diamond earing studs she wore and had lost the mate to it. I was grateful to at least have that.
I should also say I was willing to pay for part of my ring but Fiance said no way.
So I did find a setting I liked but now I’m getting all sorts of grief from friends and family, basically saying Fiance is cheap.
I was hoping for a center diamond around 3/4 to 1 ct since that’s what so many of my friends have. I am embarressed to show off my ring, and I hate feeling this way!
My wedding band will be a plain band and I will wear the engagement ring on my right hand after we are married as there is no matching band to the ring.
My Fiance and I fought and fought about this for a while before he actually bought the ring so I don’t want to appear ungrateful, but at the same time I guess I’m jealous of my friends that got a nicer ring.
I don’t have a picture of the ring on my finger but this is the setting.
Did anyone else feel this way? I feel so selfish for even posting.