Post # 77
Does Canada pay their public sector employees really well or something? If he doesn’t want to pay that much for a wedding band then I wouldn’t push it. Find something cheaper. This isn’t a must have….save the $$ for something else. I’m sure you can find something similar for a lot less.
Post # 78
I think it doesn’t make a lot of sense to spend $3k on a band when your e-ring is worth $7k. But if you have the money and are comfortable spending it then it’s all good.
Post # 79
personally, i think it’s way too much, since that’s more than my e-ring cost, but everyone’s different
Post # 80
Fiance spent $7,000 on engagement ring, for wedding band he bought me the matching band (both from blue nile). Band was $1800 for the matching 1/2 carat ring (pic included), we were also looking at the larger 1 carat TW one but he pointed out that he thought it would look more disproportionate. When we got it in the mail they looked perfect together. Maybe you should see how your Ering and Wring look together side by side?
On the other hand, I know I am the type to possibly only wear the wedding ring in the future, so you should make sure that you really like it. If you really love this ring, I say to let Fiance know that you do and just go for it! It is a lifetime investment.
Post # 81
My e-ring was around 11k$, and we budgetted around 2,500 for the band. I’m worried though because since the ring was custom, odds are I’ll have to get the band custom too but hopefully we can stay within budget!
Post # 82
I’m going to be completely honest. As much as I am a firm believer in doing what you feel is right for YOU, more than $1k is a lot for a piece of jewelry. I know it’s the one item you will wear forever, but it’s material. There are so many beautiful rings out there under $1k!
My e-ring was about $300.
My wedding ring is going to be less than $200.
My fiance’s wedding band is going to be about $350.
We’d rather spend the money on our honeymoon, or something for our home.
If you are still shopping for rings, I suggest you take your time and look for the deals, clearance, pawn shops, and holiday seasons for great rings and prices!
This is a stock photo of my e-ring. I don’t have any pictures of it on my finger yet.
Post # 83
Sorry but I can’t imagine spending that much on a ring… ever. Mine was $300 and it is a one carat eternity in white gold. I work in Law Enforcement and Mr. Hedgie has a pretty good paying job as a software engineer and 3 K on a ring is just beyond… that is how much we spent on our venue and photographers each! I don’t think a ring has to cost a few grand for it to be beautiful and last forever.
Post # 84
@Jade33: Teachers in Canada make very good money. In Ontario you can very easily start at $40k a year. Emergency services also get decent pay.
Post # 85
My engagement ring was $3000, and my wedding band (after a discount) was about $800. FI’s band was almost as much as mine, because his fingers are so big!!
Post # 86
@raspberry bride: Mine is pretty much the same cost both for ering and band.
however, i got my band preowned, so i got a great deal on it – platinum too. it appraises at over $3000 but we only paid $800 for it.
Post # 87
Sorry but I can’t imagine spending that much on a ring… ever. Mine was $300 and it is a one carat eternity in white gold.
Your ring is a one carat eternity and it cost $300? I’m just curious, what kind of stones does it have?
Post # 88
@Andr0meda: wondering the same thing
Post # 89
No way would I ever spend that much on jewelry. My e-ring was less than that. It was under $2k and the wedding band I want is under $200.
Post # 90
There’s no universal right answer.
My e-ring was in the $8k range. My band cost $1800, but that was because I got 4/5 diamonds from my grandmother- had we paid for all the diamonds, it would’ve run us in the $2500 range, minimum. It’s also platinum, to match my e-ring. That said, if I hadn’t gotten the diamonds from my grandmother, I would’ve picked a much less fussy band- the one I had my eye on was about $1000.
That’s the trouble with super-awesome e-ring stones, though- if you want matching stones in your band, you have to spend more. Same with the metals. The way to look at it is you’re going to wear it nearly every day for the rest of your life- you might as well love it, and if you can afford it, splurge!
Post # 91
@Andr0meda: i was thinking that too! my 1/2 eternity was $988