- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
EDIT: Let me preface this by saying that SO and I have agreed to pick out the ring together/just let me pick it. He admits he has no taste in jewelry, and I’m picky, so this is what works best for both of us. We’ll probably split the cost, and neither of us really want the proposal to be a huge surprise production. With that in mind…
So I’ve been ring shopping online for a while and finally found the one setting that I LOVE, and hey, it’s in our price range too! I’ve literally never loved a setting more than this before. I’m super, super picky about rings and this one fit all my strict criteria.
I went to Shaneco’s website last night to “visit” it, and lo and behold, I get the dreaded “This product is no longer available.” [email protected]#%! So I live-chatted with a customer service rep, and they said that they actually still have a few in stock, but the website is set to say they’re out when it gets to a certain point, so that they don’t oversell. I told her that we weren’t quite ready to purchase yet, and asked if they’d be restocking it. She said that while she couldn’t guarantee anything, if they didn’t restock it and I still wanted to purchase it after their current stock sells completely out, they could make an enquiry about ordering one for me.
My question is…do you think I should tell SO about this? Like, hey, we’re getting engaged soon anyway and I seriously love this ring and it’s almost sold out, so we should jump on that? I wouldn’t expect him to buy the stone or propose right now, but just to have the setting in his possession until he’s ready to propose. Money for the setting isn’t a problem right now; the only issue is that I don’t know if he’s ready for this to all become OMG REAL so soon. We had already agreed to go ring shopping together at a jeweler here in Pittsburgh in May…do you think I should just wait for that? Because I’m worried that if we did order that Shaneco ring, that I’d end up hating it and having to return it, and all that song and dance about ORDER IT NOW NOW NOW would have been pointless, and I’d feel really stupid.
My original plan was to order this Shaneco ring in May when we’re doing all the ring shopping stuff, try it on, and if I didn’t like it we could just return it. Should I still just do that?
I just hate to make such a big deal about the ring, because of course the engagement/getting married itself is what matters, but I figure if I’m going to be wearing this ring for the rest of my life it might as well be something I like, and I’m so picky about rings that it makes me nervous to possibly let go of the only one I’ve ever seen that I completely loved. What do you think?