(Closed) Does anyone regret spending too much on thier engagement ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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emma111111:  I went inexpensive for my first ring 2 1/2 years ago. We could have afforded more and I didn’t feel like it was worth it, but then it came time to get married and I have all these close up pictures of my cheaper ring and I just wish I had spent it. And while it’s not a cost thing, we could have afforded something really beautiful.

 

so I ended up getting a diamond ring but it still wasn’t quite right and so I got another that I love. But it would have been a lot cheaper to just get what I wanted 100% at the outset. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

nope! I mean you have to wear it for the rest of your life, right? 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

What do you mean by lab diamond? Make sure you aren’t just over paying for cz or a diamond stimulant especially if you want an heirloom. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Scarlett11:  Brilliant Earth is a very reputable seller of lab grown diamonds.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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emma111111: I’d go for excellent / ideal cut, eye clean si1, f/g and the largest certified rock possible for the budget since you’re passing it down.

 

Post # 22
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Newbee

Have you checked out The Diamond Pro (https://www.diamonds.pro/)? We’re on the search as well and it’s been super helpful! He has some articles on diamond spec priorities to help you avoid paying for upgrades you won’t really see or appreciate. You can also submit a question comparing two diamonds and he’ll respond with which is the best value or sometimes even suggest a better one in your range. Good luck and Congrats!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I agree with other bees. Your under budget and only looking at a very small cost difference for the one you’d prefer, so go with it! I don’t see $280 being a cost different you’ll even remember down the road. Congrats on your upcoming engagement!

Post # 24
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Worker bee

If that’s the diamond you love, and it is within your budget, you have that money, your man is comfortable spending it, then I’d say don’t worry about that $280 and jsut spend that extra cash on the ring you want.

 

I don’t regret spending a lot of money on a ring. It is so special to me. Besides that it is of course a symbol of our love, I feel really fancy wearing a piece of fine jewelry on the daily! ;D

 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

No. My ring was about 5-6k. I didn’t get the biggest diamond, but that’s not what I wanted. My fi and I discussed a budget when we were looking at rings. He was worried because his brother just spent a boatload of money for the ering he got. I told him that I would not be comfortable spending that kind of money on something like that but I did want to get a good quality diamond and a setting I really like because I do not plan to upgrade. Originally he did have a lower cost in mind but he thought I wanted to upgrade since his parents just did an upgrade for their 30th anniversary (which is still a really long time to wear one ring). But I explained that I don’t think I want to so I would like to spend a little bit more upfront. We then decided on that budget. It worked for us and I got what I wanted. I wouldn’t have wanted to spend anymore at this time on a ring. But, if we were in different places of our lives, and had more money to spend, I wouldn’t feel guilty about it.

If you have the money go for it! And both of those diamonds are super close so get the one you like more. 300 dollars is nothing, ec specially if you are still within your budget. 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

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emma111111:  They’re both quite close together in price so I would say spend the extra and have the one that’s bigger and better in colour. In the grand scheme of things its a very small amount. Especially when you consider that you will be wearing it every day and should get what you want and good quality.

Personally no I don’t regret the price we spent on my ring. It was quality made and I got a quality diamond from it, I rather have that than one that doesn’t stand up in time wise.

Post # 27
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Honey bee

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emma111111:  

Nope. Then again, I asked him to spend a smaller amount than he was willing.

After all these years, and seeing countless friends either love their e-ring everyday or not wear their e-ring everyday or have already lost their e-ring/had to get a replacement, I would encourage you to shop for what seems the best to suit y’all today and leave the future what if?s to your tomorrows. 

Happy shopping!

 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

The differences between them are so minimal. If you are asking if I would regret spending an extra $300 on my ring? No I wouldn’t at all.

Totally echo what a PP said about pre-owned jewelery. There’s so much of it out there that you don’t have to ruin the Earth for new stuff. 

I personally had the opposite experience. We spent 1/5 of what we had originally saved up for my ring becuase of buying “pre-owned” (it was a stock piece nobody had owned yet), and not going the diamond route. Looking back I am SO glad we didn’t spend all that money on a ring, but that’s a difference of 7-8k, not $300. I would just go for it if I were you.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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tjacob2014:  If your piece was never sold or worn, it wasn’t “preowned” it was just on sale – so you did just as much earth ruining as anyone else buying new jewelry.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee

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Soloudinhere15:  Well no, not really, because it was used as a stock piece. It was already made years ago for another purpose. My choices were to buy the stock piece, which had already been made, or to buy a brand new one which requires new metals, etc. Just because it was owned by a jeweler and not by a single person doesn’t make buying something not new any different. 

I’m not saying everybody go buy pre-owned jewelry because new jewelry is always wrong. I’m saying when it’s an option to not need any new metals, it’s a good way to preserve the Earth. 

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