Our friend Jamie just got engaged to her fab boyfriend, Ted. And while Jamie is deeply in love and cannot wait to get married, there is just one “little” issue…. The ring!
Jamie confided in us that she thinks the ring is completely tasteful…and it’s the shape and setting she wanted (round solitaire set in platinum, in case you were wondering). But it’s just quite a bit smaller than she was hoping for!
Because both she and Ted are in their late 30s and financially stable, she feels that her ring should represent “where they are at in life”. Which to her means more wattage! Jamie also reasoned that since Paul bought the ring – and it wasn’t a family heirloom – he would have no reason to be upset with her for wanting to exchange it.
Some of our friends are really disgusted with Jamie – the ring is very pretty and, more importantly, Ted is an awesome guy. Plus – is your engagement ring really meant to show how financially successful you are in life?
Others in our group totally see where she is coming from. They think she should just be honest with Ted – and offer to pay from her own savings to upgrade the ring.
So – what is your opinion on this bridal bling? Should Jamie go for a bigger rock – or keep quiet and not risk rocking the boat? What would you do?!| Print