If I buy my gf an engagement ring, is that xmas and birthday presents for the next 10 years?

I think it should be!!!

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i thought you were female :oops:

sorry

Nope, means more flowers though ;-)

Congratulations

I agree.

Banned

AND Valentines presents. The one I bought ym girlfriend cost £1500 (atleast that's what she tells her freinds, it was half price, £749, shh! :whistling:)

best of luck with that idea lol

Original Poster

loupomm;5984843

i thought you were female :oops:sorry



:?

only at weekends:-D

Unfortunately it's quite the opposite... size of said ring gives g/f guide to size of future presents for xmas & b'days!!!!

P.S: There's Valentines as well not to mention anniversarys.

However on the upside once you've married her all sense of expectation is dismissed and you'll never have to buy her another gift, she'll just raid your wallet and buy her own

Original Poster

tommytippe;5984868

AND Valentines presents. The one I bought ym girlfriend cost £1500 … AND Valentines presents. The one I bought ym girlfriend cost £1500 (atleast that's what she tells her freinds, it was half price, £749, shh! :whistling:)



i was thinking cheaper, like, erm.....
http://dev.virginmedia.com/images/hula_hoops_crisps430x300.jpg
or
http://www.chocolatebuttons.co.uk/images/cbuttons/sweets_expand/gums_and_jellies/haribo_friendship_ring.jpg

well, if will suffice for the next 10 years if she dont divorce you for being so tight with presents ... lol

:thumbsup:


I always find (not from experience mind), that divorce 10x as expensive as marriage. - And 9 times outta 10, its the bloke that suffers. Bloke buys the ring (£1500), then, a cpl years on gets shafted -- not only for a divorce, but for all your money as well. lol

Original Poster

Disco;5984932

well, if will suffice for the next 10 years if she dont divorce you for … well, if will suffice for the next 10 years if she dont divorce you for being so tight with presents ... lol:thumbsup:I always find (not from experience mind), that divorce 10x as expensive as marriage. - And 9 times outta 10, its the bloke that suffers. Bloke buys the ring (£1500), then, a cpl years on gets shafted -- not only for a divorce, but for all your money as well. lol



great!! well ill just go on the dole and i wont have any money!:p

Banned

NO

Congratulations

BUT

From now on it gets more expensive :thumbsup::gift::santa:

well your traditonally to spend 3 months wages on it. so yes

siwrath;5987491

well your traditonally to spend 3 months wages on it. so yes



Thats insane.

You are tighter than a..............

http://photos.jpgmag.com/834864_159721_9977a7e62e_l.jpg

:-D

siwrath;5987491

well your traditonally to spend 3 months wages on it. so yes



+1 :roll:

well i bet out of everyone here mine was the cheapest!!!

:lol:

siwrath;5987491

well your traditonally to spend 3 months wages on it. so yes



depends really

If you do that coz you want to fair enough

if you do it as the gal dont like a cheaper ring/would turn their nose up at a cheap ring then NO

Titchimp;5987517

Thats insane.



+1

siwrath;5987491

well your traditonally to spend 3 months wages on it. so yes



I've heard anything from 1-3 months wages, which is crazy imo. If I was to go for 3 months that would cost a few thousand pounds, money that I don't have just lying about. What's wrong with a ring that costs say £1000 - it's still mega expensive, and as a guy I don't get any presents in return!!!

civms47;5988027

I've heard anything from 1-3 months wages, which is crazy imo. If I was … I've heard anything from 1-3 months wages, which is crazy imo. If I was to go for 3 months that would cost a few thousand pounds, money that I don't have just lying about. What's wrong with a ring that costs say £1000 - it's still mega expensive, and as a guy I don't get any presents in return!!!



I still thats excessive!!! :lol:

It depends on how much you earn or saved, that will influence the price of the ring you buy.

If she has chosen an expensive ring, remember she has to wear it for the rest of her life hopefully. So just think of the cost spread over a lifetime, and it'l work out cheaper...( thats the line I would use)

Good luck with your engagement and i'm sure what ever you decide to buy she will love it.;-)

lisat;5988046

It depends on how much you earn or saved, that will influence the price … It depends on how much you earn or saved, that will influence the price of the ring you buy.If she has chosen an expensive ring, remember she has to wear it for the rest of her life hopefully. So just think of the cost spread over a lifetime, and it'l work out cheaper...( thats the line I would use)Good luck with your engagement and i'm sure what ever you decide to buy she will love it.;-)



then i think thats out of order

do what i did get engadged and married on her birthday
so all present giving only happens twice a year as standard

ur 22

ilovepink;5988039

I still thats excessive!!! :lol:



Yep, that's why I'd look for the half price rings (so you can tell her you bought it full price...)!

Have an engagment party you'll prob get some on the money back on your ring lol

Naw it's all down hill from then on... After you buy the ring you will need more money to spend on the wedding...

civms47;5988090

Yep, that's why I'd look for the half price rings (so you can tell her … Yep, that's why I'd look for the half price rings (so you can tell her you bought it full price...)!



:lol:

My engagement ring was only £75 :lol: and i love it

ilovepink;5988064

then i think thats out of order



it obviously depends on personal choice, it doesn't have to be the biggest bling, but it could be the cut of the diamond or clarity which will cost more.

