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    I think it's time for me to venture down this road with my gf.
    My problem, how on earth can I save for an engagement ring without the mrs asking me "where is xxx amount gone" we have a mortgage together. I will be using my tax return to help with the purchase (around 3k). I am thinking about shoving the tax return into the mortgage and redrawing when I need it. But what do I say? Mrs works for the bank and will notice money missing. What can my excuse be?

    I know nothing about engagement rings. Maybe I should do a bit of scouting before considering more money.





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    Quote Originally Posted by sookie View Post
    I think it's time for me to venture down this road with my gf.
    My problem, how on earth can I save for an engagement ring without the mrs asking me "where is xxx amount gone" we have a mortgage together. I will be using my tax return to help with the purchase (around 3k). I am thinking about shoving the tax return into the mortgage and redrawing when I need it. But what do I say? Mrs works for the bank and will notice money missing. What can my excuse be?

    I know nothing about engagement rings. Maybe I should do a bit of scouting before considering more money.
    Just don't spend that much on it.


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    ^^^^^ Second that, I spend $1500 on my Mrs engagement ring and she has not worn it for over 10 years, what a waste of cash, it's just sitting in a draw.

    May be discuss the matter with her first since you already have a mortgage together.

    3K is a LOT of $$$ you could buy a half way decent car with that or go on a holiday together, every woman is different, but my missus is not into jewellery and all that stuff so mine was a waste of $$$, at least my marriage has lasted I guess

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    can't understand why people spend big chunks of cash on a rock that gets pulled from the ground by some kid that gets paid chump change in africa

    there are far better things to spend the cash on , sure buy a nice ring but don't go overboard on it
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    Really depends on your prospective wife.
    Would she want you spending alot of money on her?

    I think I spent $400 for my wifes engagement ring, 11 years later, she doesn't wear it either.
    Both of us don't wear our wedding rings too.
    It all means nothing.
    Waste of money.


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    OK Sookie, first things first bud, if you're gonna have a long lasting marriage that isnt too painful then you MUST learn to become more devious.

    Suggest a weekend getaway and then first thing Sat morning make some excuse to your gf then go to the bank, get the cheque, then get the ring. Have it all pre-arranged with the jeweller. She won't see anything on the work computer on a Saturday so hopefully won't suspect anything. Take her somewhere nice and the rest will hopefully work out well.

    Good luck!


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    whatever you do never pay full retail on jewelery. NEVER.... markups are huge and ridiculous.. if it says 3000 offer 2000. they still making heaps on it.
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    Hey Sookie...just ventured down that road myself. I went to a wholesale diamond seller and got a pretty good deal from them. You'll save a massive amount of doe compared to retail and they are more open to bargaining. I just Googled one and found a great one in Sydney mate. Let me know if you need anymore details.


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    Buy something impulsive for bodybuilding for a couple hundred bucks, than say it cost like 2 thousand, she will have the absolute shits with you until you pull the rock out lol
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    Its a sweet sentiment and it all depends on the lady.
    My hubby proposed without a ring, then while planning the wedding we looked at a whole bunch of jewelers even going to wedding expos and talking with white gold artisans. Ended up spending the money on our first house and the Honeymoon. 7 day all inclusive cruise with adventure tours everyday in port
    Just my personal experience, good luck on this new step in life


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