Post # 1
… And he was looking at diamond earrings with me. I think he wanted me to get excited. I really couldn’t. Earrings. Seriously.
I don’t mean to be ungrateful. It is really sweet of him. But I can’t help thinking it is a waste of money, could spend it on other things!
Nothing was bought, I even took him to games stores as well to try and suggest other xmas birthday graduation gifts etc that were all coming up.
I did take the opportunity to tell him what materials and stone cuts I preferred though.
ARgh. I need to join the shut-it-up pact.
The hive is such a wonderful alternative to vent!
Post # 3
Watch out! A friend of mine who had been with her bf for 3-4 years got diamond earrings as a present… and although she was thrilled with them, a few people in her family gave the old “isnt that stone on the wrong part of your body” sort of comments.
she just got engaged… it has now been 7 years tho.
Post # 4
He will propose when he is ready. Don’t rush him, if you get a beautiful pair of earrings be happy with them.
Post # 5
maybe he used it to get the type of stone you like and maybe see if any rings catch your eye? I know guys that have done that, but I dont want to get your hopes up :/ Its tough!!! I hate waiting!
Post # 6
@cat89: Maybe he’s trying to throw you off. He might have something for you under the tree that you’ll assume are the earrings but you never know, could be another piece of jewellery instead. If not, just be happy and appreciative that he thought to get you the earrings.
Post # 7
I would love a nice pair of earrings, lol
Post # 8
hey, don’t knock a nice pair of diamond studs. i wear mine almost daily.
Post # 9
Oh no… I love the gesture! When he mentioned it, I almost fell off my chair – I was overwhelmed, you are all right, it is an AMAZING gesture!
I genuinely can’t really buy anything for him that compares for gifts… I think he shouldn’t have told me. And I just feel like (we both have student loans etc) that the money should go towards other things like pay off loans etc. And his parents are kinda frugal – I’m worried what will be said about it, and we are going to their house for xmas… It’s more than that it will not be a ring.
Waitingtoexhale: Exactly! I just think maybe it is setting us up for uncomfortable questions… His mum is already doing that a lot, and it annoys him!
Mypinkshoes: Unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to wear them everyday… I’m not allowed to wear jewellery at work! It would be special occasions only..