absolutely YES – absolutely NO – price/ stone details for er…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We spent $1,100 on my ring (on sale). Our budget was around $2,500. There really wasn’t anything under $1K worth looking at for us. I wouldn’t have said no to the proposal, but FI knew I’d prefer to pick out my own ring, so if he chose it on his own I’d likely return it unless it was a solitare (can’t go too wrong there). FI and I both only considered diamonds and princess or round stones at least .5ct center. It took us one store and 30 minutes to choose and purchase my ring! I’ a bargain hunter and knew this deal was too good to pass up!   

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

MrsN14:  

you have the longest fingers I have ever seen!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

londonchick:  It’s mostly the pic, I can’t figure out how to resize them anymore so it got very distorted! haha but I do have long fingers and strangers have asked if I play piano because of my long skinny fingers haha

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i left the ring picking to him, I told I liked round solitaires (diamond) and that’s what I got. I won’t post a pic coz you lot have seen round solitaires on here a bizillion times

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

MrsN14:  

the pic looks like it’s been resized because when I first saw it you had never ending fingers!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

londonchick:  haha it has, I’ve been working on making the pic smaller. The first one was just unnatural looking lol

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I wont say no to anything! However, I am going to pick from his family’s collection of heirlooms on Saturday! So for us, he is spending absolutely no money (also I’m really excited)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Both of my rings were around $900 each on sale. DH picked my Ering on his own and I picked my band to match. All I told him was that I wanted princess cut. Not that I would have said no if it was anything else. 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

We didn’t want to go too much over $2500, and $2800 was the absolute limit if something really nice jumped out at us. It took me forever to figure out what I really wanted, and in the end because the centre stone was ruby and not diamond we got the e ring for $1430 and channel set wedding band for $1050!

Post # 11
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Honey bee

Originally, I asked DH not to spend more than $800. That was when I didn’t really know what rings cost. I left the selection and budget up to him ultimately. I told him about a few styles I liked and he found something I ended up loving. He ended up spending about $2,500. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My husband planned to spend the “traditional” 2 months salary, but I said no way.  I had no minimum, but I didn’t really want to spend much more than $1000.  I knew I wanted a moissanite or a lab created ruby/sapphire/emerald, but he wanted to get me a clear stone, so we went with moissanite.  I would’ve said absolutely no to a diamond or a jewelry chain store (i.e. Jared’s, Zales, etc), I’d rather go without a ring.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I don’t have an engagement ring yet, but it is being made. I didn’t want my SO to spend any more than $2000 and originally we were looking in thrift stores. But…I fell in love with a setting that costs $2000 so we’re spending about $3000 for both the setting and ring. The stone is a cushion cut, .5 carat, 3 color, si1, and very good cut. The setting is a halo with diamonds down the band about halfway around the ring and is another .4 carats, 18k white gold. 

I wouldn’t have said no to anything because my SO knows what I like. However, I definitely wanted a diamond and I wouldn’t have wanted any other stones mixed with it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

chica95110:  Too much would be what he could not afford. And there really was not a too little. The only thing I asked for was an oval diamond that was D-G in color and no less than VS clarity. Carat weight was last on my list. However knowing what the least he could afford I figured I would get anywhere from .75-1ct and G VS.  He got me a 1.62ct D VS2. I really only wanted a diamond. I didn’t care if it was a solitare or whatever. I just knew oval and color and clarity. Here is my ring. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We spent $900 on my engagement ring and band as a set.  It is approx .25c diamond centre stone (can’t remember exactly what) and little diamonds on either side.  The band is slightly curved and has little diamonds set in the front.  I’m not a blingy person and wear minimal jewelry so for me it is perfect. Originally FI proposed with my mum’s old engagement ring which she gave him, but I hated the look and to get it reset we were quoted a fortune! We got it from a pawn shop, as we were looking at chain jewelers and I didn’t find anything I loved, so FI wanted to go into a pawn shop to look for motorbike gear, and I saw this set there that I loved! They also had a 30% off sale.  I had no problem with saving money by going to the pawn shop… I’ve never understood why diamonds depreciate when they aren’t from a fancy jewelers??

I don’t care how little he spent, in fact the less the better, so long as he’d though about it enough.  My only thing was I wanted diamond and white gold, no matter how small the diamond. It was important for me to have it as a forever ring so I wanted something hard wearing.

I think girls get too caught up in the size IMO.

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