Did anyone on here spend an irresponsible amount of money on your ring? ๐Ÿ™ˆ

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

No. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

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
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Blushing bee

I really hope nobody did that because it’s not wise.  Diamonds come after everything else in the hierarchy of important things. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Nope! 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ Some weren’t. Some have stuck around. Some haven’t. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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.

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Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

No. Fiance knew how impt it was to keep it within budget so he bought the best ring he could afford.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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
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Blushing bee

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!

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