Girlfriend unhappy with engagement ring

posted 12 months ago in Engagement
Post # 107
Member
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I feel so bad for you! It sounds like you were listening and trying your best to get her what she wanted. It just didn’t translate very well in reality perhaps. If you two were already looking at 3-4 carat rings, a 5 carat isn’t out of character for what you were looking at. Perhaps the 5 carats actually on her hand is more than she realized. Perhaps you could keep the setting, sell the present stone, and find a new one together? Maybe a smaller moissanite in the same setting would work?

Post # 108
Hostess
9733 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Why don’t your just go with 2-3 ct moissanite then?

Post # 109
Member
3095 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

dundee :  whatever your budget you may want to go to *Pricescope* and ask for help. They can find you your best diamond option in your budget. If you’re still considering moissanite, you’ll have to post on their simulant forum, it’s called Fashion jewelry or something like that but I bet posters there could help you too. Good luck

DrAtkins :  hope it’s ok to post the above website, if not please delete. 

Post # 110
Hostess
9733 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

mrstodd2bee :  Of course it’s ok! Pricescope is a great resource, thanks for sharing 🙂

Post # 111
Member
2465 posts
Buzzing bee

Lol what did I just read? You thought 1ct would be too small, so you jumped to FIVE CARATS?!?!? lolololololol. Just. I’m sorry. That’s just… a head scratcher right there.

Your girlfriend is rightly embarrassed to be seen in this ring b/c most normal people don’t even wear DIAMONDS over 3 carats daily. Even old money hops off the train around 3ct.

Get this girl a 2-3 carat equivalent moissy so she can (mostly) pass it off as a diamond, and be done with it. 

Post # 112
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1107 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

duchessgummybunns :  Thank you! I was also very confused why OP opted for such a honker. 5 carats is cocktail ring, obviously-fake territory. Even most celebrity engagement rings, which are presumably diamonds, are smaller than that.

Post # 113
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1175 posts
Bumble bee

Didn’t read all the replies but if she doesn’t like it then she doesn’t like it. I suggest going shopping with her to get something to her taste xo

Post # 114
Member
49 posts
Newbee

 Did you find her a new ring, OP?

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