So my boyfriend and I are planning to get engaged, I do not know which ring I want exactly, but I said that the ones I like cost approx. 10 km. He jumped out and I honestly don’t know what to do, I want a very plain, thin 18k band and a 2-3ct stone. I hate haaaaaate ornate jewelry, so I doubt I want a band or anything – save for maybe a thin one with some diamonds (and that’s a big if). I don’t care about clarity as long as it’s not visibly flawed. I just have this idea in my head about a ring that I’ve had for a while and I’m crushed. I feel he didn’t really say anything except “most people only use 2-3kg.” I really don’t think he understands this is something I’m going to carry for the rest of my life, and if it’s not perfect, I’m afraid everything will be sort of ruined. Do you have any advice on diamonds or jewelers with reasonable prices?
tl; dr: I am a materialistic weeping beaver looking for a 2-3ct stone, no visible defects and a thin 18k gold band.