(Closed) How much of his/yours/ours salary was spent on your ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How much was salary (monthly) was spend on your ring?
    less than 1 months salary : (131 votes)
    44 %
    1x monthly : (62 votes)
    21 %
    2x monthly : (58 votes)
    19 %
    3x monthly : (19 votes)
    6 %
    4x monthly : (14 votes)
    5 %
    6x monthly : (2 votes)
    1 %
    6-12x monthly : (5 votes)
    2 %
    other : (9 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Do you mean what percentage of his/yours/our monthly salary was spent on my e-ring? If so I think you will need higher percentages than 20%

    EDIT: just kidding! I saw that you changed the poll options! Now it makes sense.

    Post # 5
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Less than 1 month.  I insisted on an Asha and told him he was not allowed to pay more than $1000.

    I’m old.  I just tell people what to do now.

    Post # 6
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Between 1 and 1.5 month’s salary


    ETA: 1 and 1.5 month’s of HIS salary alone. .5-1 month of our combined salary


    ETA again: I’d be P.O.’ed if he spent that much on a ring.

    Post # 7
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    The 3 months salary thing is bull shit. If that were some “rule” that everyone had to follow, I’d be dragging around one hell of a rock. 

    To answer your question, my ring was roughly 2% of our combined salary as it was purchased out of our joint accounts. 

    ETA: Since you changed your poll, it was less than 1 months salary.

    Post # 8
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I realized I never answered your question. haha.

    Darling Husband didn’t even know there was a “rule” to this. He just set a budget that he was comfortable with and that was it. I had no say. But my guess as to what he spent on the ring is the same budget I had in mind.

    Post # 9
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have a really nice ring but holy smokes – I just did the math and there is no way we would have spent that much on a ring. We both felt like what we spent was a little extravagant, but worth it. Including my wedding band, we are at about 1.5 – 2 months of his salary. Including my salary, my rings cost 1 month of combined salary.

    Post # 10
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @Happy7:  3 months salary would get me a ballin ring and one that is not appropriate for everyday wear. I’d say mine was a little less than one months salary.

    Post # 11
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    What’s funny to me is that when I was in high school, the de Beers commercials were still saying “how else can TWO months’ salary last forever?” The “three months” idea is relatively new, and both are just based on bullshit marketing.

    The family member who made that is gullible as hell, as well as being rude.

    p.s. We spent 0% of our incomes on it – we skipped the e-ring altogether!

    Post # 12
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    OMG, I can’t even imagine wearing a rock worth that much. I don’t think I’d ever leave the house with it. Then, I’d probably sell it and take a trip with the cash instead!

    Post # 13
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Less than a month but it was still over 5 figures.  3 months and I couldn’t even imagine what it would  like.  

    Post # 14
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Of his salary – gross – he spent about 2 months’.  If we’re talking net it would have been closer to 3 months’. 

    But he didn’t really have that in mind.  He set a budget, found a diamond that was over it, bought it anyway, then we shopped around for a setting, couldn’t find one I liked, and had one custom made.  I swear we got a good deal on it all though, and I’m not as high maintenance as that sounds.  🙂

    ETA: he thought it was 2 months, which is what I’ve always heard (but never bought into) and that may be loosely what he based his budget on, but I think he just picked a nice round number. 

    Post # 16
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    This always makes me think of The Office, when Michael buys Holly a ring with three years’ salary 🙂

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