getting engaged with an engagement setting? thoughts?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3745 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You have 270k in saving between the two of you. That is more than half the cost of a house in your area. I think you could safely put money towards a diamond now if that is what you really want. You don’t need 50% down on a house. If you make 200k a year combined, you should do fine with a morgage. 

Post # 4
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I personally would have a colored gemstone over a CZ, but that’s just me.

But if you don’t want a colored gemstone, then I think you 2 need to have a discussion on what the timeline is for getting you a diamond, since it’s obvious the idea of a cz is disappointing to you.  I would make a decision once you had more information from him.  And to me, “someday” would not fly.

Post # 5
3745 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Is there a reason your SO suggested a cz? I’d think with 60k in savings, saving for a ring wouldn’t be an issue. 

Post # 6
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@sandy11224:  It sounds like you would be disappointed with the CZ so I would wait. If you and your boyfriend are pulling in $100K a year each I don’t really see why he would get you a CZ when you want a diamond. 

Post # 8
1535 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

what about getting a moissy?

Post # 9
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Glasgowbound:   +1


@sandy11224:  Well how big of a diamond do you want? It seem like you have plenty of money to buy a really nice ring. I’m not sure how 5-10 grand would hurt you if you have a quarter of a million sitting in your bank. 

I would rock my cz proudly. I don’t see anything wrong with getting the setting now and the diamon later. try asha diamonds of moissaniteco. People swear on those two gems as an alternatove to diamonds.

Post # 11
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Just ask him to wait for a diamond. You sound disappointed and you guys make enough money it shouldn’t take too long to save for it.

Post # 12
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Get your home deposit and your ring.

You can get a honkin’ diamond and setting for a small percentage of your savings.

Post # 13
133 posts
Blushing bee

You don’t have to have a ring to be engaged. And you can get a diamond or other stone for fairly cheap. You don’t have to get CZ.

Post # 16
356 posts
Helper bee

@sandy11224:  If you dont like the idea of CZ but don’t want to spend on a diamond yet, why dont you compromise and do moissanite? Its beauitful, as has a better rep than CZ and you can replace with a diamond when ready

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