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Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings...

...but were afraid to post.

Seriously, am I the only one who's HAD it with ring posts? Here's a word to the wise about engagement rings:

1. Engagement rings, like everything else in life, COST MONEY. If you can't have a productive conversation about the budget of your e-ring, how do you expect to have conversations about other more important fiscal issues?
1a. Do not expect a $10,000 Tiffany ring if your boyfriend's budget is not $10,000.

2. COMMUNICATE. If going shopping together is important to you, let your boyfriend know. If he wants you to sit home, you guys need to come to some sort of compromise. You'll be compromising all throughout your marriage, so you best start now.
2a. It's important that you love the ring, but it's also important that you love what your boyfriend has spent time, thought and money on.

3. At the end of the day, it's just a piece of jewelry. CHILL.

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    CvilleClaireCvilleClaire member
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    edited December 2011
    One of my friends used to say that engagements rings should never be a surprise.

    I should add that communication does't mean dropping hints!  It seems like some think the ring should be a surprise, but a surprise that fulfills every dream/desire they have had about their ring.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_everything-ever-wanted-e-rings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:98856906-2d8c-4af8-9583-e529d22c8758Post:3daff3b0-a4ff-4ab5-b26c-7fbceaec9385">Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings...</a>:
    [QUOTE]One of my friends used to say that engagements rings should never be a surprise. I should add that communication does't mean dropping hints!  It seems like some think the ring should be a surprise, but a surprise that fulfills every dream/desire they have had about their ring.
    Posted by CvilleClaire[/QUOTE]

    This is true. DON'T DROP HINTS, GUYS!
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    LizzyTish88LizzyTish88 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_everything-ever-wanted-e-rings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:98856906-2d8c-4af8-9583-e529d22c8758Post:ae3d4b07-6dd0-4f33-bc97-5b3e5959939e">Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings...</a>:
    [QUOTE]...but were afraid to post. Seriously, am I the only one who's HAD it with ring posts? Here's a word to the wise about engagement rings: 1. Engagement rings, like everything else in life, COST MONEY. If you can't have a productive conversation about the budget of your e-ring, how do you expect to have conversations about other more important fiscal issues? 1a. Do not expect a $10,000 Tiffany ring if your boyfriend's budget is not $10,000. 2. COMMUNICATE. If going shopping together is important to you, let your boyfriend know. If he wants you to sit home, you guys need to come to some sort of compromise. You'll be compromising all throughout your marriage, so you best start now. 2a. It's important that you love the ring, but it's also important that you love what your boyfriend has spent time, thought and money on. 3. At the end of the day, it's just a piece of jewelry. CHILL.
    Posted by GreenPepperBurger[/QUOTE]

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    motoLynmotoLyn member
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    edited December 2011
    IF you do go out ring shopping together, he knows what you like now.  YOU do not need to nit pick and fret over what it will look like from then on.  Trust and be patient, you love him he loves you, this is a physical symbol not the lynch pin of your lives together. 
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    MLekathLEENMLekathLEEN member
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    edited December 2011
    motolyn- I see the new siggy, where's the AW?! btw..that cake is adorable!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_everything-ever-wanted-e-rings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:98856906-2d8c-4af8-9583-e529d22c8758Post:f8543ddd-2f7c-4929-b814-cf2ce12c84f7">Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings...</a>:
    [QUOTE]motolyn- I see the new siggy, where's the AW?! btw..that cake is adorable!
    Posted by MLekathLEEN[/QUOTE]


    I second this. That cake is outrageous.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_everything-ever-wanted-e-rings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:98856906-2d8c-4af8-9583-e529d22c8758Post:ae3d4b07-6dd0-4f33-bc97-5b3e5959939e">Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings...</a>:
    [QUOTE]...but were afraid to post. Seriously, am I the only one who's HAD it with ring posts? Here's a word to the wise about engagement rings: 1. Engagement rings, like everything else in life, COST MONEY. If you can't have a productive conversation about the budget of your e-ring, how do you expect to have conversations about other more important fiscal issues? 1a. Do not expect a $10,000 Tiffany ring if your boyfriend's budget is not $10,000. 2. COMMUNICATE. If going shopping together is important to you, let your boyfriend know. If he wants you to sit home, you guys need to come to some sort of compromise. You'll be compromising all throughout your marriage, so you best start now. 2a. It's important that you love the ring, but it's also important that you love what your boyfriend has spent time, thought and money on. 3. At the end of the day, it's just a piece of jewelry. CHILL.
    Posted by GreenPepperBurger[/QUOTE]


    This couldnt have come at a better time! I thought I was the only one annoyed with all the ring posts.....
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    deburnindeburnin member
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    edited December 2011
    Also ring shopping together doesn't ruin the surprise or excitement.

