(Closed) How much was PAID for your ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How much was PAID for your ring?

    under $1000

    1001 - 2500

    2501 - 4000

    4001-5500

    5501-7000

    7001 - 8500

    8501 - 10,000

    10,001 - 11,500

    11,501 - 13,000

  • Post # 122
    Member
    7321 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @kimbo89: People like to get pricing info for insurance purposes in case the ring is lost, damaged or stolen. It’s pretty common.

    Post # 123
    Member
    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Forgot to add a photo of mine.

    Post # 124
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    3683 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @patchy:  You have to take into account that the ladies with more expensive rings may not be as comfortable posting their rings.  They may be understandably afraid of being subject to judgement.  It seems like every money/ring thread eventually takes a turn this direction.

    Heirlooms also shift these statistics.  If all you’ve got to buy is the setting, you can splurge on it, so $1000 will probably be average there.

    Also, alternative stones are quite popular here on the bee.  $1000 with Moissy, asha, white sapphire, or regular cz will get you a hell of a ring.  An equivalent ring in diamond could be anywhere from $3000-15,000 more.

    Post # 125
    Hostess
    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @abirdword: Agreed, while I voted in the poll I am so tired of these “money” threads turning into larger diamond bashing and comments suggesting how other people should spend their money that I didn’t post an actual answer.

     

    Post # 126
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Treejewel19: 100% true…& then you get the, “She’s lying, theres no way it could cost that much,” I’m pretty sure most of the people that don’t know me well think mine is fake…which is fine by me…I’d rather the majority not know that I wear a house to work everyday…lol!

    Post # 127
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    832 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    Mine is cubic zirconia, less than $50.  (Yes, I chose it myself.)  We’ll upgrade to moissanite in a couple years.  I would never get a ring that was natural (ie, not man made).  I’m ethically against most mining.  The silver for the band was repurposed, so I’m fine with that.

    Post # 128
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    5259 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It is app. at $15K, but we only paid $2-3K, because he won it, but we had to pay tax!

    Post # 129
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    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Treejewel19 Not everyone bashes big diamonds in here. I think big diamonds are lovely but they’re not for me – I’m not into big bling. I have small hands so it wouldn’t work. If it’s your choice though, then good for you. Just don’t really get why people get so sensitive about it – we’re never going to meet each other and probably will never see the rings in question. Do you get what I mean?

    Post # 130
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    832 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    @mrs_moden_to_be: Probably because girls are jealous, and a lot of them really do want the big ring, but it’s not affordable. 

    Post # 131
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    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @cubicalmouse Oh yeah, I’ve known jealous girls. I personally don’t get it – be happy with what you receive. If it’s not 50 grand why get your knickers in a twist?

    Post # 132
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    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wasn’t going to post in here, but then when someone piped up that this is helpful for those who are about to begin to ring shopping know what’s fair market value, that changed my mind!

    Mine is a 0.50 carat Canadian diamond / recycled platinum ring from Brilliant Earth – $3400.  (Super Ideal cut, VS1 clarity, I color)

    It’s more expensive than you would pay for a Kimberley process diamond, but the price is higher because of the costs that go into ensuring it is 100% conflict-free and was mined/cut using environmentally- and labor-friendly practices.

    Post # 133
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    12326 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @ForeverAndEverAfter: A house?  Well, that’s impressive.  Most people I’ve heard of have only compared it to the cost of a car.  Pics please!!

    Post # 134
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    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @abirdword: I was only looking at the poll, not the comments though. should be no shame in voting? and actually, I see why!

    the AVERAGE of this poll (which I just now took the time to calculate haha) is actually about $5600 , which totally matches the national average. so there’s the answer! just because MOST people buy $2000 rings, it only takes a couple buying $25k+ rings to rocket the ‘average’ up. this poll is probably a more accurate representation of how much the average individual’s ring costs, rather than just the average cost of everyone’s rings.

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    @mrs_moden_to_be: I agree! I’m a small person in general so I prefer to wear dainty things. but I would totally admire another woman’s jewelry, big or small, even if it’s not something I’d wear myself! heck, maybe when I’m older my tastes will change/fingers will get bigger and then suddenly I’ll be looking for golf-ball rocks. xD

    Post # 135
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    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My set (band not pictured because I’m not married yet lol)

    My Diamond was $4000
    Setting 580 (white gold)
    wedding band, white gold 3/4 eternity, tiny diamonds was 800

    BUUT we know the jewler and got everything with insurance, sizing and soder if we want for 3700.

    Post # 136
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    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @zagora: I love your ring on you, its gorgeous

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