(Closed) Fiancé is just being frugal, I guess

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

Lol your fingers aren’t that big,  $1200 is lot of money for some.  maybe try find that sapphire in his price.  Or you can do use rings,  like eBay.  I got half carat for $400 on there , new was $1500 .great way to save and get more for your money.  You could do moissanite ring.  

Post # 3
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Honey bee

thicknette30:  

You could find a lovely ring for $1,200.00 USD or less. Your finger size will have almost no affect on it. If you go lab-created on your gemstones, you’ll be golden. And tbh, your bigger concern is your timeline: if you want it this weekend, then your supply is limited.

Happy shopping, Bee!

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Just go out looking for the perfect ring. If you find one that’s 2000 maybe he will compromise; equally, you might find something perfect at 500, you never know!

Don’t panic on “I don’t think”s and “what if”s before you’ve even really looked together. I’m sure ultimately he will just want to see you happy. 

x

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

CHECK VINTAGE. My ring was well under $1200 but it appraised for much higher. I have a 3 carat green sapphire and diamond ring from an Etsy vintage seller. Because it was used, it needed a minor repair when I first got it, but when we told the seller about it, she refunded us for the repair as well. 

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Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Bahamas

You can find a lovely ring for $1200! Also, maybe if you find a ring that is a touch over your budget, he will budge it up a bit (see what i did there?) if he knows you’re in love with said ring.  Don’t let it bother you too much at this point…you might fall in love with a $500 ring! Who knows! Go and see what styles you like and if everything in that style falls outside of his comfort zone, then you both have to have a conversation.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

I agree with the previous post that a lab – created sapphire could save you here. They cost very little, and are moleculaly the same as a natural sapphire. That could allow you to spend the majority of your budget on a setting.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Just look for a ring in that price range. Try some things on, don’t get stuck on certain elements, try on whatever catches your eye in that range with an open mind. If you truly find nothing, then come back and have an honest talk with him about creating a larger budget and how you will help. 

Post # 13
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1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

thicknette30:  Costco also has lots of lab sapphires in halos that are great prices. If I was okay with getting white gold (I wasn’t, I needed yellow!), I would definitely have gotten a Costco ring.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I Think that’s really stubborn if you’re willing to pay the difference. I would go shopping with that budget and let him see what it affords himself. In reality, the only brick and mortar you should be near with the budget is pawn/estate shops. Are you open to blue topaz? It’s inexpensive and pretty. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

thicknette30:  I understand,  being cheap with somethings are OK,  but not with others.  I hope you find that perfect ring.  But use is one of the best to get more for the cheaper price.  If you get one you love is way cheaper you could get earrings with the extra cash hehe.  I can’t wait to see what you find.  

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