(Closed) Engagement rings are complicated!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

$780….it all depends on where you go and if you shop around. Oh, and how fancy you want to go. I would never let my FI spend that much on a ring!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

mine spent $825 and this included two bands as well.  BUT, we lucked out because we reset diamonds that were my grandmother’s.  So we got a killer engagement ring and two diamond bands.  If you have any diamond hierlooms, it’s the way to go.

Otherwise, once we got the appraisel and almost fell over, there’s no way we could’ve afforded what we got.  But on average, I would say most typical rings are between 3-6 grand. Don’t forget you also have the option to finance the ring if that’s what he wants to do.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I picked out a three stone white gold at Kay for $1,500. FI decided he liked the sparkle and shine of the Leo diamond so he spent close to $4,000. It all depends. He had a good chunk to put down and he put the rest on a Kay card for a year of no finance charges and no interest. He bought it in February and it will be paid off by December because we are both paying on it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

My fiance overspent because he want to Tiffanys so he could have gotten the same thing cheaper somewhere else. I think it was between 9-10k, but he didn’t tell me exactly. I bet you could get a ring for $4,000. I see an ad in the paper here that usually lists a few rings in their store that are under $5,000 and they are pretty nice rings! Platinum is quite pricey and you have to remember if you get platinum engagement ring, youll probably have to get a platinum band as well.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Just under $6,000 for the engagement ring–we wanted to stay under $10,000 for all three rings (engagement ring and both wedding bands), which we did!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really don’t think there’s an average. It all depends on your tastes, location and resources.  Mine was around $10K.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine was $2000!

You can definitely fit rings in your price range! The quality and size of the main diamond are usually the main price factor!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

it also depends on the type of stones that you like, do you like diamond or non-diamonds engagement rings?  Usually whatever you find can be found cheaper if you or your boyfriend are looking to price compare.  Around the holiday season the jewelry stores start having sales as well.  Have fun looking!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

apx $6k

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Just under 2K for a custom ring: sapphire, 18k gold band with platinum bezel.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

First and foremost find your style and what you want and then you can always negotiate. Find your cut, settings etc that you love. No matter what you will find something in a your price range. Find something your comfortable with. My ring is exactly for me but I definetly was a lil shocked and uncomfortable with the price when DH told me. He paid around 7k, I have a 1ct princess cut solitare. He could have went somewhere and done it cheaper and maybe bigger, though not my taste, but he is about quality over quantity. I received a high quality stone. No matter what price you pay whether its .99 or 20k, its one of the most priceless things you will have that will always be a treasure to you! Good luck!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My SO implied a $4,000 ring in the past and more recently, a $20,000 ring!

Surprised

If he pays that much for a ring, I’ll kill him.

OK, probably not.

But still. The man has to be reasonable. The engagement ring can’t cost more than the entire wedding.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

70 dollars for both rings. I wish we could do more. 🙁

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters

FI and I decided to go with moissanite.  We got a ring with a beautiful setting and a 1k center stone for $780.  I couldn’t be happier with it!

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