(Closed) Did he pay too much for me e-ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Blushing bee

@my little bees good! It’s stunning!  Really unique and a real eye catcher 😉

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

mylittlebees :  as for “could we have gotten more for our money”, I assume you’re saying “could I have gotten a 1 ct stone for the money?”  The answer is yes. Back in May when I was on a quest to replace my tiny e-ring for our 25th anniversary I had my eye on a solitaire 1 ct diamond at a mall jewelry store that was normally $5000 but on sale for $3000 (it’s still on sale! Here’s the link – https://charmdiamondcentres.com/product/ring/1087555/lyric-yellow-gold-100ctw-diamond-solitaire-engagement-ring). 

But, it’s coloured KLM, and it’s I1-I2 quality – so the quality isn’t as good as your diamond is. I actually really liked it – I thought it was a nice ring for the cost. In the end hubby chose a loose diamond he loved, and I picked a setting).

So, to answer your question, could we have gotten more for our money – Yes, you could have gotten a bigger diamond for the money but it would have been a lower quality diamond. You’re also paying more for the unique setting. It all depends on what your priorities are with your ring. 

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

As for ‘did you pay too much?’ – while other people have said its about right, I would say it’s a bit high. Checking out James Allen’s online diamond database, you’re looking around $640-$800 for your stone (we don’t have all info on your diamond, so have to guess here). Your setting is pretty unique – but around $2200 for it? I recently got a diamond halo ring for $1200 and it’s got 0.42 Tcw in diamonds. Your ring seems a bit on the high end to me. Not crazy high – but maybe a few hundred $$ high.

BUT – it’s a beautiful unique ring – and I think it’s gorgeous. I think that’s the part you should be focused on – and the wonderful guy who got it for you. There will always be bigger rings (and smaller ones) – you have to love what you have

Post # 36
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Buzzing Beekeeper

mishybear :  Interesting, the cheapest H/SI1 I saw around 1/2 a carat on JA was a bit over $1k. 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know exactly about the cost but it looks beautiful and 3k seems a good price for a nice diamond ring!! It’s unusual and lovely. Do you know what?! It doesn’t matter what ring or stone or size you get, there is always someone who wants to piss on your bonfire. Trust me. It will be too small, too big, too expensive, too cheap, it’s not high enough quality or its too high quality or its a halo and someone doesn’t like a halo or its a solitare and someone thinks it looks boring. The best thing is to ignore any negative comments, don’t let them devalue a gift given in love because they are bitter or jealous or trying to justify what they have. Don’t second guess your choice because you will drive yourself crazy! It’s stunning, enjoy it :).

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

mylittlebees :  I see only one ‘cute’ among all the people who said your ring was beautiful and gorgeous. why are you picking on one comment when so many others said your ring was beautiful? 

Post # 39
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Blushing bee

I think your ring looks very unique. However, keep in mind, a marquis shape isn’t everyone’s style. People don’t always know how to compliment someone when it’s not something they themselves would pick out. So they say “cute” or other things. I wouldn’t choose a marquis for myself but I really like the way your ring angles on your finger. It does look much larger than a .5, and I think the addition of the modern halo makes it really stand out. Plus it sits so much lower on your finger that I’m a bit jealous. I do catch mine on everything 😀

 

Ive been married 20 years…I’ve upgraded my ring 3x. From a garnet center which we could afford at 22 years old to a pretty blingy set for the latest one. Or, if you like to stick to just one ring your whole life, you have this awesome invention called the RHR if you want a larger stone 🙂

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2018

It looks beautiful! So unique 

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Houston

I think your ring is stunning. I do feel you need to love it 100% or you won’t feel happy. Can you talk to your fiancé and let him know that you feel it’s too much? I see haters on this site a lot. Do not let them get to you. I’ve been attacked before, it doesn’t feel good but in the end it’s them showing their true self. You’re not being a brat in my opinion. My husband and I are 100% open about everything. If I have a concern I bring it up. I feel you should do the same. It really is beautiful. I hope this helps a little. 

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Hmm I don’t think you are being a brat but before I even saw this post, I got the feeling that you weren’t too happy with the ring you got. You sounded really excited in the title (previous thread) but not so when you actually received your ring. It sounded like you gave some input but it wasn’t what you expected. I think your co-workers’ lukewarm responses got to you because you had doubts about your ring in the first place. Then again, I could be totally overthinking it!

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Your ring is gorgeous, I think the mixed reactions your getting are fairly condusive with anything that is a bit different, it really is lovely. I cant comment on the cost, Im guessing your not in Australia as that seems very low in $$$ to me, if you are, its a great price. Enjoy the uniqueness of it , it really is very pretty

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

The girl who commented “cute” on your ring thread – I’m just curious you wrote back “not as cute as yours” did she post a pic of her ring? I am sort of new to this site and was wondering if there’s a way you can see photos posted by another bee in a quick and easy way? Or were you just saying that to be sort of cheeky back to her because you felt offended by her comment? 

Also I think that your ring is very pretty, looks bigger than .5 and is super unique! If you love it that’s all that matters:) just enjoy this exciting time and don’t worry about that one persons comments 🙂

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I thought “cute” is a compliment? I’m so lost. 

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