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    MLekathLEENMLekathLEEN member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_everything-ever-wanted-e-rings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:98856906-2d8c-4af8-9583-e529d22c8758Post:3d1b1597-5e8f-40bd-9093-764068782dbb">Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings...</a>:
    [QUOTE]Also ringing shopping together doesn't ruin the surprise or excitement.
    Posted by deburnin[/QUOTE]

    AGREED. Just because he takes you dones't mean you're going to get a ring you saw. It also doesn't mean he's proposing in the next week/month/year... I might be the exception on that one but it doesn't count since he had the ring before he took me "ring shopping"
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    motoLynmotoLyn member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_everything-ever-wanted-e-rings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:98856906-2d8c-4af8-9583-e529d22c8758Post:f8543ddd-2f7c-4929-b814-cf2ce12c84f7">Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings...</a>:
    [QUOTE]motolyn- I see the new siggy, where's the AW?! btw..that cake is adorable!
    Posted by MLekathLEEN[/QUOTE]


    MLekathLEEN & GPB: I have some photos in hand, I'm bugging my BFF for the rest.  I wanted to grab the best ones to show you guys.  As for the cake I LOVE IT!  FI told his parents what the theme was and what direction to go in.  When I saw the crab I literally broke out in a massive smile.  The outside of the cake is made of marzipan so we nibbled on the poor crabs legs afterwards.  Hopefully I'll have them for you ladies tomorrow.
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    AudgiePodgeAudgiePodge member
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    edited December 2011
    /nods
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    calindicalindi member
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    edited December 2011
    Ooooooooh marzipan... what a great alternative to yucky fondant or "molding chocolate" (which tastes like plastic)!


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    leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    #1 - listen to GPB. She speaks the truth.

    #2 - That cake is so adorable. I saw one of those cake shows on TLC yesterday and that molding chocolate stuff looked nasty. I need a cake to be cute and tasty!
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    loopy82loopy82 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thank you GPB.  Really, does TK not have a ring forum? If they don't they need to have one. Do we look like jewelers? I didn't think so either.

    Oh and your cake does look very fabulous Moto.
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    figment23figment23 member
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    edited December 2011
    Further comments:

    once you have picked a ring (if you're picking together) or already have a ring (whether you both picked it or not) STOP SHOPPING.

    It's like the wedding dress. You've got the one you've got, so love it.

    I know SO MANY guys who within a year of the engagement/wedding, were getting upgrade hints from their fiances/wives. Seriously. Stop shopping. It will never be shiny enough, blingy enough, big enough, or expensive enough if you have that kind of personality...and it seems a lot of posters do.


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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_everything-ever-wanted-e-rings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:98856906-2d8c-4af8-9583-e529d22c8758Post:fdc61432-7db6-4e67-b60f-2ba8cf5b4cde">Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings...</a>:
    [QUOTE]Further comments: once you have picked a ring (if you're picking together) or already have a ring (whether you both picked it or not) STOP SHOPPING. It's like the wedding dress. You've got the one you've got, so love it. I know SO MANY guys who within a year of the engagement/wedding, were getting upgrade hints from their fiances/wives. Seriously. Stop shopping. It will never be shiny enough, blingy enough, big enough, or expensive enough if you have that kind of personality...and it seems a lot of posters do.
    Posted by figment23[/QUOTE]

    True story.  Shiny/blingy/big doesn't matter to me so much, but I don't even have my ring on my finger yet and I'm already kind of wishing we had chosen a sapphire like I originally wanted.  I've just seen so many beautiful sapphire rings since then...
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    motoLynmotoLyn member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_everything-ever-wanted-e-rings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:98856906-2d8c-4af8-9583-e529d22c8758Post:3bb973a7-e142-4254-a60c-0eabf201b08f">Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings...</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings... : True story.  Shiny/blingy/big doesn't matter to me so much, but I don't even have my ring on my finger yet and I'm already kind of wishing we had chosen a sapphire like I originally wanted.  I've just seen so many beautiful sapphire rings since then...
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]


    BUT Elle! You know once your BF places that ring on your finger, you'll regret ever doubting your actual ring for a sapphire ring!  This we know!  Hahaha...

    The ring I have isn't even remotely close to what he and I were looking at when it came to styles.  But no matter what I love this ring like crazy and I love it more each day.  I still like seeing other styles, but no matter what style I see, I can't picture any other ring than the one FI gave me.  Positive vibes for you Elle!
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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_everything-ever-wanted-e-rings?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:98856906-2d8c-4af8-9583-e529d22c8758Post:e6afd51b-656c-48a0-a912-47b34eeba6cc">Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings...</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Everything you ever wanted to know about e-rings... : BUT Elle! You know once your BF places that ring on your finger, you'll regret ever doubting your actual ring for a sapphire ring!  This we know!  Hahaha... The ring I have isn't even remotely close to what he and I were looking at when it came to styles.  But no matter what I love this ring like crazy and I love it more each day.  I still like seeing other styles, but no matter what style I see, I can't picture any other ring than the one FI gave me.  Positive vibes for you Elle!
    Posted by motoLyn[/QUOTE]

    Thanks Lyn!  I definitely still love the ring that we designed together, and I can't wait to wear it.  I still think that it's absolutely beautiful.  I just think I may have made the wrong decision.

    I originally wanted a sapphire, but I let BF talk me out of it.  He didn't want a ring that would look like a birthstone ring.  By the time he started coming around and saying that maybe a sapphire was a good idea, I had fallen in love with moissanite.

    I'll probably continue to change my mind for the rest of my life.  LOL, but true.
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    musicdaisymusicdaisy member
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    edited December 2011
    Does anybody know what the ranges $, $$, $$$ and $$$$ mean on this site?  Is there a some kind of scale?  If so where would I find it?

    Thanks
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    edited December 2011
    Moto... just wanted to chime in about your cake. I LOVE it! I love the theme, and even more, I LOVE that the outside of the cake is made of marzipan... it's my favorite :)
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