OK, so I went and looked at rings today. This is not a big deal, because I look at rings all the time. The big deal is that this time, I went looking for different rings. Affordable rings. And, actually-it was fun! I found three that I absolutely love. They are all under $2000, and one of them is under $1000. This is a huge deal because I used to insist that nothing less that $10,000 was suitable. (I know. I was stupid. I know.)
This one is more "bridal" looking to me. I think it looks great on.
This one is very antique and vintage looking. I LOVE it.
I actually am waiting to hear back from them to see if they can do the above ring with the below stone. I prefer the green amethyst to the aquamarine.
This one below looks much much much prettier on, but when I was trying it on, the guy told me to please stop taking pictures. OOPS.
So, it was a fun day. All three are VERY different, but they are all affordable. Vince buying me one of these rings would truly free up a lot of money for...oh I don't know...LIFE?!