(Closed) Nice Ring, Longer Engagement? Simple diamond, more elaborate setting?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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1140 posts
Bumble bee

I would wait an extra 5 months for: 

1) the fabulous ring

2) saving money

3) extra time planning

 

P.S. I think baguettes look soo classy on a ring so I would choose that one. Which one brought you to tears though?

Post # 18
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10451 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

5 months isn’t too long. Get what you love.

 

Post # 19
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Oh please, waiting a few extra months is not putting a ring before marriage. Get the ring of your dreams and wait. You’ll save money with off season prices anyways, as you said. This is only a win-win IMO.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee

@mmmk:  I need pictures to answer your question about those 3 rings (although for me personally, I is too warm of a color).  As far as the longer engagement….20 months is a hell of a long engagement.  But then on the other hand, if it means getting the ring that you love, then I think it’s worth it.

Post # 21
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

How does the 1.25 G VVS2 cost the same as the 1.0 I VS2? What lab is grading these?

Post # 22
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4885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Over the Moon:  Even though she’s asking if all things were equal, I’m willing to bet the 1.25 is the ring that will require the extra 5 months.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@KristenGotMarried:  Yeah, that makes no sense. Of course anyone would take the 1.25 if the price was the same.

Post # 24
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490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I would wait the extra five months and get the ring you want.  You will be wearing this ring for the rest of your life!  I am waiting around three years actually, and it isn’t too bad.  It gives me time to gather money, plan, do my projects, etc.  As for which ring to get, whichever one made you cry. Laughing

Post # 25
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2977 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d wait the extra 5 months to get a ring you adore AND a great deal on your off-season wedding. 5 months really isn’t *that* long, in the long run.

And we all want to see these rings! Please post some pictures!

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I guess I just don’t understand why she must have the ring BEFORE she is married if it means delaying 5 months. Not saying she should not get the ring she wants, but rather, why not still get married when originally planned AND the ring of her dreams, even if the budget for the wedding or other things needs some adjusting. Which obviously it does if it means they need an extra five months to save up for the wedding if she gets the ring, so obviously her preferences are out of their budget right now.

Sure, the ring is the ring of her dreams, but I would hope her husband to be is the man of her dreams!  If she wants an off-season wedding, awesome (I had one and you indeed can save money and it can be awesome!), then it works out, but if she does not really want an off-season wedding AND does not want to wait that much longer to get married, I just think there are other ways to go about it that can have her have the ring she wants, AND the wedding & husband that do not involve pushing the wedding back to get the ring.

I mean, it is not like everyone is going to go “but, she can’t get married, she does not have the engagement ring of her dreams!” on her wedding day.

Yeah, 5 months is not a hell of a long time, but it is when tacked on to an already lengthy engagement. However, I only had a 2 1/2 month engagement so 5 months alone seems long, ha ha! Other people obviously like or are quite happy with much longer engagements.

I did not pick a ring because there just is not enough information there for me, just rather general descriptors.  I would also like to know what lab is doing the grading.

 

Post # 30
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4713 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

My personaly opinion is that you should get the ring you want and if that means delaying the wedding then so be it….more time to plan too and to save for the honeymoon ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 31
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

YAY great decision! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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