- Star Fruit
- 6 years ago
WE went to Jared…
My boyfriend and I have been talking about marriage for almost 2 years now and this year is the perfect time to get engaged. Its our 4th year anniversary this coming April and I am graduating this May.
We had lunch with my BF’s mom Friday and on our way back home we talked about getting married again so we came up with the idea of just stopping by at a jewelry store to look for rings and we ended up getting my engagement ring!
I am the most thrifty person in my family and between my boyfriend and I and I’m the type of person who goes around websites looking for coupons (being an extreme couponer is my goal next!) and finding the best deal so picking out an e-ring spontaneously was completely beyond me. And I had this idea that my Boyfriend or Best Friend will pick out a ring himself and I would just love it! But my friend said its ok for me to choose since I am the one who is going to wear it forever and she’s right.
Anyway, I picked out my 2 favorites. I have always wanted side diamonds and a center diamond (of at least 1 carat) and I found myself liking square halo settings. The first favorite came with 2 bands + the engagement ring (so I was thinking: Sweet! 3 at a price of one!) but the bands were very thin and I worried about engraving. The 2nd setting was vintage looking (I’ve been OBSESSING about vintage and shabby chic weddings) and its less expensive than the first one. So, I chose the first setting because I thought it was the best deal and I didn’t have to worry about wedding bands. Then came the diamonds. I know I wanted it to be at least 1 carat but it looked so small with the setting. I chose a 1.2 ct instead which was the same color and clarity with only a small difference in price. Then came the closing transaction… I told them we need some time alone to talk about it.
Boyfriend or Best Friend and I knew coming in that we were not going to buy the ring that day so I told them that I need some time and I need to sleep on it. They did all their sales talk (you can do the paper work now and if you change your mind you have 28 days to do it and yadi yada…) Of course, I knew they were going to try and persuade us to close the deal so I wasn’t even listening and I keep looking back on that 2nd setting that was right in front of me under the case. I interrupted the diamontologist: can I take a look at this again with the diamond? he happily obliged. When he put it on my finger I gasp and literally took my breath away. Even my Boyfriend or Best Friend who was standing behind me uttered the word “WOW” under his breath. I have been watching SYTTD every weekend and I now know what it feels like finding “the one”. The bigger diamond fits PERFECTLY with the setting.
To cut to the chase, we ended up purchasing the ring! We went back yesterday for the fit and it was a little loose so they have to resize it. We had 2 hours to kill so we went around the mall and went to look at different jewelry stores–this is me trying to convince myself that we went to the right store at the right time and getting the best deal since everything happened so fast–Considering it was a Saturday and Valentine’s Day is coming, it was busy and lots of promotions. After comparing to other retail stores (Kay, Zales, roger hollands etc. no Tiffanys since thats beyond our price range) the experience and the discount we got from Jared was unbeatable had we went to different retail stores.
2 hours later, the ring fits perfectly! I told him to keep it with him until he proposes since he has to do it the right way. I am very traditional and so are my parents so that means he has to ask them for my hand in marriage before he proposes. =)
And the first thing I did after we picked out the e-ring that is wedding related? Signing up to weddingbee!!! I have been a patron to this website for over a year now and reading blogs and getting DIY ideas. I stopped my self from registering before because I don’t want to jinx any of this. But I am just so excited that I couldn’t help myself! I can’t stop obsessing about my ring and trying hard to remember what it looked like! OK, I really have to stop obsessing otherwise I cannot function. =)
What is the story behind your e-ring? Did you help pick it out? or your Fiance did?