Feeling Bad About the Cost of a Ring. (Ring pics Included)

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: What ring should I get?
    The ring I really love: 1.76 TDW : (107 votes)
    74 %
    Similar ring #1 w/band: 1.00 TDW : (20 votes)
    14 %
    Similar ring #2: .90 TDW : (17 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    41 posts
    Newbee

    I felt bad with how much rings cost and really couldn’t care what I had on my finger as long as it’s pretty. That’s why we are going to moissanite. I understand feeling guilty but if he really doesn’t mind spending $2,500 on a ring and it’s what you really love, I say go for it.  They are all beautiful, by the way.

    Post # 4
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I say go for the one you love if you can’t find another one that compares, but search around a bit more before you commit.  Have you checked out etsy?

    Post # 5
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    2395 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    @Torrid:  I know what you are saying.  Everytime I look at my ring I think, “there’s my vacation I want.”  Okay, that’s more like a joke between my Darling Husband and I.  I love my ring for the symbol it represents, but I also hate the chunk of change that Darling Husband dropped on it.  However, Darling Husband wanted to spend that money.  I told him I didn’t need anything fancy, but he was adament that money was not an issue because he not only wanted something that was good quality, but that I would love forever. 

    Post # 6
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    Post # 8
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    14481 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I LOOOOOVE LOVE LOOOOOVEEE that first one.  wow.  The color is amazing, the halo design is perfect imo.  I love how the diamonds in the halo curve aroudn each stone and give it more of the flower look, than a big round circle.   Does he (and you) have the money for the one you love?  Can you buy it without breaking the bank and struggling afterwards?  If the answer is yes, I would go for it.  I think I’d always regret it if I settled knowing I’d found my dream ring that we could have afforded.  You only live once, and more money can always be made.

    Post # 9
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    1402 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    The first one is garo, right?  He has an etsy and ebay shop.  Sometimes he has rings with the same settings and smaller center stones, which lower the price.  He’ll also do custom for you.  I would recommend talking to him and seeing what he could do for you.  If you explain your situation he might knock off some of the price.  You may even get a military discount for your SO.

    Post # 12
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    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Torrid:  I prefer to think of the cost per wear. You’re going to have it on every day for the rest of your life, so really, it’s pretty darn good!

    If you love it, and money isn’t the issue, get it. It’s your engagement ring!

    Post # 13
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    14481 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Torrid:  If money isnt the problem..definitely!!  I’m totally with you on the bargain hunting and hate spending more than I have to on something, but on the other hand I’m willing to spend the money on things I love and I think are worth it.  Why settle when you dont have to.

    Post # 16
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Torrid:  Blue diamond? It can’t be a natural blue diamond for only $2,500 total ring cost. Fancy blue diamonds are extremely rare and will set you back MUCH more than that (I am talking THOUSANDS).

    I don’t think $2,500 is a lot for a ring but then again we’re spending what we’d put towards a wedding on my ring because neither of us want a big wedding and a ring is important to me.

    I agree w. your Fiance – get what you love. You’ll be wearing it forever 🙂

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