Post # 32
My engagement ring was the ring I LOVED when we went engagement ring "browsing" while we were dating so I knew how much it cost. At first, I always thought I wouldn’t want to know how much my ring would cost, but I love that I do because I have the peace of mind in knowing that it’s my dream-ring AND it’s financially responsible–it’s perfect!
Post # 33
At first my fiance did not want to tell me the cost of the ring, in fear of me yelling at him for spending so much money. He ended up telling me because it was part of the story behind the ring, and it meant a lot to him. He did a ton of research and was able to get an amazing price for my ring. It is appraised at 2k more than what he spent, and that is what my ring is currently being insured for.
Post # 34
He swore he’ll never tell me, but I have a general idea having gone shopping with my parents when they were looking to buy a diamond as well. Plus, I have a classic picture that my FI’s friend took of him as he signed over the check to buy the ring. Let’s just say he’s never looked so pale in his life. hehe.
Post # 35
I’ve asked him a few times, but he won’t give me the specifics. It was important to him that he did it all on his own, so I didn’t push it. I guess I could probably estimate it by doing some research, but it never really occured to me.
Post # 36
We picked out the ring together. Since we were engaged 9 months, and were budgeting for the wedding, plus trying to sell DH’s house, and getting ready for his son to go off to college (two months after the wedding) finances were a big issue. I didn’t write a check for the ring, but ladies – if your Fiance bought any part of the ring on credit, you bet you helped pay for it one way or another! Even if only because making the payments meant that he was less able to help out with wedding costs, or the honeymoon, or the costs of jointly maintaining a household. Our attitude was that this was our first joint purchase – and that from this point forward, the financial decisions would be made together.
Plus, of course, there is the matter of the insurance. I’m sure all insurance is different, but I really don’t know how you get a jewelry rider without having any idea of what your ring costs – my policy states the appraised value. I would have had to just not have even read my coverage – which would seem like a very bad idea to me.
Mr. Bee – I don’t think you have to worry about the insurance. I calculated (just because I’m an engineer and those things are sort of second nature) that at what we are being charged for the rider, it would take us over 60 years to be able to replace the ring, assuming it could be replaced for its present value (of course, that is not how it is insured).
Post # 37
My aunt helped us pick out a diamond for my ring so I know how much it costs because I was apart of the process 🙂
Post # 38
He picked it out and bought it. He wouldn’t tell me how much it cost. He even went super stealth and used a temporary credit card number and had it on a seperate statement (eventhough i never look at his statements). he showed me the certificate, but that was all! He won’t tell me anything else.. but I know where he bought it, so I could find out if I really wanted to.. but I haven’t tried. =)
Post # 39
He (thankfully) got the protection plan from Zales and I was snooping (after he gave it to me) and found out. The cost didn’t matter to me but I’m REALLY glad he didn’t pay arms and legs for it!
I haven’t even thought of insuring it. I probably should since I love it so much! 😀
Post # 40
We picked out my ring together. He wanted to make sure that the ring he bought was a ring i loved and would love wearing. That being said, I knew how much he paid
Post # 41
He picked it out, paid for it, I was not involved in any way in any part. Somehow he got every part of it perfect. Except he didn’t get the insurance, so I called to add it the policy and needed the appraisal. Which is how I found out! And man am I happy to have that insurance because I had no idea how much money I was carting around on my hand!
Post # 42
We are both very money concious and I knew he had been saving in a special account but about a week after we were engaged I asked him if he was willing to share how much he spent, and he was, because he got an amazing deal! We love deals so he had to show me how much it was appraised for versus how much he paid, it was quite a significant difference.
Post # 43
I do know how much it cost because I saw when I had my ring sized. But now, less than a year later – today actually – we paid it off! Bot of us together. Talk about a partnership! 🙂
Post # 44
As the ring was a surprise, only he and our coworker friend who drove him to the jeweller’s knew…until it was time for us to bring the ring in for resizing. He had the appraisal papers with him and told me that I could look if I wanted to find out. I did look, as I thought not knowing would bug me later–I’m not sure how.
Truthfully, I wouldn’t have pushed very hard if he insisted on keeping it a secret–then again, how secret can it be if one other person was in on it?
So I know the appraisal value. Had we picked out a ring together, I would have chosen something less, uh, dear. But I adore the look of the ring, and he has excellent taste, so maybe it was for the best that he surprised me.
Post # 45
i put none of the above, because we picked it out together (really, i picked it out and he approved) and i saw the price at that point. he bought it at a later date, but i knew how much it was.
Post # 46
He didn’t tell me how much but they printed the price on the back of the lifetime warranty paperwork that I am supposed to carry with me. Why would they print it on a sheet of paper the bride is supposed to carry in her purse??