- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
If she’s really hung up on the name brand thing, maybe check out Overstock. They have seriously discounted Tacori settings (with CZ in them) that you can pruchase and have reset with a diamond. She would have to be a white gold/platinum girl though, because they don’t have any other colors.
1. 3 months salary
2. Carats to match her age
3. Her hotness level (WOAH BABY I better get a gorgeous one now otherwise I know what she REALLY thinks :P)
4. Car rule, you spend NO MORE but close to the amount you spent on your car.
I got a real big kick out of it!
Side note, is the ‘rule’ pre-tax dollars or not? 😛
I don’t know how much my ring cost, but I REALLY hope it wasn’t 3 months of his salary. I’d feel so uncomfortable wearing something worth that much on my hand!
He is not so much set on the “rule” but he is definitely prideful. I do NOT want to be wearing that much money on my finger and have told him NUMEROUS times that what I really want is a moissnaite ring. He refuses to believe me because he thinks that all girls want a huge diamond on their finger and that my sole purpose for wanting moissanite is to save him money… Sigh…
He spent… I think two weeks or so of his take-home salary (after taxes) on my e-ring? That three-month rule is diamond industry BS.
He did waste a lot of time trying to “do it right” in regards to the ring, though. There were several months of him derping around trying to find the perfect colored gemstone when I said I DON’T EVEN CARE ANYMORE, JUST GET ME A PLAIN GOLD BAND AND BE DONE WITH IT since we had been living together 4.5 years and I was so over it.
A company called De Beers whos clever advertising and prior monopoly of the diamond market made up these “rules” to increase sales and manipulate consumers. There was time when this company controlled 90% of the world’s diamond market. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Beers
To me (and SO) all that matters is that I love the ring and that he likes it.
We won’t even be spending 3 months salary on our wedding (IF we stick to the budget we set!) lol. We just can’t justify more than $10k for a wedding when we desperately need to save for a house.
The rule is bull sh!t, just like valentines day.
Celebrate love often, not on a fabricated “holiday”.
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