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One Ring to Rule blahblahblah

I am planning to propose to my girlfriend at some point, but I need help buying a ring. I’ve never done this before, obviously. I know she would like something with a diamond, something vintage (or vintage-style). Questions below: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2014 - 20 answers

Unique Ruby Engagement Rings?

I need help finding a ruby ring in a non-traditional but still engagement-ish setting. Ideally, the metal needs to be white-gold, unless you guys can recommend something sturdier/hypoallergenic that also has that silver-y color. This previous AskMe has been a great resource, only replace "sapphire" with "ruby." Even the budget is about right (but we can stretch it a bit higher if need be). I'm totally fine with lab-created stones, but not okay with diamonds, because of ethical reasons. Help me out, please?
posted by PearlRose on Jan 19, 2014 - 14 answers

Engagement ring bought online-- need local jeweler for maintenance

My engagement ring is from Blue Nile (online Canadian retailer). My partner saved a lot of money and I absolutely love it. Apparently, I'm supposed to get it "serviced" every 6 months; however, I do not want to send it back to Blue Nile for this. Who do I go to locally to get this done-- cleaning + checking that nothing is loose/has been damaged? Do local jewelers provide this service for rings that haven't been purchased from them? [more inside]
posted by spicytunaroll on Sep 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Real diamond or fake diamond?

I am about to be engaged. We have briefly discussed the ‘engagement ring’. I do not want to come across as shallow, but I would LOVE to have an engagement ring. He doesn’t make a lot of money, so we are considering a fake diamond. Does anyone have any experience as to the best simulant out there? [more inside]
posted by Amalie-Suzette on Jan 20, 2013 - 48 answers

Can I use this as an engagement ring?

Is it acceptable to use an old wedding ring (family heirloom, modifications needed) as an engagement ring, and for the actual wedding, pay for the modifications to be done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2012 - 22 answers

Engagement ring or bridal set?

Do I give her the whole bridal set or just the engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2012 - 12 answers

Sapphires are a girl's best friend

Diamond vs. gemstone engagement rings. What are we not considering? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 25, 2012 - 77 answers

Engagement ring styles for large fingers that may shrink?

What style(s) engagement ring should I get if I intend to size it down (potentially significantly) in the future? Any tips on where to buy larger than standard size rings? Bonus points if they sell non-conflict diamonds or similarly pretty stones at reasonable prices. [more inside]
posted by ilikemethisway on Jun 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Custom Engagement Ring and Necklace

Please recommend a Los Angeles jeweler to design my engagement ring! General questions about custom jewelry as well. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Apr 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Who is being unreasonable here?

Gold engagement ring has broken a little over 2 years after we had it resized. Is the jeweler to blame, or do these things just happen? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on Apr 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Heirloom Engagement Ring--is this possible?

My girlfriend and I are planning on getting engaged soon--hooray! She would like to use some family heirloom stones for the engagement ring. We're not sure how to best proceed. [more inside]
posted by notswedish on Nov 28, 2011 - 20 answers

Lost engagement ring...

Looking for advise on making a police report and an insurance claim [more inside]
posted by ibakecake on Nov 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Is buying an engagement ring on etsy a good idea?

I'm planning to buy an engagement ring. Is it a bad idea to buy one from etsy? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Aug 11, 2011 - 34 answers

Wedding ring jeweler in Chicago

I am ready to pop the question and am looking for places in Chicago to buy a wedding ring. Has anyone had success with a jeweler buying a wedding ring that they recommend? I want to customize the design a bit.
posted by bucksox on Aug 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Need help identifying this engagement ring set

Need help identifying this engagement ring set [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Engagement Ring

What are some hints on purchasing a diamond engagement ring? Any good sites you would recommend? I have roughly $5000 for diamond and setting and would like to do some research to find a special ring for my lady.... I live in upstate New York, any good jewelers to recommend?
posted by Direwolf on Jul 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Are emeralds really that much more expensive than diamonds?

I'm looking for emeralds for an engagement ring and can't shake the feeling that I'm going to be paying a lot more than I should. Does anyone have any experience buying emeralds? [more inside]
posted by Ctrl_Alt_ep on Dec 24, 2010 - 14 answers

What should I do about her finger?

Can I propose with no ring (snowflakes inside)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2010 - 55 answers

Returning or keeping engagement ring

Drama Alert: Question about returning an engagement ring after the engagement is called off. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2010 - 42 answers

I like it. I want to put a ring on it. Halp.

I need help finding where to buy a sapphire engagement ring! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2010 - 30 answers

What styles of engagement ring would match with this unusual bezel set diamond wedding band?

What styles of engagement ring would match with this unusual bezel set diamond wedding band? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Aug 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Bling for cash?

I'm in possession of an old engagement ring that was purchased in ~2002 and was, at the time, about $750 at one of those mall jewelry stores. It's less than a carat, but I'm not sure how much less. No paperwork. I'd forgotten I still had it until I found it in a box. Ex did not want it returned. What's the best way to get rid of it and get the most cash possible? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Jun 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Proposal scenario and ring for 'alternative' girlfriend?

