Post # 107
My Fiance didn’t follow that 2-3 month salary rule because I didn’t want a big honker on my tiny hand. We picked it out together and I love it. Right under 1ct but the quality and sparkliness is amazing, and I see such a difference from my ex’s ring where he was all about the size and not quality.
Post # 108
^^ “That’s what she said.”
Post # 109
Mine cost him $0 and I wouldn’t love any other ring more. Its perfect.
Post # 110
I’m with you on this one.
I didn’t want my DH to go into debt over my engagement ring but on his salary I would’ve been pissed if he’d only spent a small amount of money.
In the end we came up with a figure together and I picked a ring that came in under budget!
Post # 111
I didn’t want an engagement ring; we decided to go with simple bands made of wood and jade for our wedding bands. We are both graduate students and live a very simple life together. Wearing expensive jewelry just isn’t me. I told him if he ever tried to give me a diamond, I would tell him to take that thing right back to where he got it from, lol.
Also, I love that you mentioned XBox, because Mr. Bunny and I are very avid gamers, lol. I’d take a marathon COD session with an impressive KDR over an engagement ring any day!
Post # 113
When I started looking at rings, the cost looked like it would be around $9000. I thought that was steep, so I kept looking and found one for $7000, then price-shopped for the same ring in other places and got down to about $4500 (with a smaller stone). At this time I was interested in diamonds, but now that I’ve purchased a moissanite stone, this is the breakdown of the cost:
Stone: about $480 (including shipping)
Ring: quoted between $1000 and $1200.
Total: Under $1700 at most. (We’re getting platinum.)
Thank you, moissanite!
Post # 115
OMG I loved that part. My Fiance and I died of laughter!
I won’t get heavy into the what is expensive and what isn’t mode, I think that is a matter of perspective. I will say that my ring is considered ridiculous to some and we didn’t go by the three months salary deal…that was more than either of us was willing to spend. So again, it is all about what you want/priorities versus comfort and financial abilities. It all comes into play.
Post # 116
I think it should be (at most) what the guy can comfortably afford. Like, give up a few drinks or video games for a couple months and go buy it. I want a really cheap ring, $180 (it’s CZ, i’d be fine with even less but I want white gold instead of sterling silver so it doesn’t wear out after, you know, a lifetime). I would feel bad having anything much more. Also, I don’t want to wait for a million years to save up 10k for a ring. I think the reason so many girls are impatiently waiting is because there’s this expectation that the ring has to cost a fortune, and so the guys need a reeeally long time to save up. it’s an unnecesary source of stress on the relationship.