Post # 61
I’m the odd one out here, I think. I chose my ring without my fiancé in attendance, so I know all of the stats and he doesn’t. He just paid the bill. He doesn’t know much about diamonds and I do. I’m also really picky and he respected the fact that I knew what wanted to wear for the rest of our lives. I know that probably sounds terribly unromantic to a lot of people but, for me, it was comforting that he wanted to make certain I got what I was dreaming of. Perhaps the fact that we are older (I’m 41, he is almost 54) and this will be the second marriage for each of us explains a little about it.
Post # 62
I know how much it cost and the insurance appraisal is somewhere in the house, which has the specs, but I don’t recall them off the top of my head and neither is really something I advertise.
Post # 63
I know everything about my ring, and did the day after we got engaged when we sat down and did the paperwork for the insurance together. Our finances are completely transparent in a sense that we know what the other has in their accounts as well as our joint accounts, so it wasn’t odd for me to be going through at all. I know my specs because I did the insurance.
Honestly, the only thing I remember about my ring though is the carat weight and the color. Mostly color because I was impressed with how colorless she was (and she is!).
Post # 64
I don’t know all the specs of mine either, and frankly I don’t care. I love my ring. All I know is what he paid for it, and it’s estimated value (needed to insure it) As far as the total carat weight, diamond clarity, etc, I have no clue.
Post # 65
I don’t know the exact stats of mine, and I don’t care one bit. It was a great aunt’s diamond he has ‘repurposed’ and I love it 🙂
Post # 66
I know because my DH excitedly told me what he knew and then I had to scan and email the GIA cert, receipt and De Beers stuff to the insurers.
Post # 67
Not only do I not know specs…when I read them on here I tend to skip them because it’s like reading a foreign language. I have no clue what it means!
ETA: all that I need to know is that DH put a lot of time and thought into picking the ring that he thought was perfect and that makes it perfect to me!
Post # 68
Yea, I know mine only because I had to send the appraisal to the insurance company. I’m curious: all of you who don’t know your specs, is your ring insured? If not, why not? Or are you expecting your Fiance to cover the insurance (which I’m not sure they can actually do until you’re married since the ring belongs to you)?
Post # 69
I actually bought that ring years ago, and then returned it. I can tell you the stats, if you want them. 🙊
Post # 70
I LOVE my ering and all I know is that is cost around 200 dollars and is a real diamond. None of that even matters though…I love my ering regardless
Post # 71
well since someone revived this old thread, I’ll answer your questions that I just saw… I think you’re still around on the boards. No my ring is not insured. No I don’t care. It’s not even worth 1000 bucks, we can cover it ourselves if we ever needed to. If he had spent more, I probably wouldn’t have married him as we wouldn’t have been financially compatible. Lastly, I would never expect my husband to cover my own stupidity. If I lose my ring, I’ll buy the new one. Though really it’s all “our” money now anyway. Incidentally, we had to purchase him a new ring within 2 weeks of our wedding. He’s managed to hang onto that one for over a year now though
Post # 72
I am guessing. But, i think most people know their ring stats if it was designed. I know my ring stats because i ordered the stone separate and had the stone looked at by a gemologist to make sure it was ‘real.’ Only when it was verified it was in fact real did i move forward with the design. But, again… that is just my experience.
Post # 73
I know how much my ring cost only because it came with the appraisal card that I had to give a copy to my insurance company (at FI’s request) but I try not to think about it.
Post # 74
I don’t know the mm / ct equivalent if my ring , but now its a blue topaz in 9ct white gold
Post # 75
I know because he was so proud that the .91 cushion he chose faces up as a 1 carat lol.
I also added it to my insurance policy so I needed the apprasial.