I worked with a woman once that HIS grandmother took one of her rings off her finger and gave it to her, when she saw the "pitiful excuse for a ring" that he had given her. Then she chastised him for insulting the family, as in everyone will think the family she's marrying into is poor, when they look at "that".Originally Posted by hepcat
I buy jewelry at auctions and in lots and some direct from manufacturer, and sell it on e-bay. There are a lot of second hand rings that are really nice, and don't break the bank. The two or three months salary thing is CRAZY. Also they inflate the prices too much in a fancy store. If you knew what the wholesale was , you'd flip. E-bay is a great source , you can even buy direct from the famous NY diamond sellers at wholesale.
Before you think a big screen TV will impress your girl and her family, think of Grannys thoughts
I have piles of rings and what do I wear? A simple eternity ring with about a ct of square cut diamonds bezel set all the way around. ( Good idea for the missus Paulie - it doesn't catch on anything ,but with all she gets into still with small kids, maybe only stones halfway round) My original (way too fancy, but I didn't pick them) rings were stolen. The simple ring was what I replaced them with.
Hey FG we should get together , captive audience and all that