Is it ok to post the price of your ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is it ok to post the price of your engagement ring? (Please explain.)
    Yes : (156 votes)
    60 %
    No : (102 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wouldn’t personally outright post the price of my ring. It’s no one’s business.

    Post # 4
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @shortie1848:  IMO even if I knew what my ring costed, I wouldn’t share it.  I’m more of a private person and that isn’t something I would feel like I needed to share.

    Post # 5
    8389 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @shortie1848:  I’ve posted my approximate ring cost on here when someone’s asked, usually on a “budget ring” post (I have a moissy).

    Post # 6
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I voted yes, but depends on the reason. If someone is in the process of purchasing a ring and is trying to get a handle on costs or what kind of specs other people have gotten at a certain price, etc, I have no problem sharing that info.

    Or hey, if you just got engaged and wanna post about what an amazing deal your FI got, go for it. I love a bargain.

    I don’t think I’d just go around posting how much it cost all over the place unrequested, though.

    Post # 7
    3668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Posting the price of your ring in a thread titled, “how much did your ring cost?” is okay in my book. Posting the price of your ring specifically to boast about how much it cost, or posting multiple times in threads where that isn’t what is being discussed, or posting the price of your ring in an attempt to make someone else feel bad about their own ring isn’t okay.


    Post # 8
    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    i think in a revelevant post it could be helpful. I know different posts on the bees helped me when I was giving SO information about rings. I looked up alot of posts of bees with the same size finger as me and it was helpful if they posted their ct sizes so i could get an idea of finger coverage. if someone was looking for an idea on what they could get for their budget it would be helpful. 

    Constant bragging or bringing up the cost of your ring when its not necessary would be annoying though.

    Post # 9
    3524 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    If someone asks and you don’t mind sharing…  I work in jewelry, so I am unphased by prices.  Some people have no idea what there budget can get them, so I think it can help people.

    Post # 10
    11626 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s okay if you really want to, but I think some people post prices to boast about them.  Those annoy me.  It’s completely transparent to most people, and very showy.  I personally would not post the price of mine.  What DH paid for my bring is no business for the interweb.

    Post # 11
    122 posts
    Blushing bee

    @cmbr:  Agreed. No problem with sharing the cost of your ring, if you know it, as long as it’s tactfully shared and respectful towards others. Problems arise when bees boast about it or bring it up when it’s off-topic.

    There are totally valid reasons I might want to know how much someone’s ring cost them! If I was trying to figure out my own budget, I might like to see what others got in the same range, for example. But I don’t need to state the my ring cost $15k (for example, mine didn’t!) when really I’m just trying to express that I’m afraid of losing it because of its value.

    Post # 12
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think it’s fine if it’s asked and you don’t mind telling. No need for it otherwise.

    Post # 13
    6194 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    If it’s relevant, I don’t see why not.

    Post # 14
    453 posts
    Helper bee

    @shortie1848:  Diamonds are a commodity with a value (just like cars). When I see you driving down the road in a new BMW, I know your car costs more than the KIA next to it.

    What I don’t know is if you put $10,000 on your $35,000 BMW and the guy driving the KIA financed the whole thing and your payments are exactly the same. 

    Same thing with diamonds. If you know the stats on a diamond, you have a pretty good indication of what it costs. I know the cost of a 1 carat, Hearts and Arrows diamond, D color, VVS1 is going to be more than a .5 carat I color, SI3. 

    What I don’t know is if your FI is a jeweler’s son, paid cash, put it all on plastic, if the stone is an heirloom, if it’s set in platinum, palladium, white gold, or if the stone is expertly set to hide a huge inclusion in the corner. 

    Comparing diamonds is not comparing apples to apples (so frustrating sometimes!). While there is some variation with Tiffanys vs. mall jewelers vs. simulants if you got a great deal on your stone, I think there’s nothing wrong with sharing that–just like a car. We may not be able to replicate the deal but I see no problem with someone wanting to share. 

    Post # 15
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee

    Of course it’s ok. 


    Wedding rings, dresses, venues, cakes, decor, travel, etc. are just a few of the many reasons that people come to this site. If people didn’t share the costs of all these things, then a lot of questions would go unanswered and the site wouldn’t be nearly as much help. 


    It’s difficult to get inspiration for a wedding or search for the right ring when prices aren’t involved. 


    When someone mentions it ad nauseam, or they boast and brag and use it to put others down, then it becomes a problem. Being excited about your ring and how much it costs is just fine, but slapping people in the face with it and putting their rings down, is not. 

    Post # 16
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve never shared with anyone other than my husband, my jeweler, and my insurance agent what the exact “specs” of my diamond are or how much we paid for it. People who have asked for legit reasons I have given a range or ballpark, but I have never read off the GIA cert and receipt. It is no one else’s business and I find it gauche to discuss how much we spend on luxuries. 

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