(Closed) How much did he spend?

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

He used the center diamond from his grandma’s ring (appraised at $800) and put it into a new setting, which costs $650.  So he spent $650 on it.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Mine was 950$ after tax 🙂 We had it custom made and it’s a moissanite!

Post # 4
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573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Its hard not to compare with someone else on the internet but we are all in different situations and with different circumstance. It took a very long time for us to be able to make this diamond purchase

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by leahsullyjohn.
Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Are you planning on showing him this thread to try to get him to spend more? What others spent on their ring should have no impact on what you spend. 

You say you have expensive taste, have you looked into alternative stones?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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Obcoolio:  around 2.5k 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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Obcoolio:  3K on the dot after tax and insurance… I wouldnt want to spend to much more… It’s scary walking around with that much on your fingers.

 

what kind of style are you looking for? What stone?

we were able to get a .75 diamond but if you wanted larger and didn’t NEED a diamond Id look at sapphires or moissanites.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

No clue how much he spent. All I know is it took him about 3 months to pay it and before he was able to bring it home. Based on the ring’s specs and my FI’s finances and his own slip of the tongue (referring to how much he paid), I’d venture to say he spent about $6000-8000.

You can get a beautiful ring under $1k if you’re not looking for a diamond or if you’re only paying for the setting and have a gem to put in it.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Mine was over 5k but I have a moissanite…if I had a diamond it would’ve cost 2-3 times that. Get insurance this time. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

He spent right around $2K. And because I love to share:

Have you considered chipping in to get a more expensive ring?

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

Have you considered something other than a diamond? Engagement Ring cost can be however much or however little you want it to be. You might be able to get a better deal with a secondhand ring too. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Even though I picked it out, I honestly have no clue. 

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