@SomedayHisBride: LOL. I didnt open the thread, and none of the posts upset me. I love and am blessed to have a beautiful 1.13 carat Tacori e-ring and wedding band (which to me, is just as amazing as Tiffany), even though I chose .50 in the poll. I am lucky for getting what I did, and I would have married my man with a string or no ring at all! I just replied to those posts that caught my eye.
Like lots of PP yours stood out. I was fine with your desires (even if I think they are ridiculous), but was in agreement with @shortie1848 that it is very expensive, and wondered if you knew just now much.
Totally unrelated to you, I felt that @greygoddess made a great point about why some bees with (seemingly) unrealistic expectations were still single. Was not directed to you at all, I simply thought it was funny/coIncidental.
Once I saw your “justification” post about it being a lifelong dream, I felt like responding to you directly. It’s an online forum, people simply respond to what does or does not interest them. I was curious (and still am since you ignored the Q) as to why you can’t make your own dreams come true on the ring, since, In My Humble Opinion, that is not what an engagement ring, or more importantly, a marriage, is all about.
Anyway, I “singled you out” no more or less than PP, and simply responded to whatever I felt like at the time. I think you are, and honestly understandable so, simply defensive bc you were singled out by lots of people. Maybe instead of the defensiveness, take it as an opportunity to evaluate what your beliefs and priorities are and either (1) modifiy them and grow as a person as you see fit, or (2) accept the opinions that come with posting online with strangers who hold diff views than you.
Ps. Several PP commented about how much it would cost to get that kind of ring. So why did you single me out? I could care less about how much he makes, which is why I didn’t ask you. I just stated he would need to be wealthy to get that ring which is not only a fact, but one that many PP share. Nonetheless, hopefully you get what you desire, and that the ring and marriage are a success!