Post # 1
My fiance and I have opted to choose the engagement ring together.. within his budget we realized he can afford one of 2 options. Either I get a 1.25 carat AND a separate diamond wedding band OR just one bigger ring (1.50 carat)!! What should I do?
Note: If I buy the 1.5 solitaire ring it’ll be decorated on the sides with these tiny shreds of diamonds.. there many nice ring designs.. so plz factor that into your opinion 🙂
Also I will not be wearing the rings in my everyday life as I’m a reporter in a rather more disturbed part of the world.. so also keep that in mind.. it’ll be my “Fancy dinners / parties / weddings” engagement ring / band 🙂
Post # 3
I’d personally want to have a wedding band. Can you get the 1.5 e-ring and then a plain gold wedding band?
Post # 4
@MrsBot: Hi Mrs. Bot, Well yes.. we’ll do that too.. where we live, I can’t walk around wearing any sort of diamonds if I’d like to keep my hands on 🙂 so to “parade” the fact that I’m engaged or married in my everyday life I will be wearing a gold band.
But my question is if the 1.5 is the best choice and best money investment right now.. hopefully in 10 years time (or sooner or later) my husband would be able to afford to buy me a different ring.. then I would chose a diamon band.. instead of opting for a small ring + a diamond band?!
I don’t want to be greedy… he’s leaving the decision up to me but he says if it were him, he’d go for the 1.25 + diamond band so he would have two good things instead of one BIG thing!
Post # 5
@bride2beloozy: Since you aren’t going to be wearing your ring(s) on a regular basis anyway, there’s no real symbolic meaning in having a wedding band you don’t really love. I think the 1.5 (leaving room to buy a band you love later on) is a better investment. I would personally much rather have one ring set my entire life instead of upgrading as I go. To me, that’s much more romantic and has a great fringe benefit of being cheaper in the long run!
Post # 6
Welcome to Weddingbee!
If you’re going to have a plain band anyway (as far as I understand), I’d personally sway toward the larger ring because I’d already have two. Plus the detail on the sides sounds beautiful. But if you don’t mind either way, maybe let him decide 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 7
Assuming you’re going for triple excellent cut/polish/symmetry, I would go for the bigger stone. I wouldn’t sacrifice quality to go bigger. If you’re not wearing diamonds on a daily basis, I wouldn’t want 2 pieces that I can’t wear. Wear the plain gold band and then rock the 1.5 for special occasions 🙂
Post # 8
if you will just be wearing a plain band for work, get the larger stone.
Post # 9
I’d go for the 1.5 for sure, and add on a diamond band later, since you cant wear either one daily anyways. I’m guessing that if you get a 1.25 now+band, you will probably be a lot less likely to upgrade the 1.25.
Post # 10
Go for the bigger stone. The diamond band can be an Anniversary gift.
Post # 11
@bride2beloozy: 1.5 ering, all the way. You can always get the band later on!
Post # 12
Please just don’t view this as an investment. You will never recover your money if you try to sell the ring later.
Post # 13
Since you’re going to have a plain band for everyday wear, I would definitely get the 1.5 solitaire. You could always get a diamond eternity band for an anniversary if you still want another diamond ring.
Post # 14
Another option is to wait until Black Friday or Boxing Day, and see if rings go on sale then. Black Friday is in like, a month. You might get a crazy sale that enables you to get both!
So since you would ideally like a 1.5, I would say to wait another month or two.
Post # 15
Totally get the 1.5! If your only wearing it for parties and special times then that is hands down what I would do because you can always your 1.5 with your everyday gold band.
Yup yup yup get the 1.5
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
No contest-1.5! I agree with others; get the band as a present or for an anniversary down the road!