Post # 1
Inspired by another thread of a very low cost ring, I’m curious about the bees with a much higher price tag.
So, to bee’s whose e-rings cost 15k or more (the cost it was to buy, not what it was appraised for). Prior to your engagement did you know your Fiance would get such an expensive one? Did you expect it? Were you surprised?
I’m curious about the other end of the spectrum here.
Post # 2
Before getting engaged, I assumed my Fiance would get a pricier ring because I know how he is with gifts for me, he’s very generous, and the fact that his salary allows for it. Did I EXPECT a ring over a certain $ amount? Not really, I knew whatever he’d pick would be beautiful.
When he proposed with my e-ring I fell in love with it not even for what it looked like or how much it cost but what it symbolized. Where I live a ring with a 5 digit price tag is normal so I don’t really stand out here or anything.
When people I interact with say they love my e-ring, it’s probably because the setting is interesting. Nobody has asked (yet) how much it was, also I think that’s kind of rude to ask someone.
Post # 3
My fiance proposed with a $1,000 dollar e-ring. We both knew it was short term, and he just wanted something to ask me with. It was a beautiful ring and I really wish I still had it!
a MONTH before the wedding he realized that we still hadn’t upgraded and so we went with a Verragio Ring and matching Wedding Band. That, with the diamond, was exactly 15k. But looking back, I feel like we should have just bought a car. LOL
Post # 4
prior to coming on weddingbee I always thought it was the norm to get a super pricey ring (like spend much more on the engagement ring than you would your other jewelry) because that is what I observed on acquaintances around me in real life … so to be honest I kind of expected him to shell out a lot since the ring was very important to me and because I felt it was justified since neither of us want a wedding. Lucky for me he wanted to get something really nice, so our views on the ring were in line. I guess my point of view was that you drive a car for 5-10 years and spend quite a bit of money and get hardly anything for it once it’s done. Well you wear a diamond for your entire life and then some if you pass it down.. So that cost for the ring is worth it to us knowing we won’t ever be upgrading.
Post # 5
I knew it would be pricier, but I never expected it to be over a certain price. I’d have been just as happy with a $1,000 ring. I’m not a huge jewelry person, so it’s the symbol and meaning behind it that I care about.
That being said, he did good 😉
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I understand what you’re saying about $/use, but I will say that a diamond ring can’t drive you to work, lol.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Your ring was over $15k? I thought you had a moissanite?
Post # 8
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am just happy to marry him regardless of the ring. I do love my ring though!!!
Post # 9
I’m also hoping some of these pricier bees will POST PICS 😛 Just because I like sparkly things.
Post # 10
Verragio settings quickly add up just the setting on my Ering plus wedding band are $7500 that doesn’t include the center diamond!
Post # 11
Dh is extraordinarily thrifty, and I expected to wear the ring with which we were engaged forever. When he surprised me with an upgrade at 15 years, I had NO IDEA he would be willing to spend what he did. He floored me with what he was willing to buy, and mine isn’t even as large as many others.
Post # 12
I have TONS of pics of it in my post history
Post # 13
YES!!! that’s why mine was exactly 15k, the center diamond cost the SAME price as the setting/wedding band LOL
Post # 14
My fiance allowed me to have a part in the whole e-ring buying process. We picked out both the diamond and the setting together. We both knew this was going to be a very pricey purchase. He wanted me to have my forever ring and his salary could afford exactly what I wanted. We had an idea of what my ring might cost before we started looking, but he didn’t set a firm budget.
Post # 15
He proposed with my emerald cut diamond engagement ring, but once I got on the Bee, I started looking into Moissanite more. We ended up getting a Moissy as well because we do a lot of biking, rock climbing, dirt biking, etc. and I found that I never
wore my “real” engagement ring and felt more comfortable wearing a Moissy.
I recently replaced the setting of my Moissy with a smaller diamond for everyday use. I loved the size of my Moissy but liked having a diamond better.
SO over the years I’ve played around with my e-ring a bit, but my first love is the one he proposed with. It’s just not practical for our lifestyle BUT I still love it and wear it when we’re around the house, out for dinner, etc.
As for the thread, just because I have a diamond e-ring doesn’t mean I know anything about diamonds. And I wasn’t involved in picking the first one, whereas I am involved in choosing this new one and wanted to get it right. I’ll delete that thread though, because I can see how that’s confusing to people!
Phewf. Hope that makes sense 😉