(Closed) The ring that broke my heart

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should the girl chose the ring or should she just accept what her fiance gets her?
    Yes, the girl should chose her ring : (40 votes)
    15 %
    No, the guy should chose the ring : (89 votes)
    34 %
    He can propose and they chose the ring together : (117 votes)
    45 %
    Who needs a ring : (14 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Can you change your poll?  I think that the girl should not pick her ring because it’s greedy, and that she should accept whatever her fiance or fiancee gets for her.  That’s the whole point — the marriage — not the way the ring looks.  

    Post # 4
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    1153 posts
    Bumble bee

    What does the “yes” and “no” refer to on the poll? πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
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    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Your poll question is ambiguous, so I don’t know how to vote.

    The ring you posted is very expensive, but I suspect you could get a similar custom made version for much less. For example, you could use a lower ct center stone and a lower ctw for the rest of the setting. I’d print the photo you posted and take it to a local jeweler for an estimate of the cost.

    Post # 6
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    3402 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Why don’t you have this ring custom re-created? Tiffany charges a premium for their brand name, and there are several other vendors who can recreate this design for you for much cheaper.

    PM me if you would like recommendations, or visit betterthandiamond.com which is another forum where people can help you find a jeweler to make this ring for you πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I second the custom made option. Take this design and give it to a jeweler can recreate it for much less. Many women pick out their own rings…but it has to be within your SO budget.

    I voted “other”

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think they should work together to find a ring she loves in his price range.  

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    That is a 5+ carat center stone and 3+ carats in the setting. No wonder the price is so high! If you go the custom route you can pick a center stone within your budget and size down the ring overall to fit your budget.

    Post # 11
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    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My fiance designed the ring and got it made for me – I did not know anything about it – he totally surprised me with it when he popped the question. A ring is symbollic of eternity – I happened to love my ring to pieces and wouldn’t have picked it myself because it was too expensive! I was just so chuffed that he wanted me for life! it is a great feeling!!!

    I think marketing and media has played a role in girls wanting massive diamonds and extravagant bling – girls are forgetting – would you rather a ring or the man? I don’t like the idea of a girl picking her ring and knowing a guy will propose – it takes the romance out of it for me – but that is just my opinion – and some guys would make their girls pick one coz it is a lot of pressure. I am a sentimental kinda gal though πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Maybe find a place that makes replicas or look for some vintage flower type rings on e-bay.

    Post # 13
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @amphira:  Lol nice price. I think it’s perfectly fine to pick your own ring if it’s important to you. I’d rather not be surprised, and for the amount of money we’re going to spend and the fact I am supposed to wear it forever makes me want to have a say in it. My SO is fine with that.

    Maybe you need to see if a jeweler can make something similar for you πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    i cried for 3 mins just staring at it, then for another 5 after i saw the price for it.” ahah you’re so cute. I also agree with the customization, besides, have you seen the tiffany ring in real life? Sometimes pictures and make things look better than they really are.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee

    Go into Tiffany and ask what they can do for a lesser price point.  The diamond in the ring is very large, what if you inquired about a smaller center stone with less pave around it, to scale with the diamond you choose. Tiffany is a custom jeweler and money talks in there, they’ll do whatever you want. I have found them to be very accommodating.  Best wishes, it’s gorgeous! 

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