Hi, I have been dating my girlfriend for 5 years now and would like to make her my wife. Her father is not doing well heath wise and we want him to be able to walk her down the isle She has just graduated collage and I am still working on my degree. After putting a substantial down payment for a home and budgeting for everything (we are having a small simple wedding) we don’t have a lot of money left over. We both thought instead of buying a nice big ring and big wedding we rather buy a home in a good neighborhood and one we could grow into. 4 bedrooms 3 baths, an office, garage nice landscaped yard and will be able to be paid off in ten years no problem (really really big down payment). I could have bought any girls dream ring if we had not put such a big down payment on our home, but I am still working on my degree and we are trying to budget every day bills just using her income. So far it has been easier to buy a home than pick out a ring!
We have sat down and talked about getting married so the ring will be picked out along with her. We went online and looked at a few ring on the web just to get an ideal of the style she liked. She wants yellow gold setting with side accent diamonds; she does not like the look of halos. She is in her late twenties and likes to wear just a few pieces of jewelry at a time. She is a small stature woman with size 5 fingers. She does not like coloured gems stones as an e-ring, and does not want to ever upgrade the ring that I purpose with. She sadly loathes eternity rings, which I really wanted to buy her for an engagement ring. She also not a really flashy person. we both drive Hybrids, she could care less about designer handbags and clothes.
She ended up going on eBay and really likes these two. We have only $1000.00 dollars to spend on her erring and she wants a simple gold band (budget for that is $300) for every day use, she is in the medical field and likes simplicity for work. How do young people afford such large extravagant rings? After student loans and every day bills what we have left goes into savings for rainy days.
She likes the style however not sure of the enhanced diamond? I have sent this vendor an email and have yet to hear anything back from them so I don’t have much to write about.
She really likes this ring. I have emailed the woman who is selling it; she say it is a SI2 borderline I1 due to one feather close to the table and that is the only flaw with it (she also says it is not easily seen). She also says there is no true grade as a S13, is she right? She has had it appraised and gave me the business name and number for me to call if I want to ask the Gemologist any questions. She is going to send me more pictures of the ring and if I want she will even set up a cam meeting so I can ask her questions and see the rings sparkle and character. She also says that she has an unworn wedding band that matches the engagement ring and is made to Jewish tradition, a poured cast band. Also she says if I do win it she will give me a week to have it appraised again and see how my girlfriend truly likes the ring. From my girlfriends and my dealing with her she seems sincere and honest (egads I am lost at this jewelry thing). It also seems to be my girlfriend’s favorite!