(Closed) Ring for girlfriend

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee

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wombat22 :  That is a beautiful bridal set.     I believe most engagement rings contain a main stone gem, usually diamond but any stone will do.  Normally the wedding ring is a smooth band or as of late now fashionablly the bands have a small set of stones.   Maybe go back and talk to the jewellery sales assistant to explain the difference between engagement and wedding rings.  

You don’t want to over excit your girlfriend if you are just looking to get her a dress ring.   A dress ring is just gem stones like you see advertised.      Might I suggest if it is only a dress ring you are after and not an official engagement ring to get her a ring that is has a gem stone of her birth month. 

Congrats on looking for a ring for your lovely girlfriend. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

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wombat22 :  I would call it a gift and nothing more if there is no intention of it turing into an engagment.

However if you are thinking of one day proposing to her but not ready to do so but you want to do it..   Then the ring will be a “promise” ring because that means that one day there will be an engagement ring.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper

I would not buy that as a fashion ring, even for her right hand. Anything that looks like a typical engagement ring, i.e. a diamond imitation center stone with or without side stones, and certainly with a coordinating band is going to resemble a wedding set.

Personally I would not buy any ring at all at this stage, especially if your Girlfriend might be hoping for the real thing. How old are you? 

A birthstone or colored gem can of course also be used as an engagement ring. Anything can be, but it’s probably less likely to be assumed. Fashion rings can also be all metal, large statement cocktail rings, etc. 

A ring that you give as a gift is called a ring. On this forum some people like to refer to them as “right hand rings,” an expression that TBH I had never heard before or since in real life. As mentioned, a promise ring is something that some, usually very young, men give to convey a commitment before they are in a position to actually do so. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

 I agree with weddingmaven with regards to not getting a ring as a gift for a two year anniversary if here is a chance that she is hoping for a proposal. Maybe a lovely pendant or bracelet?  If you have decided that it is definitely a ring you want to give her then IMO, go for one that does not resemble an engagement ring. Possibly a clustered semi precious or a turquoise, amber etc.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

 Agree with both PPs. That looks like an engagement ring and you don’t want to get her hopes up if you have no intention of proposing right now. I would avoid rings all together but if you must, don’t get one with a main center stone, and if you must, don’t choose one with a white stone

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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wombat22 :  If this gift is neither intended to be an engagement ring nor a promise ring, you are going to let her down and complicate your relationship.  Are you thinking this through?  A pendant with her birth stone would be nice.  But not a ring. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

In My Humble Opinion…. no rings. Get her anything but a ring. Necklace, bracelet, earrings, whatever. Do NOT give that poor girl a ring on your anniversary and caveat with “this is not an engagement ring.” Awful. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

DON’T BUY A RING

She would probably be on here after questioning why you got it for her with no intention especially after 2 years!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I agree this ring is not a good choice! I will say my now fiance got me a pearl ring for our one year anniversary but I was not expecting or ready for a proposal so I didn’t think twice and I told him I liked it so was kind of expecting it. If you think she may at all be expecting a proposal, avoiding a ring might be a bad idea. 

If you do decide to go with a ring, Id check out Pandora. Another idea is her birthstone in a ring. (Or both of you birthstones- I don’t know if she would like that or not but I’ve always like the idea)  I am including this because I’ve always thought these are cute and in the price range of the ring you posted

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I just read your above post! Will this gift be a “promise ring”? Or just a nice gift of something she wants and likes? 

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