Cheapo Engagement Ring
February 21, 2014 6:35 PM Subscribe
I'm considering a really cheap engagement ring - under $100, with non-precious stones, nickel-plated silver, and cubic zirconia. I'm the recipient. Is this a bad idea?
posted by 3491again to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (56 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
After much searching, I found a really cheap engagement ring (under $100) that I like. Non-precious stones, cubic zirconia, nickel-plated silver. I bought it and have been trying it out for a few days and I'm happy with it so far. (I'm the recipient, if that matters.)
Money is not an issue (and the fiance has said he would be happy to buy me a regular fancy engagement ring). But I like the idea of something cheap that I don't have to worry about breaking or losing and spending the money on something practical instead.
I don't wear any other jewelry so I don't really know how this will play out in the long term. I really like colored stones, so even if I had something fancier, it wouldn't be the traditional big diamond.
- How often will I have to replace it?
- Does it look strange to others? Will they be able to tell that it's really cheap? What are the tip-offs?
- Does it make sense to have the same ring "re-made" with high-quality materials (platinum instead of nickel-plated silver, small diamonds instead of small cubic zirconia, etc.)?
- What else should I be thinking about? Did you regret getting a really cheap ring?