Gee, you're really not willing to give your fiancé any credit at all, are you? Almost all of those I know who have engagement rings had them bought by their (now) husbands alone at mall jewellers. I think you should cut your fiancé some slack, he obviously takes an interest in what you like (butterflies) and made some effort going store to store. You seem intent on slamming everything about his buying you this ring, missing the point that he actually wanted to buy you a ring and wants to marry you.Apparently he woke up one Saturday a few weeks ago and decided to buy a ring. Went the the MALL (yikes, problem number one), store to store thinking "butterfly butterfly". Went alone (problem number two).No previous ring research (problem number 3). Finally entered Littmans/Fred Meyers jewelers and found this butterfly. Went "it's a butterfly, that's it!".