Post # 76
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
i disagree with the ring price proportional to finances theory as well. though i find it interesting how much society/marketing/whatever can ingrain it into the guy’s head as he’s off buying a ring. Mr. sew was really stressed out that my ring was WAY under the amount he was “supposed” to pay for it. i told him he could take the rest of what he planned to spend and give it to me in the form of expensive crafting tools. he said no and put it back in the bank 😛 boo.
Post # 77
I find it funny how this post was going great until someone mentioned that It’s “tacky” and “won’t end well” you guys are the ones that turned it ugly..just sayin
Post # 78
I skewed the poll 🙂
I got my center stone free (heirloom) and the appraisal on the stone it drove the total ring value into the double digits. In reality my Fiance only paid 20% of what the ring is worth.
Post # 79
well technically i don’t have one yet, but i chose it randomly on a lunch break at work.
i saw a ring, fell in love with it, thinking it was like, a lot. then she pulled it out and VOILA! only $299.
basically, i was sold. so here’s hoping he’ll propose soon so i can finally have *my* ring.
Post # 80
@ corgi- thanks! I lusted after one that was twice the cost (diamonds went further around, and finding this one in our budget was like a huge piece of good luck!
@ scissors hahaha re crafting tools.
when my parents got engaged they were really into outdoor sports and my dad let my mom pick how to spend the money. so she got an engagement windsurfer (take that size contests lol)
I love hearing what people spent, because it is interesting. to all those who think its tacky- maybe read other posts instead. I don’t think this was designed to offend you and i think you are offending people calling their posts tacky. just saying.
Post # 81
I dont really feel it’s tacky to say, plus there is a poll, it just gives an idea of whats the average, kinda nice to know. And it also helps to see which types of diamonds cost what in terms of their specs, it’s interesting! No one is being rude to each other, so I dont consider it a competition lol
Post # 82
I agree with you about in real life, I wouldn’t want people to know in real life how much my ring costs, if I decide to tell close family, thats up to me, but I’m shocked that people actually ask this question in real life! Online, it’s sorta anonymous, so I don’t get offended, it’s not like you know me lol.
Post # 83
- Wedding: October 2007 - Organic farm an hour from San Francisco
I also think it’s not proportional. Mr. GB was unemployed when we got engaged, so my ring should have been from a crackerjack box!
Post # 84
He spent too much, $6500 but I love my ring to death. He knew me and my taste perfectly to pick it out himself. He went for high quality of quantity. I couldn’t imagine ever having a ring like I do and am eternally grateful.
Post # 85
i’m not going to say how much we spent (but i did vote), however, it got appraised for 1/5 more than what he paid!
there is a teeny tiny itty bitty miniscule inclusion on it (fiance saw the loose diamond under the microscope and couldnt even find it lol), and it’s now covered with a prong, so we got an excellent “deal” on it as the inclusion took the clarity from a VS1 to a VS2. the bling looks flawless now, but the insurance is higher than it would have been had it been appraised for what he paid =p
Post # 86
I agree too that what you earn doesn’t really dictate what you buy. To some extent I’m sure it does somewhat if you look at a macro view of trends… but on an individual level I would never try to predict based on a ring. I have friends who have LOTS of money who opt for a smaller ring because thats more their style and/or they simply don’t see the point of an expensive ring. I also have several friends who have gotten (big) heirloom diamonds that they never could have purchased themselves. I think your shoes may be more indicative of your income than your ring 🙂
although I guess I make an okay living and I generally run around in target flip flops so maybe that theory fails too hehe
Post # 87
Also, for the record… I’m all about a deal. I love MY ring. Because its my ring. I don’t KNOW how much he spent its just an educated guess based on where he bought it and its specs. If I found out that he spent half what I thought… I would be thrilled! It would mean he got an even better deal than I thought! 🙂
Post # 88
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Add me to the list of people who aren’t crazy about these posts about ring cost. I feel like there’s a lot of potential for judgment of others in these types of posts. As in “Your fiance only spent $250 on your ring? That sucks.” Or “Wow, he spent $22k? That seems so gratuitous.”
Then again, I usually skip the ring posts on here. I know nothing about size, clarity, inclusions, etc. and I just don’t care.
Anyway, I voted, but I won’t be telling specifics. I’ll just say that my ring was VERY affordable, much moreso than we expected. I’m thrilled that the boy didn’t even come close to going into debt for it, and I love it – it’s vintage and I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
Post # 89
Wow, can I just say I’m surprised by how many $15k+ rings are out there?? Somehow I think this poll is skewed…