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Hooray, your fiance finally proposed! The big moment was romantic, sweet and everything you've ever dreamed of. But the ring...not so much.
Even though you're so excited to be engaged, it can be disappointing to receive a different ring than the one you've been daydreaming about. But don't freak out yet! There are a few ways to approach the problem.
As you and your fiance start exploring solutions, keep this helpful advice in mind.
1. ASK ABOUT RETURNS
You may want to immediately start shopping for a new ring, but you need to figure out the return policy on the original ring first. A lot of jewelers are prepared for these situations, so you're probably in luck.
2. SEE HIS SIDE
Your sweet fiance probably spent a lot of time picking out a ring that he thought you would love. Comfort him if he's upset by the situation and then work together as a pair to find a replacement.
3. SIZE UP THE PROBLEM
If you think the diamond is too small, make sure you keep his budget in mind. Is he able to afford something bigger? If so, go for it, but be gentle with your approach. If not, consider the qualities you may need to compromise in order to get a bigger diamond.
4. GET DOWN TO THE DETAILS
Somehow, the lines got crossed when he bought your first ring. So, make sure you're involved this time! Every detail counts. Diamond quality. Whether you want a modern or traditional setting. Did you dream of a cushion-cut or emerald-cut diamond? Tell him now.
5. ENCOURAGE A REDO
Once that you've selected your perfect ring, you'll want to celebrate by creating a new proposal memory that'll (hopefully) ease the pain of your original reaction. After the new ring is purchased, let him keep it so he can plan a romantic redo that you'll remember for years to come.
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