I spotted a gorgeous ring last week while at the jewellers. I don’t make it a habit to walk into jewellery shops because lets face it, jewellery is an expensive hobby to get into! 😛 But while browsing, my eyes fell on a ring that I found myself really liking. It was a diamond ring with a solitaire and was interesting enough that I felt it could pass off as a regular diamond ring and not an engagement ring. However, I also am the sort not to really care even it indeed looked like an engagement ring 🙂
Being a big ticket purchase, naturally I wasn’t ready to drop the money off the bat. I later talked to 3 people about it and was a little surprised when one of them told me that I shouldn’t be buying my own diamond solitaire but should wait for someone to buy it – possibly meaning as an engagement ring. However, if it was a different design then maybe yes, get it. The other 2 I spoke to said “If you love it, get it!”
It got me curious to know if people actually thought this. Would you buy your own diamond ring or will you prefer to wait for someone to buy it for you? For the sake of argument, lets assume that you can afford it yourself 🙂
As I’ve said above, I don’t usually care what people think. I’m not a slave to convention although I do know that people have quite set ideas about things like diamond solitaires. If I like the design and the price is friendly enough to my wallet without putting me in the poor house, then I’d just get it. Interestingly, my Mum told me the exact same thing when I spoke to her about it. She said get it, if you like it! So clearly, that’s where I get my unconventional streak from 😀
Granted, those who are already engaged or married may have different thoughts from singles, for whom this maybe a bit of a touchy subject, so I do think it would be interesting to hear what you think 🙂
Will you buy a diamond (solitaire) ring for yourself or will you prefer that someone buy it for you?