(Closed) Quality vs Quantity??? Regrets?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which did you choose?
    Quality over Quantity : (48 votes)
    42 %
    Quantity over Quality : (6 votes)
    5 %
    Happy medium : (60 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
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    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I regret my setting not the diamond lol. I wanted to change the setting from the start and only bought it for the diamond but life happened and now I cant afford to change it and now am stuck with it 🙁

    Post # 4
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @LittleMsPumpernickel:  In the process of selecting a ring. For me it’s definitely a combination of both.

    He’s going to spend a fair chunk of change on it, so I want it to be good quality. If we were to go with a white diamond, I don’t need D color, I’d be happy with G-H. I probably don’t need VVS, and so on. Definitely not asking anything too ridiculous, but it still means that I can’t exactly get a 2 carat here or we’ll be spending $30,000.

    Looking at getting a Tiffany Soleste (double halo and a fancy intense yellow diamond), which means I am also factoring the brand name costs in. I’m willing to sacrifice some size for the name and everything that goes along with it (reputation, quality, lifetime warranty/service, etc.).

    Post # 6
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    1583 posts
    Bumble bee

    @LittleMsPumpernickel:  idk, last night when I was harassing the boo about it, he said he has gotten help from both mothers in buying the ring. Both of our moms wouldn’t be caught dead in less than a four/five star hotel and only buy the best (though are still frugal).

    SOOO all that is to say I am expecting quality more-so than quantity. If i get a solitaire (ruby, emerald, diamond) I’ll know it is the best that was available for the money and I’ll be over the moon happy!

    I am also assuming his budget is around the average for engagement rings (~5000)

    Post # 7
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    14316 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    There’s always a compromise and happy medium.   I didn’t get to choose mine cause he surprised me, I think he went quality over quantity with a F/VS2.  If I had a say, I would have sacraficed a little of that down to G/H and eye clean SIs for a slightly larger stone.

    Post # 8
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    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I think my FI did a good job at keeping the quantity/quality pretty 50/50.. I think my ring is gorgeous and I accidentally found the paper work for it, so I know how much he spent.. i think he got an awesome deal on the ring.. 

    1.5 ct center stone, side stones are .53.. TW is 2.03 ct.
    My diamond is an H

     

    Post # 10
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    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    @LittleMsPumpernickel:  you’re lucky. I never expected to take custody of my 18mth old granddaughter in Dec….not that I mind just a little sad lol

    Post # 11
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @LittleMsPumpernickel:  Absolutely, cut is king for me… I forgot to mention that I would not compromise on excellent/ideal cut.

    Your ring is gorgeous!

    Post # 14
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    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I can’t really vote because I took an heirloom stone. But I say happy medium, and quality trumps quantity within that parameter

    Post # 15
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    1583 posts
    Bumble bee

    @MsHeatFan:  its very pretty and i loooove your nail color!

    Post # 16
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    1583 posts
    Bumble bee

    @LittleMsPumpernickel:  right and you can pass quality down to your future kids. This is such a fun post! seeing the differences behind what we value (even though we all generally value the proposal, the ring ican be a different story!)

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