(Closed) salary vs ring size poll

posted 11 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Yearly couple's income (yours + your fiance's) versus size of center diamond

    $0-$50K salary & 0.1-0.9 ct diamond

    $0-$50K salary & 1-1.9 ct diamond

    $0-$50K salary & 2+ ct diamond

    $50K-$125K salary & 0.1-0.9 ct diamond

    $50K-$125K salary & 1-2 ct diamond

    $50K-$125K salary & 2+ ct diamond

    $125K-$200K salary & 0.1-0.9 ct diamond

    $125K-$200K salary & 1-2 ct diamond

    $125K-$200K salary & 2+ ct diamond

  • Post # 3
    45 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Just in my opinion, there’s a huge difference between 50 k and 125 k

    Post # 4
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Also (IMO) quite a difference between .1 & .9 carats.

    Post # 5
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Also, keep in mind this might depend on the quality of the ring.  An excellent quality half carat ring could cost as much as a poor quality one carat ring.

    Post # 6
    453 posts
    Helper bee

    Not everyone gets a solitaire, or a diamond for that matter. My ring is 3 carats, but it is an eternity ring.

    Post # 7
    8943 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Honestly, I think that just because you are making a lot of money doesn’t mean you have to spend it all on a ring or anything for that matter.

    Post # 8
    1344 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I agree. We make a decent amount of money (imo) but chose a smaller ring because 1) that’s my style, and 2) we wanted to use our money for other things! Our income had no bearing on the size of my ring in any way.

    Post # 10
    1337 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Income didn’t have a bearing (to the outside world) of the size of ring. instead of a income/diamond relationship, we have more of an income/assets relationship, if that makes sense (i.e., we max out 401ks, own a home, substancial savings, etc.). I wouldn’t personally feel comfortable spending 10k+ on a ring, even at our income, and def not if I made any less. 

    Post # 11
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I completely agree- and I know 

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    @abbyful: we shouldn’t read more into it, I’m not! Just explaining that Fiance bought a house that he and I chose about 6 months before he proposed, and I prefer more delicate rings, so I’m happy with what he chose. While mine is between 1-2 carats, that’s exactly what I wanted and it fit into his salary (around 100K). There are beautiful rings in all sizes. I definitely know what you’re saying though, that there are girls I know without bigger incomes but with big rings, and those who make more and opt for smaller stones. To each her own 🙂

    Post # 12
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Again, it’s unfortunate that people seem to blur quality with only the size.  I have a small carat .5 but it is near perfect colour/clarity.  Someone can have a 1 carat and it could be poor quality and even be cheaper……odd poll, especially with the whole income thing. 

    Post # 13
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I thought the poll was interesting. Although the other C’s definitely count as well, pretty much the only thing I really notice about other girls’ rings is the carat size. It’s not like you get out your magnifying glass to check out your friends’ bling, so I think the carat is the most emphasized. Another interesting poll would be the income vs. the total cost of the ring, since different metals cost different amounts too. In the end, though, it’s also up to personal preference… mostly of your man, unless he tells you in advance…

    Post # 14
    5592 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it’s interesting.  We work with a lot of people who have the same occupation combo (and salary) as us, and I’ll admit I check out the size of their rings. 

    I think it just comes down to your priorities.

    Post # 15
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I have a sapphire main stone in my ring, not a diamond, so impossible to answer. But that was not chosen for financial reasons.

    Post # 16
    2042 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think the combined income skews the results a bit. I’m 7 years older than my husband and make almost twice as much, but he paid for the ring all on his own so my income has no bearing on it. It’s a carat and I love it because he was so proud of being able to afford it at the time<3 We may or may not upgrade in the future.

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