- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
I thought engagement ring shopping was supposed to be fun, but instead this weekend turned into another fiasco!
Around a month or so ago, my BF and I went e-ring shopping. I had been looking online so I had a general idea on how much rings costs; he didn’t. When we went it was a rude awakening for him on how much diamonds and settings costs. Then he mentioned using his mom’s diamond, but it was a shape I didn’t like so we aren’t using it.
We didn’t talk about it much until last week when he came up with his budget: $3,000. I will sound like a complete brat saying I was a bit disappointed in that I was hoping to get something around the 1 carat mark and that won’t happen with his budget. But, I was OK with it and we went out this weekend.
We went back to the same jeweler we went to last month (not a mall jeweler). My BF wants to pick it out but he wanted to see what I liked.
As I quickly found out, we have very differnt styles. He likes big, gaudy almost cocktail like rings. He definitely likes halos because they make the center diamond look bigger. He also likes the cluster type rings, again because they look like more.
I realized I don’t like solitaires, I prefer side stones, but I don’t like anything that borders on a cocktail ring. I don’t like clusters or 3 stone rings. (no offense) I found more things that I don’t like than what I do like.
I have considered a sapphire ring in a different color than blue, as sapphire is my birthstone and I do have a few blue sapphire rings; BF doesn’t like them as he feels they don’t look like engagement rings.
So we are at a complete standstill. I went out again by myself at lunch today and just got frustrated as I didn’t like anything I tried on. He’s said “hey baby, don’t worry, I’ll pick out a beautiful ring”, which totally has me scared! He hasn’t mentioned going shopping again; I think this weekend was it!
Has anyone been in a similar situation? Yes, I know the fact that he wants to marry me is the most important thing but I am concerned that he’s going to pick out something I don’t like and I don’t want to hurt his feelings if that’s the case.