The other night BF and I were discussing timeline stuff (of course on our two year anniversary lol) anyway, he wants to propose to me the end of the year. In the meantime, he wants me to give him ideas on what kind of rings I like and don't like and then he'll go from there to buy a ring.
First problem is that BF would be the type to go to a mall jeweler and buy a mediocre diamond and pay double the price. I would feel horrible. I have a friend who's a jeweler and I love working with him (he designed an awesome necklace for my mom one year and did it all by my mother explaining the idea over the phone and then my final approval). How do I go about telling BF that the better value is to use a local jeweler?
Also, I have no idea what I like. My mother's family was in the jewelry business, so I know the qualities of a good diamond, but I don't know what I like. I don't even know if I want a diamond. I'm so confused. Are there websites where I can look at different stones or diamonds on different settings???
Any input would be appreciated. Also if this is pre planning, please kick me in the butt virtually lol.