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Old 01-17-2007, 02:58 PM   #61
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You mean you're not getting any "help" at home? What a shame!
Things are just fine, here............ However, most of us males "think" we're 21, when we are not................
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:10 AM   #62
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Trek.. wishing you all the best!

I would just pick a nice 'appropriately-sized' stone in a solitaire setting. The princess-cut stones are a bit different.. I think you'd have to imagine it on her hand.. Maybe get a clue by looking at the kind of jewelry she now wears? The solitaire settings all seem to be pretty generic anyway. Then, if you get the answer we're all hoping for, when you go shopping for wedding bands you can leave open the idea of re-setting the engagement stone with something different that matches the wedding bands, if she chooses.

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Old 01-18-2007, 08:36 AM   #63
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Things are just fine, here............ However, most of us males "think" we're 21, when we are not................
Ain't that the truth!
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I got my fiance an estate ring off the internet- late 20s art deco. The ring came and was totaly awesome..... except that the diamonds sucked. Hard. Not wanting to return the ring, I emailed to company indicating my intent to return the ring unless they wanted to discount the price by $400. They did. I then got the diamonds replaced with some higher quality ones by a local jeweler... total cost? About $1300... a killer deal for a very unique ring that almost everyone (esp her) seems to like.
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Pawn shops are another place to find jewelry.
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Especially in Vegas, as long as you don't believe in bad voodoo/Karma of wearing a ring pawned to support a gambling junkie's habit.
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Pawn shops are another place to find jewelry.
Could have bought a NICE Rolex for $750 15 years ago...........was a year old, and $3300 new............
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Could have bought a NICE Rolex for $750 15 years ago...........was a year old, and $3300 new............
I've never found pawn shops to be all that great for jewelry, high quality or otherwise. They know the value of what they're selling, and aren't in any particular hurry to sell it at a discount price.
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I've seen cheapy guitars listed for retail price, but, if you are patient, you can get a Gibson SG or an American Strat for $400... 8)
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Just an update:

She said YES!!

Thanks again for all the advice.

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wooooo! Congratulations!!
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Congratulations! I bet her saying yes did not have anything to do with the ring either! You sound like a very caring person.
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Congratulations and what the heck took you so long?!?
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Yay! Congratulations! DW and I will have our ten year "dating" anniversary in June and our eight year wedding anniversary in October. It's still a tickle-fight slumber party every night. There is no greater bliss than marrying the right one.
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Congrats Now the journey begins.
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She said YES!!
What was the question?

Congratulations. You both speak one common language, right?
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