Post # 1
Hello Bees, I’m feeling very discouraged and frustrated, things are not going our way! I apologize in advance if this sounds like a sob story. My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I picked out a ring for a great deal in May at Helzberg, because it was sized down and the people never came back to pick it up, they had the ring for 1500. I know it sounds like such a small price, but every month for us it seems like one thing goes wrong and costs us any extra money that we may have had saved up. I completely love the ring we picked out, but we are both feeling like we are never going to have any extra money to put towards it or pay it outright. I suggested to Boyfriend or Best Friend that we go with something smaller. He agreed but I could see how sad he was, considering he completely loved the ring as well. Any suggestions for something somewhat grand and lovely but without a giant pricetag? This is the original ring.
Post # 3
Not a suggestion you may be looking for but for our wedding bands the jeweler let us put the bands on layaway and pay off a little at a time. So mine was $2k and his was $1500 and we have about 50% paid already. Just an idea…
Post # 4
Do they have a lay-a-way program? Like the PP above suggested it is a good way to save for it.
Post # 5
Are you open to other stones? Like white topaz or a moissy..? There are similar rings out there for less than $1000.
Post # 6
I say lay away too or just make a solid plan. My guy and I bought a sofa on a credit card when we were still in MA and it was an awful idea because I just paid if off a few months ago even though we no longer have the couch. We gave it to my mother because we couldn’t take it with us, it was still new ish and I couldn’t bear selling it for $200 when my mom needed a new one anyway and couldn’t pay to get one.
So when it came to furnishing our apartment we waited til we had the cash in hand. We a a futon as our only piece of furnture for like 5 months until we could afford the bed. And luckily that coinsided with Labor Day sales so we were also able to get a TV and TV stand with the money we saved. We waited another 5 months to and got a couch to replace the futon (which was falling apart) so if layway is not an option just make a budget and make it a priority or consider other stones. There is a bee here who has a lovely white topaz that cost her something like $250.