Would she mind an inexpensive engagement ring?

@AdamMax (260)
United States
March 27, 2007 2:33pm CST
I'm planning on asking my girlfriend to marry me. However,.I can't afford an expensive ring right now. Should I get something now that is inexpensive,.or wait till I have more money?
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@brckoba (795)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I had the same problem when I was going to propose to my wife. So I went out on a limb and bought the inexpensive ring which was around 300 dollars. Then when I proposed to her I told her that I did not have enough money to buy her a dream ring, but that I loved her very much and at the end our love was the only thing that mattered. She agreed and said that who cared about a piece of metal when she was looking forward to spend the rest of her life with me.
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@KissThis (3006)
• United States
3 Apr 07
This may seem of the wall but my boyfriend didn't have the ring bought when he asked me to marry him. He asked me then we went together to pick out the ring. We both decided on a ring that he could afford.I see no reason to go into debt.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
to me i am a girl and if someone asked me to marry them but could not afford a expensive ring i wouldnt care its not the price that matters its the love you have for the person.
@raheel07 (485)
• Pakistan
29 Mar 07
I hate the idea of an expensive ring. They have given that bling not-worthed hype. It is same as some other ring because the main idea behind is showing your love and loyalty. If she loves you she will love the way you are. In short if she loves you she will love YOU and not a petty ring.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I've always been a big believer in "It's the thought that counts". I say go ahead and get her something you can afford now. And if she really loves you the ring won't matter. And depending on when you are planning on getting married you could either get her a nicer ring as a wedding gift or wait till even later to get her a ring for either you anniversary or some other occasion.
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@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
27 Mar 07
well, I am a girl and I love expensive things. But my husband were not a very rich person to give me expensive engagement ring. so when he presented me the ring that he could afford, I was happy enough, cause actually the fact that he did it (proposed) was of high value to me. so, don't be affraid, if she loves you, she will be glad to be your wife even if the ring is not that expensive. And if she is not, than she is not ment for you. wait till you find the right girl. good luck to you anyway.
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Go ahead and get her something that you can afford. Later on you can get her something more expensive. Don't be surprised if what you do ge her is perfect to her. If it comes from the heart it will be perfect. Congrats and I hope she says yes.
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@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I would say, if you are going to propose, you should always have a ring to hand her. Just the gesture will make her so happy, unless she is really picky and greedy. If you buy her an inexpensive one, get her a more expensive one later on.
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@ralf_jay (213)
• Sweden
27 Mar 07
theres nothing to worry about the ring as it depends on the person whom you are gonna marry.what ever may be the ring it should be with pure heart and just look into her eyes at that moment so that she can feel your love.express your love in the best way you can but dont get tensed about the ring whether its worthit or not.go ahead.all the best for your marriage .
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@vebela (310)
• United States
27 Mar 07
All I have to say is that if your girlfriend truly loves you and really wants to marry you, the price tag on the engagement ring wouldn't matter. What would matter more is that you actually became serious enough and got up the nerve to ask her to marry you.
• United States
27 Mar 07
It depends on your girlfriend. Some woman find the engagement ring a really important thing and would rather have the biggest most expensive thing out there. Other women find it important but could care less what they're presented with because, regardless, the fact that you are now engaged to the person you love is enough to not worry about having an expensive ring.
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• Canada
27 Mar 07
It really depends on your girlfriend . For some women this is very important and for other women it does not mean as much . For me , the price tag on something has no value , it is the thought behind it but some women want to have the best of everything . You know your girlfriend , so I would suggest going on your own instincts . Best of luck !!
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