Being engaged is great. There’s nothing better than knowing that the person you are head over heels in love with feels exactly the same way about you! And if I ever forget that during the day, all it takes is seeing a little hint of sparkle out of the corner of my eye, and my ring reminds me all over again how awesome my life is.
I love my ring. It suits me, and I think it’s beautiful. That’s probably because I picked it out! After Mr. Whale’s proposal, he asked me, “Do you think we can wait a month or two to buy a ring?”
When I finally pulled myself together, I reminded him that he shouldn’t have proposed unless he was prepared to get a ring. Because he’s so awesome, he basically just replied with, “Oh, OK.”
Luckily for him, I had no intention of spending big bucks on an engagement ring. I have expensive taste, but I would be terrified to wear something on my finger than cost more than”¦maybe two-hundred dollars. I’m a big QVC shopper. (Quality. Value. Convenience. Yeah, I’m a big enough fan to know what the letters stand for.) If you’ve ever watched, you’ve seen Diamonique. I don’t actually have a clue what it is, but man is it beautiful. I already had a pair of Tacori Diamonique earrings, and they are my go-to fancy earrings.
So I started browsing the site. And I eventually found two rings that I really loved:
I couldn’t decide. So”¦we ordered them both! When they arrived a few days later, I tore the package open before I even got our apartment door open. And I was practically blinded by the sparkle!! Both rings are about fifty times more beautiful in person than on the website. They truly do sparkle like real diamonds.
I held on to each for about two weeks, but I was pretty sure I knew which one I loved. Mr. Whale’s favorite was the top ring, but I fell in love with the second. The band is very thin and delicate. And it looks almost vintage. It’s so gorgeous.
And for $67, I could buy a new one every year for the next fifty years and spend less than what this ring would cost with a real diamond! If anyone is looking for a cheaper alternative to diamonds, I highly recommend looking at QVC. The stones themselves have a lifetime warranty, so if it scratches, you get a new one. And when I tell people that my ring isn’t a diamond, they are seriously blown away. You would never know it’s not the real thing.
Has anyone else decided to go with a non-diamond ring? What made you choose it instead of a diamond? Do you love your ring?
- College Park, MD
- Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2013
- Southern Tree Plantation in Blairsville, GA