Calling all 'alternative' girls! I need some advice on how to propose to my girlfriend (I'm male). Expensive gifts don't impress her, and her tastes are more 'classic' than the norm. I love how she is, but my tastes are much more modern. I'd like to do (and offer) something unique and unforgettable but can't figure out what. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 32 answers

one ring to rule them all...

Your opinions on metal choice for engagement+wedding rings, hopefully with the benefit of a decade of hindsight regarding how the appearance will age and what maintenance is required... [more inside]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second on Apr 17, 2010 - 21 answers

I don't care where it's been...

Engagement is in the air... How can I tactfully let my future fiance know that I would be honored to receive his great- great grandmother's ring? -The catch? He was married very briefly (3months- she had an affair & left him) and gave it to his first wife as her engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Jan 13, 2010 - 37 answers

It's like he's allergic to my love :-(

I popped the question. He said yes. His ring finger says no. How do we deal with his crazy metal allergies? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Jan 7, 2010 - 49 answers

Custom jewelry in Orlando, FL

I'm looking for advice on getting a custom engagement ring made in Orlando on a budget. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Ball + Chain, engagement rings and you

Engagement ring woes... to diamond or not to diamond? Any alternatives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2009 - 86 answers

Boys like shiny things too!

What are some good engagement ring alternatives/equivalents for a man? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Aug 12, 2009 - 45 answers

How to propose to a book lover?

Proposing to a book lover. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2009 - 36 answers

Is it wrong/weird to help my boyfriend pay for my engagement ring?

Would it be wrong to help my boyfriend pay for my engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by kerri13 on May 3, 2009 - 59 answers

Smuggling a wedding ring into a foreign country might be the most James Bond thing I'll ever do

I'm planning to ask my girlfriend to marry me this summer, when we take a two-week vacation overseas. The trick will be to bring the ring with me in a way that doesn't attract customs', or her, attention. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2009 - 34 answers

Like the one ring, but with less evil.

EngagementRingFilter: I'm coming upon that time in my life - I'm going to buy a ring and propose to my wonderful girlfriend. My problem is, though, that no matter how much I look up, and what I read, I still can't wrap my head around buying an actual ring. She wants something like this, but I can't see to find anything. Help! [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Oct 3, 2008 - 32 answers

A diamond ring that takes a licking and keeps on, um, ticking

Help me find a diamond ring setting that my wife can't break. [more inside]
posted by range on Jul 20, 2008 - 15 answers

Promise Ring vs. Engagement Ring: Fight!

What's the difference between a "promise ring" and an "engagement ring"? [more inside]
posted by scrim on Jul 7, 2008 - 31 answers

It just has a certain ring to it.

What would you call this style of engagement ring? And maybe, more importantly, can you tell who else actually makes them? [more inside]
posted by messylissa on May 15, 2008 - 6 answers

need JUST a ring box

need a nice jewelry box for an engagement ring in Columbus, O. [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on May 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Engagement ring on or off?

Should I sleep with my engagement ring on or take it off? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Mar 23, 2008 - 33 answers

Lord of the Rings joke goes here

What is the best way to get a diamond ring across the country? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Dec 21, 2007 - 22 answers

Where to buy an interesting engagement ring in St. Louis?

Where to buy an interesting (non-diamond) engagement ring in St. Louis? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Dec 1, 2007 - 14 answers

Will you marry me (even if I don't spend 2 months of my salary on a ring)?

How common is it for couples to get married without an expensive engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Nov 19, 2007 - 117 answers

Customizing an engagement ring?

It's time for an engagement ring. I already have one, stone and all, but would like to customize it. What can I do for less than/around five hundred dollars? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2007 - 12 answers

What size ring?

I'm popping the question soon and have a particularly thorny problem: I don't know her ring size. [more inside]
posted by Jofus on Oct 2, 2007 - 45 answers

Where to shop for a good-valued engagement ring?

Need help shopping for engagement ring [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Aug 7, 2007 - 26 answers

Diamond in the rough?

Unique Engagement Rings in NYC or SF? [more inside]
posted by lannanh on Jul 31, 2007 - 11 answers

Engagement Smuggling

Life is wonderful! There's no doubt in my mind that we're both ready (to say yes, at least). We're traveling to Las Vegas for a week’s vacation at the end of July, staying at a fancy-pants hotel, and will be taking a day trip out to the Grand Canyon – where I plan to ask her a certain question. I’ve got the appropriate ring (I hope) picked out, and I’ll have it in my possession 4-5 days before we leave. We’re flying down to Vegas, which is exactly the trouble. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2007 - 39 answers

Enragement Ring

How can I get past my resentment at having to buy an engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2007 - 116 answers

Where can I get a great moissanite engagement ring in Toronto?

Moissanite engagement rings in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by sid on May 3, 2007 - 4 answers

Where to get an old ring?

Where can I find estate/antique jewelry in the Triangle area? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Mar 3, 2007 - 3 answers

Ring

Can you buy a girlfriend a ring without asking her to marry you, when the relationship is already going on for 5 years? Not that I don't want to marry her, but we're just not there yet. So the question is: can I buy her a nice ring and not propose, or would that be so weird that it would better be to not give her a ring at all? Thanks for any insights. For the record, I'm 40, she's 35.
posted by hz37 on Feb 13, 2007 - 39 answers

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