I have a little problem that i think i need a women's opinion on!
My honeybun is Chinese and the tradition in her area is to buy a ring, ear rings and necklace which she will wear during the wedding day too.
Now here is the problem..
I told her the western traditions is more to buy a nice ring only, and she was fine with that and said she would love to be surprised by me with it (she is in China at the moment so we cannot choose together).
I really reeeeeeeeeeeealy want to get her a beautiful ring that she will wear often because she loves it. I chatted to one of her friends online and she recommend some rings that she was SURE that she would like..but when I asked her in a casual way like..what do you think of these honeybun?, she said she didnt like them....
I have asked her to show me pictures of rings she would like and she has sent me some. I have been pushing her to send me as many pictures as possible as I want to buy the ring next month (funds in place!). Today she was all excited about some "beautiful" ring she saw in a jewellers, her face totally lit up about it. She didnt have a picture of it so i asked her what price was it, it was about 40% of what I had in mind for a ring for her, she thought it was far too expensive and just a dream, i just said that is nice honeybun, please see if you can get a picture to send me to check out.
So here is my dilemma, I would far prefer to buy her this ring and have money left over to get her the necklace and ear ring that are the done thing over there.
Or I get her a ring she might not like but secretly pretends to....that costs about the same as the "beautiful" ring that makes her face light up but no nice set of ear rings and necklace too for the same money.
Personally I think that I should let her choose and shop with her over there is by far the better option. But she is a quite romantic and thinks it is very romantic if I present her with a surprise ring of my choosing.
So girls, what do you think?