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Beginner December 2022 Tyne & Wear

Where to buy an engagement ring?

Ian, 5 of August of 2022 at 08:43 Posted on Planning 0 9
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Hi,

This might seem a bit obvious! but generally where is good to go?

What sort of thing should I look for?

Thanks.

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Latest activity by Ian, 7 of August of 2022 at 07:18
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    Dedicated September 2023 Derbyshire
    Lizzie
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    We got mine from the Diamond Store online - https://www.thediamondstore.co.uk/

    We found them to have a good selection and not be too expensive for what I wanted.
    To be honest, I chose a few rings in different styles that I liked and let my fianc茅 choose which he wanted to get for me. I had an existing silver ring which stood as my 'placeholder' ring for a while, but my friend got engaged and then chose her ring afterwards as well.

    As for what to look for... I'd probably say the usual - guarantee, reviews etc. Is it a surprise proposal, or can you take your OH along to see what they like? It's sometimes nice to choose together - at least I thought it was!

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  • I
    Beginner December 2022 Tyne & Wear
    Ian
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    Thanks for replying Smiley smile

    It was going to be a surprise, so I've not had any input from her.

    Never thought about guarantee so defiantly something to consider.

    Nervous to get it right but tricky to know where to start.

    I've seen "place holder" rings, seems like a nice idea and then be able to choose together.

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  • Michelle
    VIP July 2023 Cheshire
    Michelle
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    Do you know what kind of stone she like or colour band x馃挆
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  • Ostira
    Dedicated October 2023 Durham
    Ostira
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    My fianc茅 knew I loved gold over white gold just from my usual jewellery choices and he picked the ring, I felt like it was more special that he put thought into it and chose it. When my sister got engaged, her fianc茅 had put a placeholder in so they could choose together. It鈥檚 completely down to you and what you think she鈥檇 like
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  • I
    Beginner December 2022 Tyne & Wear
    Ian
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    So I popped into a shop today and took one of her rings with me.


    I said my budget was 拢1600 to 拢2500 (basing this on Google saying the average is 拢1800?)
    Anyway I described a ring i liked and she brought one out but it was nearly 拢3900.
    I liked the ring but couldn鈥檛 tell if I was being hard sold. It seemed like a lot of money.
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    Dedicated November 2022 Lincolnshire
    Hayley
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    We bought mine after we got engaged and went into shops to narrow down styles I liked and confirm my size. We then looked online separately for a few days and then came together to share our favourites and there was a ring from the Diamond Store that we had both picked so went with that one.

    Unless you know exactly what kind of ring she wants, maybe waiting until afterwards to pick together might be good. 拢3,900 is a lot of money for a ring, does she wear expensive jewellery at the moment because I would feel really nervous wearing something so expensive. I also wouldn't buy from a shop that completely disregards your budget and shows you something twice the price.

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  • Michelle
    VIP July 2023 Cheshire
    Michelle
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    At least you have her size hope you can find one for her good luck x馃挆
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  • R
    Super July 2020 Monmouthshire
    RomanticGreenStationery27135
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    Unless you are planning on buying a super cheap ring, either propose without a ring, propose with a placeholder or ask her what she wants first. I've heard loads of horror stories of women who were given rings costing thousands which they absolutely hated but felt they had to wear because their OH hadn't bought one that could be returned/swapped!

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    Beginner December 2022 Tyne & Wear
    Ian
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    She doesn鈥檛 wear expensive jewellery, I was quite taken back when she was showing me rings for that price.


    Especially when I鈥檇 given a rough budget.
    It was good to get an idea though and I do now have her size.
    Thanks for everyone鈥檚 advice, defiantly got a better idea and a starting point now.
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