(Closed) I'm I RIGHT or I'm I WRONG ?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Here’s another…btw I just searched “engagement ring yellow gold” on etsy

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I second the Moissanite suggestion. I have one and its amazeballs.

Good Luck OP!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would not let a ring stop you from proceeding with your nuptials. It’s just a symbol and there is no requirement that it have a diamond or be expensive. My engagement ring has a solitair amethyst that only cost $150. The band is 18k white gold with 8 channel set diamonds. The band cost $1500 and everything is ethically sourced. It came from brilliantearth.com. Have you thought about just buying the stoneand getting a setting from a relative, or doing the opposite and buying a setting and getting the stone from a relative? That could save you lots of money. It’s just a ring. Don’t put too much emphasis on it’s importance. The commitment is what’s important. You CAN always upgrade later. No need in sinking thousands of dollars on a symbol anyways. Put that money towards your first house together or a new car! 

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you can’t find something you like in his price range, have you considered adding some of your own money to bring you up to a price range with perhaps a few more choices?  Have you looked at pawn/resale shops? The resale value on engagement rings is really low and you might find something you like better if it’s on the after-market.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Cant you just make up the extra cost with your own money :S I would if I really liked something outside my FI’s budget.

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would say keep looking. I definately don’t think you should get something you don’t like, but I think everyone should be able to find something they like with most budgets. Sometimes it just takes being creative. Have you considered getting something other than a diamond? Other gemstones (colored or not) can be beautiful and are often cheaper. You can also try looking for used rings which can mean you get a nicer ring for a lower price. There are lots of options out there so I say keep looking! I personally wouldn’t want to delay everything just to have a more expensive ring.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My fiance and I waited over a year after he proposed to start ring shopping (still in the process) because of the very same thing. I personally love sapphires, so that’s what I’m getting for a center stone. You could always get the setting you like and put a white sappire or moissanite in it for now. Like have it be the size that you’d like for a diamond (or whatever you want) Also – halo settings are great because they make the stone look bigger (and pretty)

 

I hope you find the ring that you want and congratulations to the both of you 🙂

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Have you considered buying the diamond you want and getting it set in a simple setting? Fiance and I bought my diamond 3/4 carat) for 2500 and had it set in a SIMPLE solitare setting for about 300.

If you did it this way, you could always have the diamond reset later in something more intricate, but you still get to have the nostalgia factor. 

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