- 5 years ago
I could really use your help!
I am shopping for an engagement ring for my girlfriend and I want it to be as special as it possibly can be.
She is pretty petite. She’s about 5’2″ and by my best guess, her ring size is around a 5. I know a few details of what she wants in a ring, but it’s important to me that it be a complete surprise outside of that.
I know she likes Tacori rings, wants white gold instead of platinum, and a round diamond. The rest is up to me and I’m really nervous about getting it right.
I’ve done my resarch on diamonds and I have a friend that worked for a reputable jewler to help me get the right cut, calrity, etc. I’m ok there. I do have some other questions, though, and I would appreciate your opinions.
Is 2ct. too much for a size 5 finger? Her ring finger is around 2.5″ long.
What do you think about stacked bands? I’m assuming that’s the term — when you have your engagement ring sanwiched between to other rings. Would that be too much for her finger? I really like the style.
How can I find out her ring size without her knowing? If I take a ring to the jeweler, will they be able to tell me?
I’m pretty set on Tacori. The reputation I’ve found alone justifies the price. Plus, I know she really likes that style. Do you all have a favorite Tacori ring you could show me? My total budget is around $10k, but the local jewler is currently offering 35% off so that expands my selection a good bit. They’re the only ones that sell Tacori in my area.
Is there anything you could share with me to look out for? Any do’s or don’ts? Is there anything you wish your fiance or husband had done differently?
She’s not asking for a large ring, but for putting up with me, she deserves one even larger than I can afford. Please help me make this perfect for her.
It’s also important to me that she never feels the need to “upgrade” her ring. A few of my friends have justified that as a reason to buy a smaller ring. To me (no offense), it was fine when we were in our early 20s, but now that I’m 30 and make plenty of money, that’s absolute crap.