- 3 years ago
- Wedding: February 2017
So, forgive me for burbling on and on, but I’m pretty excited!
Two weeks ago, my bf told me that he was planning on proposing during an already in-the-works family trip to India (during which he will be debuted to my relatives)…but that he wanted it to be a surprise….then he panicked that he’d ruined it all by telling me, and proceeded to get really stressed out and kind of snappy any time I mentioned it, so I wasn’t sure if he was still planning it. Cue one week of unsurety and nervousness. In the end I just out and asked him if he meant ACTUALLY proposing, or whether he was toying with the idea (as I really wouldn’t have minded either way, we know we’re going to get married at some point, it doesn’t really matter when), just so I could stop wondering which is going to happen, and enjoy my planned trip for what it was, whatever that might be. Anyway he said yes, he’s definitely going to propose on that trip.
So, now that I’ve calmed down, I started looking at rings. I have never really been awed by diamonds, and my birthstone is Aquamarine, so there was I looking for unique aquamarine rings and I came across this absolute stunner:
Bonus (which I didn’t realise till a bit later) – it’s a working puzzle ring, and that’s the kind of stuff I LOVE (lockets, piggy banks, anything with a little secret attached to it, that kind of thing).
Problem is….it works out at about £900. I don’t actually want him to spend nearly that much money. I was looking at rings about £200…maybe a maximum of abut £400. But now that I’ve seen this I can’t UNSEE IT.
I’ve tried to find anything remotely similar but from the UK (where we both live) rather than the US, but apparently, these rings are one of a kind. He knows about this ring and my unwillingness for him to spend that much money, but also has figured out that I absolutely love it. He’s basically been saying that people spend that kind of money on engagment rings all the time, and he wants me to have it, but that kind of money makes my butt clench involuntarily.
TO SUMMARIZE (TL;DR): does anybody know of any way I could get a similar ring for less money? And preferably in the UK? Perhaps somebody knows someone who could make a custom ring somewhere in the British Isles?
In honesty, I’m incredibly doubtful about the possibility of this ring ever happening, which is fine, but if someone could give me tips on how to not think about it, that would be great.