- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I would love some opinions!
I found an amazing ring that perfectly matches my unique Engagement Ring. I instantly fell in love! Problem is, it’s Platinum. My Engagement Ring is 18K and the jeweler offered to custom duplicate the Platinum ring in 14K to fit my budget. She even offered to re-coat my Engagement Ring with Rhodium so they match in tone.
I go to pick it up and to me, it looks signifigantly different than the Platinum one I fell in love with. The overall design is the same, but tiny details are different and I just cant get over it! One part of the setting isnt curved like the Platinum one which really flowed and matched with my Engagement Ring. Also, the band width is slightly thinner and shorter in height, which makes it look unproportioned to my Engagement Ring. I pointed out these issues and she explained that since it was custom, they came as close as possible to duplicating and said I only have one option. Buy the platinum one instead. She came down on price, but would still leave me with $600 to pay off! We have been engaged for 2 years now and finally decided to go to the courthouse and tie the knot this summer since we just dont have the money for a wedding. Let alone another $600 in payments which we probably wouldnt be able to pay off until Fall! The jewelry store only does layaway, so I wouldnt have the ring until it is fully payed. Ugh.
She said to give it 7days. To wear them together and decide if it really bothers me or not. I have been wearing is less than an hour and I just dont like it! I want that other one that matched so well!
What would you do? Just deal with it? Or take on crazy monthly payments for the one I fell in love with?
If I pick the Platinum one, I wouldnt have a wedding band by the time we marry or we would push back the courthouse wedding until we have the ring. We dont have a date set, just when the time is right. The ring I had custom made was $1270, and we’re talking $600 more bucks! geez i hate how i have expensive taste and I hate how much of a perfectionist I am! lol
thank you in advance