Post # 136
My ering from my first marriage was .54ct princess cut in yellow gold that we bought on eBay for $650! This was in 1999. It appraised for $1400, and I got around $800 for it as a trade in on a custom piece after the divorce.
This time around Fiance spent well over $10k and the amount kind of shocked me, but that’s what he wanted to spend and could afford it, so I’m not complaining 🙂
Post # 137
Mine was around 400$ CAN, a sapphire with little diamonds around the sides with a 10k white gold band. If you want to stick to a budget forget the diamond, you could even get a white sapphire!
Post # 138
For our ten year anniversary my husband is gifting me with a new set. I decided I want all recycled metal and a conflict free/fair trade stone. After doing tons of research and looking I knew I could get a beautiful stone (I much prefer colored stones where as I use to be super into diamonds) and that I could get a forever setting in gold made for under $500. I found a beautiful natural conflict free 6mm round London blue topaz in a recycled sterling silver setting. It was $128 but on sale for $51 so we jumped on it. We will be getting the setting recreated in rose gold and having the stone placed in it. I have been looking around and haven’t gotten an official quote yet – But rings in similar styles are in the $300-$500 price range (for custom work and recycled gold). In total that is still under your budget! But for the ring pictured below (handmade from Etsy) it was $51 at 60% off! Even for the original price at $128 it’s a steal. On Etsy there are tons of gold rings though under $700 (I just happened to fall in love with this stone). You should check Etsy out! If you are wanting a diamond Ebay all the way!
Post # 139
He spent $42,946.11 on mine to be precise. It’s a 3.5 carat solitaire. We both have just turnt 30 but have a very great job. He just customized and designed the ring himself and popped the question before he went away for 3 weeks on charity work. He works in a well established financial company and I work in a beverage company (my family owns it). So in my social circle – a 3 carat is a good size, nothing too extravagenza. I know a girl with a 13 carat engagement ring, her father is a movie director and another girl with a 6 carat engagement ring, she’s a famous celebrity who opens many businesses and just got engaged to an heir of one of the big electricity supplier company in our country.
My my advice to you is that it doesn’t really matter what other hubbies spends on their wives engagement ring. If he has a budget, go with the flow and pick out a nice ring that you will love. This will make him loves you more. Those that ask will not get and those that get don’t often ask. Also, there will always be girls with bigger ring than yours or mine, and smaller than ours. At the end of the day, it’s our finger that has the ring on. It doesn’t matter about the cost or the size at all. Trust me.
Post # 140
I think it’s weird to have your father pay for your engagement ring…and I can’t imagine what kind of man would be ok with his father in law paying for his fiancee/wife’s engagement ring/wedding band
Post # 141
15k in 2006. We are putting another 4K in for our tenth anniversary as a reset, keeping my center stone.
Post # 142
Mine cost NZD$5700 and was custom made 🙂 I just worked that out and it’s around US$4100
Post # 143
$5k, almost on the nose.
The same ring would’ve been about $2k if he’d gotten a moissanite though, but while I wanted one he really wanted it to be a diamond (and that wasn’t a point I was willing to complain over, so long as the diamond was fair trade, which it was).
Post # 145
$2100 custom made and it is moissanite. I got the ring I wanted and love it! My wedding band which will be diamonds will cost us $1000.
Post # 147
My e-ring was $3600 (padparadsha sapphire) and my w-band was $1800. He’s the one with the expensive taste, though… I kept showing him rings in the 2K range and he was scoffing at them.
If I had a small budget, I would get a small blue sapphire with a diamond halo… I’m really digging this one that features a cabochon. Admittedly, my style is very simple and modern, though.
Post # 148
wait, what? Was it set in custom-carved unicorn horn or something?
Post # 149
- Wedding: February 2017 - Californos
I’ve commented on this thread before but this is an updated number. We started with an $8k budget but spent just barely over $7.5k. My soon to be Fiance is an engineer and I’m an accountant so we make about double the average for our area(Midwest, most of our friends work in similar fields). That said, we started with a higher budget, a lot of friends financed or sold assets to obtain cash. Our wedding will be a lot cheaper than a lot of our peers’ weddings (about $15-20k versus 100, LOL) so there’s that.
It’s so personal, though. We have no car debt, I have no student debt (so has minimal), and we don’t plan to buy a home for years. We saved together for 9 months. Our purchase price is way high for our age but it took a lot of planning. Don’t ever take numbers personally is my biggest advice.
Post # 150
After taxes, around $6,200 for the set with a 1 carat diamond (H color, VS2, excellent cut) on the e-ring. While it was definitely steep for our age range, we own our house and he had the funds to pay in full. If it weren’t for that, I wouldn’t have even considered something in that price range since it’s so important to stick to what’s affordable. And honestly, now that I’ve seen so many pretty moissanite rings on this site, I feel a little jipped haha.