- 4 years ago
Hello all. I am new here. (apologise my broken english in advance)
I am looking for some advices in regards of an engagement ring i recently bought secretly with a friend of mine.
So.. this is how my story goes.
Around 1 month or so ago, i started to browse around shops and jewellers looking for an engagement ring. i was just browsing around looking for options and just starting to learn about diamonds etc… (my first “real” diamond purchase)
Then around 2 weeks ago, we saw this ring 1.12 carat round cut + 2 little 0.29 pear shapes on both side. At first glance, we both loved it. The main stone was 1.12, F colour, IF, excellent cut, sparked like it was radioactive. But then we left because we wanted to browse some other shops.
For a whole week, i couldn’t stop thinking about it, so a week after we saw that ring, we went back.
The ladies in the shop shown us many other variations, basically same price range but D-E grade and just barely passed 1 carat… Personally i thought 1 carat looked a little small. So we asked them to show us the ring last week from the other shop, and they did. Although the .12 doesn’t sound much, but for some reason that one just look much larger than the other ones.
It just felt it was the right ring at that moment. So… i immediately forked out my credit card and paid the deposit and put it on hold while i am trying to find her ring size…
The day after. I phoned her cousins (she got engaged 1 month ago) to ask her to help.. but then she wouldn’t stop talking about herself, talking about how i should propose in a very simple way because she thinks my girlfriend like this and that, how i am not allow to have our wedding within 4 months of hers, how i shouldn’t let her grandma and aunts know etc… basically she already planned my own thing without me within this 30 mins conversation on her own…
But what really struck me is that she keeps telling me her ring her fiancé bought her is a 1.5 carat (grade unknown)… and i think he got it for the same budget range of mine but instead i went for a high jeweller instead of local jeweller.
Now i feel really bad thinking the rock i got her is not good enough and the more i think about it the smaller it seems.. am i wrong…
Thank you in advance