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

posted 13 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...

    Yes I do - he bought it himself, but I saw the cost on the credit card statements/ATM receipts.

    Yah - he never told me how much it cost, but I had it appraised.

    Sorta. I have a general sense for how much jewelry costs, and was able to eyeball it.

    No. I could've easily found out, but I don't really care about things like this.

    No, he did it all on his own and never told me (or I didn't ask)

    What, six options aren't good enough for ya? Fine, here is a 'none of the above' option for you!

    Oops, forgot to add an option for "Yes, he told me how much it cost"

  • Post # 62
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My fiance gave me his budget & then said, "Find one your really, really love & I’ll buy it for you. We don’t want a repeat of the pearl incident."

    He gave me pearl earrings and they are so huge I’ve never actually worn them ๐Ÿ™ They look like 2 donut holes on my ears…  Now they sit in my jewelry box as a sweet memory. lol maybe I’ll turn them into cufflinks for his wedding attire.

    Post # 63
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    It’s just a tad complicated. I worked in the jewelry department at JCPenney so I had an in on the big sales. We got my ring (with my credit card and associate discount) for $1300 off regular price!!!! And then he paid the amount off on my credit card. So we kind of both paid for it I guess.

    Post # 64
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I don’t know. I have a ballpark idea from looking at rings beforehand. And he had it insured before he gave it to me. He showed me the paperwork but I didn’t look at the price. I don’t really care. As long as he can afford it and didn’t go into debt, it doesn’t matter. I love my ring but I would have been just as happy without one.

    Post # 65
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Mr. Staticboy came home and said I could start looking at rings. I was so scared he would just go to a jewelry store and say here is how much money I have, give me a ring.It wasn’t that part. I was scared he would be taken advantage of, and that would bother me everytime I looked at my ring. He knows these things about me, so he let me pick out my diamond. I ended up going through a broker in NYC, then he had a setting made for me at a local jewler. We had it appraised for insurance purposes, and my ring appraised at over 1300 more than we ended up paying for it. We got a great deal on a ring I adore! I am much happier than I think I would have been if he surprised me (I think!) BUT I do miss that I missed being surprised.

    Post # 66
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    So I totally found the receipt when I was looking for something else in his car one morning and about had a heart attack.  Let’s just say that he spent about twice as much as what I thought he would have invested in my ring.  Long detailed story later, he knows that I know. 

    Because of this, I am insisting on paying for our portion of the wedding budget sans ring.  My parents made a sizeable contribution, but everything else is coming out of my pocket.  He’s made some manly protests to this, and whenever he does this, I tell him he’s in charge of the honeymoon and shove travel brochures in his face.  This puts him in a trance for enough time for me to switch the topic.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 67
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I knew what he paid for the center stone because he left me the receipt and all the gemology reports on it in case I needed it while he was gone. I also knew what the setting cost because we picked it out together. And my diamond bands because I needed to know his budget. I found the bands I wanted in a jewelery store for $1200 each, so when he said his jeweler quoted him $700 for each I told him to pay the man asap, you’re getting a good deal. I just don’t want my Fiance getting suckered. Plus, i have to have it appraised in order to have it insured. No big deal.

    Post # 68
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Yup. He custom designed the whole thing all by himself. And since we are very open about money and have combined finances I knew the $$.

    Post # 69
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    i never wanted to know.

    We looked at rings together. He picked the place, Queen of Heirs, in Houston Texas. He had gone first without me, which I think is really sweet. Then he took me. She showed me a box of rings and then everything I wanted to see, they don’t carry a large stock as it is all antique and they are only allowed so many pieces in the store per their insurance policy.

    I actually picked 3 of the 5 rings he picked. Robin, the store owner is amazing. He described me to her and she nearly pegged me. Though, I didn’t know this until later.

    I saw a few of the tags on the rings, so i have a general idea of what I was looking at. But I really didn’t want to know. I still don’t know, when we have it appraised, I will make sure that i do not know the cost. It’s just not important to me.

    I think it says, "I love her, and I can care for her."

    When it comes down to it, it is just a ring. I think the wedding band is the most important piece of jewery I will ever wear.

    Post # 70
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yes, but I’ve not gotten it yet! I picked out the ring setting… like two years ago. We’ve since gone to the jewelers so I could try it on just to be positive… we’ve talked about the cost… we’ve not been in the position for him to drop 10k+ on the ring… I’m in college and he’ll be in med school this fall… So its expensive and I have to be patient!

    Its the Tacori 2565 style… he really had no chance in hell to pick out my dream ring on his own… I change my mind too often and am always changing tastes, but after two years, it is still the one for me!

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    Post # 71
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I know how much it cost. I also know how much it was appraised for (50% more than it cost).

     

    Fiance showed mey everything about the ring (GIA cert, appraisal, insurance, etc) after we got engaged.

    Post # 72
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I picked “none of the above” because we designed the setting together (and the stone is my grandmother’s). I helped him shop around for something affordable so I knew how much ALL the options cost, and then we went with the cheapest we could get while still being what I wanted. Clearly I have an investment in his finances! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 73
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I do know how much it cost but it was kind of an accident. I got it insured through my insurer and I saw the appraisal at that point. And then later when I was looking something in our file cabinet I saw the receipt for it. 

    Post # 74
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    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    My guy knows nothing about jewelry, and his tastes differ greatly than mine.  He’s told me his budget and says he wants me to pick some ring styles out that I like.  He wants to pick one out himself out of those choices.  And since he’s the breadwinner in our family, he’s going to pay for it all by himself…….I just don’t know when that’s going to be, lol!

    Post # 75
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I know how much mine cost. I know where he got it from. We are planning to get our wedding bands from the same place so I was looking on the website at their selection and saw my ring and it’s price.

    Post # 76
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    Blushing bee

    I voted “other” because my ring is an heirloom, but we had it re-appraised for insurance purposes, so I know around how much it was for his grandfather to buy.  We didn’t even have to re-set the ring, so the cost to was $0.  ๐Ÿ™‚

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