Does the price of your ring affect the way you feel about it?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does the price of your ring affect the way you feel about it?
    YES! The price means ALOT : (31 votes)
    12 %
    No! the price is just a number to me : (155 votes)
    60 %
    No, but i dont like my ring : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Yes it matters i dont want a $100 ring : (71 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Yes, the price mattered to me. Mr. LK likes to buy himself expensive things. He better damn well treat me as well as he treats himself (and he does!).

    Edit: We could comfortably afford what was spent on my rings. They were paid for in cash without touching our designated wedding, house down payment, and emergency funds. And Mr. Lk uses with his expensive items a few times a year, whereas I wear my rings every single day. When measuring in value per use, my rings are clearly a good value, and they make me a very happy lady. I still stare at them all the frickin time. ohhhh…. shiny

    Post # 4
    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would be mad if my ring was under $1k because my DH makes 6 figures and likes nice things himself. 

    If it was a more expensive ring for a damn good price ($200 you say?!) that would be a totally different story!

    Post # 5
    2150 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @MrsDaSani:  I LOVE my ring. It cost $500, but looks a lot more expensive. We got it appraised and it came back to be worth $1200. 

    Post # 7
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I’m not sure that price alone matters to me, but liking the ring mattered. I love my ring. If I could have the exact same ring for only $200 that’d be great! But that’s not realistic.


    Post # 8
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Well, price means a lot to me in that I didn’t want it to be expensive!  Aesthetics was more important to me, with Moissanite I got a ring with the look I wanted at a price we were comfortable with.  If Moissanite was not an option I would have gone with different gemstone ring that fit our budget.

    Post # 9
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @MrsDaSani:  Yes and no. The types of rings that I love and wanted were of a higher price point but the actual price paid is of no concern to me.

    Post # 10
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Mine was a family heirloom = FREE, and I love it.

    Post # 11
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Kind of..I say that because I don’t own any jewelry and my E-Ring is my first diamond. I don’t own anything realy expensive so I want to take care of it the best way possible. Not that money is important, but this ring is.

    Also, naturally, I’d be more sick about loosing a $10K ring than a $100 ring because I can’t easily come up with loads of cash.


    Post # 12
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I care. My ring is expensive by most standards, and I guess I take pride in that fact. I stayed within budget, and wanted to find the most beautiful ring I could within that budget. The best balance of size and quality. The setting that would suit me best, etc.

    FI just wanted me to be happy… he let me do the picking and said he wouldn’t dream of buying something this expensive without my input. I have always been into diamonds and jewelry and he wanted to get me something I’d always love.

    I couldn’t get the same ring for $2,000… so no, I wouldn’t be happy with it.

    Having said all that, I would NEVER want nor expect a ring that we couldn’t comfortably afford. We’re also spending < $2,000 on our wedding. It’s about priorities. For me, it was a ring.

    Many people would be shocked with only a $2,000 wedding budget. For us it works, just like spending a lot of $$ on a ring worked for us.

    Post # 13
    319 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

    I wouldn’t care how much the ring cost, as long as I know my finace had to save and make an “investment” in our relationship. 

    If he just bought a $200 ring when I know he can afford way more (he can easily walk into REI or  and spend more than that in one shopping trip!) I would be upset because he didn’t really go out of his way to get me something special. 

    Not that a $200 piece of jewelry wouldn’t be special under other circumstances, but this is your engagement ring… if you catch my drift. 

    Post # 14
    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

    The fact that my whole set was $1500 makes me love it even MORE! 🙂

    Post # 15
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    The price of my ring does affect my feeling about it!

    Every time I get a little envious of someone’s ring, I basically mentally bitch slap myself and go “Hey, asshole. You. Yes, you! With the 10K ring? STFU. Your ring is amazing. Stop being jealous. You awful person.”


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