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My SO purchased me an engagement ring. We’d spoken about getting engaged previously. I offered to pay for the ring, to pay for half the ring, to let him pay for the ring and cover his rent for several months etc. I was specific about what I wanted.. solitaire gemstone/diamond, it wasn’t really a price/size issue, I just wanted something very basic. He insisted on buying a ring himself and it wasn’t at all what I wanted. It is a very busy ring and I don’t like anyting about it. I honestly think I am alergic to it’s gold content (it’s 14K) and I have difficulty wearing it for long periods of time.
He has said I can go ahead and buy my own ring and sell or convert the other one into a piece of jewellery. Can I buy my own ring? Can I sell the ring he gave me? Thirdly what can I tell people?
Can you go back (together) to the jewelry store where he bought the first ring and exchange it for one you like? You should definitely get a different ring if you’re allergic to the first one! You don’t really have to tell people anything if you don’t want to.
It’s a small town jewerely store, very limited return policy, I could maybe get an exchange. Quite honestly this ring cost probably about $1200 so it’s not something I’d probably bother selling.. I guess I could exchange it for some earings at the store if I put down some more money. I am honestly feeling a bit sentimental about the ring which is weird because it is hideous and cheap and looking at it makes me cry.
I’m wearing $600 shoes right now to put this ring into perspective…
To be honest it sounds like it is, at least a little bit, about the money
She never said it “wasn’t about the money.” I think she’s just being very honest about the issues she has with the ring. The greater question to me, Kia, is do you believe your fiance (don’t know where the pesky ‘ is on here for the e) will have a problem with this? Why do you think he wanted to buy the ring himself even though you were specific about your desires and willingness to help purchase the ring?
She said “it wasn’t a price issue”I think she needs to be honest that it is in part a price issue. Any jewelery store has a solitaire diamond ring. It sounds like OP is a brand name, expensive shopper. If you are into 600 shoes and brand names, you want your ring to be more than your everyday wear.
I think you should keep the ring, but get or help get yourself another one. You dont have to tell anyone reasons why
To be honest, yes I was floored that he didn’t spent even two weeks salary on an engagement ring. I didn’t expect three months but I expected him to spend some money. He does have a job, he earns slightly more than I do and I know that his mother offered him a significant amount of money as a loan which he declined.
And you can believe this or not but I’d have been happy with a nice sized ruby.. this wasn’t about getting a big diamond or even a diamond at all. I wanted something I could wear and wouldn’t feel embarassed to wear.
Honestly I am a small ring size and I think he went to the local store and bought the only thing they had in my size that was in gold. I don’t think he realized that resizing especially around Valentines Day can take a long time or that stores mostly carry platinum engagement rings.
I’m 99% sure that’s what he did…
Now I want to know what your shoes look like! :)
My husband got me a very basic ring, and he told me he’d love to “upgrade” it, but I’m hopelessly sentimental and don’t think that’s ever going to happen. Lucky for him I have another ring finger…
:^ ) me too I have a very basic engagement ring that I’m sentimental about. And now, years later, and very nice eternity ring to stack with it.
If you want to keep the ring, you can have them plate it in 18k gold if that would be more comfortable for you.
No one has ever suggested that was even possible before. Thanks! It’s honestly so frustrating to be engaged and not be wearing a ring. Drives me nuts.