It would depend on a lot of things, if he was a really nice guy but absolutely broke then obviously not a sign of his generosity or where you lie in his list of priorities, so all about his attitude to spending money generally.
I used to live with a man who had a 30k car, 2 motorbikes worth 8k together. I felt like he should have been prepared to spend as much on a ring for me as he spent on the cheapest motorbike, but he wasn't. He didn't value me and I should have processed that before. The ring thing crystalised it though. He was very mean generally though. Very generous to himself though.
A generous man wouldn't buy the cheapest one in the sale. He'd ask you which one you wanted and he'd want to get you that one IF he could.
DH bought my engagement ring from a high street jeweller, and had to give me the receipt for me to change the size. I therefore found out that it didn't cost v much and had no precious stone in it etc. Whilst I occasionally tease him about it now, (I don't panic when I've lost it for eg!) I would have been horrified if he had spent really hard-earned and saved cash on something so unimportant when we were saving for a house/wedding/life together.
He has more recently offered to buy me a more expensive eternity ring, and while we are in a much better financial situation, we have a young family and it seems ludicrous to spend large sums on jewellery tbh.
Nope mine is from h samuel was half price in the sale. I chose it and I love it! Its the style I wanted and it being in the sale meant I could get a bigger rock than we could normally reasonably afford.
I would prefer one from the sale tbh, because there's no point spending hundreds or thousands more if it isn't necessary. As long as the remainder went on a really amazing trip with me. As long as you like it and there is love behind it, who cares.
Not enough information - but I think Bandwitch sums it up really well. Is your DP usually generous? Or is he generous only to himself? (There have been horrific experiences on MN of men who are happy to clothe themselves in Armani but let their partners and children walk around in the next best thing to rags). That would be something to look out for.
If your DP is happy to indulge himself and when it comes to you has gone for the cheapest available option and hasn't even consulted with you to see what your preferences are for the type of ring that you like, then yes, I'd be concerned. It would not be showing any form of care or consideration and I'd worry about how my feelings would be taken into account in the future, whether our views on financial management were at all compatible, etc etc.
But a a cheap ring of itself is not a sign of a problem. Your DP may be broke. He may be a bit thoughtless but not actually mean. If given and chosen with love, a curtain ring can be perfect. It really all depends on context and we don't know yours. Afterall, the shop he bought the sale ring in might have been Tiffany and Breakfast at Tiffany's might be your favourite film.....
It wouldn't bother me, but it would depend on the context of everything else. Fortunately DP and I of the same mind - strike a balance between the cost of the thing you want, and how much losing it would upset you. Neither of us could justify spending thousands on a ring, though.
Not at all.When dp was alive I got a very "bog standard" engagement ring.He was skint at the time.It is really just a symbol!!BTW since he died it is probably my most treasured material possession and I always wear it,because,like I say it is a symbol.Despite its lack of monetary value I would be devastated if I ever lost it.