(Closed) Do you know how much your engagement ring cost?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you know how much your engagement ring cost?
    Of course I do fool, I paid for it! Or at least, I helped pay for it... : (24 votes)
    9 %
    Yes I do - he bought it himself, but I saw the cost on the credit card statements/ATM receipts. : (65 votes)
    25 %
    Yah - he never told me how much it cost, but I had it appraised. : (23 votes)
    9 %
    Sorta. I have a general sense for how much jewelry costs, and was able to eyeball it. : (19 votes)
    7 %
    No. I could've easily found out, but I don't really care about things like this. : (11 votes)
    4 %
    No, he did it all on his own and never told me (or I didn't ask) : (26 votes)
    10 %
    What, six options aren't good enough for ya? Fine, here is a 'none of the above' option for you! : (28 votes)
    11 %
    Oops, forgot to add an option for "Yes, he told me how much it cost" : (60 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Yep, he wasn’t careful with receipts. I already knew about how much it cost tho, cause I asked and he was so proud of himself he was willing to tell! 🙂 And I knew he used his tuition reimbursement for it, and I knew how much that was.

    Post # 4
    Member
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    He kept it a secret until we had to have it appraised for insurance purposes. Since I have way more free time than him, I took it in. So… I have a general idea of how much it cost.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee

    I guess mine was a bit unconventional – but it worked! He gave me his budget and told me to go pick out my ring. 🙂 So yes, I know how much it cost and I love my ring!

    Post # 6
    Member
    44 posts
    Newbee

    I know how much my ring costs because I sent him links of the rings I liked over the years and the ring he gave me was in one of those links..=)

    Post # 7
    Member
    6 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We picked the ring out together.

    Post # 8
    Bee
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    We picked it out together and I’ve done the budgetting to save up for it. But while we were at the store together, the jeweler did try to hide the price from me, until the man said it wasn’t necessary… It makes me a little uncomfortable how much it costs, but it’s beautiful and I will cherish it forever (and hope a daughter, granddaughter, or DIL/GDIL will love it someday too.

    Post # 9
    Member
    7053 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I haven’t seen the receipt/cost yet but he’s friends with a well known area jeweller so he got a good deal on Ms. Sparkley.

    Post # 10
    Member
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We have already combined finances, and I’m helping to pay for the ring.  Plus I picked it out, so I know how much it cost. 

    But I tell everyone else that it cost {{some ungodly amount}} just to mess with them.  People shouldn’t ask anyway!! LOL

    Post # 11
    Member
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I went to buy it with him for the first ring so I know that one cost around $2400. The second one, the one I am totally in love with, cost $4500 and I paid for half of that because, well, I didn’t need a second engagement ring

    Post # 12
    Member
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I was actually kind of mad. I had gotten measured before he ordered the ring but after wearing my ring for a month I realized it needed to be taken down half a size. When I went to pick it up they included the purchase sheet. I just didn’t want to know.

    Post # 13
    Member
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I do know how much my ring costs because we decided to have it appraised for insurance purposes.

    But trust me, after I found out how much it was appraised for I was nauseaous for days! ‘My tiny lil 3.75 sized ring makes my finger worth how much?!’

    Post # 14
    Member
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    For those who don’t know how much the ring cost, how did you insure it?  My insurance agent told me that the person who wears the ring has to be the one to insure it, and they definitely needed copies of my documentation (which included the cost).  My Fiance never told me exactly how much that was, but there was no way to avoid finding out unless I left it uninsured!

    Post # 15
    Member
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I didn’t know about the person wearing the ring has to be the one to have it appraised.My fiance was not available to take it to the appraiser for a few weeks- and he would not let me wear it until it was insured (his personal preference I thought- until I knew how much he spent and that was probably more so the reason why he wanted it insured, for peace of mind).

    I guess you could just tell the guy who appraises it not to tell you, and you could just do your best not to look at the documentation? I didn’t think the appraiser would just outright tell me, I thought he would be like ‘do you want to know?’ But he also said when he was looking in the microscope/magnifier- that it was the same diamond as the mapped out documentation had said.

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Sparkles, anyone can have it appraised, but appraisals and insurance are different — my agent told me the policy had to be in my name, not my FI’s.  So I had to present the documentation to my insurance agent and sign off on the policy.  With all that, it’s just not possible to ignore the dollar amounts!

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