Post # 1
So my boyfriend and I want to get married actually we have a date in mind early July. Were going to City Hall NYC and were getting married there. But we are also planning a huge reception in our parents country in the Dominican Republic. Anyhow… This is my dilemma…
My task has been to look for an engament ring that I like and he’ll pop the question before we wed in city hall. Nothing i’ve seen for his price range I like. I even tried to convience myself that I like a ring, which I truly didnt with the thoughts that I can upgrade it later on. But in reality I am not one to do that. I like things in its original state. Theres nothing like looking at something and it being able to take you back to that time and place.
I know that its not about the ring but I feel that if the action is going to take place then I should be happy with what I have and thus far, what I’ve seen that he can afford now I really dont like. So I told him I’d rather wait until he can give me something I’m truly happy with but he says its not about the ring.
What do you ladies think do I settle for something I really dont like or do I wait?
Thank you in advance for taking time in answering my question. : )
Post # 4
What kind of rings do you like? What is his price range? Maybe we could do a search online for you to generate some more ideas.
Post # 5
Definitely don’t spend money on something you don’t like. I’d wait.
Post # 6
@peachacid: Aww. Thank you so much. I wanted something vintage yellow gold .5-1 carat. Or even a 1 carat solitaire. But everything I see is super pricey or the diamond is just of bad quality his price range in 1,500-2,500.
I dont know if its because I’m PMS’ing but I’ve criend the whole night about this. Thanks for your help.
Post # 7
Never settle. Always wait and plan. Nothing wrong with delayed gratification.
Post # 8
I know several women that got a ring upgrade a few years after marriage because they couldn’t afford a nice ring when they got married. I, personally, wouldn’t let the ring stop me from getting married. But, if this is something you feel very strongly about, go with your gut.
Post # 9
Do you like this? If no, why not?
Post # 10
I wouldn’t buy something I don’t like, but I am sure that there is something you can find that you like. I would try to find a ring you like and write down the things you like about it (is the cut of the stone, or an intricate band) and then from there adjust to be in your price range by getting a smaller stone or a diffferent metal. Good luck!
Post # 11
Have you looked at moissanite rings? You get a lot more bang for your buck with them, and they’re gorgeous 🙂 I don’t have one myself, but I’ve heard they’re super sparkly!
Post # 12
Since you’re not going the traditional route, how about buying a wedding band now and a diamond ring later?
Post # 14
@peachacid: Its a beautiful ring, but the ring would get lost on my finger. I have a size 7 finger. Even if it were a .5 with a halo I think it would help it look better on my hand.
Post # 16
Nevermind it’s a freaking 4.25 size!!!!