SO wants to buy brilliant, I want oval.

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

you want what you love. tell him what you have your heart set on!

Post # 4
7920 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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 # 6
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@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
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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 # 9
10902 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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 # 11
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

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!

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