(Closed) Fiancé is just being frugal, I guess

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
3292 posts
Sugar bee

Check out the website Ruby Lane. It has some stunning vintage rings for a good price. 

Post # 47
2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ll echo others and say go to eBay! We got my engagement ring off of there for $700. I’ve gotten plenty of compliments on it and they have NO clue how much we paid for it. People don’t need to know. You can find a $1,200 at a store that is “small” because you’re paying for the name that goes with it, or you can find an incredible deal from a wholesale jeweler that’s the size and specs you want. 

Post # 48
1838 posts
Buzzing bee

James Allen is another option. I just built you a sapphire ring with a 1.02 carat oval sapphire and white gold twist-shank halo for $1,010. Check it out:



Seriously — especially given that you like sapphires rather than diamonds — $1200 is plenty of budget for a beautiful ring. 

And this isn’t a halo, but I love this James Allen setting, and this one keeps you under budget as well:


Edited to add that James Allen does free prong tightening, repolishing, rhodium plating on white gold and cleaning. You just pop it back in the mail to them. Very convenient. 

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Post # 49
250 posts
Helper bee
Post # 50
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015


Costco, lab created emerald and diamonds 1300 dollars. I wear 7.5 ring. Its the equivalent of 4.5c.f. pear.

Post # 51
4238 posts
Honey bee


What a gem. What. A. Gem! (swoon)


Post # 52
1065 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: South Lodge. 2nd of Dec 2017

thicknette30:  me I would trawl every jewellery shop in town with him in tow, he will be so grateful when you find the one, as long as it is near the budget I am sure he won’t mind 😉 Remind him albeit gently you intend to wear it every day for the rest of your life xx good luck bee keep us updated 

Post # 53
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

snickerwickens:  this is one of my favorite cultured gemstone rings on moissyco!  

Post # 55
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

thicknette30:  are you willing to consider something other than a sapphire? I was determined to have a sapphire engagement ring, they’re so beautiful. But when we went shopping and I fell in love with a tanzanite and it is so lovely, it changes colour loads, so today it was an inky blue but yesterday it was quite lilac in colour. I’m not saying a tanzanite but there’s quite a few blue gemstones out there, which could really help.

Post # 56
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Hmmm.  I’m in the its your ring you should have a say in the cost and quality camp.

Post # 59
35 posts

His price range isn’t bad, but you really don’t know if you will be content until you visit many places and try their rings on in both price ranges and see. I am very big on going to pawn shops because you really can get a ring for a portion of the jewelry store price, especially when they are having sales. My fiance is frugal too, so I understand where you are coming from. However, his initial price range was less. If it was any other ring than an ENGAGEMENT ring, I wouldn’t be so picky. But it really is a very important piece of jewelry you will be wearing for a lifetime and it represents your love for each other. Sometimes guys don’t understand that. 

Post # 60
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: A restaurant on the beach

Would you consider getting a beautiful large sapphire now in a solitaire setting and upgrading the setting in the future? Gemfix has some amazing sapphires in various shapes, colors, and sizes. A few of them are in your price range. You could set one in a 200-300$ that can later be upgraded. I like this one!


sapphire blue 1022, Oval “Portuguese” Style, 1.23 cts

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