Post # 61
awesome. I like that.
I think people are playing a one-up game – no matter the answer, you lose. Either you didn’t pay enough, or you were hosed and paid too much. I know all our rings (e-ring, H’s and my wedding bands) combined were less than some e-rings on their own. I don’t care. It’s what we wanted, could afford, and I’m happy.
Post # 62
How tacky! I had a few people ask me to which my answer was something along the lines of “1 million dollars” Seriously, it isn’t their business. Make a joke and move on
Post # 63
I feel like this questioned is geared towards someone else trying to find out if they could afford something similar to what you have. It also depends on who is asking and what you know about them–but I know one of my friends told me about how she was so happy that her ring had been appraised for much more than they paid, and I asked if she minded sharing more details (since she already had), and she told me their ring budget. I am very close to this friend, and I sort of had that as a guage in my mind when I was trying to find out how big a stone I could get for the money.
However, my fiance and I ended up going with a moissonite ring for the time being until we can afford a nicer diamond to replace the center stone(maybe as an anniversary present), and I am hoping I don’t have anyone ask me about the cost. I LOVE my ring, but I don’t feel comfortable sharing my fiance and I’s decision about the center stone.
Post # 64
Why would someone even ask this?
I asked the carat of a diamond once, because I liked the size, and wanted to know for the future ring I will get, but even then I said “this might be inappropriate and you don’t have to answer.”
Post # 65
No one has asked me how much mine costs.
Post # 66
I’m honest and say I don’t know. I know what it appraised for (had to add it to my homeowner’s insurance so I saw it), but since he has jewelers in the family he assured me that he did not pay the amount it appraised forbecause he knows I would have killed him for paying that much.
Post # 67
i’ve had close cousins ask me about my ring cost as i am one of the first to get engaged… i didn’t find it offensive. but i am pretty upfront about things and the question was sheer curiosity. oh, and my 16 year old sister asked so she can inform her boyfriend how much money he needs to start saving LOL, poor kid.
however, if it was a co-worker, acquaintance, or friend… i would definitely be unsure how to answer, but i would find the question to be on the rude side. thankfully, i’ve never been in that position.
Post # 68
Hey guess what! You can save yourselves serious money as a couple and get a “Fake Ring”. We found some that are COMPLETELY INDISTINGUISHABLE (my brother is a jeweler and couldn’t tell) from the real thing and are gonna use that money for a vacation and not support the blood diamond industry in the process (yes, even the “conflict free” ones) lol Get with the modern century and check out the company 6GRAPE (You can google them) I love thier products. Some good responses here girls… Love is all that matters for my man.
Post # 69
Anyone who asks that question is nosey and rude. I am preparing myself for that question as we are planning to get engaged very soon and I know at least 1 person that will ask.
I plan on just saying “I don’t know” or “It’s none of your business” to anyone that asks me.
I mean seriously, who has the nerve?? Plus like the OP said…what kind of answer are they looking for? Either way you are being judged.
Post # 70
– let them carify by saying – do you mean in how many hours he/we/I worked for it or the acutal value of his/our love?
Post # 71
This was the first thing my Future Mother-In-Law asked when we announced our engagement, I was horrified lol. She’s very nosy and tries to be over involved in her kids’ lives and finances. I literally just didn’t acknowledge the fact that she had even asked at all hahaha