Goldilocks Rings…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Goldilocks Rings: Did he spend too much, not enough or just right?
    He spent more then he should . : (7 votes)
    7 %
    He should have spent more. : (11 votes)
    11 %
    He got it just right! : (80 votes)
    78 %
    Free ring or stone, So blessed! : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I was really proud of him – my FI is SO responsible when it comes to money and he really stayed within his means for my ring….which wasn’t a lot but it wasn’t exactly peanuts.   He won’t tell me the final cost but I’m guessing it was in the $2200-$2500 range. 

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    1286 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My mom gave him her ring after she and my dad divorced. He sold the gold and she wanted the little diamomds for a bracelet but the center stone he used in my ring. Its waaaayyyyy bigger than anything I ever would have gotten otherwise and I am very grateful for it. I love love love my ring. Its perfect and he spent about $1200 on the setting. Then I had the wrap custom made for it. It was $1500. Considering my ring appraised at just under $7k and he spent $2700 I say score. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @NEAM2014:  we talked about the ring and how much we were comfortable spending on it to get what I wanted. We also shopped together and shared in every step.

    I think we spent more than necessary, but only because diamonds are stupidly expensive. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    3201 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We talked about things like a budget and what we were both comfortable spending. He could have afforded a diamond, but it would have required him saving a lot longer and it just wasn’t that important to me to get a diamond. When I discovered moissanite, we researched it, selected a website we wanted to purchase from, and then he adjusted his budget accordingly. I think for what we got, he got it just right. Hell, this ring is so pretty it looks like he should have spent MORE than he did. I feel very blessed to have gotten such a lovely piece of jewelry. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    @NEAM2014:  FI got it juuuust right! He did get me two rings (to be fair, it was either we get a new one, put up with my nickel allergy or forget having a ring, and he wanted me to have a ring!) 
    I’m extremely pleased with my ring, but I would have agreed to just his word 😉

    Post # 9
    Member
    356 posts
    Helper bee

    @NEAM2014:  My SO and I designed our own ring, and went with 100% moissanite. He was more than willing to spend thousands on a diamond ring, but personally I liked moissanite more and he wasn’t complaining! I also like the idea of not starting our “future” together in debt. The cost of the ring is very practical, and like he said… it wont be hard to pay for with all the plowing he’s been doing, thanks to the wonderful Minnesota winter we’re having!

    Post # 10
    Member
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @NEAM2014: 

    I originally didn’t care if we got a ring, but he was very insistent (and I understand why- he would have come under criticism from some quarters if he hadn’t). We disussed it and he refused to give me a budget, but we have nearly identical incomes, transparent finances, and similar values when it comes to money, so I picked out a ring set in a price I thought was reasonable (considering that it’s effectively already “our” money and actually officially going to be “our” money soon) that I loved and he paid for it without a flinch.

    Post # 11
    Member
    613 posts
    Busy bee

    @NEAM2014:  I didnt vote because I want to pick 2! I adore my ring but I feel he spent too much he almost doubled the stone size! (I asked for a .25-.50max he bought a .75!). But on the other hand he spent only what he saved and bugeted so its also kind of just right!   

    Post # 12
    Member
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @NEAM2014:  I have no idea what FI payed for my ring…but I love it. I told him I would have been happy with a plain band…that its the point that’s important to me…not the size or the sparkle. Of course sparkle is always good, but you know what i mean 😉

    Post # 13
    Member
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @NEAM2014:  cute title,  was thinking “what in the world are goldilock rings”?!!!LOL

    My dh got it just right. Great considering he did it on his own without me.:-)

    side bar: I am not surprised your poll is leaning heavily to: “just right” as so many pick out/help pay for their own erings or give exacting instructions! Hopefully if you’re driving the train, you’ll get it right LOL 

    Leave a comment


    Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

    Find Amazing Vendors