Post # 1
I’m so proud of my $350 ring.
In fact, I would have been happy with an onion ring (and I told my beautiful Fiance that).
I’m just so sick of this “three month salary” nonsense. I hate the thought of my Fiance ever being under that sort of pressure, and I can imagine that every other loving woman feels the same.
It’s the question that matters, not the carats.
Post # 3
@QueenofCups: meeee!! Mine was $42. We might upgrade in a few years, but we have student loans & want to buy a house! Good for you for not needing a “3 months salary” ring. 🙂
Post # 4
Right now we can’t afford a ring, not even practically an onion ring. I posted on here about it actually and was going back and forth on what exactly we wanted to do about getting engaged, whether we were going to go with a cz starter ring, or something else, or what.. but I was lucky enough to have a guardian angel watching over me on here and someone (I’m not naming who) is going to give me a ring free of charge to use as my engagement ring until we can afford to save up for my dream ring. I am so blessed! And yes, I LOVE what it looks like and I also love it because it was so very kind of her to do this for two people who needed it 🙂
Post # 5
Really, any ring made with gold is harmful to the earth 😛 I’m just being facetious.
I got a moissy instead of a diamond. Saved a ton of money, and ensured that I won’t feel shrinkage! I love it so much 🙂
Post # 6
@QueenofCups: My ring cost around $2,500. Not super cheap, but not 3 months salary (more like 1 month). I told my Fiance to spend around $600-$700 max and he refused. I love my ring though and I am beyond glad he did not spend anywhere near 3 months salary….
ETA: My starter ring, now my RHR cost $79 from Kays. I still love wearing it 🙂
Post # 7
I love my $262 ring. It has a family diamond over 100 years old so cute and little
Post # 8
Mee!! Mine was free 🙂 it was my mom’s engagement ring and we paid $45 to get it sized then it will be $250 to get it reset from yellow to white gold and sized from a local jewler. I couldn’t ask for anything more. It is great starter ring atleast, especially with us both being students.
Post # 9
Me! I didn’t have an engagement ring at all. NotFroofy inherited the wedding ring she gave me (the one on the right) from her grandmother. NotFroofy’s grandmother was a socialist, and a bit of a rebel. She got married a day before her husband went off to India with British forces. In those days, her employer did not allow married women to continue employment, and she had several younger siblings to support. She and her husband got a special license to allow the wedding to be performed without the usual waiting period and to be kept secret. In the early part of her marriage, the only time she could wear her wedding ring was on walks on Sundays with her mother, so that her employer would not find out about it. Someone eventually made an anonymous report to her employer about her marriage. At that point, her employer made a special exception to its rules to permit her to go on working until her husband’s return. Thus, her ring has not only family significance, but a connection to another wedding that was “forbidden” in its time but ended up lasting until the death of one of the parties.
Amusingly, after NotFroofy’s grandfather’s death, NotFroofy’s grandmother made reference to next time, marrying “a nice sensible woman.” I’m not sure whether I qualify as “sensible,” but I like the idea.
Post # 10
I love, love, love my budget ring…except that’s not why I wanted it. I saw it in a jewellers window and HAD to have it, I guess it’s just really a dress ring but I don’t really wear much jewellery so I had no reason to get it…I used to drool over it every time I walked past it so Fiance got it for me and asked me to marry him with it!!! it cost around $600
Post # 11
@2dBride: That is just such a lovely story!
Post # 12
Darling Husband used my grandmother’s diamond from the 1920’s. He got a new setting but that wan’t much.
IDK but it sounds like this thread is a little judgy about my ring was more economical than yours.
Post # 13
@quierajen: ^_^ that’s so good to hear
Post # 14
@QueenofCups: Mine was $379 from MoisaniteCo and my wedding band was $299. Compared to my sister who spent $10,000 on her set, I feel like we did pretty well. If I could have done it for $100, I would have but I think I let myself be pressured by my friends/family to get something A LITTLE more expensive…
Post # 15
Mine was less than $100. Our was a longer engagement too, so I wore it into the ground. I sort of wish it was sturdier, but I do wear just the wedding band now that I’m married and that totally works for me.
I have no expensive ring hate (and I have definitely spent way too many hours looking at nice rings online and getting lost in daydreams) but I do have a lot of inexpensive ring love!
Post # 16
I didn’t have an enegagement ring at all. That’s just how it worked out. I got my ring on my wedding day at the ceremony, and I know that it cost >$900 from MoissaniteCO. I seriously stalked rings and setting for months, and this is what I fell in love with. Darling Husband went back and forth between the one I told him I liked and a similar one he liked a lot more. He ultimately said he chose the one I loved because it was cheaper and he though I might like it more anyway. He’s probably right. ; )
My ring was still a lot of money, but I’m over the moon with it, nearly two years later. I know there are a lot of beautiful, expensive rings here on the Bee. If those ladies can afford them and want to spend their money on that, more power to them! It just wasn’t a spending priority for us.