(Closed) Engagement ring cost –

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Blushing bee

My first ring was a $1200 diamond solitaire from a pawn shop, and my recent upgrade was a $12,000 diamond from a local jewelry store. Both were what we could afford at the time and both made me feel super duper loved and special. I think my love language is diamonds, which kind of makes me cringe at myself but yeah…it’s true. 

Post # 32
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Bumble bee

There is such a wide range depending on income, where you live and the norm for your social circle.  Mine was a little over $11,000 which is pretty average where I live.  

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I don’t think there is an average. In my opinion, it depends on your situation and what you can afford. Sentimental value was more important to me than the size of the diamond or the amount of money he spent, but it was important to him to get me something nice. He spent around $6500. We are both young professionals and he had been saving for a while, for reference.

Post # 34
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My diamond was $13k and my Tacori setting was another $5k. So $18k total. This is pretty average in our social circle. 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Trilogy Golf Course at Glen Ivy

Fi spent 10k. Were from Southern California. 

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Mine was $1700 for the set.  I chose a white sapphire, because we were both students at the time.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

A couple hundred dollars.  He’s clergy, we both do a lot of volunteer work – anything more wouldn’t really be in line with our values.  I never had any interest in blingy jewelry, though, so it’s nice that my modest ring is perfectly in line with societal expectations for us. 

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

DAP103:  Mine was right around $3k, and I regret how much we spent on it. If I could go back and do it all over, I would. 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

MrsKinTX:  that’s hilarious.  Diamonds are your love language? Chocolate is mine then lol

Post # 40
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Worker bee

MrsKinTX:  Haha! I think they’re mine too…they better rewrite the book

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We are going through this now in selecting my ring. The ring I get matters a lot to me. Call me materialistic or whateveR! I just love beautiful jewelry. My sweetie however could care less about decorations. He has asked me to find what I like with a price point of 7k And tell him what it is so he can get it for me.

Ive looked at rings within this range in town and online at blue nile. And I’m just meh. I don’t want teeny stones with other teeny stones clustered and paved all around. I just want a plain band with a really fantastic big solitaire that’s quality. The ones that really turn my head are 2-3 carats. It makes me kinda sad that I will be getting a ring that I already want to upgrade. But oh well. 

I don’t mean to sound snobby or a malcontent. I’m sure I will love what He eventually gets. I just hate having what I consider a low price point. Then again I was raised in a quite affluent area in SW FL where it’s not uncommon to see lots of old ladies dripping in bling!

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

$0 – engagement rings are not common where I come from. And having a real diamond one is almost unheard of, unless you’re fabulously wealthy.

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Ultimately I think it depends on where you are from and how much your fiance is willing to spend. I’m from the NYC/Long Island area. I expected my fiance to spend no more than 10k. He spent about 13k. 1.6 carat cushion cut with halo and diamonds all around, total weight probably more than 2 carat.

A majority of my friends and family spent about 10-20k.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

13,000 ish. But spend what you all are comfortable spending. My fiancé and I have no children, his maxes out his 41k contributions and owns a house. So we could justify spending that much. We live in south Florida. we are in our 20s.

Where I come from people spend 20k at least on rings. In the circle he was raised in his sisters 3k ring was a lot of money so it truly differs. Get what you love.

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