Is everyone on WB really that rich? lol

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MissHarleyBlue:  I am pretty much the antithesis of rich. I’m a teacher. lol. My FI (currently in college) bought my ring when he was interning as a chemical engineer one summer. It is .82 c center stone. I think he may have said 1.25 tcw. Anyway, here’s a picture.

Post # 4
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2000

I wear a 9.5MM moissanite 🙂 I have a huge love affair with Moissanite. I have no idea what everyone else is wearing but I love everything shiny too 🙂 

Post # 5
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6504 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissHarleyBlue:  Lol I’ve wondered the same thing. One of my friends got a ring with a center stone that was almost a carat and that was a big deal in our circle. I love drooling over the rings on here!

@mrsjordan53014:  your ring is gorgeous! I really love the side stones!

Post # 6
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6866 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

I guess I would call my ring on the bigger side, but it helps that it’s a moissanite. It wasn’t cheap, but it didn’t break the bank either!

Post # 7
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473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MissHarleyBlue:  Don’t forget a lot of ladies are rocking Moissanites, which can be 1ct for $500 or thereabouts! So a huge ring doesn’t always mean a huge spend. 

Post # 8
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1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My center stone is an heirloom. A couple ladies I know have heirloom stones as well. That’s something to consider too. 

Post # 9
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MissHarleyBlue:  I figure if that’s what women like than all the more power to them for getting what they like.  As a matter of preference I don’t like big rings (my mother’s was around 5ct so I’ve tried on big), heck I’m not even that much of a diamond girl.  Guess the great thing about the Bee is that everyone can express what they want!

BTW this is my pride and joy!

Post # 10
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1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I loved finding out on the bee that a lot of big and beautiful rings are not always diamonds, and still look amazing.  I went with morganite and don’t have a huge ring, but I love my setting and feel that I got a ring I love at a price that was super reasonable.

Post # 11
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1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Weddingbee is pretty traditional,  so you’ll see lots of classic white gold sets. I know lots of real life couples who didnt go that route, let alone go above 1 ct.  I’ve seen women just get wedding bands, or rings without center stones, or only engagement rings but no bands, or opals, or heirloom pieces -in short, relatively inexpensive alternatives.  

Post # 12
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I think it has a lot to do with your location really. We live in a higher income area where a 1-1.5 carat center stone is pretty common. My center stone is over 2 carats (diamond) plus the halo and side stones and while it is pretty large I have seen larger on ocassion at events in the wealthier areas.

No we are not rich. I would consider someone rich if they didn’t have to work for a living. We on the other hand are established in our careers and hard workers have thankfully been successful. With this we were able to afford a larger ring. We also waited until we were closer to 30 to get married which may make the difference as early 20’s we were broke.

Post # 13
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1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@HomeschoolingBeeof4:  I have a 2.5 carat solitaire and we aren’t rich. We are both teachers, but my FI saved for a long time for my ring, plus used some gift money PLUS we got a smoking deal.

 

Post # 14
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450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’ve been thinking the same thing! I use to love my ring when I first got it but after looking at all the ring porn on here I really want to upgrade my centre stone.

Post # 15
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526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m nowhere near rich, and neither is my FI. My ring is a 1.05ct blue sapphire with diamond sidestones. I’d post a photo but I’m too lazy. He got a huge deal on it, too, because he went to a jeweler that knows his family.

Post # 16
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2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I know 2 women in my circle who have 2ct diamonds, but everyone else rocks .25-1.25ct center stone. I have a 1ct.

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