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Buying engagement ring for the UK on limited budget - what are the best options

Lisag103

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...I have decided to wait and let my partner decide after I have proposed!

ONLY JOKING!! Lol I have placed the order with Blue Nile so it’s now just a matter of waiting for the ring to arrive in time for our long weekend away... it better not get held up in customs!!

The choice of whether to get the sidestone ring or the solitaire was taken away from me at the checkout when it became clear they only had the solitaire in my partners ring size so the Solitaire it was meant to be!!

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to ALL OF YOU for all your help guiding me through this process it has been really enjoyable meeting such a great bunch of people... plus a special thank you to yssie for finding me a beautiful diamond, thank you x

IF, she accepts I promise I will come back and show off some photos with the ring on her finger!

thanks again everybody!! xx

Ah great news! Cant wait to see the hand shots!
 

johnjo56

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Hi everybody, Just thought I would drop by and show you the completed ring. It arrived yesterday and I must say using Blue Nile has been nothing short of seamless, no complaints from me!

Really pleased with the ring especially when it is viewed in my kitchen under the halagon lighting, it has a real 'hollywood' sparkle about it.

Its not easy taking a photo though as my iPhone light sensor likes to turn everything a lot yellower looking than it actually is. It isn't a massive stone either so the macro shots are not very well focused. I have done my best and hope you like.

Next weekend I will be in York ready to pop the question with my ring in hand on bended knee so wish me luck and I will come back with the 'ring on finger' shots (hopefully)!

...or I will be looking for your preloved section to sell a very beautiful new but now unwanted diamond ring chosen with the help of you good people! Lol

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Jax172

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Hi everybody, Just thought I would drop by and show you the completed ring. It arrived yesterday and I must say using Blue Nile has been nothing short of seamless, no complaints from me!

Really pleased with the ring especially when it is viewed in my kitchen under the halagon lighting, it has a real 'hollywood' sparkle about it.

Its not easy taking a photo though as my iPhone light sensor likes to turn everything a lot yellower looking than it actually is. It isn't a massive stone either so the macro shots are not very well focused. I have done my best and hope you like.

Next weekend I will be in York ready to pop the question with my ring in hand on bended knee so wish me luck and I will come back with the 'ring on finger' shots (hopefully)!

...or I will be looking for your preloved section to sell a very beautiful new but now unwanted diamond ring chosen with the help of you good people! Lol

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It’s beautiful! She won’t say no to that ring or the man that so carefully chose it for her. Good luck even so! I can’t wait to hear her reaction and see it on her hand.
 

caolsen

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You did a great job choosing, such a perfectly classic stone. Good luck! As the good old Glaswegians say - Gie’in It Laldy & Gaun Yersel!
 

lissyflo

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It looks gorgeous and will look even more lovely adorning a finger. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
 

distracts

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Hi everybody, Just thought I would drop by and show you the completed ring. It arrived yesterday and I must say using Blue Nile has been nothing short of seamless, no complaints from me!

Really pleased with the ring especially when it is viewed in my kitchen under the halagon lighting, it has a real 'hollywood' sparkle about it.

Its not easy taking a photo though as my iPhone light sensor likes to turn everything a lot yellower looking than it actually is. It isn't a massive stone either so the macro shots are not very well focused. I have done my best and hope you like.

Next weekend I will be in York ready to pop the question with my ring in hand on bended knee so wish me luck and I will come back with the 'ring on finger' shots (hopefully)!

...or I will be looking for your preloved section to sell a very beautiful new but now unwanted diamond ring chosen with the help of you good people! Lol

IMG_4609.jpg

It's beautiful!!
 

yssie

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It looks wonderful!!

Please do come back and tell us about the rest of the story and the happy ending :appl: :bigsmile:
 

johnjo56

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...Well she only went and said YES!! I proposed last night outside York Minster under an old Victorian street lamp. It was a lovely setting.

She absolutely LOVES her ring and it looks even better on her finger, it looks gorgeous.

I had no idea what her ring size was so I took a calculated guess and it fits her perfectly first time.

Thanks again everybody it’s worked out perfectly xx

I suppose I had better show you some finger pics then lol

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johnjo56

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I also have to thank the guesthouse where we are staying. We told them the great news this morning at breakfast and we came back to our room earlier this afternoon to find this home baked heart shape cake with a lovely note wishing us congratulations on our engagement, I lovely lovely touch.

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yssie

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MollyMalone

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Oh it's gorgeous -- wonderfully reflects the time and attention you gave to this mission, and your love for her!
 

lissyflo

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Congratulations! It looks beautiful on her finger and it sounds like you had a romantic proposal weekend!
 

Sparkles88

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Congratulations to you both, your fiancé ring is beautiful and I’m so glad she loves it too.
 

AnastasiaBeaverhausen

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Congratulations on your engagement! The ring looks beautiful. And what a lovely surprise from the guesthouse owners. Best wishes to you and your fiance!
 

Snowdrop13

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So happy to read this! What a special weekend, you will remember it forever. And the ring looks absolutely perfect on her finger. Classic.
 

sparkle175

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Congrats and the diamond does NOT look small. Is that a .30? Looks very lovely and how cute was that congrats heart cake.
 

dk168

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Congratulations!

DK :appl:
 
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