(Closed) Promise Ring / I love you Ring – Next 6 – 12 months Engagement Ring Coming

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

If you’ve been together since high school, and that was 11 years ago, that puts you at your late 20’s.  Honestly promise rings are kind of chintzy as you get older.  I would skip the promise ring altogether and save your money for an engagement ring.

Also is the diamond you’re talking about for the promise ring or the engagement ring?  Cause if it’s for the promise ring that’s a massive rock haha.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I don’t have a tiffany, but all I can say is that I’ve never seen a bad Tiffany diamond!! There’s a few threads about “show off your tiffany”! I’d go search those. Although, it is known that you can get more for your money if you have a local jewler make a replica with a really great quality diamond. It’s all up to you on what you want to do. 

Educate yourself on the cut, clarity, color, and carat sizes. Do your research and try to actually look at a ring before you purchase! I’m sure your girlfriend will love any ring you give her!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t give her an “I love you/promise ring”. If she has been with you 11 years she will probably be very upset, even if she doesn’t tell you,that she is just getting a promise ring, when she is probably expecting an engagement ring. It’s not going to be that long until you give her an engagement ring, so why give her a ring for 6 months? Seems like a waste to me. Also, personally I think tiffanys is overpriced and you could find something similar elsewhere, and would save money. But that’s just me, I just never got the hype and I’m a stickler for money, but you know her best and what she wants, but I still don’t think you should give her a promise ring. You could propose to her with that ring and then let her pick out her own ering?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think after 11 years of dating and I was given a Tiffany ring box and it wasn’t an engagement ring I’d be pissed.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

You didn’t mention what size ring your girlfriend wears, and my ring isn’t a solitaire. I don’t know what type of ring/setting you’re looking to get for her. So I’m not sure if my picture will help you. But my center stone is within the range you asked about.

It’s a little over .5 (.53, I think). This is a fairly recent picture, so my finger is a size 7-7.5 here.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

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lovechocolate:  Couldn’t have said it better myself!

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julio1986:  The sentiment behind the promise ring is sweet, but I think you should use it as a stand-in/proposal ring as @ahartig mentioned. My now-fiance got me a ring on our one-year anniversary, and I wasn’t expecting a proposal, but when I saw a ring box I got so excited. Imagine my disappointment when it wasn’t an engagement ring. It was a very thoughtful gesture, but I wasn’t immediately happy with it. And you guys have been together for so much longer than we had. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here is a .47 round solitaire on a size 6-6.5 finger:

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Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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RoseAdore:  +1

I think you are setting things up for a disaster by giving her a Tiffany ring box without an engagement ring in it. It may seem like a nice gesture, but I can only imagine the let-down when she finds it is only a “love” band. Yikes.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Beautiful place.

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julio1986:  I think it’s super sweet what you are about to do.. I’m sure she will love it. I’m sorry but I have np pic to show you since my diamond is smaller.. Ahahahah but she’s a lucky girl. Well done, I wish you too the best!!!!! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Beautiful place.

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julio1986:  OMG!!!! Thanks for the up date!!! I’m so happy and excite for you guys! Keep me posted  on your engagement, I hope is everything and more for you two!!!! I told you, she’d love and she’s very lucky!!! You are so sweet!!! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜˜

Post # 15
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Worker bee

I would have skipped the promise ring and saved that money towards the engagement ring. I agree, promise rings are a bit silly, something I remember kids doing in high school. That said, my fiancé and I had rose gold infinity symbol rings before our engagement. They weren’t promise rings, we just saw some guy at the fair making them and thought they were fun. I also agree that Tiffany is more of a name than anything. They’re great quality, but you could get something better for cheaper. My fiancé and I went to a small jeweler and bought a loose stone and he made the shank. I’m a size 4 3/4 and here’s my .7 on my finger. Sorry for poor quality picture. It’s a vvs I color princess cut

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