(Closed) How much?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How to answer questions about E-ring cost
    They asked- tell them how much your FI spent : (10 votes)
    8 %
    Grow a pair! Learn to say that you're not comfortable disclosing the price : (66 votes)
    54 %
    Maintain your lie. Dishonesty is the best policy : (47 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    It’s not a question that should be asked but I’ve heard it a few times and my standard answer is ‘Enough!’. Usually that one abrupt word brings them back to their senses and they realize they shouldn’t have asked in the first place!

    Post # 4
    1595 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Most women don’t know how much their ring costs because it is a gift and an odd question to ask your Fiance in the first place, so I think you should stick with the lie!

    Post # 5
    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    Seriously, just tell them “I don’t feel comfortable with that question.”

    WHO asks something like that about another person’s jewelry? o_O

    Post # 6
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would say, “I don’t know…he is the one who bought it.”

    Sheesh, people are so rude. I would never ask how much someone’s e-ring costs. Why would anyone even care?!?

    Post # 7
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Just say you don’t know… a lot of women never find out how much their rings cost anyways so it’s a believable white lie. It’s none of their business!

    Post # 8
    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Eewww, how tacky to ask someone how much their ring cost! Your lie is perfectly acceptable, but I feel like it’s also totally within your rights to have a *gasp* surprised look and to answer “I would rather not discuss it!” I’m of the firm belief that people don’t even know they’re being rude when they ask this kind of stuff…. so maybe you cn let them know (in a nice way) that it’s totally uncool!

    Post # 9
    764 posts
    Busy bee

    Just say ” free for me” woo hoo!!!

    Post # 10
    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Such a rude question! I would just say “I’m not sure exactly.”  I’m lucky that I have an heirloom diamond – so I can always say that it belonged to my fiance’s mother. I haven’t been asked how much it cost, but I have been asked about carat size.  I gave the same answer (“I’m not sure… my fiancé is the one who had it appraised.”)  While I would not mind telling my closest friends, I feel that both are rude questions if asked by acquaintances who don’t really know you.  

    Post # 11
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I really have a hard time comprehending why people think it is at all cool to ask someone how much something cost, rings or anything. My exception would be someone who I was close to, who I knew was in the same “market” for something similar, we were talking about such purchases, and then I would want to try and help them out.

    I know exactly what any of my rings have cost since I was the one making the arrangements to get them designed and making the transactions and such. And, to me, the cost was quite reasonable being in my budget and first being a lab sapphire and now a moissanite in custom designs. However, honestly, if someone asks me something like that, I would either say something like “somewhere between the price of a Snickers Bar and a Ferrari, thanks for asking!”, or just stare back until they realize what a terrible question that is. Or ask them why they are asking! I have seen some girls say things like “oh, this? I don’t know, he got it from the candy machine!”.

    If you are not comfortable, I think it is perfectly fine to say something like “I have no idea, I just know it is gorgeous!”.  Or just say “priceless” 😉  They are really the rude ones, in my opinion!

    Post # 12
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Just say you dont know how much it cost since you didnt buy it.

    Post # 13
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I happen to think it’s a very rude question for people to be asking and you are understandably uncomfortable about it.

    I think that it’s best to maintain that you don’t know because there is really no good outcome to telling people.

    Post # 15
    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Um, people should not be asking you how much it costs, thats super rude and you are well within your rights to tell them you’d prefer not to say.

    My ring is a lab-created diamond, so even though it looks expensive it was very reasonable, so I feel your pain with peoples’ inappropriate questions.  Without giving numbers, I told them what I just typed!

    Post # 16
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would probably be vague and say “more than I wanted him to spend!” and if they pushed it, I’d say “I’d rather not say”.

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