Post # 77
This is going to sound bad, but I knew what the cost of my ring was going to be becasue I wanted a very specific diamond. However, if he could have met those requirements and spent less I would not have cared.
Post # 78
The price didn’t matter to me, I think what really mattered was how well it holds up. I didn’t want a $20.00 ring only because it wouldn’t last very long….I would have been happy with a $200.00 or a $2,000.00 ring. Funny thing is my right hand ring cost way less then my e-ring, but it means more to me then my e-ring.
Post # 79
I couldn’t care less about the cost as long as I love the style. I didn’t look at price tags at all when I tried on rings. I picked out this one and realized it was under our budget. When DH realized that he asked if I was sure because we still had XX amount of dollars to spend and I said absolutely sure!!
Post # 80
@MrsDaSani: I’m with you in not caring what the price is. I love my wedding set and it was about 2K. I’ve seen plenty of celebrity rings that I hate and rings nearing 6 figures that I would not wear if you paid me to.
Post # 81
Yes, because to have the kind of ring I want you have to pay a higher price.
If it wasn’t that higher price, it wouldn’t be what I love – therefore, yes, the price affects the way I feel about the ring.
Post # 82
My ring was VERY inexpensive, my Fiance and I bought it together (both graduate students at the time), and it means the world to me. I couldn’t care less what it cost 🙂
ETA: It also makes me feel better that I can “upgrade”/add on to it and that if (God forbid) I lose it, it won’t be an earth-shattering financial hit.
Post # 83
Price mattered tremendously, but not because I wanted something expensive, but because I didn’t. We’ve got a lot of financial goals for our wedding, honeymoon, travel, and setting up house. I didn’t want my fiance to go into debt and I wanted a gemstone rather than a diamond which was more budget friendly.
We looked in a couple jewelry stores, I saw my dream emerald, tried it on, the price was under budget and turned out it was on sale for 40% off which put it to less than half what we budgeted even with tax. I love my ring and the fact we got a great deal on it makes me love it even more.
My ring was less than one week’s salary, let alone the three months magazines suggest. We have mutually important financial goals, it’s not a case of my fiance spending huge sums on himself and skimping on me. Our goals for our future are in sync.
I think the most important thing when it comes to a ring is being open and honest with each other about what you feel comfortable spending and having reasonable expectations on both your parts. Whether a ring is $200, $2000, $20,000 or anything in between, the important thing is that it symbolizes a commitment to a future together. There is no one price point that’s right or that does or doesn’t mean a couple loves each other, it’s about making them both happy and finding what works for them and the life they’re creating together.
Post # 84
Both of my rings were under $300. Doesnt bother me a bit. I know a lot of people in this forum make a lot of money (or their SO does,) but me and my Fiance are just average people with average jobs. We both make less than 20k a year (well, he makes around that, I make less) and it would be absolutely ridiculous for me to expect an expensive ring.
Post # 85
@MrsDaSani: The price definitely means a lot to me! I picked it out and we got an INSANE deal on it. That’s like half the reason I love it so much 😉
Post # 86
im comfortable with the budget he gave me to work with. I think mine looks better then a girl I know and hers was double mine. its all about taste. I got lucky and got a very nice amount to work with and ended up going custom and got even more band for our buck
Post # 88
but it was a pun the first way 😉
Post # 89
I can honestly say that the price of the ring didn’t mean a thing. I wore the first ring for many years, and it was very inexpensive (comparatively speaking as far as engagement jewelry went). We chose something within the almost non-existent budget we had at the time, and it never occurred to me to want something I couldn’t have as far as jewelry went.
Years later, DH wanted to upgrade, and he had something specific in mind, and I am thrilled with it. It wasn’t the cost, however, that made the new ring meaningful; it was the fact that he chose to do it at all.
Post # 90
If we could have got my ring for cheaper (same specs) I would have been stoked (love me a bargain!). We didn’t have a budget but SO likes to say we’ve been saving for the last 6 years 🙂 (we bought it together).
Post # 91
this is true lmao ky ering is 3 rows then the diamond in a halo. looks like a set but its not