(Closed) POLL: How many months' salary did your FI spend on your e-ring?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How many months' salary did your FI spend on your e-ring?
    < 1 month : (150 votes)
    38 %
    1 - 3 months : (165 votes)
    42 %
    4 - 6 months : (17 votes)
    4 %
    > 6 months : (7 votes)
    2 %
    We paid for it jointly, because that's what we wanted! : (16 votes)
    4 %
    He never told me and I never asked. I just love it. : (25 votes)
    6 %
    Heirloom/other : (16 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    209 posts
    Helper bee

    It was somewhere around 2 months worth of his salary, pre-tax, post bonus if it were split across the year, or around 3 months pre-tax salary without the bonus.

    Post # 3
    Member
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Before or after taxes?

    Post # 4
    Member
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I believe my fiance paid one month’s salary for my ring. We chose a ring that we loved together, and then he got it. I think he would have gotten whatever ring I wanted, just as long as it remained within the budget that we agreed upon. c: I love my ring and am so glad we didn’t spend more than we did!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1586 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    It’s not a “tradition” — it was a marketing campaign designed to get people to spend more.

    Post # 6
    Member
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Before taxes my Fiance spent less than 1 months salary, after taxes he spent 1 month and halfs salary. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I know it’s all relative, but if somone is $100,000 in debt why in the world would they spend 10K on a ring.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    9448 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    <1 month.. before OR after taxes.  It’s still plenty of ring for me, lol.  Im glad he mentioned he was saving up 3 months salary (which some etiquette thing online told him to do) and i was like wtf.. I don’t even want the wedding to cost that much!

    Post # 9
    Member
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

     He spent about what he would get before taxes on a single two week paycheck.  Which is still about double what I wanted him to spend but he got around that by buying a wedding set instead of an engagement ring by Itself. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    2076 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have no idea and I don’t want to know.  It was his money so it was his decision.  Whatever he spent on it doesn’t matter because my ring is gorgeous and I love it.  If I found out that he only spent $50 or over $100K it certainly isn’t going to make me love it more or less.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1909 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I don’t know and don’t care.  What mattered to him is that I was happy with my ring, and what mattered to me what that I was happy with it and it didn’t cause him financial strain.  We both got what we wanted.  Honestly, I think it’s in poor taste to discuss ring prices.  My Darling Husband and one of our friends were discussing ring and prices and appraisal amounts last weekend at a bar and I was mortified.  I think that’s something personal.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1706 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m LOL-ing over it being 3 months now, instead of the 2 I heard a lot about growing up. 

    Original e-ring was 1 week’s salary (his only), upgrade 1 was 2 weeks (his only), upgrade 2 was 2 weeks (combined), upgrade 3 is about 1 week of just my salary. All after taxes.

    We’ll have to be 100% debt free before I could ever consider spending more than a few weeks combined salary on a piece of jewelry.

    My shopping spree a year or two after eliminating all debt though is going to be epic!   

    Post # 15
    Member
    1909 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    MrsCassie:  I think 3 months salary on a ring is a terrible marker.  That’s one quarter of someone’s yearly income which is pretty substantial, regardless of income amount.  

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