Post # 1
Hey bees so me and SO are starting to talk about rings. I’m in between two rings right now one is 4700 and is a better quality. The other is 4000 but has a lower quality. My SO didn’t want to spend over 4000. We wanted to to get engaged in a year but he says if I want the more expensive ring it would have to be two years til we are engaged. I don’t know if I should wait even longer to get engaged and wait for the better ring or get the less expensive one sooner. I love both rings equally. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
Go for the cheaper one. If you love them both, there is zero reason to wait.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
@GreenEyedMoon: Agreed. If you love both equally, why not go for the cheaper one?
Post # 6
cheaper….you can always upgrade on your anniversary if you are worried about a bigger one…
Post # 7
The cheaper one if you love them both. That way any extra money can go towards the wedding.
Post # 8
Is getting engaged without a ring an option, or getting a cheapy ring until he can afford the better one? Also I’m not sure why it would take him another year to come up with $700 more….?
I would go with the 4000 ring. For me marrying the man of my dreams is more important than holding out another year to wait for a ring. And at $4000 it can’t be a bad quality ring… 🙂
Post # 9
agree with the other ladies
Post # 10
is there avisible difference? can you tell one is lower quality? if there is minimal difference, go with the cheaper one. Out of curiosity do you have pics? are they round diamonds? because round diamonds have so many facets, its easier to get away with a lesser quality diamond.
Post # 11
The only reason I’d want to wait longer for the more expensive one is cause the cheaper one has a low grade quality that I’m concerned about.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago
the $700 difference and thus needing to wait another year is kind of arbitrary- at least from what you’ve stated. Get the ring you want, and don’t agree to wait another year. (I’m sure easier said than done, but to me the small price difference vs. waiting time doesn’t add up. What if you paid the difference?)
Post # 13
@buggaboo6: I can’t imagine it would be that poor quality with a price tag of 4000. Go with the cheaper one and focus on whats important here. Getting married to the man of your dreams. Not a ring.
Post # 14
@buggaboo6: Knowing about the low quality of the ring would bug me. Would you be able to find a similar ring elsewhere? It might take a bit more time to bargain hunt but I’m sure it’s less than 2 years.
Post # 15
You could always get an enhancer wedding band to jazz it up…
Post # 16
I would kick in the extra $700 so you could get the better ring and not have to wait.
Then again, it makes no sense to me that it would take him a year to save up $4k and then another year to save up the extra $700….It should take a few extra months, tops.