Post # 31
Nope!! I love my ring and the quality is beautiful. Fiance was also on board with spending the money now to get a “forever” ring. For the price of the center stone I think we could have gotten a little bigger for the same $ but it is an ideal cut and we both loved the stone and thought the pricing was fair.
Post # 32
dracarys : this!! I regret agreeing to a moissanite lol. He HAD to get me something “big,” but in all honesty I wanted a diamond and it’s my fault for not saying so because he specifically asked me. But I got a morganite “upgrade” at our 10 year anniversary (though I still wear my original set about once a week or so), and I fully plan on buying myself that diamond one day when things settle down haha. I just wish I’d gotten a 1 carat moissy so I could just swap it out becaue I ain’t paying for a 1.5 carat. 😂
Post # 33
No not at all. It’s my favorite thing I own and I wear it everyday, sweat pants, just rolled out of bed, I don’t care (going to the gym being the expection). Even after becoming much more knowledgeable about rings from the bee I still don’t have any regrets. I have a one carat diamond, which is kind of big in my circle but I don’t feel like it’s overwhelming big.
Post # 34
Good question. Sometimes I feel a bit guilty and bad about how much he spent. He got me a good quality diamond and it’s over 1.5 carats, and I sometimes feel like I could have gone with a moissanite, which would have been $xx,xxx cheaper. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area, so saving for a house is near impossible, and that money could have gone towards our downl payment fund.
However, I do agree with a previous bee, about how she said she regrets not spending enough. When we do have a house and kids one day, I’m sure there will be a ton of other things to spend money on, so I wouldn’t want to get an “upgrade” ring then.
Post # 35
We spent what was reasonable based upon our incomes, goals, obligations, lifestyle and feelings about material possessions. No regrets.
Post # 36
No, cause we didn’t spend that much.
Post # 37
Well, no, since it was an heirloom it only cost $45 to resize it.
However, I guarentee I would have if I’d spent any kind of sizeable money on it. I’ve had it for two months now, and yeah, I love it and all but I already have pretty much detached from the excitement of it. Like, it’s just a thing I wear every day that represents my committment – my ring would have probably cost $5k and that’s $5k I’m glad we have to use otherwise.
Post # 38
Mmm it depends what you consider a lot of money. For me I wanted a very nice ring that I would absolutely love because I knew it’s something I would wear everyday and cherish and that I wanted to have this ring forever and not “upgrade” in the future. We got a very reasonable price for an amazing ring that I love but it costs just over two months of my (brand new- yay) husband’s wage. We had a tiny inexpensive wedding though. Most of the money was spent on staying in a very nice hotel with my two children for 2 nights. I am extremely happy with all of the decisions we made, but this is also my 2nd marriage, the first time around I had a bigger traditional (but still budget friendly) wedding and a tiny engagement ring (that we could afford) but I never fell in love with. So no I don’t regret what we spent for my ring because it was very important to me, but at the same time we shopped around and got the best ring for the best price – I couldn’t be happier and my husband is happy because he knows how much the ring means to me and he was very proud to be able to give it to me. I appreciate all the hard work he did to be able to give it to me. It was very symbolic in our commitment to each other 😁
Post # 39
For a moissanite I thought it was pretty expensive, I could have been happy with a plain band or cz but I didn’t consider it that much. I originally wanted a 1.5ct diamond which was just out of our budget so I’m lucky we ended up with moissanite. Since getting it I realised I don’t really need it so big so would have wasted that money with diamond. Having said that I love big shiny things so wouldn’t have hated it
Post # 40
Honestly speaking, I kind of do. I’m not engaged yet but I was with my SO when he bought the ring. He wanted to spend more on it but I managed to persuade him to spend half of that amount. But even that, I thought it was a lot.
And then after a few months after, he told me he didn’t want me to wear it out once we got married and only wanted me to wear my wedding ring. The ring he got me is considered huge where I’m from and it’s pretty blingy. So overall, I thought it was even more of a waste cos I’ll only be wearing it for a year till I get married.
But don’t get me wrong, I still love love love my e-ring and will probably try to wear it on special occasions.
Post # 41
annann91 : just curious, why does he not want you to wear it out after marriage?
Post # 42
We spent less than $1000 for all rings engagment and wedding bands for me and him. A white gold Moissanite solitaire ($875) and thin white gold band for me ($80) and a tungsten carbide band for him ($35) Sometimes I think I could have just gone with Tungsten bands for both of us and kept it under $100 but I’m cheap lol. So far no serous regrets!
Post # 43
diamondbeez : He said the diamond is really big and it’s bigger than normal. And since it’s a double band ring, it just doesn’t look good with the wedding band. I would have to wear it on my right hand.
Uploading my e-ring for reference haha
Post # 44
I do not, right now. We are comfortable with the amount Fiance spent. But maybe that will change in the future, who knows?
On this forum you will collect responses mostly from those recently engaged or newly married. In other words, the ring is still new and oh so exciting.
Post # 45
Jewelry is very special in my family. My Grandfather designed jewelry as a hobby and the women enjoyed it..LOL. My oldest daughter has the diamond ring he designed for my grandmother when she gave birth to my Dad. My youngest daughter has a beautiful art deco plat & dia necklace that was redesigned from a stick pin (when men used to wear them before tie tacks were invented)…and so on and on…All jewelry is handed down from Mother to daughter – and wedding rings are very special.
With that said, my ring was (IMO) extremely expensive and is stunning, but when I gaze down at it, it is not the cost that I reflect on, it is the extreme passion and love he has for me – which went into it’s design and for that I will forever cherish it and am so pleased it will join in our family treasure with it’s own unique love story!!