by je355804 » Oct 22, 2011 Alright... so here is my situation. I am a medical student about to enter my third year of school, and I am ready to propose to my girl friend. She's also in school with me, and well... neither of us really have any money at this point. Thus my budget is very low, in fact I can only really afford about $1,200 at this point. I'd like to do something more than this, but given school and all the costs that come along with it that's all I can do. I'll certainly get her something nicer in the future when we have more money! I started my search this week for a diamond, and there are so many different options out there it's crazy! I think I'd prefer a slightly more flawed diamond in exchange for a larger size and better cut. I am wondering what you guys think about this, and if any of you happen to have any good advice about finding an internet source. I also think I prefer a more simple ring... I like the solitary white gold (I like platinum haha, but clearly can't afford that.) I'm so lost guys! I'm praying someone can help me and my tiny budget!