(Closed) Ring Guilt spin off poll

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Pick the highest price you'd be comfortable with without guilt!
    $100 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    $500 : (6 votes)
    5 %
    $1000 : (5 votes)
    4 %
    $1500 : (4 votes)
    3 %
    $2000 : (10 votes)
    8 %
    $3000 : (15 votes)
    11 %
    $5000 : (28 votes)
    21 %
    $7500 : (8 votes)
    6 %
    $10000 : (17 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    3248 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    $2000 at most! And I would kind of hope that would be for a ring set, rather than just the e-ring. I adore the colorful sparkliness of moissanite (I LOVE the looks of that stone), so my standards shouldn’t pose a problem. 🙂


    Post # 4
    12257 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    No amount! I’d start to feel guilty, then I’d look at my ring and get distracted!

    Post # 6
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I didn’t even like DH spending ~$1000 on my rings (E-ring+band)

    Post # 7
    60 posts
    Worker bee

    I put $3000, as a PP said, I’d hope that it came as a set at that price though.  On it’s own, anything between 1000 and 2000 would be fine.  Over that, and I’d be concerned he was breaking the bank.

    Post # 8
    5407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    It totally depends on income and circumstances for me.

    Post # 9
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’d just feel like more than $5000 for something that sits on my finger is a waste. I’d rather spend the extra on vacation, etc. My ring wa $3700. 

    Post # 10
    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’d be comfortable with any price, so long as we’re financially stable and able to afford it. I wouldn’t go into debt over a ring, but hey, if we can afford it (and I mean really afford it. Not a “we can afford it if we eat ramen for the rest of our lives kinda thing.)

    Post # 11
    2665 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    I feel like anything over $15k is excessive, no matter how much money you make. FI didn’t spend anything close to that- it was a little less than $5000 (not including wedding band). Quite honestly I was expecting him to spend more than that, since I had to explain to him that the 3 months’ salary “rule” isn’t actually a rule.

    Post # 12
    3919 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    In my brain, I was hoping DH wouldn’t spend more than $5000 on a ring. He did the ring all on his own so this wasn’t a conversation we ever had. My ring was $7500. It’s taken me a long time to be comfortable with that (and I’m still not 100% comfortable but I LOVE LOVE LOVE it so I’ll be ok) 🙂

    Post # 14
    1608 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @BlondeBee:  exactly this. Honestly, I thought I would feel guilty when I got my ring (knowing roughly how much he was spending) and as soon as I saw it all of my fears disappeared. I’m excessively happy with it and I have absolutely no guilt- if FI had drained his savings I may have felt bad, but we’re doing fine AND I happen to have a stellar ring. No complaints.

    Post # 15
    3101 posts
    Sugar bee

    @chillinchillin:  My ring was $800, but I would have been more comfortable under $500.  I definitely wouldn’t have spent $1,000.

    Post # 16
    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @chillinchillin:  I’d only feel guilty if he spent more than he could afford at my request (which I would never make).  If he spends $10000+ and saved and can afford that amount/wants to spend that amount then that’s okay by me!

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