(Closed) Ring, No ring, CZ ring, other? (hypothetical poll)

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: If it would take your SO a year to be able to afford your ideal ring, would you...
    Wait for him to save for it. : (14 votes)
    30 %
    Go without a ring. : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Take cheaper option. : (25 votes)
    53 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I actually didn’t want an engagement ring in the first place, but I’d suggest going with something unconventional.  My ring is a colored stone and was not very expensive – I’ve seen other bees with colored stone rings that were very reasonable and gorgeous.  It’s unconventional, but it’s still the focal point people are looking for. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    This was actually an issue for since we’re students.  We’re going to forego an engagement ring, I mean technically I’m wearing a CZ but when we get married, I’ll only wear the wedding band.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5658 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I didn’t have to compromise. I chose moissanite for a few reasons, one of them being that it was less expensive than a diamond, but I didn’t choose it only for that reason so that my SO could propose. I definitely don’t feel like I have missed out on anything by not getting a diamond. I’m getting my dream engagement ring, and he could afford it easily.

    Post # 7
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    For me personally, having an engagement ring was important. In my family/circle of friends, you’re not really engaged until the rings on your finger (I know this isn’t the same for everyone and thats totally fine). If I had been waiting for a long time and my options were between waiting even longer or getting a more affordable ring, I would go with the more affordable ring. You can always upgrade in the future. 

    ETA: Apparently I overshot the “other” option which I would have voted for. FI and I both paid for my ring. We’ve had joint finances for years so us both paying for it just made sense. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    223 posts
    Helper bee

    We’ve decided that moissanite is our route.  It’s as great as a diamond without the inflation in price.  🙂  So, we both win!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1792 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I vote other. I would rather contribute to the ring fund myself to cut down on the “waiting” time. Considering once we get married, all our assets will be pooled, I think this is a good alternative. 

    Post # 11
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    4804 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ooops…I voted for waiting but I would actually choose “other” now that I read everything!  I would actually like to either help pay for it or pay for it and have him pay me back.

    Post # 12
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    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted “Other”. I would definitely be on board with chipping in for my dream ring! Of course this is hypothetical though, because in the real world SO has already said that he is very traditional about this and will be doing it “right the first time” (when I mentioned upgrading later on as an option), so I can’t imagine he’d be too thrilled if I attempted to help pay for the ring. 🙁

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