Not Engaged Yet

We found the ring!!

So today me and my future FI went ring shopping!! We went to what felt like a million stores and were extremely disappointed with the ring quality and sales people. So we walked in to the last store and we were matched with this sales lady who was extremely caring and helped us sooo much!!! She asked me a bunch of question and then she pulled the first ring and I fell in love immediately and so did my FI!! I started crying immediately and said thats the one!! and my bf also was like its perfect!! As soon as I started crying he said size her were getting that one! It was absolutely perfect and cant believe we found my DREAM ring and stayed in our price range! So excited right now!! Now I just have to wait till he proposes!! If any one is curious its a 2 carat princess cut diamond ring with diamond side stones with 2 diamond bands on either side of the main ring!!! Just wanted to share with yall my happiness lol
«1

Re: We found the ring!!

  • PandaBurrPandaBurr member
    Combo Breaker First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Pretty impressive price range for two kids still in school.
  • edited December 2011
    You are 20 years old and have a $20,000+ ring? Interesting.
  • salt78salt78 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Well nice to see that your priorities are in the right place.
    AlternaTickers - Cool, free Web tickers
  • edited December 2011
    yes, salt, it's truly heart-warming.
  • GrEenEyEs1113GrEenEyEs1113 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Whatta ya know the critics are commenting again.  People like you have made me decide to never want to write on this board again. Its here for encouragement and excitement not for negativty and cruelty. If its not the size u bash its the deadbeat boyfriend. Have some decency and congratulate the girl not hate on her.Congrats lginn!! i wish you the best of luck
  • edited December 2011
    Where was it written that the ring was $20,000? A 2 carat princess cut can be bought for half the price. Also, if her and her finance want to spend a lot on the ring, more power to them. OP, congrats on finding the ring that you love (and can afford)
  • shellybethshellybeth member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Amen to that greeneyes! (I don't know why girls have to be so rude, just jealous or insecure I guess).Congrats lginn! Now you just have to wait for it.. it is going to be torture, lol! And that IS an impressive ring.. makes mine look puny :)
  • PandaBurrPandaBurr member
    Combo Breaker First Comment
    edited December 2011
    OP, congrats on finding the ring that you love (and can afford)Also, that's the part we're commenting on. I would really love to know how you guys pulled it off.
  • NukkeNukke member
    First Anniversary First Comment
    edited December 2011
    IMHO don't think it's anyone's business to ask about others' financial situations, or how they could or couldn't afford this or that.  She doesn't need to explain herself.Congrats, lginn!  It's so sweet that you both felt so emotional over the ring when you saw it.  Let us know how/when he officially proposes!
    Our Wedding Website
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic image
  • Lilika FlowerLilika Flower member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    IMHO don't think it's anyone's business to ask about others' financial situations, or how they could or couldn't afford this or that. She doesn't need to explain herself agreed. OP, congrats on your ring! That's amazing that your salesperson knew exactly what you wanted right away. Boo to the million stores you went to before :P
  • lginn07lginn07 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    woooooooooooooooo guys the ring is definately not 20,000!!! it is more like 4,000!!!! And he has been saving this money up for my ring for a long time!!! Also I am almost 21 years old and will be graduating from college this year!! I dunno why yall wouldnt be happy for me! we have been together 4 years... ITs not shocking or anything. I am always happy for everyone else
  • lginn07lginn07 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    and yall it definately wasnt a 2 carat all together middle stone... its 2 carat TW!! Geeze!! thanks everyone who were excited for us!! yeah I dont think Ill ever post here again!! were all suppose to be happy for each other not putting eachother down....
  • lginn07lginn07 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    if someone tells me how to put a picture in a message Ill put a picture up :)
  • edited December 2011
    Congrats, lginn. The way you worded your opening post I also thought you meant "a 2 carat princess cut" as the center stone. My eyes about popped out of my head.I also think it's sort of rude to comment on other people's finances, but it's the internet. People will comment on EVERYTHING, so the best advice I can give is get used to it and learn to be comfortable in your own skin.Young brides have it especially tough, not just here, but in life. I was engaged at 19, and I wondered why everybody was so harsh on me. Turned out, he wasn't the right guy. I was just being a dumb little girl.Best of luck to you and your future FI.
    Anniversary
  • edited December 2011
    Wow where did you find a 2karat ring for 4,000!!?  I want to go there for my wedding band! lol  I'm pretty sure my e-ring was around 3,000 & its 1 karat.  But I saw a prong setting wedding band I liked which was 1 karat also & I LOVED it, just want to fit it into my prospective price range (not sure what that'll be yet!).  But CONGRATS on finding your ring!  I LOVE princess cut!  Mine is princess too :-)  Here is a picture of mine: <img src="[IMG]http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q143/Cristalia117/RING-1.jpg[/IMG]">
  • edited December 2011
    lginn don't feel like you're the only young bride who's getting engaged with an amazing person & an amazing ring! :) I'm also 21 (well b-day tomorrow whoo whoo) & my BF has been paying off my ring since January. It's worth $5500 but they sold it to us for $3800. I'm in school graduating this year & he's already graduated forever ago haha. I'm very happy for you & like OP said it's just a matter of time before he asks u the question. Try to be patient (trust me it's hard) & we hope to hear your engagement story. Please don't stop posting b/c of other ppl's comments, some advice u like & some u don't. It's up to you to decide which you will let affect you. Once again, CONGRATS!!!
  • lginn07lginn07 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Thanks guys!! yall are great!! Now how do u post pics so i can get one up for yall!!!
  • Lilika FlowerLilika Flower member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    post your pictures on a second website like photobucket, tinyurl etc.. anything that will give you a seperate url. make a [img]yourringurl.com[/img] if that doesn't show up it's [i*mg]your url[/*img] without the astrisks
  • edited December 2011
    Now I just have to wait till he proposes!! So, you have a countdown ticker because... ?Also, you really shouldn't use your email address as your SN- do you know how many random people read these boards?
  • edited December 2011
    Congrats! I was a little sticker-shocked at 2ct. as well because I thought it was just the center. That would be HUGE on my hand, but to each their own. Makes a lot more sense that it's total weight, and I'm glad you found the ring you love! I'm with Jeana. I don't like commenting on people's finances, but people on the boards will comment on anything and everything, so it's best to grow a thick skin. ;) As for posting pictures, I always use TinyPic.com. Take a picture that's saved on your computer, upload it to the site, choose a size (they have one for email/message boards), copy the img code (I think it's the second one in the list they give you), and paste it in the text box. Should work!
    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
    Married Bio
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic My first love.

