Post # 1
Hi all, this is my first post on here – so excited!
My FH just proposed a few days ago, and we’re still in our engagement buzz 🙂
He bought me a gorgeous ring from ashadiamonds.com that we picked out together a few months ago, and I’m so in love with it. I don’t have a picture of it on my hand yet, but here’s a picture from the website:
I can’t stop looking at it!
Anyways, we’ve run into a problem that i don’t know how to fix. Everyone asks him ‘Where did you get it??’ and of course we’re not sure how to answer. Both of us are comfortable with the fact that we got an Asha ring, because it’s beautiful and we didn’t want to spend a ton of money on it. Plus it’s a ‘green’ ring, and sparkles and feels like the real thing.
I’ve thought of maybe lying, and saying we got it at Shane Co. or another big chain jeweler, but what do you all think?
I need your help Bees! 🙂
Post # 3
You could just say, oh an online retailer? I doubt people will really push too hard on that point, unless they’re diamond shopping themselves.
Post # 4
If your comfortable with where you got it then why would you lie?
Post # 5
Don’t lie. It will just make you feel bad about your ring…like you have a reason to be lying about it, ya know? I don’t have a diamond either, if that helps at all.
Post # 6
I think its great to educate people about all resources that are out there these days. You love your ring and its meaning and you’re happy where it came from – If thats how I felt about my ring (which it is, lol) I would tell them its from Asha
Post # 7
Well, my ring is actually a $30 fake everything ring from the middle of the mall. Yours is a lot nicer than that, so maybe this doesn’t work for your situation, but I tell everyone mine is a “stunt double” and we used the saved money to pay for our wedding. Some people may not think that not having a “real” engagement ring means something bad about your relationship or Fiance, but don’t listen to them. It’s a fabulous ring. Just whatever you do, tell the same thing to everyone if you decide to flub the truth a little.
Post # 8
Just tell ’em you ordered it online. And tell them. Unless you don’t want them to know it’s an Asha or something.
Post # 9
I’ve had the same problem, only it’s been about my dress. I found my dress in the mall of all places! I absolutely adore it! I couldn’t have found a better dress for me. Everyone is asking where I got it and I say “Ohh I found it at a small dress boutique” LOL I don’t want to say Oh i got it at the mall, ya know?
A little white lie never hurt anyone 😉
Post # 10
@Linds1769: After I got my dress, I saw many white evening gowns at Macy’s and Nordstroms that were so gorgeous I was kicking myself. I totally would have been a mall-gown bride if I wasn’t hustled off to a bridal shop with my mom!
Post # 11
I hadn’t heard of Asha Diamonds before. If you told me Asha Diamonds, I would assume it was a diamond retailer. I do agree, just say an online jewelry store. Most people are just making conversation, I don’t think they really would care of push for more info. I don’t know.
Post # 12
I meant to tell you it’s Gorgeous By The Way…
Post # 13
@Linds1769: techincally, that IS true! The store sells dresses, it’s small, so it’s technically (in a twisted illogical kind of way) a small dress boutique! (boutiques are just small stores :P)
As for the ring, I’d go with “we got it online” and leave it at that. If you’re really into going green, then I wouldn’t be afraid to say what it is and WHY. Diamonds are typically “blood diamonds” and in my opinion (and my FI’s) a racket to get as much money from you as possible. 😛 OUR OPINION. That’s all.
Besides, I’m not keen on the “real diamond” thing. Or even diamonds period. The first engagement ring EVER GIVEN was a sapphire. And that is historically documented. I have a sapphire and LOVE it.
I do not WANT a diamond because I know WAY too much about what goes on when their mined and HOW they are mined. (research is not ALWAYS a good thing! LOL)
Post # 14
Unless people know you picked it out together, can’t you just say that your fiance got it for you and you don’t know where.
Post # 15
Ditto the PPs. I’d just say “online” if you don’t want to get into a ton of details. I wouldn’t lie about it though. What’s the point.
And it’s a beautiful ring 🙂
Post # 16
I accidently posted this twice – silly internet 🙂
All of your advice is so helpful! I didn’t mean ‘lie’ per se, but more like an ‘out’.
I think i will just say ‘we got it online’ to fend people off. It’s not that they’re being nosy, i think they really do like it.
i actually got my friend’s boyfriend to buy one from ashadiamonds.com because he wants to buy her a ring but she doesn’t really care where it’s from!
If you get a chance, Asha’s website talks all about how they create the stone, and it’s (IMO) the best bang for your buck. And it’s so pretty!