(Closed) Cost of Ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    0-1000 : (80 votes)
    16 %
    1000-2000 : (68 votes)
    13 %
    2000-3000 : (53 votes)
    10 %
    3000-5000 : (79 votes)
    16 %
    5000-7000 : (76 votes)
    15 %
    7000-1000 : (64 votes)
    13 %
    10000-15000 : (41 votes)
    8 %
    15000+ : (44 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    $210 for my engagement ring…we’re buying our own bands. Actually, since the price of gold has inflated, my wedding band (which is plain 10k white gold, no embellishments) cost more than the engagement ring! I’m glad we didn’t spend more on mine, though. Our extra money is in savings, waiting to be used for our wedding and eventually a house. I told him I would have been pissed if he went and bought a more expensive ring.

    As it stands, my ring has a decent-sized stone…we were able to get the equivalent of 1/2 carat for a really low price because it’s garnet. Here’s my e-ring with the band I had custom-made to fit around the setting. πŸ™‚ I have small fingers, so anything larger would look ridiculous.

     

    And on my hand:

    Post # 4
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    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love my ring and I got exactly what I wanted. The price with the wedding bands was just under 8050. I think he paid the right price for the ring I got! I love it! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @pinkshoes: He spent less than $200 Laughing He was laid off most of the year and we have three children.  I haven’t worked for a huge part of the year either (am self employed). He bought it on line. I shudder to think what he would have paid in a brick and mortar store, easily 3-5 times more I believe.  And yes because of our financial situation it was a sizeable purchase, especially since he upgraded it because it was the one that made my heart go thu-thunk thu-thunk… A few years ago I would have scoffed at the prospect of wearing a ring that was this inexpensive… Now I absolutely adore it and think that he shouldn’t have spent THIS much on it.

    Here is my beauty for kicks…

    The obligatory on my hand…

    Post # 6
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    21 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    My first engagement ring he bought was in 2006 when I was in college and when he first got a job. It was $800 antique ring with 14 diamonds (1.01 ctw). He just recently upgraded 3 months to the date of our wedding (January 16th 2011) which cost over $6000 with band and everything. It was really a surprise and I could have kept my first engagement ring for the rest of my life, but he wanted to do it, so I couldn’t say no πŸ˜€

    Post # 7
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    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Before this poll I actually didn’t know how much my Fiance spent on my ring…is that weird? It cost in his own words “around 2 or 3” with a big goofy smile on his face πŸ™‚ I guess we never had a reason to discuss it, we both make a pretty decent amount of money for how young we are so it didn’t really affect anything when he bought it. I love my ring though not only is it the most amazing ring I have ever laid eyes on but he picked it out all by himself πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
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    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @crebre80: That thing is gorgeous! What stone is it, if you don’t mind me asking?

     

    OP, perhaps you should add another category, if you can? 0-1k is a big gap, haha.

    Post # 9
    Member
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I don’t know how much he spent on my engagement ring. I did figure out where he bought it so I do have a general idea, but I don’t even know the exact C’s of my stones. I don’t think he really wants me to attach a number to how much he spent, so I have not asked for the details.

    Post # 10
    Member
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My ring was just under $7500.  Definitely was not expecting that, but it’s beautiful and I don’t wish he spent more (or less to be honest Wink )  It’s perfect!

    Post # 11
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @Statutory Grape: Blue topaz :D… It’s REALLY light blue though most people mistake it for an aquamarine….  Or will argue with me that it is an aquamarine. LOL!!!!

    ETA i think it is like in diamond comparison over a 2 1/2 ctw stone. Now to be honest I didn’t expect anything near this friggin big!!!! and thought that he should return it for something a bit more modest.  But I am glad to have it now after wearing it for a few weeks lol!

    Post # 12
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    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @crebre80: Yeah, I totally thought “aquamarine” at first, too! FH was almost going to get a blue topaz until I pointed out that I’ve worn light blue stones all my life (birthstone is aquamarine). That ring is big and beautiful, though. πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Mine was free, it’s a family diamond. And the wedding band was a few hundred dollars, just a plain white gold band.

    I love that he didn’t have to spend anything on my ring, there are many other things that we needed that money for.

    Post # 14
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @Statutory Grape: I totally meant to reply to you on that one yesterday but I forgot! Is it strange that my birthstone is a Ruby and I am sick to death of red stones but fell in love with an aquamarine years ago when watching Platinum weddings? One of the girls wore an aquamarine from Vera Wang’s candy collection I believe.  Then there was the aqua from Tiffany’s Legacy collection. A blue stone definitely gives me heart palpitations over anything else, especially when in a halo setting. I can guarantee that NO other ring comes close to the way this one makes me feel.  And even a high end jeweler thought it was a blue diamond. LOL!!!

    Post # 15
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i have no idea what he actually paid for it, i never asked. but i do know how much it was appraised for, which is usually more than you pay for it, so i went with that price and knocked off a few grand.

    Post # 16
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    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @crebre80: Nice! I love rubies, but emeralds are my favorite…we couldn’t really afford a nice one, though, so we went with a rhodolite garnet instead. I loved it when I saw it, but it’s really grown on me over the years!

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