(Closed) Uh-ohhhhhhh. Did anyone else go over budget on their e-ring???

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you regret going over budget on your e-ring?
    Yes : (13 votes)
    14 %
    No : (21 votes)
    23 %
    No, because he/she surprised me : (24 votes)
    26 %
    No, because we stayed in our budget : (25 votes)
    27 %
    Other (explain below) : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We went extremely under budget. Our budget was around 5,000-6,000, and I only spent $415 on e-ring and band.

    Fi is already talking about upgrading because he doesn’t feel we spent enough, even though I LOVE my ring.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @LittleMsPumpernickel:  That’s funny! That’s what I want to, similiar to this one.. except with a band on each side, and pink diamonds for the round center stones.

    Most likely custom made, the only ones like that I could find were Asha, and I want diamonds.

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @LittleMsPumpernickel:  He’s talking about upgrading before the wedding! I don’t know, i’m torn about it. I love my ring, and i would certainly love the ring I wanted! For some reason he feels like he NEEDS to upgrade it. Like carat size = love, but that’s certainly not the case! I don’t know, he’s silly!

    Post # 8
    Member
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @jenilynevette:  I don’t want to rain on your parade, but do you know how much pink diamonds are?  Even if those 3 diamonds were only 1/3 carat, the three pink diamonds would cost 15-20k, not including the rest of the setting. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    421 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    FH gave me a budget of “around $1,000,” and we ended up spending $1,200, so it’s technically over budget. We got a huge discount though, as it was listed at around $2,000, but our jeweler was super sweet and knocked down the price, so FH and I felt no qualms about the price at all.

    Plus, I love my ring to death, so no regrets!!! 

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @BlondeMissMolly:  Yup, I know, they’re expensive. That’s why i’m currently not wearing them.

    Post # 11
    Member
    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    We were in our budget because we were offered an heirloom stone, but I was totally prepared to go over budget

    Post # 12
    Member
    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    MY budget was $3000-3500. I didn’t want to spend more than $3500 because I didn’t want to make too much of a dent in our savings. However, once we went to the jeweler & had to original appt for getting it custom made, the stone I thought I wanted was wayyyy too small (even though it fit perfectly in my budget) so we ended up getting a bigger one which brought the cost up by $1800 =( My SO’s budget was $5500. The ring is going to be $5403 so it’s way out of the budget I set up for myself but it is in my SO’s budget. Idk if that’s above budget or not lol

    Post # 13
    Member
    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    FH wanted our budget to be around $700 at first and when we started looking, he noticed the ones he wanted me to have were $1500 (for just the e ring.) Then, when I realized he was looking at $1500 rings from Zales, I figured that I could get exactly what I wanted for a few hundred more elsewhere. We spent probably $2200 on the setting and center stone. The wedding band will cost more than we anticipated as well since I was going to go with a plain band but I didnt like it. So yeah, we went over budget, but not too bad for something I will keep for the rest of my life.

    Ahhh I tried editing the photo smaller like 3 times. I hate seeing the photo of my fat fingers so LARGE lol.

    Post # 14
    Member
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @jenilynevette:  Ah ok. You talked about carat size not = love which confused me as I couldn’t imagine any ordinary people having sizeable pink diamonds. If your FI wanted to upgrade, he would get much more size from colorless/near colorless diamonds. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    DH never gave me a budget, but I gave myself a budget because I felt bad spending his money and I have simple taste.

    I was told that going over 1 ct drastically increases the price of a diamond. So when DH and I designed my ring, I told the jeweler who made it that I wanted a diamond around .9 ct.

    After we approved the design, DH worked with the jeweler to choose the diamond, and he decided he wanted one that was over 1 ct.

    So low and behold, when I got my ring, it had a gorgeous, almost flawless 1.1 ct diamond, and DH went way over what I wanted to spend. But it’s beautiful, and it’s exactly what he wanted me to have, so I was thrilled!

    Post # 16
    Member
    678 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We paid about 3 times more for my ring than originally budgeted (I say “we” because there was no way I would let my SO make the entire purchase himself).

    I had my heart set on the Asha route but when I went to try on rings at the store, I found “the” ring I never ever wanted to take off! I know I could’ve had a replica setting done with an Asha but to me that exact ring felt perfect. 

    I don’t know if I will ultimately regret the decision… it was certainly an emotional decision and not a practical one!

    The topic ‘Uh-ohhhhhhh. Did anyone else go over budget on their e-ring???’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors