(Closed) A stand-in ring to propose with?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

If you buy a diamond separately and put it on a stand in setting (I would suggest doing this over buying a cheap ring with a diamond already in it. You’ll probably get a better deal and a better quality diamond that way.) I doubt you’d be able to return that setting after the fact, but at anytime you could take the diamond out and put in on a different setting (and then maybe you could melt down the left over metal and put it towards your new ring or sell it?). I don’t think you’d save any money doing that, but I don’t think it’d be too bad.

Just make sure he knows what shape diamond to get you! haha!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

if you buy a loose diamond online from blue nile, i believe that blue nile puts it in a simple tension setting for just this reason.  

You can easily have diamonds reset at a local store; sometimes there is a nominal resetting fee but it’s easy to bargain that down/out.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You could just have him use a cheap ring for the proposal and then you pick out the other one together, diamond and all. It would be pricey to buy a setting just for the purpose of the proposal, only to remove it soon after.

My fiance proposed to me with the ring his mother was given by his father. I was completely caught off guard. We later went ring shopping together and picked the real e-ring out together. It worked great!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

He can propose with a candy ring! Or one of those plastic ones you can get from the $0.25 machines at the supermarket. My GF’s teacher was proposed to with a plastic ring and then they got the real one later.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Fiance used a cheap stand in ring also.  He proposed on hot, dirty, hike in Kauai and was not going to risk losing the ring in the jungle.  He had a ring picked out and showed it to me before he bought it when we got home.  Everyone was happy.  :o) 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

seems like a lot of work.  why not just show him what you like and then you’ll be surprised but know its something you’ll love. and I bet most engaged/married girls will tell you You’ll love whatever he gives you.  It’s the engagement/start of a life together/love and forever that are important.  The ring will suddenly be amazing (esp if you pointed him in the right direction).

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Alternatively, he could propose with just the diamond itself? Then you could have it set later?

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