(Closed) Bees with e-rings that cost over $15k

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
5224 posts
Bee Keeper

jcent:  Are you talking about your ring with the french cut diamond side stones? I talk about that ring IRL whenever a jewelry conversation comes up, it is so stunning.

Post # 32
4258 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Bridey77:  hahaha, yes I am. That is funny to me that you talk about it.  I have totally done that with rings too.  People look at me lke I am nuts, lol.  Thank you.  🙂

Post # 33
9595 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

He led the way. He told me his ballpark budget and I was shocked. I pointed out a .75 solitaire and he said not big enough. I said Blue Nile and he was horrified (tech adverse, couldnt imagine online diamond buying) and then he took me to luxury retailers to browse. He hinted at 1.5 to gauge if id like it. We were coy about it- we didn’t dicuss nitty gritty pricing together, we didn’t even take them out of the case. His $ his decision. we both loved my setting (he picked stone and got it months after the “window shopping”). 

I am obsessed with my ring, forever grateful for it, and will never upgrade. It’s a silly extravagance in the scheme of things, but it means the world to me because it’s what he got me. He has no regrets about it, so neither do I. 

The gesture of making a major purchase to be worn forever and symbolize forever is romantic and the exact $s a “major purchase” amounts to is relative to the person’s financial situation and spending preferences. 

I’m not going to bother with pics because I spam them to high hell on the bee.

Post # 34
3611 posts
Sugar bee

Berri:  My Fiance and I discussed budget, so I knew what he was planning to spend. I would rather have the ring I’ve always wanted from day 1 instead of getting an upgrade in the future, and we were fortunate to be in a financial position to do that. However, I didn’t “expect” it in the sense that I would never have not said yes if he had proposed with an inexpensive ring.

Post # 35
211 posts
Helper bee

Berri:  I did not know that he would pick a ring that was at that price point. We had only been dating for about 8 months when he proposed and had assumed that because we hadn’t dated that long, the ring would probably be less expensive given the short amount of time to budget for it. His thought process was that if I’m going to be wearing it for a very long time, as long as he could comfortably afford it, it should be the nicest, most expensive piece of jewelry I own.

Not to mention that right before we got engaged, I had been using his computer (not to snoop) and went to pull up a tab I had closed and found rings that he was looking at that were significantly less expense (like 1/15 of the price of the one he picked for me). When he proposed, I didn’t even look at the ring and later, when I was alone in the bathroom, finally looked and was so distracted, I walked into the door and got a bloody nose. When he heard me yelp in pain, he asked me what I was doing. I owned up to being distracted by it and told him it was too nice. It was then I also told him about the rings I saw in his internet history and he admitted to purposely putting them there to throw me off in case I was using his computer.

Post # 36
458 posts
Helper bee

jcent:  It’s gorgeous, like your other rings…you have exquisite taste.

Post # 37
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Mine just surprised me. It’s a tad over 15k right now. With our new setting we are getting before the wedding, it will be almost 20k. I never thought he’d spend that, but he had a sizable savings. I sometimes feel dangerous wearing it… But to a passerby it doesn’t look like a rock worth mugging me for. I dont think. 


LaurEliz:  mine did this with the internet history as well!!! Wtf. They’re smarter than we give them Credit for lol 

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