(Closed) Is it worth financing a ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Bumble bee

Definitely don’t finance – it won’t be worth it in the long run, if you’re paying it off plus interest!

Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Like other PPs have said, it’s only worth considering IF there is a no interest period and you are 100% positive you can pay it off within that period. Otherwise, I don’t think it’s worth taking on the debt. 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

hssweetheart :  Absolutely not worth it. Buy what you can afford. 

If you have to save for a few months to get it, do it, but never finance a ring, or a wedding for that matter. 

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

No. Save up and buy it cash, then insure it. It’s so important to insure your ring (if it’s not something you can easily afford to replace) because you never know when it could be lost or damaged. I am not sure why you think the jeweler would have mentioned it- you’d have to go through your insurance company and add it on to your renters/homeowners, etc policy. 

I am sorry you lost your ring, but 7 months is a long time to wear an uninsured ring. Call it a lesson learned and save up for a new one, cash. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I agree do not to finance a ring. Could you ask that wedding gifts be in the form of a contribution to a new ring? Maybe between that and your own funds, you could get the ring of your dreams. You could set up a ‘go fund me’ for your wedding guests.  

Post # 36
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Sugar bee

No, it’s not worth it. It’s a discretionary purchase, not a necessity like food or shelter. Buy only what you can afford in cash and save the debt financing for a house.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

We financed my ring but we also got the O% interest . I am slightly confused why everyone is so against getting it financed ??? I mean cash is always best but sometimes people just want the credit history .. Anyway good luck and I hope you find a ring soon and sorry you lost the other one . Please please !!  Get insurance ! I have jewelers mutual and they cover lose and damage . It is very reasonable price wise . Hugs 

Post # 39
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Worker bee

I’ve never really understood why anyone would finance a ring. I think you should get what you can afford at the time. 

Post # 40
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

No, I would never finance a ring. There are a lot of Etsy sellers who do payment plans that I would consider if I really fell in love with a ring, because they do 0% interest. But there are tons and tons of GORGEOUS rings in the $500 and under range! 

What kind of stone do you want? How about the setting? Here are some examples!

This one is $445 from Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/156756645/rose-gold-morganite-ring-morganite?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=morganite%20engagement%20ring&ref=sr_gallery_5

This one is $398!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/468874183/antique-diamond-engagement-ring-vvs?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=antique%20diamond%20engagement%20ring&ref=sr_gallery_15

This one is in the $400 something range (price depends on your finger size).

https://www.etsy.com/listing/271677528/5mm-round-cut-moissanite-diamond-ring?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=engagement%20ring%20moissanite&ref=sr_gallery_69

This one is in the $500 something range, again depending on your finger size. 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/271398432/14k-rose-gold-5mm-round-moissanite-ring?ref=related-2

Post # 41
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Bumble bee

hssweetheart :  No, no, no. A million times no! Diamond rings lose 50% of their value the moment they leave the store. Diamonds are not an investment, just a trinket, so treat it as such. Buy what you can afford in cash. $2,500 is a lot of money for a piece of jewelry if you’re not wealthy. the expectation that average earners and even below average earners should spend literally thousands on a piece of jewelry is ridiculous. You can get a stunning ring for a price you can afford. My engagement ring was around $600 and I love it. 

Post # 42
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

There are also options in the $150-$200 range. You just have to look. 🙂 EBay has tons of good deals – Just check the feedback and reviews! 🙂

Post # 43
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Blushing bee

If you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. Never finance anything except essential items (like a mortgage, or maybe a boiler if it breaksdown and you have zero cash to pay for it up front). 

Buy a nice copy, then save up to upgrade to the real thing. No one will know but you. 

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