Why is that out of order..its personal choice.

lisat;5988117

it obviously depends on personal choice, it doesn't have to be the … it obviously depends on personal choice, it doesn't have to be the biggest bling, but it could be the cut of the diamond or clarity which will cost more.Why is that out of order..its personal choice.




maybe not out of order but greedy maybe to want the most showy expensive ring and expecting the guy to cough up, and if he cant afford it he would feel bad

civms47;5988027

I've heard anything from 1-3 months wages, which is crazy imo. If I was … I've heard anything from 1-3 months wages, which is crazy imo. If I was to go for 3 months that would cost a few thousand pounds, money that I don't have just lying about. What's wrong with a ring that costs say £1000 - it's still mega expensive, and as a guy I don't get any presents in return!!!



I think my engement ring cost £300... and I still love it... I didn't care if it was a chepo ring from a lucky bag or an expensive diamond that blind monkeys mined... all in all it's the thought that counts.

We'll that's my opinion, I know a few people who were adimint that their ring had to be their ANNUAL wage if not at a least 6 months wages!! I just thought that was madness, I would be scared to ware a ring that was worth that amount of money... Knowing my luck someone would cut off my finger to steal it off me lol

ilovepink;5988135

maybe not out of order but greedy maybe to want the most showy expensive … maybe not out of order but greedy maybe to want the most showy expensive ring and expecting the guy to cough up, and if he cant afford it he would feel bad



I'm with you... :thumbsup:

lol !!!:lol: she must be worth it then - bless:)

angelwithdirtyw;5988149

I think my engement ring cost £300... and I still love it... I didn't … I think my engement ring cost £300... and I still love it... I didn't care if it was a chepo ring from a lucky bag or an expensive diamond that blind monkeys mined... all in all it's the thought that counts. We'll that's my opinion, I know a few people who were adimint that their ring had to be their ANNUAL wage if not at a least 6 months wages!! I just thought that was madness, I would be scared to ware a ring that was worth that amount of money... Knowing my luck someone would cut off my finger to steal it off me lol



Annual??? If I maybe stopped paying my mortgage for the next 5 years and didn't go out I could maybe afford that....... :whistling:

Can women tell the difference between diamons and cubic zirconia???

ilovepink;5988135

maybe not out of order but greedy maybe to want the most showy expensive … maybe not out of order but greedy maybe to want the most showy expensive ring and expecting the guy to cough up, and if he cant afford it he would feel bad



I agree, but cost doesn't always equate to " showy"

civms47;5988194

Annual??? If I maybe stopped paying my mortgage for the next 5 years and … Annual??? If I maybe stopped paying my mortgage for the next 5 years and didn't go out I could maybe afford that....... :whistling:Can women tell the difference between diamons and cubic zirconia???



yes but if thats all you can afford dont worry

a girl is ment to accept a proposal coz she loves ya, not just to get a diamond:roll:

lisat;5988209

I agree, but cost doesn't always equate to " showy"




ok only 99.9% of the time :giggle:

civms47;5988194

Annual??? If I maybe stopped paying my mortgage for the next 5 years and … Annual??? If I maybe stopped paying my mortgage for the next 5 years and didn't go out I could maybe afford that....... :whistling:Can women tell the difference between diamons and cubic zirconia???



Some women can.. personally I probably can't by just looking at them lol... though diamonds are meant to be able to cut through glass... and also the inside band of the ring usually has a stamp on it to give the diamond weight (carrot)... and some rings have CZ stamped in them to say Cubic zirconia. so just be weiry...

To be fair my "friend" is abit of a show off and has to have the best of the best... apparently spending 30k on their wedding... we'll see if it'll last lol... we're only spending roughly 5K on our wedding and I stil think that's expensive

angelwithdirtyw;5988237

Some women can.. personally I probably can't by just looking at them … Some women can.. personally I probably can't by just looking at them lol... though diamonds are meant to be able to cut through glass... and also the inside band of the ring usually has a stamp on it to give the diamond weight (carrot)... and some rings have CZ stamped in them to say Cubic zirconia. so just be weiry...To be fair my "friend" is abit of a show off and has to have the best of the best... apparently spending 30k on their wedding... we'll see if it'll last lol... we're only spending roughly 5K on our wedding and I stil think that's expensive



It's not what I'm planning, just something I'd always wondered, cos' I've tried to tell the difference before and couldn't see any!!!

Maybe if I was to get a more expensive ring she'd let me get a dog??? :whistling:

siwrath;5987491

well your traditonally to spend 3 months wages on it. so yes


thats about £300 on the dole :whistling:

Personally its all to do with income, what she feels comfortable wearing etc.
I bought my girlfriend a lovely ring about 3-4years ago, and when i bought it everyone thought it was an engagement ring because its a nice size rock although i believe it is only CZ. I bought it second hand, but i find old gold lasts whereas new gold is so expensive and flimsy.
But that didnt cost me 3months wages and she has worn it everyday for the last 3/4years, and like i said she would have been happy with it as an engagement ring as well!

civms47;5988291

It's not what I'm planning, just something I'd always wondered, cos' I've … It's not what I'm planning, just something I'd always wondered, cos' I've tried to tell the difference before and couldn't see any!!!Maybe if I was to get a more expensive ring she'd let me get a dog??? :whistling:



some of the best CZ's nowadays are hard to tell the difference from diamonds.
A year or two ago a couple in Brighton went into a jewelers tried on a £10k diamond and swapped it for a £50 CZ that looked the same...the jeweler only realised later what happened!
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