Post # 1
After walking around town last weekend and popping into a jewellery shop, my SO and I were talking about finding the right ring.
On the drive home, he said that he’d have to go to a specific area near our hometown to find it.
I’ve said for a long time now that I LOVE oval cut diamond rings, but brilliant rounds are still exceedingly pretty.
So in the car he said that he has plans to go off without me knowing to buy the ring, but he said that he doesn’t indend on buying anything unique or unusual, just the brilliant solitaire style.
We have discussed that we’d upgrade for an anniversary once we have higher salaries and have finished renovating the house- so maybe it’s that he has a budget and wants to get the most for his money, which would (you’d think) get a brilliant round, but we’ve both found that you pay way more for a brilliant than any other cut because it’s the standard.
I really love oval rings, not only because of the diamond, but also because then the wedding and eternity rings would be shaped and they’re so pretty.
I hate to bother him and keep on about it, he might surprise me?
Sorry for the rant.
Post # 3
you want what you love. tell him what you have your heart set on!
Post # 4
I just never understand when guys have such opinions on jewels all the sudden. And ones they wont be wearing at that!
I would just tell him that you really really want the oval. Tell him RBs are so common and you really want something classic yet unique. Then tell him hell get a better deal. Then tell him you reallllllyyyyy want it really really.
Post # 5
@bgswifey: Thank you ladies. You made me giggle – I think I’ll chill him out with a few G&T’s first 😉
Post # 6
@RhianfaHW: let the dust settle, then tell him. If he doesn’t listen after that then fine, but you’ll only be dissapointed if you don’t speak up
Post # 7
If he thinks he’s getting more bang for his buck with a round brilliant, then you can easily show him otherwise. Show him round brilliants and ovals of the same size on sites like Blue Nile. I seriously love fancy shapes (I have a marquise), and when we went shopping, it seemed like jewelers were less likely to mark up marquise, oval, or pear stones. I was regularly quoted market value (meaning, we could buy the stones for the same price the jeweler paid) for fancies. Also, some ovals face up bigger then equivalent round stones.
Post # 8
I just found a shop in the region he says he’s going to sneak off to, and it has EXACTLY what I have dreamed about:
(Bah, the image won’t work, so a link will have to do)
In yellow gold band.
Post # 9
I think you should tell him exactly what you want, and why. However, I also would ask him to clarify why he seems to be so set on a RB. Some people are bothered by the fact that some cuts, such ovals, often have a “bow-tie” affect in them.
Post # 10
@Brielle: I think he’s worried about the shine, how RB’s can achieve 100% reflection, with ovals “only” getting up to 90%.
Our budget doesn’t go as far as to ever get that 100 or 90%, and that 10% can’t really make that much difference surely?
Post # 11
That is really pretty! BUT when the time comes you will love whatever he chooses. I had my heart set on a rectangular radiant for our recent upgrade. The hubs insisted on going by himself to the jeweler. He came home with a beautiful stone that is less of a rectangle than I had in mind but still a rectangle. I love it all the same because he loved going to the store and choosing what he thought was the perfect gift for me….and it was!