Torn between two rings

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

I think that if you hadn’t had a second look, you would have gotten the first ring, and been happy, but only until you eventually saw a solitaire that you fell in love with. $300 over budget is not that much, when considered over a lifetime (or even a year), so I think you should to with the ring that spoke to your heart. 

Post # 5
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417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I vote for the second, but I’m partial to solitaire’s.  Its a stunning ring!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t see why you can’t get both of your desires (a larger solitaire and under budget). If you are willing to look at online places like James Allen, you could probably get a well cut stone of the same size and similar setting for less money than in a brick and mortar store. This kind of thing would be right up the alley with the diamond supersleuths on Pricescope.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The second one! You’ll be thinking about it, better if it’s glittering up at you while you do. It’s lovely, and not very far out of the budget at all. It’s worth it. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

@gsdlover32:  Ooo! Get the second one! You might be thinking, Oh well if I hadn’t gone into that second store…but you did! You’ll have to face ring envy forever if you get the first one, too!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

No problem, just wanted to make you aware there may be other options for you. You probably ought to double check what lab graded the stone you are interested in. Not all grading labs carry the same reliability in grading so what’s on the paper may or may not be what it really is. Diamonds are tricky business, and in my experience with engagement ring shopping, jewelry stores are there to make money, not give you a  “deal”. I’ve never known anyone to buy a car without research and so I never understand why so many people would buy an (expensive) stone/ring without due diligence and rely solely on emotional reaction but that is another story altogether. Good luck!

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

The second one is gorgeous and $300 over a lifetime is nothing. But both are beautiful, so whichever one you love more.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would pay more money now for the one you’re really in love with over less money for the one you just like. That second ring is beautiful. I love the double claw prongs. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Love the 2nd one, but I’m bias since its very similiar to mine!  Double claw prongs, solitaire with surprise diamonds 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Get the second ring! It is a once in a lifetime investment and you’re worth the classic beauty! The wedding will happen all the same, and once the chaos of planning starts you may be grateful for the extra time to plan that you’ll also need to save $$$. 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This might sound crazy…..dont hate me….lol

have you checked ebay?. Not everything on there is used and as long as you triple check the seller you could get a huge steal and get exactly what you want.

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