Mr Pug used the wedding to distract me and get me out of the house today. We went to the south side to try on a crinoline that was for sale on craigslist. Unfortunately, it was too small, but we were not deterred! We headed up to Shane Co with our gift card in hand to pick out his ring.
And pick out a ring we did! We wanted white gold (not a fan of tungsten or titanium) and they were all quite pricey. Silly me though we could get a white gold ring for $200! The one we picked was one of the least expensive. I know Mr P liked another white gold one that was over $700. I told him we could try to finance it, but he said he'd rather get a less expensive one that he liked, and upgrade in the future if he wants to. I agreed, since then if he does decide to upgrade for say, our 5 year anniversary, he can use his first one for backup, vacations, etc.
I wish we had the money to get him an expensive ring he is all melty & ga-ga over, but he does really like the ring we got.
After tax it was $347. It is white gold with the beading on the edges. Detail:
He got sized and his ring will be ready on Tuesday! Not bad for $147 after our gift card. Once we make sure the size is right, I'll get an inscription engraved for him.
I also talked to them about getting my rings soldered. I brought them all and showed him the fit on me, because I was concerned they'd be a bit snug once soldered. He agreed and suggested that when I take them to get soldered, I have them all upped 1/4 size. They said it would only take a few days, but I'll probably do it a week before the wedding at least, justtttt in case.
We went to a celebratory lunch and then I decided my day of fun was over. Time to sit on the couch and wish this icky day away! At least now I have a happy memory for 1/30 - picking out my fiance's ring with him!
Were you surprised at the prices of men's rings? How did you and your fiance pick his ring - together, or one of you alone?