    Me: 31 DH: 30

    TTC since 10/2010. 2012: HSG showed unicornuate uterus on right side; both kidneys and both ovaries present. High risk for preterm labor, IUGR, and C-Section. Dx'd Hypothyroidism.
    1st BFP: 10/27/12, cycle before we had planned to see RE
    BabyFruit Ticker
    Pregnancy Blog
  • lginn07lginn07 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Hey I tried using tiny pic and couldnt seem to get it to work.... i even used the message board size.... :( and we have already picked the day we want to get married.. its a week before my parents 29th wedding anniwersary
  • lginn07lginn07 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    anniversary***
  • salt78salt78 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    [i]Whatta ya know the critics are commenting again. People like you have made me decide to never want to write on this board again[/i] Bye!!
    AlternaTickers - Cool, free Web tickers
  • edited December 2011
    I'm with Jeana.Well, duh! Of course you are!
    Anniversary
  • edited December 2011
    When did this turn into warm fuzzy land?  I'm not hatin', but we don't have to be all 'OMG!  I'm SO happy for you! You are SO lucky!  OMG OMG OMG!'
  • lginn07lginn07 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    WE all know this is the happiest time in all of our lives. So why wouldnt you be happy for everyone on here. We are all in the same boat, waiting for the ring. So I know I am personally happy for everyone on here who is close to getting there ring and there promise to be with there best friend forever... I dunno who wouldnt be happy for everyone who has found that perfect person to spend the rest of there life with. This is happy time in my life and my future Fi life and noone is going to rain on our parade haha
  • salt78salt78 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    For the record, it's never a good idea to use your email address as your screenname on a public forum.
    AlternaTickers - Cool, free Web tickers
  • edited December 2011
    WE all know this is the happiest time in all of our lives.Wow, that's so sad and pathetic.  If this really is the happiest time in your life then I feel really bad for you.
    kd.joseph's wish is my command
    image
    Just call me "Brothel"
    And betrothed, I'm disgusted with most of the comments that you have posted. I don't think I've ever read such judgmental comments in my life. I'm so lucky that the girls I speak to on theknot are nothing like you...I would've never come on here for ADVICE if I would've encountered a big a bitch as you. I genuinely feel awful for your children or your future children, and I think it would be irresponsible of YOU not to invest in their future therapy sessions starting now. Because trust me when I tell you honey, they're gonna need it. ~jcaruncho2010
    my read shelf:
    Betrothed 123's book recommendations, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)
  • edited December 2011
    Happiest time of our lives, huh?  Oooookay.  Punctuation is your friend.  Multiple exclamation points are your enemy.
  • edited December 2011
    Also, to the person who said you can get the same thing for $10k, I'd like to see that set. For just the diamond, with a good square shape/ratio, H color, VS2 clarity, at just under 2 carats, with a very good cut is between $13k and $20k. Throw in diamond side stones and two diamond bands, yeah good luck. For a stone that size, it'd be pretty risky getting anything less than VS2. You might be able to find a good looking SI1 with the inclusions in places that you can cover with the prongs, even then, that's a $10k diamond. In response to the comments above, I thought that the OP meant 2carats total, which can be purchased for around $10,000. In general: Even in this recession, there are still people with money. If someone's bf wants to spend a lot of money on the ring, that is his business. It seems that girls with large and more expensive rings receive nasty comments. A while ago there was a poster here named futuremrs.ray. She was sweet as pie and yet it seemed that she was always receiving comments about her ring. It's ridiculous. Live and let live.
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards