Post # 32
I just love what the other bees have said to you and I know they are being honest! You have an absolutely magnificent ring. I think it’s unique that you got it at Walmart too – a story you can tell your grandkids 🙂
Just to add, I am a very visual person. I scroll through posts looking for the pictures first and then if I like the ring, I go back and read what people have said. I did that with your picture. I thought to myself, ok what is the story on this beauty!
Don’t second guess your purchase. It really was the right one!
Post # 33
I love your ring! The colour is so vibrant and I really like the setting!
Post # 34
I love the split shank and attention to detail on your ring. Congratulations!
Post # 35
Thank you! And that would be such a confidence booster! Let’s do it 😀
thank you 🙂
Post # 36
You picked the right ring if you love it and see it as a symbol of your FI’s love for you.
I actually am not a fan of clusters but I really like your ring! I think the sidestones really make it. The set works really well with you and what a steal at $320.
The Bee does give ladies with less than huge rings some envy some of the time. My ring isn’t especially big or flashy and I like it that way. I love my ring so much, and if you like yours that’s all that matters.
Post # 37
I really like the purse analogy! By The Way – your ring has such a vibrant and beautiful colour!
Post # 38
Thanks again everyone! You Bees are the best! Thank you so much for the compliments! I guess sometimes too I feel insecure because some of FI’s engaged family members have some expensive rings (one paid over 6,000 for hers, and they barely can afford their bills) so sometimes I feel like they don’t think my ring is that great because it’s not as “big” or as flashy as theirs. We’ve never told them the cost, or that we got it from Walmart. I once suggested that his cousin buy her wedding band from Walmart, because she was complaining that on top of the 6,000 she would have to pay another 2,000 for just her band alone, and she just laughed. It made me feel very insecure :/
Post # 39
Lovely! And you are wise for not going into debt for it. 🙂
Post # 40
You did whats best for you and thats all that matters! I think its beautiful and looks great on your finger! I get ring envy all the time and my DH has already said down the road we can upgrade if we want.
Post # 41
Thats too bad about FI’s engaged family member. But you know sometimes people don’t think rationally. You did the right thing by staying in a price range you could afford while still picking something you like.
I knew I wanted a certain thing and Fiance and I found a way to get it in our price range. It’s just ridiculous that she says she has to spend 2K on a wedding band. It sounds like she is convinvced that she “has” to get a diamond band.
The rings are not even a requirement. It is sort of crazy to say you have to spend x amount on something when you cannot afford it or that she has to get a certain thing no matter the price even if that means not being able to pay your bills or eat. She could have done a lot of different things, like others mentioned got a cheaper ring for now and upgrade later, comprimise on the cost and let go of some of her ring requirements like she could actually just save herself the money by getting a plain band at Walmart as you mentioned, or a pawn shop or ebay etc.
Maybe her ring is flashier but you can feel good about your purchase because its yours, its paid off and you can still pay your bills. It sounds like her priorities are a little wacky.
I felt bad about wanting my ring that I knew would cost alot, especially since even if we had the cash I wouldn’t feel comfortable spending it on that, but we found a way to get the cost down significantly and still get what I wanted and be able to afford bills etc. There is a way to have nice things and live within your means. You just have to shop around and think outside the box/creatively.
Congrats on your engagement! And hold your head high knowing you made a the best choice for your situation. No one really pays much attention to someones ring anyway after they have been engaged for a while or married. In the end it’s really not important what kind of ring you have, as long as you love it and enjoy it.
Post # 42
you’re right! Fiance also tells me these things all the time. I guess because in his family Fiance and I struggle the most financially, and both his cousin an brother are getting married around the same time as us, so even our wedding makes me insecure sometimes because I know it won’t be as flashy as theirs. Which is why my resolution for this year is to be less envious and care less about what others think!
Post # 44
I think tha is a great new years resolution!
Post # 45
@alohapanda: I like your ring FAR better than many of the rings ten/twenty time more expensive that ive seen on here. Cost doesn’t mean elegance! I think you should be proud of your ring and perhaps if in ten years you still want another make that your aniversary gift.
Post # 46
There is nothing wrong with your ring at all. But if you decide you’re tired of it later, why don’t you just replace the cluster with a solid princess stone?