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      06-22-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Engagement Rings.....

Alright so I absolutely know nothing about them or anything related to them. While im not looking at proposing anytime soon, i'm thinking about it maybe for spring 2008 or something around then. What is it that girls want in a ring? I know.... large karat stone, platinium band ... or something like that. but what are the different cuts, types and how much should i save up? TIA!
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      06-22-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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I paid around 19K.
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Dude, if all she's interested in is a large karat stone, move on... or you'll spend the rest of your life taking care of princess.

Two month's salary is the general rule for an engagement ring. But, there are plenty of ways to make your money go farther... shop around, hook up with wholesale brokers and compare stones with similar size, cut, color and clarity. Most places will negotiate on price too (there's huge markup in retail diamond prices).

The hardest part of the process is figuring out what she wants! Good luck!
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Typically 2 months salary is good.

What do girls want? It really depends on the girl. The princess cut is really popular right now. Round cut is always classic. Tiffanys classic settings are popular... A lot of girls want something comparable to their friends, so I hope she doesn't have a lot of rich friends.
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if u ever come out to sf, shoot me a pm my whole family is in the jewelry business
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Holla at Nikki. She might have a better answer than us.
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I went to Tiffany's.

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I spent 8k for a full circled diamonds set in the channel that's lined with platinium at Tiffany's. Plus I have a vacation coming up in a lil more over than a month which it will be put to good use

2-3 months of your salary really.

Think about it, engagement rings are gonna be worn until you get wed.

Some woman wears the engagement ring AND the wedding ring both on the same finger. I asked a blonde captain in my airline when I noticed that


Here's a tip on how to save a lil bit...do research on the state you're in and around your state for the lowest sales tax...then find a jewelry store there.

I saved $200-300 just by driving 35 mins to CT instead of buying one in the mall here in NY which charges almost 3-4% more in sale tax.
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      06-23-2007, 01:21 PM   #11
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...Some woman wears the engagement ring AND the wedding ring both on the same finger...
My wife does that, wears both. Around here, it's very common.

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      06-23-2007, 01:40 PM   #12
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my wife wanted something a little different than her friends. I went with the Movado DIamond, it was a few years ago so the style was a little different. She loves it and gets LOTS of remarks about the ring.

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is this two month's gross or after-tax?
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      06-23-2007, 06:02 PM   #14
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my wife wanted something a little different than her friends. I went with the Movado DIamond, it was a few years ago so the style was a little different. She loves it and gets LOTS of remarks about the ring.

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holy shit thats nice
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      06-23-2007, 06:28 PM   #15
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Well... I got this one for my lady... i spent around 4k on it all and all...


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She loved it.... She got me the 2007 330I sport ... haha
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      06-23-2007, 07:03 PM   #16
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here's mine....1.22C round cut on a 6 prong setting surrounded by a diamond band platinum. cost me 14K...

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here's mine....1.22C round cut on a 6 prong setting surrounded by a diamond band platinum. cost me 14K...



ballin! geesh 14k on a ring... my wife said every 5 years i have to up the ring... so ugh!
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I don't care how much it is as long as it looks nice and it isn't cheap quality. Every girl is different though. I have really small hands so I don't want anything too big but I'd like it to be shiny and from a decent quality place. (Tiffany's works ) If I had to give a price range, I wouldn't expect anything more than $8k. I'm not the typical girl though, I think most of them want giant gaudy things that cost over $15k so maybe I shouldn't be the one to ask.

Oh and specifically I like the cathedral setting where the stone sits inside of the band. It doesn't get in the way when it is like that and the stone doesn't have to be as big for it to look good.

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Best advice though is see what she likes. Take her into a store and just ask her.
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I don't care how much it is as lnog as it looks nice and it isn't cheap quality. Every girl is different though. I have really small hands so I don't want anything too big but I'd like it to be shiny and from a decent quality place. (Tiffany's works ) If I had to give a price range, I wouldn't expect anything more than $8k. I'm not the typical girl though, I think most of them want giant gaudy things that cost over $15k so maybe I shouldn't be the one to ask.

Oh and specifically I like the cathedral setting where the stone sits inside of the band. It doesn't get in the way when it is like that and the stone doesn't have to be as big for it to look good.

Here is an example:




Best advice though is see what she likes. Take her into a store and just ask her.
Im putting down $20 that Nikki is really a guy who is lol'n about forum members praising her.

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Lol I've met people at regional meets before. :P
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Lol I've met people at regional meets before. :P
sure ya have. sex changes have gotten good these days

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I don't care how much it is as long as it looks nice and it isn't cheap quality. Every girl is different though. I have really small hands so I don't want anything too big but I'd like it to be shiny and from a decent quality place. (Tiffany's works ) If I had to give a price range, I wouldn't expect anything more than $8k. I'm not the typical girl though, I think most of them want giant gaudy things that cost over $15k so maybe I shouldn't be the one to ask.

Oh and specifically I like the cathedral setting where the stone sits inside of the band. It doesn't get in the way when it is like that and the stone doesn't have to be as big for it to look good.

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Best advice though is see what she likes. Take her into a store and just ask her.
that ring is beautiful
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