(Closed) anyone else out there proud of your inexpensive ring? (ROCK IT DONT KNOCK IT!)

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 122
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

I am so proud of my rings, despite their humble size and specs. My husband bought them for me when he was just a college student, working a minimum wage job. I think the story behind a ring makes them romantic, not the pricetag attached. He told me on our 1 year anniversary that he wanted to marry me, and made me a stainless steel band to wear as a placeholder. I loved that ring so much and still wear it occasionally.

 We were wandering around our local mall one day when he asked me what type of ring I wanted. I told him “dainty, delicate and feminine”. So he brought me to a jewelry store and told me to point out rings that appealed to me, and not to bother looking at the pricetag. When I spotted my wedding set, I just knew that was what I wanted. It turned out that the rings were on sale, and my husband had just enough saved to buy them right then and there. I was over the moon and so incredibly proud of him for saving up for something just for me. He told me he started saving after our second date because he knew we were going to be together. He surprised me 6 months later with a romantic waterfall proposal. We’ve been married almost 8 years and I still love my rings and they still remind me of how much love went into getting them just for me.

Post # 123
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796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

My $30 cz temporary ring. I LOVE it. I get complimented all the time, it sprakles like crazy and has never dulled or gotten cloudy. Whenever I do get my forever ring, I will be sad to not wear this every day, but it will definitely be my back up!

Post # 124
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2092 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@BriansBride:  The price is mostly for the diamond that he picked out on his own. He’s very proud of himself for finding one that has a very high clarity and quality overall. (I made sure to teach him about diamond quality before he went shopping). The diamond alone was close to 7 grand, the setting was just over 2 grand, and then he wanted to add a couple personalizations to the design and have it custom made… It definitely adds up though, it’s exciting however, i get the ring of my dreams and he buys it without breaking the bank. Thank goodness for clever ad/coupon cutting.. If I’m not mistaken the price of gold is decreasing a bit too so that may even knock off a couple extra bucks to the setting price… I’m pretty thrilled with it at this point 🙂 I wish I had the actual ring now so I could get a picture to really show off how it looks, the store one just has the basic cz in it so it takes away from it’s beauty..

Post # 125
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392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My center stone cost under $500 which is .33 and my enhancer was second hand and that was under $200 and that’s .50.

I don’t know how much my wedding band is exactly, but I do know that it’s less then my enhancer.

 

Post # 126
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2156 posts
Buzzing bee

$525 for my antique ring purchased on eBay:

Post # 127
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My ring is a 1.5ct london blue topaz with .50ct side and accent white topaz in silver – and he spent about $75! It will also be my wedding band (split bands look like 2 rings). We had tried a few others that were lots bigger and more bling, but they just never seemed “right” for us.

 

I still drool over the amazing large and intricate rings here in the hive – and I think the other rings I had tried are beautiful – but now that my Fiance and I have found her, I would never trade my little blue baby for another ring.

 

 

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