Post # 1
I know this is a loaded question because everyone’s opinion can vary so much. With that said… is around $2,900 a crazy amount to spend a wedding ring? I bought mine last night and I love it so much, but I’m wondering if people just don’t spend that amount. I’ve seen a lot of posts of people saying their rings were under $1,000 and now I’m wondering if I went overboard!
Here are some facts to address the obvious things people may respond with:
1. That’s a reasonable amoutn of money for us. We are comfortable making a purchase of that size and it will by no means cripple us financially.
2. I’m confident that we got a great deal for this particular ring, so the price wasn’t too high for what we got
Post # 2
downsetgox342 : I’d say thats average or maybe even lower than average. Mine was over twice that. And I personally know people who have spent as little as $100 and as much as $10,000+.
Post # 3
downsetgox342 : Given points 1 & 2, what does it matter if anyone else thinks it’s too much? Stop worrying and just enjoy it!
Post # 4
There are people who spend a fraction of that and people who spend much more than that. As long as you can afford it and are happy with it, who cares what other people do?
Post # 5
I mean, it’s all relative. I don’t know the cost my acquaintance’s rings, so I have nothing to base my idea of a “reasonable cost” on, aside from my own personal finances. Everyone’s situation is different, so don’t worry about what other people spend vs what you spent. It doesn’t matter as long as it works for you, which it sounds like it does.
If you’re curious, my original wedding band was under $1,000, but my upgrade wedding ring was $6,000+…
Congratulations on your wedding ring! Bet it’s gorgeous!
Post # 6
Ooh can we see a pic!? What does it look like!?
To me that sounds like a reasonable amount to spend on such an important item. You’re going to be wearing it everyday so it should be of top quality and whatever makes you happy! The amount you spend is really just whatever is comfortable for you and your FH, you can’t compare to other people.
I am planning on doing 2 pavé bands on either side of my solitaire, I think it will wind up being around $4-5,000 for the both.
Post # 7
SunflowerGarden : what does your upgrade look like?!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
Sounds perfectly reasonable to me. I know some people who spend >15k on just the engagement ring alone, and then a lot on the wedding ring as well. It’s all relative – if you can afford it and you’re happy with it then that’s great. There’s no rules about it as long as you’re not throwing yourself into crazy debt.
Post # 9
What’s reasonable is relative. As long as it doesn’t break your bank and you’re not going to be wanting for that money later, it’s reasonable.
Post # 10
For the upgrade, I wanted just a single “all inclusive”-style wedding ring, because I didn’t like the feeling of two separate rings on my finger (I am weird about stuff like that) The stone, however, was not an additional purchase, it was just reset from my original solitaire.
Post # 11
downsetgox342 : If it’s affordable for you, then no its not a ridiculous amount.
Post # 12
If you can afford it then do you bee.
Post # 13
downsetgox342 : well there’s two ways in which you could have paid a “ridiculous amount” – 1) you can’t afford it, or 2) you’ve overpaid for what you got. since it sounds like neither is the case, then no, it’s not a ridiculous amount.
my wedding band was about $1k, but I got a plain platinum ring. if I had gotten something sparkly, my ring would likley have cost about twice that.
Post # 14
catskillsinjune : Both my rings are platinum as well, so we gotta take that inflated price into account! Thanks for your thoughts.
Post # 15
pearfectprincess : Oh how I would LOVE to show a picture, but the ones we got are atrocious! Clumsily holding up a size 5 sample ring against my size 9 e-ring on my pinky finger was a struggle. I’m terrible with the proper jewelry lingo but I’ll give it a try: It’s a platinum band, with two rows of shared prong diamonds halfway around Does that make any sense at all??