By kyla - 24/04/2011 05:56 - United States
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I don't think it's necessarily because the ring is cheap, it's the fact he lied. Also, it's an engagement ring which is special so you would hope that your fiancé would try to buy something a little more than 10.95. I would rather my man ask to marry me then wait and save up for a ring together.
he probably splurged at GameStop, before forgetting what he really went to the mall for, stepped inside AE and thought "this will do, and I still have enough for a churro." Seriously OP, give the ring back and keep your options open, you sound too young to be engaged anyway
I agree. If or when I get proposed to by my partner, I wouldn't want her to spend a lot of money on my ring. I would much prefer if she got me a hundred or so dollar ring (not too much more) then take me out for dinner, or use the money for our house/bills. same with our wedding dresses. why spend thousands for a dress you will put on once?
It's not about saving money. The fact that the fiancé lied about the ring is the worst part of this. Personally, I don't know how OP failed to tell the difference between a $1,500 ring and an AE bauble but that's just me. If you agree on a cheap ring, fine. But starting your engagement with a lie is just bad form.
at 62 I understand about not wanting to buy an expensive dress but a ring is something you wear for the rest of your life (at least for most people)...I wouldn't want to wear something that's going to turn my finger green...the thing you wear for the rest of your life should be of value.
#146, I would tell you to STFU but I doubt you'd understand since you clearly have no reading comprehension skills. Did I in any way hint that exorbitant sums should be spent on the ring? I wouldn't have cared if my husband proposed with a Ring Pop as long as he didn't paint the damn thing and tried to pass it off as the Kohinoor. Honesty is the key. OP was misled and that is wrong. Her fiancé should've been honest about his inability or unwillingness to buy a more expensive ring.
The lie is a big issue I'm sure, but a $10.95 ring even on sale is really cheap for something that's supposed to last for the rest of your life. You can't arbitrarily put the right amount that should be spent on a ring as I've spent more on rings for my current and ex-girlfriends "just because" and I've also asked a girl out using a ring pop.
and the ring can be real gold and diamonds u can get a nice ring at walmart or even on line for a few hundred dollars even can go to pawn shop and get a nice ring so if your going to propose to a girl and can't afford much don't lie about it but don't be so cheap find something you can afford and make the diamond real
181 - Erika, of course it would be about the ring. You've demonstrated your superficiality many times over on this site. I feel bad for the man who can't afford a $2000 ring for you; he'll still have the thought and still love you, but it won't even be enough for you because nothing shows how much a man loves you except for the size of the ring on your left ring finger. If my boyfriend proposed with a $10.95 ring, I wouldn't care. A pretty ring is a pretty ring; a proposal from the man I love is still a proposal.
Allow me to translate for you. I understand how impossible it is to read anything written in tongues, damn kids.... "That ring appears to be of fairly low cost, how can that possibly be a brand name item? I've had the chance to purchase a pair of denim jeans which happened to cost more than the ring you've received, expletive! Also, I suck cocks."
ouch. that sucks real bad op...maybe it just looks like the one he got you! but at least your engaged! treat it like one of those sappy movies where the guy has no money to buy the girl a ring but she loves him so much she doesn't care...if it really is an AE ring. Who cares what it is, your with who you supposedly love! :)