(Closed) "How much should an engagement ring cost?"

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

MissEloise :  this is the attitude of men now a days. It truly is. Unfortunetly the celebration and what comes along with getting married is down played now. It makes me sad. For instance… before, to elope means to get married on your own because both are running away from rejection of their union.. now.. its the new thing – sorry if this is offending anyone. 

The wedding doesnt have to be a huge celebration.. just like the ring doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg..but man.. everyone deserves a wedding and the symbol that comes with it. 

Post # 48
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

mbayoneta81 :  by the way, for me the cost depends on each individuals.. but I noticed that media wants you to spend and average of $1400 on the ring. Mine cost $750… and thats with both ring and band. I also opted for gems instead of a diamond.. this is becuase when I started to look around I found that my birthstone appealed to me more :). 

Post # 49
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I haven’t really heard negative attitudes from guys about engagement rings. If someone has a bad attitude I think its probably from a fear of such a large purchase. Money is a stressful thing for most people. I might also have something to do with a lack of knowledge about how much a ring is really suppose to cost and alternatives to a “typical” e-ring. My Fiance thought that a standard price for an e-ring was about $15000. He was at Tiffany when he got that idea. 

Post # 51
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

MissEloise :  Exactly!! After he went to Tiffany now everything looks cheap. I’m sure that they have some of the best quality diamonds but is anyone really going to take a loop to your rock!

Post # 52
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73 posts
Worker bee

MissEloise :  “They don’t think it’s fair to give something and get nothing in return?” 

Can you explain what you mean?

Post # 55
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

MissEloise :  thank you!  I looked long and hard for my ring, finally found it at eeeeetsy:) I dd get it appraised once I got it and it was worth more than we paid for. Here’s the full set for $750.00. 

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

mbayoneta81 :  so so so beautiful!! 😍

OP, imho, I think the complaints are coming from ignorant people. I mean that for the true definition of the word. As a few stated, Tiffany rings are EXPENSIVE. But I think a guy who knows nothing about jewelry might look there first because it’s so advertised as the epitome of engagement ring. He watches movies and pays attention to media and sees the size of celebrity rings. Logic (for him) says the ring should cost at least $20k for a minimum purchase. I would agree with the negativity if that was the expectation for a man to spend!

But if he had a significant other, chances are he wouldn’t be so ignorant. Not many woman would push for that. They would shop around together and budget together. They would find something gorgeous for a fraction of that. I also agree that unless they found true love, they just don’t get it. I hate to say that, but I think it’s at least a little bit true. 

On the flip side a lot of woman are also just as ignorant before truly looking into engagement rings. Until they do a lot of browsing and research, they might also think Tiffany and Cartier are what to expect for typical ring prices. 

So with all of that in mind i would just laugh and shake my head and think “one day they’ll understand” 

Post # 57
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316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

He didn’t pay a rediculous amount for my ring, Fiance got it on a no interest payment plan because we didn’t have enough money up front. He has never complained about it, he said it should be something for me to have forever. I think it’s whatever you and your Fiance feel comfortable spending for a ring.

Post # 58
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Worker bee

MissEloise :  but what would the money spend so much money on? In order to “in return’ get an expensive engagement ring?

Post # 59
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59 posts
Worker bee

jewels84 :  My heart breaks for your dad. Rings, just like anything else (houses, cars, clothes, etc.), should be about personal preference and we will never be happy if we compare them to other people. Some people want huge, some small, some unique, but they are all beautiful. If that was your mom’s dream ring, she should be proud and show that thing off! There will always be someone richer, faster, smarter, prettier, but we cannot spend our life comparing. 

Post # 60
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

MissEloise :  re: e rings not good enough: my dad bought my mom a tiny diamond ring. Her mother thought it wasnt good enough, and took my mom to the best jewelry store in town to get her another one. Good god, can you imagiine?

They all have remained friendly during their lifetimes. But that is a hard one to swallow. And its not as though my grandmother was some Lady of the Manor, she was just a middle class person.

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