Page 1 of 10 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 149

Thread: Engagement Rings – Ladies advice wanted please!

  1. #1
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Engagement Rings – Ladies advice wanted please!

    Engagement Rings – Ladies advice wanted please!

    Hi it’s me and my good ladies anniversary on the 17th July and I’m looking to propose, I don’t have a lot of money and have been selling and raising cash left right and centre! I think I have got about £350 to play with, I guess that is fairly cheap but it’s the best I can do. So my questions are!!

    What high street Jewellers are classed as ‘descent and respectable places’?

    What high street jewellers should I avoid like the plague?

    She does not like gold and has asked for silver in the past, so will white gold or platinum be suitable replacement to silver?

    Any other tips?

  2. #2
    Photographer; for hire!! shiato storm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    next door
    Posts
    6,977
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    6 times in 5 posts
    give a McDonalds onion ring...winner every time!

    ...um...seriously though - i have no clue.
    Powered by Marmite and Wet Dog
    Light Over Water Photography

  3. #3
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    yeah er thanks

  4. #4
    Don't feed the trolls... tiggerai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Milk & Beans
    Posts
    9,284
    Thanks
    271
    Thanked
    471 times in 312 posts
    • tiggerai's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P
      • CPU:
      • AMD PhenomII 955BE
      • Memory:
      • 4Gb Corsair XMS DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Lots
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire X1950XT
      • PSU:
      • Hiper Type-R 550w
      • Case:
      • Antec lovely black thing
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x 20" widescreen
      • Internet:
      • Pipexpants
    www.hattongardenonline.co.uk
    does diamonds, but you can design what you want to fit your budget.

    I don't think it matters where you get it from as long as it's a nice one!

    The larger chains that are good are H samuel, beaverbrooks, ernest jones. BUT try the small independent places that do second hand ones, you can occasionally get a good deal!

    Well done you! Make it special...

    White gold is a good idea, but platinum is very expensive... so you won't get as much. A diamond would be nice, so a simple design with a bigger diamond would be a winner for me!!!

    Hope this helps!

  5. #5
    Tumble's Rear Gunner
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,114
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    ooooooooooh all excited for ya

    White gold would be nice, i want white gold and like your gf ask tumble to get me silver/white gold if he ever wants to get me something cos i dont like yellow gold either.

    This might be lynni being a snob, but i wouldnt go to Index or Argos!! H samual's does nice jewelary though and the Beaverbrooks in liverpool have had a nice selection of silver/white gold rings for under £600


    How you plannin on asking her?


    South Barrule from Cringle Plantation (with a Landy )

  6. #6
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    i was thinking about taking her to the lake were i took her 12 months ago to feed the ducks for are first date... he he... so is anyone gonna take me if she knocks me back?

  7. #7
    Tumble's Rear Gunner
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,114
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerai
    www.hattongardenonline.co.uk
    does diamonds, but you can design what you want to fit your budget.

    I just did this playing around, and it came back with a ring for £10,566!!!


    South Barrule from Cringle Plantation (with a Landy )

  8. #8
    only the finest beef
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    1,175
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I'd steer clear of the big names like samuels, goldsmiths etc.

    Their markup is incredible (we've got a Goldsmiths factory outlet in Swindon).

    If you're up in Birmingham at all the Jewelry quarter is quite a competitive place from what I've heard, although they don't really have a very good web presence if you're looking to buy online.

    http://www.the-quarter.com/index.htm

    Hope that helps, and good luck for the 17th

  9. #9
    Tumble's Rear Gunner
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,114
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Sixkiller
    i was thinking about taking her to the lake were i took her 12 months ago to feed the ducks for are first date... he he... so is anyone gonna take me if she knocks me back?
    You fed the ducks on your first date? awwww dont think i got a first date, unless you count wandering round the Trafford centre

    Why would she knock you back? you must be terrified though, thats like a fornight on saturday or something isnt it?


    This is important though, have you asked her parents?
    Last edited by lynni; 30-06-2004 at 03:24 PM.


    South Barrule from Cringle Plantation (with a Landy )

  10. #10
    Spider pig, spider pig
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    1,781
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    34 times in 20 posts
    So how long have you been together then? I don't know much about rings, or what rings women like for that matter, but good luck to ya anyway!

  11. #11
    only the finest beef
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    1,175
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Sixkiller
    i was thinking about taking her to the lake were i took her 12 months ago to feed the ducks for are first date... he he... so is anyone gonna take me if she knocks me back?

    I'd guess a year if their first date was 12 months ago

  12. #12
    Vive le pants! directhex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    17,074
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked
    1,027 times in 678 posts
    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • FIOS
    white gold ++

  13. #13
    Spider pig, spider pig
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    1,781
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    34 times in 20 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Angus
    I'd guess a year if their first date was 12 months ago
    lol, missed that bit!

  14. #14
    Now with added sobriety Rave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    SE London
    Posts
    9,948
    Thanks
    501
    Thanked
    399 times in 255 posts
    Being the romantic soul that I am, I let my wife choose her own engagement ring. My proposal was somewhat...er...impromptu (I.E. alcohol fuelled). Diamonds were too expensive- neither she nor I could tell the difference with a Cubic Zirconia anyway.

    The best place in the world to buy jewelry is Gibraltar- we got both our wedding rings from there for £56. If you've got £350, get a flight over there, buy a ring for half what you normally would, and job's a good 'un.

    Seriously though, the high street chains do have a massive markup. If you can find an independent place you're likely to get a better deal there, and they'll be more likely to accept a bit of haggling too.....

    GL mate, hope it goes well. I didn't find the proposing too scary- as I said, I was drunk. The really frightening bit was telling my Mum!

    Rich :¬)

  15. #15
    Don't feed the trolls... tiggerai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Milk & Beans
    Posts
    9,284
    Thanks
    271
    Thanked
    471 times in 312 posts
    • tiggerai's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P
      • CPU:
      • AMD PhenomII 955BE
      • Memory:
      • 4Gb Corsair XMS DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Lots
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire X1950XT
      • PSU:
      • Hiper Type-R 550w
      • Case:
      • Antec lovely black thing
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x 20" widescreen
      • Internet:
      • Pipexpants
    Quote Originally Posted by lynni
    You fed the ducks on your first date? awwww dont think i got a first date, unless you count wandering round the Trafford centre

    Why would she knock you back? you must be terrified though, thats like a fornight on saturday or something isnt it?


    This is important though, have you asked her parents?
    Come to think of it, I didn't either.

    I know his plans for proposing to someone though, so if he ever tells me we're off to rome for a weekend, i'd get all silly!

    ho hum, 12 months... just did that one... doesn't even want to move in with me.

    GL for the 17th dude... and I'll have you if your gf knocks you back! (and my bf mysteriously passes away!)

  16. #16
    Photographer; for hire!! shiato storm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    next door
    Posts
    6,977
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    6 times in 5 posts
    i've always wondered - rather morbidly perhaps - what happens when a guy proposes [or indeed a girl, cause thats not unheard of] and gets turned down.
    relationship over? struggles on?
    ?
    Powered by Marmite and Wet Dog
    Light Over Water Photography

Page 1 of 10 1234 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Ladies Advice wanted please...
    By Jimmy Little in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 31-10-2004, 04:28 PM
  2. A bit of advice please ladies
    By Lee H in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 08-06-2004, 09:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •