Post # 1
So, me and my FH have been happily engaged for a few weeks. He proposed with a ring that I absolutely HATED so he took the ring back and now we’ve bee searching for something in his budget but it hasn’t been easy since I am a bit picky. I have been engaged before and my last ring was a 1.5 carat princess cut ring that I loved. Something that size is definitely out of my FH’s price range and thats okay with me because I’m not marrying him for his money but I still want something that I’m proud to wear. So, I was thinking maybe I would get something fake in the meantime while he saves more money and we find a ring that I love! What do you ladies think? Are there any ladies that have a fake e-ring? Where is a good place to find a nice starter ring for us? Thanks in advance girls! 🙂
Post # 3
Hmm. I’ve never heard of having a fake e-ring before.
Post # 4
If you want something more expensive perhaps you should pitch in above and beyond what his budget is.
Post # 5
do you mean a non-diamond ering? If so then yes they are incredibly common around here, but that doesn’t make them fake.
I would look into the better quality cz, moissanites or gemstones if you are looking for a more affordable temporary ring- I mean who knows you might find something you love in the size you like within your budget and then wind up with that one being permanant.
The ring I have requested when we get engaged is from carat.co
Post # 6
@key706: Can you get a moissanite or asha (sorry, I don’t know the differnce) instead of a real diamond? I’m hearing alot of Bees with them and they seem very happy.
Post # 7
I don’t have a “fake e-ring” but my engagement ring does have a CZ in it although next month we are setting a asha in it. (Which is a high quality CZ.)
Its 1 carat & 14k white gold. My husband got it off ebay.
I wear a size 7, btw.
Post # 8
I think that its ok. I went to university with a girl who did that. I think as long as both of you are in agreement, and more importantly comfortable with it then it is fine. But be prepared for back lash from others with thier opinions if you share this with them.
Have you thought about not so much a crystal or CZ ring, but like a white topaz, or white amethyst? I know stores like peoples or mappins in canada sell those in larger sizes for much less than diamonds. however at least then this temp ring can be a right hand ring that is sentimental and real.
Post # 9
I’ve got a second ring that I wear to work in addition to my engagement ring. The stones are aquamarine. Maybe you could get a coloured gemstone ring (or even white sapphire) that you like until you can save up for your dream ring.
When I was looking for my “work-gagement ring,” I also saw a few rings that were CZ in 10K gold. That might be an option for you. Many fine jewelery stores have a few CZ rings like this. Maybe if you find a style you really like, you can just swap out the CZ stone for a diamond when you get enough money. Since the setting is already gold, you’d just be swapping the stones!
Aside from these ideas, I agree with PP that if you have tastes outside of your FI’s budget, you should find a way to pitch in some of your own money without making him feel bad about it.
Post # 10
@key706: I love the idea. My fiance and I had a similar issue. He couldnt afford the ring he wanted to get me before he deployed so I pitched the idea a wearing a band until he returned and then we would go get the ring. He said if we did a band it takes away from the wedding day, I disagreed but we decided to purchase the setting and place a cz in it for the 6 months. We will replace the stone when he returns. GO FOR IT!
Post # 11
I think its the thought that counts! look on Craigslist, and yes no one knows its not a “real” diamond! You can upgarde later on down the road. 🙂
Post # 12
I don’t see why this is a problem? Your commitment is there and you are looking for the right ring.
Though, I will echo @vmec: and say that if your taste is out of his budget then you could offer to chip in.