Anyone regret spending a lot of money on an e ring?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 91
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464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Here is my ring story:

1.  Young and broke, spent about $1500 on a moissanite ring and didn’t insure it. 

2.  Lost that ring, my fiancé insisted on buying a replacement. That was about $1800 because platinum prices had gone up. 

3. Several years later, moissanite quality had gone way up (my original stones were the kind that are so gray they aren’t sold anymore)  so I spent about $1000 to upgrade to better moissanite. 

4.  After my second pregnancy, my fingers never stopped swelling, and the thick band of my ring was so uncomfortable that I never wore it anymore. So, got a thinner, lighter band, and AGAIN upgraded to a nicer moissanite because the technology improved. This one set us back about $1500. 

After all of that I do feel ridiculous about all of the upgrades and replacements. If I had foreseen some of this stuff (like fingers changing after pregnancy) I would have just done a $50 CZ ring for the first few years. I absolutely love what I have now and won’t upgrade again, so all is well, but I do cringe at what we spent. (And what we failed to insure.)

Post # 92
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195 posts
Blushing bee

forever_a_bride :  for your latest upgrade, did you go for the regular F1 round brilliant cut or the H&A cut? I have the regular cut but always curious about the newer H&A cut

Post # 94
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62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

We hadn’t no budget going into our ring shopping. I have a 10k + ring and we don’t regret a single penny! The ring will be in our family forever as it’s an instant heirloom and I haven’t had a second of “ring regret” because we didnt settle.

I say if the ring is important to you don’t be afraid to spend your budget. For us th ring will be more than half the cost of our wedding because it has more meaning/value to us.

Post # 95
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195 posts
Blushing bee

forever_a_bride :  they’re so amazing and sparkly aren’t they! I love mine too and don’t see myself ever changing it 🙂

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