Post # 1
I’ve searched for 5 years for the perfect ring. my flower concept i thought was simple, but when i actually looked for one the picture i had in my head seemed unrealistic. then i found it, a week ago, my dream ring. i cried for 3 mins just staring at it, then for another 5 after i saw the price for it. what will i do, i cannot love another!
Post # 3
Can you change your poll? I think that the girl should not pick her ring because it’s greedy, and that she should accept whatever her fiance or fiancee gets for her. That’s the whole point — the marriage — not the way the ring looks.
Post # 4
What does the “yes” and “no” refer to on the poll? 🙂
Post # 5
Your poll question is ambiguous, so I don’t know how to vote.
The ring you posted is very expensive, but I suspect you could get a similar custom made version for much less. For example, you could use a lower ct center stone and a lower ctw for the rest of the setting. I’d print the photo you posted and take it to a local jeweler for an estimate of the cost.
Post # 6
Why don’t you have this ring custom re-created? Tiffany charges a premium for their brand name, and there are several other vendors who can recreate this design for you for much cheaper.
PM me if you would like recommendations, or visit betterthandiamond.com which is another forum where people can help you find a jeweler to make this ring for you 🙂
Post # 7
I second the custom made option. Take this design and give it to a jeweler can recreate it for much less. Many women pick out their own rings…but it has to be within your SO budget.
I voted “other”
Post # 8
I think they should work together to find a ring she loves in his price range.
Post # 9
I’m looking into that now. i actually don’t like diamonds but my fiance is old fashion and insists i get a diamond ring. I really just like the design setting of the ring, when i desgin my own ring it’s have colored gems and rose gold instead.
I was married before briefly and i bought myself a $10 ring in chinatown. it was real pretty, i loved it, and we were kids so it was no big deal. Crystal rings seem to have more imagination than diamond ones. I just find it funny that i only seem to like either really expensive rings or really cheap ones, there isn’t an in between, lol.
Post # 10
That is a 5+ carat center stone and 3+ carats in the setting. No wonder the price is so high! If you go the custom route you can pick a center stone within your budget and size down the ring overall to fit your budget.
Post # 11
My fiance designed the ring and got it made for me – I did not know anything about it – he totally surprised me with it when he popped the question. A ring is symbollic of eternity – I happened to love my ring to pieces and wouldn’t have picked it myself because it was too expensive! I was just so chuffed that he wanted me for life! it is a great feeling!!!
I think marketing and media has played a role in girls wanting massive diamonds and extravagant bling – girls are forgetting – would you rather a ring or the man? I don’t like the idea of a girl picking her ring and knowing a guy will propose – it takes the romance out of it for me – but that is just my opinion – and some guys would make their girls pick one coz it is a lot of pressure. I am a sentimental kinda gal though 🙂
Post # 12
Maybe find a place that makes replicas or look for some vintage flower type rings on e-bay.
Post # 13
@amphira: Lol nice price. I think it’s perfectly fine to pick your own ring if it’s important to you. I’d rather not be surprised, and for the amount of money we’re going to spend and the fact I am supposed to wear it forever makes me want to have a say in it. My SO is fine with that.
Maybe you need to see if a jeweler can make something similar for you 🙂
Post # 14
“i cried for 3 mins just staring at it, then for another 5 after i saw the price for it.” ahah you’re so cute. I also agree with the customization, besides, have you seen the tiffany ring in real life? Sometimes pictures and make things look better than they really are.
Post # 15
Go into Tiffany and ask what they can do for a lesser price point. The diamond in the ring is very large, what if you inquired about a smaller center stone with less pave around it, to scale with the diamond you choose. Tiffany is a custom jeweler and money talks in there, they’ll do whatever you want. I have found them to be very accommodating. Best wishes, it’s gorgeous!
Post # 16