(Closed) Fiancé is just being frugal, I guess

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Buzzing bee

Unless you have a specific ring in mind, I would try looking in his price range first, you might be surprised at what you find! You can find stunning vintage settings on Etsy for a lot less than something new. 

Post # 32
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

And here’s a few more just because I love looking for jewelry 🙂

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper

Check the sale section of moissanitco.com 🙂

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

The whole being stuck on a number because of the advert would annoy me too but he may change his tune when he sees what 1200 can get you. Who knows. But vintage is an absolutely stellar idea, I think you should go that route either way 🙂

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

thicknette30:  While being frugal is an awesome thing in some ways, not allowing you to chip in extra if you aren’t happy with that amount is downright silly!  You’ll have to wear this ring everyday for a LONG LONG TIME. 

You’ve got some really great suggestions on here though, so perhaps you can find something within that price range.  If you aren’t happy with them though, I wouldn’t settle….. you are being more than reasonable.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

 Eh, it is OK to be frugal, but In My Humble Opinion it is not so good to have his mind changed after seeing just one stupid viral video.

 

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Try and look at  Etsy. They have lots of nice vintage stuff there!)

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Frugality is fine; stubbornness is not. And citing a video online as a reason to disappoint your Fiance is pretty lame. 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

zamorski:  Agreed, and diamonds aren’t the only expensive gemstone.  

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

thicknette30:  I think it’s kind of silly to get upset by the budget if you haven’t looked yet, as you may well find something you love for well within his budget, that will make both of you happy (I’ve never understood people who want their ring to cost a minimum of x, it just seems a bit arbitrary). So, my first step would be to look for rings in that budget. 

If then you cannot find anything you truly love, and will indeed need to spend a bit more, I’d say to talk to your OH again, and see if he will compromise. If he absolutely will not budge, I would get something you like that is within budget, and then treat yourself to a RHR that is your dream ring. 

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee

I love both of those JuliaB rings. She does really nice work. 

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Use his price range as a starting point.  I am sure the jewelers will try to upsell you anyway, so if you see something you LOVE just over his price point, that’s the time to negotiate with him.  Until then, why would he pay more for a theoretical ring? No telling which of you is right or wrong until you actually go shopping!  You may find something perfect at his price point, or you may not.  If you can’t agree though, then hold off.  Don’t buy a ring that doesn’t make you both happy.

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Etsy has some really beautiful gemstone rings! Give it a try!

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