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today i spent... $2320.00

June 25th, 2009 at 07:50 am

Yes!

The engagement ring is now IN THE MAKING.

I am able to pick it up on 16/07/09.

Ok, well technically I did not pay the full amount, I paid a deposit of $320, and will pay the rest when I pick it up. Or DF will pay it when he picks it up.

So then we will be able to start telling people, properly. I didn't feel the need to rush really, we will not get married for a good few years yet anyway. I don't mind being 'engaged' for a long period either, it gives you more time to appreciate the work that went into the engagement ring, and to enjoy being engaged as a separate thing from marriage, not distracted from stressful wedding organisation either, instead of just looking at it as a stepping stone to a wedding/wedding band.

So finally, eh!? It has been a few months since DF proposed, in January. About time!

9 Responses to “today i spent... $2320.00”

  1. smiley2009 Says:

    Congrats Girl please post pictures once you pick it up can't wait to see it.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oooh, very nice!

  3. milehighgal Says:

    I 2nd the pictures, can't wait to see it!

  4. Counting Pennies Says:

    Oooh, How exciting!!! Smile

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to pics Smile

  6. Nika Says:

    Maybe I am a little old-fashioned... or from a different culture...

    I hope this comment does not offend you (you are a very nice girl)
    But why are you paying anything at all towards your engagement ring? I thought the man is supposed to pay for it entirely.

  7. whitestripe Says:

    NIKA: no offence taken! Smile we have a joint account. its 'our' money as opposed to 'mine' and 'his'. so when i said "I will pay the rest when I pick it up. Or DF will pay it when he picks it up. " .... I actually meant with our credit card, which is a joint credit card Smile

    he also had a substantial amount more than me when we combined our accounts to start with, so technically he did pay entirely for it.

    we've been living together for 6 years Smile

  8. six Says:

    Congratulations whitestripe! It's nice that you guys designing your own ring.
    I should probably keep quiet, but I just have to voice my two cents on the comment about how the guy should pay entirely for the engagement ring. I mean if the guy is able to afford to, and wants to pay entirely for the ring, then by all means. But I don't think there should be an expectation of having the guy pay entirely for the ring, not at this day and age.
    Knowing my taste, I know the ring I want will be expensive and when the time comes, I plan to offer to go 50/50 on the ring.

    disclaimer: I don't plan to go around buying expensive jewellery - just one piece of expensive jewellery Big Grin

  9. whitestripe Says:

    no, its fine Six. it is good to hear differing views.
    i got an odd reaction from the first store i went into, because i was there by myself and not with my partner, to talk about an engagement ring. the second store said that was fairly normal, when i apologised for him not being there. lol. people just have differeing opinions and expectations i guess!

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