Tuesday, September 23, 2008

How do you select an engagement ring?

I got engaged on our 6 month anniversary. We have talked about it and luckily agreed that it would be a long engagement and we do not have a date set. I really don't want to have a wedding (seems so stressful), so we most likely will go abroad and elope. I am very happy about this but there's been a source of stress...

Engagement ring shopping.

I am wearing an emerald ring he got me while we search for an engagement ring. I guess I should be glad that I get to pick it out since I will be wearing it for the rest of my life, but I am not sure what to look for. I am not really a fan of diamonds and I don't want him to spend a lot of money on it. But is selecting an engagement ring like selecting a wedding dress, where there is supposedly "the one" that you know is it when you find it? Right now I like the idea of getting an antique ring but I am not even sure where to begin with that.

If anyone has any suggestions, it'd be greatly appreciated.

3 comments:

Revanche said...

Hey, congratulations!!

Well, if you've not thought about ring shopping before, I would start with thinking about the practical stuff:

1. How "handy" are you? ie: are you mostly doing bookwork, do you play sports or work with any kind of equipment that it'd be easy to catch the ring on?

then,

2. Do you like colors since you don't like diamonds? Would you consider a really nice engraved band of some sort that will later fit with the wedding ring?

Just a couple thoughts, hope they're helpful!

Where would you elope, btw?

FR said...

I am not sure. We've talked about the Philippines (there is an island on the reef with a herbivore safari) but we both like to travel so it may just happen one day during a vacation not necessarily planned.

SF Money Musings said...

congratulations! six months and you're engaged! hope everything works out! been wondering about how things were going on your end!