How much should you spend on an engagement ring?
My boyfriend and I went ring shopping the other day, and unfortunately, we discovered that the rings I like are all a little out of our price range. So should we:
1) Get a smaller diamond
2) Get a cheaper setting
3) Go for moissanite instead of diamond
4) Suck it up and get the ring of my dreams
We're both medical students (he's got student loans, I don't). We're not planning on having kids or buying a house for a while, and I think we'll get a lot of help with financing the wedding.
My parents/coworkers have all been saying to us that since we'll be making money in the future, it doesn't matter if we spend a little more now.
I wonder what the woot community thinks?