- 5 years ago
- Wedding: Houston
He spent almost $50k.
He spent almost $50k.
I am not sure the relevance of what other people spend. What other people spend has no bearing on what you or your DH are able to spend. When DH and I were first married, we were both fresh out of college and had no money. The upgrade he gave me for a significant anniversary was over 15 times the cost of the original, not including the upgraded wedding band. But that means nothing to you, your DH or your finances.
My ring is around 10K in USD for ering and 400 on the plain band. He bought it when he was 28 yrs old. We have been talking about upgrading as I am a ring addicted. I am adding my money in.
He spent $6800 and got a decent deal.
I would have been happy with any ring he purchased, but apparantly my fiance was very particluar about having an internally flawless stone with good cut and color. I like my ring even more because he loves it.
My original e-ring was $124 – it was 25 years ago, we were both in University, and that’s all we could afford.
This year for our anniversary I upgraded to a beautiful 1.09ct, F color, VS2 diamond in 14kt gold engraved setting + matching band + eternity band for about $10k Canadian ($7700 US).
I don’t know if it’s worth comparing yourself to others – there are always those who will have paid much more or much less. If you can afford the ring you love, then get it. You’re going to be wearing it a long time, so this is not the time to just choose the cheapest.
looking online at different wedding sets, if you’re going Moissanite or other stone beside diamond, I would expect to pay $1200-$2500. Very few are over $2500. If you’re going Duamond, add on the cost of a diamond. A 1ct will run you $3000-$12000+ depending on how good a diamond you want. A 2ct is between $5000-$45,000+ (again, depending on colour, cut, clarity). I’d search for the setting I like first, then decide what sort of stone you want. Good luck looking!
So, I have been married, now divorced and engaged again. My first wedding set was about 10k. And I can say, looking back, I feel stupid for having such an expensive set. Why didn’t we go on a vacation together with that money? The ring made no difference on how happy we were together, but at the time I somehow felt that it would. And forget selling it to recoup money, I could MAYBE get 4k for the set now that its not new.
With my new partner, we are spending wayyyyyyy less, and I have decided to get a moissanite. I love sparkle, but there is no way I’m going to drop a mint on a ring.
You can get a gorgeous moissanite ring for well under $1000!
Did you end up getting a new ring?
Mine was about $2000 from a reputable antique dealer.
He spent just about $3,000. I felt like it was too much but he had already bought it, it was already on my finger, and I love it.
First engagement ring was $425 9x6mm pear cut CZ in a 14k white gold bezel setting, and I love it to this day!
Additional rings were $1.5K (7.5mm OEC moissy in 6 prong 14k gold setting), $4k (8.9mm OEC amora in blingy scaloped halo setting in palladium), and $1.4k (9.1mm amora ultra in 14k white gold 4 prong setting).
I’d never buy a ring in a budget my husband was uncomfortable with though.
my e ring was about $3500 from Gemvara
He spent 3.5k on a 0.54 carat diamond. Now that seems kind of expensive compared to what other bees’ FIs spent on a much bigger diamond!
I think it may be a good idea to keep in mind that you can control the price more if you buy a ring mount at someplace like JTV.com and find and alternative stone. Then all you have to do is find a jeweler to set the stone.
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