Ring price and reactions?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My Mom and my Godmother swooped down on me and demanded to know how much my ring cost. I told them, and they reacted like high school girls the first time someone says “Yeah, I touched his… You know.”

Gasping and laughing and shreaking! It was phenomenal!

Post # 5
3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@SweetHoneyBee:  YAY for you for telling him what for and sticking up for yourself! What a stupid way to behave, what does the guy think he’s going to get for asking such a rude question?!

Honestly I think it’s absurd that people get so wrapped up in the cost of these things. Everything wedding-related is too expensive, but if a man wants to get a beautiful diamond or other highly valued stone and a nice ring for his fiancee, that’s his choice and people shouldn’t blame it on the woman– his money, his choice!

I would hate to be that guy’s SO. He sounds immature and, well, stingy with his money if he has that attitude. Ugh!

Post # 6
3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@BrandNewBride:  LOL! Really, I’m laughing! What a funny idea, and what a funny way to put it!! I completely get what you mean!

Post # 7
3389 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I can’t believe people ask that question!  I’ve only had one person ask me and I told them 

 one million dollars! LOL

Post # 8
3230 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

And this is why it is often recommended that you never, ever talk money or prices with anyone for any reason. It is extraordinarily rude for anyone to ask, but I wouldn’t tell someone, even if they were persistent. In my mind, it is almost equally rude to answer. In general, no matter what people claim, they want to know the price so they can judge. 

Post # 10
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

some people are just completely clueless when it comes to the cost of jewellery (and tact).

Post # 11
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

It’s so funny how people have an idea of a price range in their head of what is reasonable and what is outrageous. 

For me personally, I think $1000 is reasonable, you’re wearing it forever and you want quality (I’m also a big fan of moissanite).

I haven’t discussed budget with my SO, but when I talk about how friends of mine love rings in the $3000-5000 range, and how I couldn’t spend that, he said that by many standards, that’s pretty cheap. He has also said that his friends are happy for him that I want a ‘cheap’ ring. 

Then there are people that have rings under $100 and think spending anymore than that is outrageous. We all have our idea of what works. 

Let’s just hope that dude and his future FI have the same values, or he’ll be having a big time reality check. 

Good for you for standing up to him! The gumption some people have!

Post # 12
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@abirdword BAHAHAHAH I was thinking the SAME thing! Can someone even get a promise ring for $100-$200?

Post # 13
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

“…because she was so hopelessly in love with him.”  Conceited, much?!

Post # 14
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We haven’t told anyone what my ring costs, so I haven’t had any conversations like this.

FI sort of did though. He was talking to his female coworker, and she asked if my ring was expensive. FI was like ummm…yes. (it’s such a weird question to ask someone)

My e-ring is a sapphire, so it’s a lot less expensive than a diamond of the same size would be. We still consider it to be a lot of money, even if it’s not overly expensive for an e-ring.

She responded that she views her future e-ring as an heirloom, so the e-ring has to cost at least $10,000. (this is for the future guy that she’s not even currently dating)

FI and I had a long discussion about how we think it’s crazy to say an e-ring must cost a certain amount of money (what if you love something that costs less?) or that if you didn’t spend a certain amount it isn’t good quality/can’t be an heirloom.

This girl doesn’t really have the same concept of money that we do, though. She spends a lot on things and then brags about how she’s “only” spending xyz. And the amount is always ridiculous!

Post # 15
2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Mrs Canuck:  +1 exactly what I was thinking

I have a friend that made a comment on how her husband should be so glad that she was not “into jewelry” like I am. (I only wear my wedding set, an occasional RHR and a modest necklace). Same friend that commented that my ring “must have cost $10,000”. Well my whole set was about $7,000. So that’s a little off. But kinna thought it was all a little rude.


Post # 16
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Wow, I would be stunned if anyone asked me that question. I also like to pretend my ring didn’t cost what it did because it makes me a little sick.

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