(Closed) Should I choose a cheaper e-ring??

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which e-ring should I go with?
    The moissanite ring of your dreams! (~$900) : (58 votes)
    84 %
    A plain moissanite ring : (3 votes)
    4 %
    An aquamarine ring (one that's under $500) : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Something else (explain in comments) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would go super cheap, like < $100, or get the $900 moissanite of your dreams.  I wouldn’t bother getting a plain moissanite, which would still probably run around $500, and then have to upgrade later for a full $900 and have wasted $500 already.  Better to go the extra $400 now in one shot and get it right.

    Post # 4
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I think that’s a discussion you and your SO should have. You will be looking at your engagement ring everyday and so you should be happy with it. Are you willing to wait a little longer for him to save or to contribute to the cost yourself?

     

    Post # 5
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    2050 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Go with what you love and want!

    Post # 8
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    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Honestly, go with the one that you love. Especially if he knows that it’s the one you love…only because if he knows that, he won’t settle for anything less. I fell in love with one that is $1,100, and my boyfriend said that he thinks it’s a good price, but it has made him more money conscious. I then started looking at other rings that were all under $500 (none of which I absolutely loved, but I really liked them and would’ve been satisfied with), to see if it made him feel better. When I showed him some of what I was looking at, he said NO almost immediately. He wants to wait until he can afford the one I truly want. 

    Post # 10
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    6349 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Get the $900 moissanite.

    We rushed with my ring, and bought one we could easily afford without doing any real research into metal/diamonds. I’m now in the position of upgrading before the wedding, which means that essentially we’ve ‘lost’ the money paid for the original (I’m getting an exact replica, so will keep my original, but likely won’t wear it) and are faced with another big outlay. I also was not comfortable originally with ‘upgrading’, as my engagement ring will always be my engagement ring, hence why I’m getting an exact replica (deisgn-wise; it will be platinum instead of 9ct white gold and better quality diamonds), and my OH will give it to me along with my wedding band on our wedding day so that it has it’s ‘own’ meaning. I honestly wish we’d done more research and spent ore initially, even if that had meant waiting another few months.

    Which is why I say get the $900 ring, as it’s clear that that’s the one you love and that you will keep it and not want to upgrade.

    Or, as an above poster said, get a REALLY cheap ring, with a view to getting your ‘proper’ engagement ring when you can afford it.

    Post # 11
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @nyan-nyan:  I totally get it and I think it’s great that you’re considering the big picture of finances rather just focusing on getting the ring you want. I say give him a little more time and get the ring that you lover instead of looking for one you can “grow to love.” Knowing that you’re willing to give him some more time may take some pressure off of him as well.

    Post # 12
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    2681 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

    I think you should get the ring you love, even if it means waiting a little longer for the ring. It would suck to get a ring you don’t love, and look at it all the time wishing it was something else. 

    Is the ring you want from http://www.moissaniteco.com? If it is, you could ask them to set an Asha in the center instead and switch out the stone later down the line. That would cut the cost down a bit. 

    Post # 13
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    6359 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would choose aquamarine, they are one of my favorite stones and naturally are just so gorgeous. In fact, I want an aquamarine ring or pendant one day.

    It is not a synthetic so to me it is more “real” (yes I know that is a loaded term but I’m just using it because of the context of your family not thinking it is a “real” engagement ring. I say if aquamarine is good enough for princesses to use in their tiaras, it is good enough for an engagement ring!)

    But the fact is, there is no such thing as a “fake” engagement ring unless the couple is only faking being engaged! If it is a ring given from one partner to another that symbolizes their engagement, it’s an engagement ring! 100% engagement ring, no less real than anyone else’s anywhere. The materials don’t make the ring’s meaning. Whatever ring you get, you should be able to say that with confidence to anyone who is silly enough to think that that the physical material could be embued with that kind of power.

    Post # 14
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    585 posts
    Busy bee

    Definitely wait for what you want. I know waiting sucks, but what’s worse is looking down at the ring every day that’s not “the one”. You could get a cheap CZ placeholder if you just have to have something now. 🙂

    Post # 15
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    14445 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @nyan-nyan:  If you can choose a different ring that is not what you are calling your dream ring now and feel you can be happy with it, then go for it.  That’s a decision only you can make.  Personally, if I feel there’s something I really wanted, somethig I could call my dream ring that is so within reach, I’d just feel like I was settling and wouldn’t be happy with anything else. 

    Post # 16
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    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Get whatever you want and would make you happy. Don’t worry about other people. You have to wear it and love it for the rest of your life!

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