Post # 1
The night he proposed while we were about to go to sleep. I asked him! It looked expensive so I was scared yet curious to know! I’ve seen some ppsters say they would not ask. Did anyone else ask? I have no filter so I ask my FI whatever is on my mind.
Post # 2
I know what mine cost because we designed it together. I also know what it appraises for because we have paperwork and I got it insured.
Post # 3
FI eventually did tell me after we went to get our homeowners insurance and it was on the list of insured items…oops. He didn’t really care but was kinda like “well I guess you now know how much I paid!”
Post # 4
Madeline789: I know the cost of mine. I didn’t ask outright, but we were shopping together before he bought it and I knew the budget. He told me because he got a good deal and he was excited about that. But if I wanted to find out I could have looked at the apprasial for the price. I will add, that through the shopping process I got pretty educated on costs v. specs so my guess was pretty close to his actual purchase price.
Post # 5
I didn’t have to ask because we went shopping together. I knew the cost of it from the beginning, and also needed it when I had the ring insured.
Post # 6
Madeline789: I picked my setting and it had an ‘estimated cost’ (depending on the diamond selected) so I had a pretty good idea but seeing as I handle all the insurance stuff in the house I had to know, I needed the info to give to the insurance company to get this baby insured 😀
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL & Cheney Mansion, Oak Park, IL
I didn’t ask, but he gave me the appraisal so that I could add it to the insurance. So I know how much it cost.
Post # 8
I didn’t ask and I told DH I didn’t want to know. He showed me the value of the diamond at some point but obviously the ring cost different since the setting, etc. all adds up.
Post # 9
Nope. I know a range, but that’s all. I don’t want to know, either.
Post # 10
I didn’t ask, I picked the ring myself, so I know it from when I showed it to him, and he bought it a week later so I doubt the price would have changed. And he gave me the receipts.
Post # 11
I had no idea on specifics of mine… I didnt even know the 4Cs of diamond shopping lol. FI schooled me though. I just saw a super shiny rock and thought! Nice! How much was the damage lol.
Post # 12
How else would I know how many dollars I’m worth?
But actually, no I don’t know. Despite picking it out myself, knowing our budget, having the appraisal and cert papers, and knowing what we pay in insurance.. I still don’t know how much it cost. I don’t really care all that much.
Post # 13
He left his email up and I looked and knew the cost before I even got engaged. I’ve asked him he’ll just say expensive or give me a general range which is good enough for me.
Post # 14
I didn’t ask, don’t really care. He did say he “got a deal” on it and seemed surprised how much it appraised for, so I know it was less than the appraisal price, but idk how much less
Post # 15
Madeline789: I picked mine AND we joined finances before we were engaged, so yep, I know.
But if he had picked it himself, I would have asked- and I’m guessing he would have shared. We’re really open and talk about anything.