Wedding Ring Advice
Gonna propose to my girlfriend of 5 years over the holidays. Obviously she is awesome and all comments of marriage being a bad idea, etc etc can be withheld as I've basically been "married" for the last few years while living together. I have a pretty good idea of what I'm getting into. *Off of soap box.*
Anyway, need some advice/tips/experience on ring buying from all you married dudes/gals. I have some change squared away, but obviously would like to come out of this thing as unscathed as possible (not that she isn't worth it, but you know what I mean). Internet searches say the average ring was over $5000 last year :headshake
We are a pretty realistic and down-to-earth couple, but I know she is going to want a "nice" ring. Seems like a total waste of money to me, but I digress. Any thoughts, tips, experience, etc is greatly appreciated. We are going to "look" at stuff in a week, thought maybe ya'll could kick some knowledge my way before that happens. Thanks all!