"Why does she want such a cheap ring? No diamond?" (kinda long)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsKady:  *HUGS*  I personally love non diamond engagement rings.  It’s great that your relationship with your FI is strong enough that you don’t need some materialistic symbol to validate it; I think that makes your ring priceless 🙂

Post # 4
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1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think that is pretty sad that his mother, knowing the financial straits you are all in right now, would dare make such a petty comment regarding your ring!  She should be OVER THE MOON that her son’s future wife is so money smart to put their finances above an engagement ring!   Morganite is a very popular stone right now for engagement rings, and not every engagement ring has to be a diamond (mine isn’t!)  

 

Some people just don’t get it that its not about putting 2-3 months salary into a ring, its the commitment and the love that makes it important.  I think you all have your heads in the right place, I hope his mom comes around on that!  *hugs*

 

Post # 6
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416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am with you on the bedrest!  I had about 4 months of it myself; it totally kicks your arse!  You do not think it will affect you that much until you have to do it, whew!  

As for your ring; Morganite is sweet and beautiful. I have Moissanite, and I love it. We want what we want, and if people think it is cheap, boo sucks to them! 

Post # 8
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1241 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@MrsKady:  I’m sort of in the same boat. My ring was on sale when we bought it, and I only have a diamond because he insisted. I’m worried about what his family is going to say, even though he and I love the ring. His family is fairly well to do, and mine is …well..so very much not. LOL

Guess I’ll have to see what they say when he finally proposes.

Post # 10
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@PeachSnapple:  Absolutely agree.

 

 

 

@MrsKady:  Hey, congratulations on your relationship.  And on your BABY, for goodness sake.  And once you have it, you should spoil us with a pic of your gorgeous ring 🙂

 

Post # 11
Hostess
3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park

Sometimes the easiest thing to do is also the hardest: just ignore it. It was crappy and not cool on her part to say that, but whatever, it has nothing to do with the love you share with your SO.

Post # 12
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

@MrsKady:  I get the impression that his parents are not very good at budgeting/finances in general. I wouldn’t read much more into it than that. The major concern I’d have is….have his parents saved for retirement? Because with the kind of lack of understanding they seem to be showing, I’d be worried that they aren’t anywhere near ready.

Post # 15
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7279 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsKady:  Sorry she said that but sadly many women are brainwashed that if it isn’t a diamond its not legit. Great marketing snowjob that they pulled. BTW tanzanite is one of my favorite stones as well. 

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