Subject: So Upset With No Idea What To Do I had been preparing to propose to my girlfriend for about the past 6 months. Here is my saga May 2007 After doing a ton of research, I decided that whiteflash.com was the best way to go to purchase a diamond. I worked with Tracy at Whiteflash and she found me an amazing diamond. I decided on a 1.31 carat, F color, SI1, round cut, ideal cut diamond. Here are some photos. June 2007 Then I was on to the next task, deciding on a setting. Althought Whiteflash did have several great settings, I decided that I wanted something a little more one-of-a-kind. Tracy recommended Mark Morrell (www.mwmjewelry.com) and she even helped me get in contact with him. This was a big help because Mark is a very very busy craftsman whos projects often if not always require several months to complete because he is in such high-demand. After consulting with Mark, we decided on a unique setting that would be a hybrid between his DJ setting and a setting he did for Nathan (Both of which can be seen on his homepage). More about the ring The ring shank, after the diamonds is approximately 2.3 mm wide. It has 3 diamonds on each side of center. The smallest diamond on each side is 2.3mm in diameter. The largest is 3.2 mm in diameter. It has 0.48 ct. of F-G, VS fine make diamonds in the ring body and another ~0.06 ct. of the same grade diamonds in the crown. The center stone and all 6 of the side-stones feature Marks signature "Heart tip" prongs. Septemberr 2007 After waiting about 3 months, Mark was finally done with my ring. It is absolutely gorgeous! Pictures of my ring can be seen directly on his website at, http://www.mwmjewelry.com/DiNi_1.313-F-SI1_AGS-0_900pt-mtg_0.56-F-G_VS_Custom_/index.html October 2007 Heres where it all goes South Just as I was about to receive my ring and prepare my proposal I found out some heart-breaking news about my girlfriend. She had been seeing someone else for the past 6 months! This came totally out of left field and completely floored me. I didnt know what to do, I love her so much and never imagined my life without her, but after a lot of thought, I realized that things could never be the same. This is truly the hardest thing I have ever had to go through So now here I am. Stuck with an absolutely breath-taking ring but no one to give it to. I took out a loan for the majority of the cost of the ring, which I was planning to pay back over time, but now with no real purpose for the ring, I am having second thoughts about that plan. If I could afford it, I would just keep the ring and save it for later on in my life when hopefully I will meet another to give it to. But as it stands now, I am 24 with limited income. It makes more sense for me to attempt to unload the ring and recoup some of my expenses. The ring is still with Mark. It has never been given to anyone or worn and therefore I dont believe that it is cursed. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions on what to do, it would be greatly appreciated!