Post # 1
I was wondering, did anyone on here (either you or your SO, same same since you are getting married, right?!) really splurge on your engagement ring? I mean, really, really splurge! Like, bought a stone that was crazy expensive compared to what your budget SHOULD have been in you were sane, responsible adults who would never make financially irresponsible descisions……. 😉
If so, what did you “sacrifice” to be able to pay for the ring? 🙂
Post # 3
Nope. That’s part of why we went with moissanite. To get the equivalent in a diamond, we would have had to pay way more than I was comfortable putting into a ring.
Post # 4
I really hope nobody did that because it’s not wise. Diamonds come after everything else in the hierarchy of important things.
Post # 6
I agree with Amandakay. My ring is 2.25ct Forever Brilliant moissanite and it is amazing! Out performs a diamond in fire for sure! No one has ever questioned whether or not it is a diamond. If they did I would proudly say it’s a Moissy! I wa lucky to get mine in the sale section of moissaniteco.com. We paid just over $800.
Post # 7
I hear what you are saying and while We weren’t financially irresponsible we did make some changes to our budget to be able to save for my rings. I had many pricey girl habits that I decided could be adjusted. As well as our entertainment and eating out budget. Some of these budget changes were felt HARD 😂 Some weren’t. Some have stuck around. Some haven’t.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Nope. Got engaged in grad school. Went with a moissanite center, partly because I wanted something lab created and they didn’t make lab diamonds >1 ct, and partly because the setting was more important to me. Just under $4k for the ring, which was totally reasonable for our budget at the time.
Post # 9
No. Got engaged in University, so got a tiny chip of a diamond. Finally able to afford a big diamond last year – for our 25th anniversary. Rings are beautiful – but i’m not going into debt over it.
Post # 10
Nope. Darling Husband found the perfect ring for me at $1400 under the budget he had set! We put the money we had saved towards the actual wedding.
Post # 11
No way. Going beyond your budget is irresponsible.
When we got engaged we were still paying off our home. We spent $1000.
Since we paid off our house we have upgraded.
Post # 12
It was just around 5 figures, but I wouldn’t call it an irresponsible amount for us. It was easily affordable and didn’t hinder us financially for anything else we needed or wanted.
Post # 13
No. Fiance knew how impt it was to keep it within budget so he bought the best ring he could afford.
Post # 14
My fiancé spent what I consider to be A LOT of money on my engagement ring. He had saved up and paid in cash so I don’t know if it can be considered irresponsible since he didn’t put himself into debt or anything. It made me feel very special but also a little bit guilty since we could put that money towards so many other things… I do LOVE my ring though! I’m just going to get a plain wedding band to make up for how much we spent on the engagement ring.
Post # 15
My engagement was a total surprise and we never looked at rings. We got engaged young, so at the time, it was an expensive purchase for him! He proposed with a 1 carat round solitaire set in platinum. Eye clean and colorless!