The future fiancé and I have gone ring shopping once (this past weekend, actually), and he's the one that wants to go bigger and better. I was looking more in the $300-$500 range (1/3 to 1/2 carat), but he keeps telling me the ring is a reflection of him and his love for me, so he wants to go bigger. I'm a bit frugal (and yes, plan to be a budget/DIY bride!) so I'm trying to spare his wallet, but in the end, I'll let him decide what he wants to spend (as long as it's less than $1000)! But I did tell him I don't want it too big!!!