- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
BAH! Well today has been a rollercoaster and it’s barely 1pm, here. SO and I saw a gorgeous ring we both loved and it was in our price range ($100), but before we went for it we wanted to make sure it was a gold setting, not silver, because 1) I made a thread earlier asking for advice on silver and came away from it decidedly against silver. And 2) it can give me a reaction.
So this morning I was circling around the internet, looking at places like Zales and a couple local stores, to see if they had anything close to our budget (less than $300) and was sorely disappointed.
I called up Sears customer service to find out the answer: gold or silver. The customer service rep said it was white gold. SCORE.
So I went to the store to see if they had it in stock there. They didn’t, but when the woman looked up the item number she told me something awful: That customer service LIED to me, that the ring was really sterling silver, NOT white gold like I was told.
The manager and I got to talking and it came up that silver and nickel give me a bad rash on my finger and she told me that anything less than 14k gold is likely to give me a reaction, that her skin does the same thing. When she saw how utterly disappointed I was, she said I could probably get away with a white gold 10k, if I’m really careful about wearing it, etc. Sure, fine. Whatever.
So we started looking around the cases for other rings that were 14k to take a look and see what their prices were… but we couldn’t find a single thing that wasn’t that wasn’t silver with gold plating under $5k. Even the manager was surprised and frustrated.
Angry, I went home and started looking more fervently for budget-friendly rings that I could like, and I am getting a horrible taste in my mouth from it. I have found NOTHING in our budget that looks even remotely like an engagement ring.
I am just so frustrated with everything right now that I honestly don’t even care about rings anymore. I told him I’d rather just get engaged without a ring, at this point.
Thanks for reading my vent… if you can relate, feel free to chime in lol.