Post # 17
@MakingHerWait: I don’t think it’s necessary to tell her. I know how much mine cost because we designed the ring together, and based on PPs, that seems to be how most other women know the cost of their ring. I think it’s totally fine for it to be a secret!
Post # 18
@MakingHerWait: My DH left the reciept in the packet of the specs/proof of purchase that I have to take with me whenever I get it cleaned at Jared’s!
So I might have peeked.
Post # 19
I know how much my ring cost because we have joint finances and we picked out the ring together, it was a custom designed ring.
Post # 20
I know the price of my ring, because my Fiance and I selected it together, and before that discussed the budget together. I’ve never been outright asked what it cost, thankfully, but then again I don’t generally associate with people who are that rude.
I’ve been asked the size, and if we got a good deal (we worked with my parents’ personal jewler, so a friend who is looking to propose asked if it’s worth it for him to get connected with our guy). Other than that, nothing too rude about the price of it, I would never share the dollar amount anyways.
Post # 21
@MakingHerWait: My fiance did not tell me what the ring cost, and I have never asked. I don’t even know what the carat weight is, and I don’t really care. It is much more extravagant that I ever dreamed it would be, and given that we don’t have combined finances either, I don’t think it’s my place to ask. I’d just feel guilty about how much he spent, since I’m the breadwinner by a pretty good margin.
Post # 22
We went ring shopping together, and I picked out a ring that I was in love with. Of course I looked at the price. I knew roughly what the budget was and was not prepared to fall in love with something he would have to max himself out on.
Post # 23
I do know, only because I picked it out and it was on Ebay. It was cheap, but looks expensive, and I love it. And it appraised for more than double what Fiance paid!
Post # 24
Yep. I’m the one who picked it out. Although he bought it without me, he gave me the paperwork after he proposed so that I could file it for safekeeping/warranty purposes.
Post # 25
Yes, I know how much my engagement ring cost because we picked out the diamond and setting together in the jewelry store. We were already engaged, though, so the ring was not part of the proposal and frankly didn’t need to be a surprise at that point. I don’t mind that I know, but I also wouldn’t mind if I didn’t know. I’m just happy to have a ring that suits me!
I also know how much my wedding band cost because my husband and I have identical bands, and we bought each other’s band.
Post # 26
I don’t have an issue with knowing and no one has ever been rude enough to ask that question. And if anyone were to ever ask I would flat out tell them that’s none of their business.
Post # 27
We picked out the setting together and shopped for stones together, I had to take it to get appraised to insure it as his schedule at the time would not have allowed for him to get it done.
Post # 28
@MakingHerWait: She doesn’t need to know, no.
I know because we picked out everything together. I saw the diamond and the price, and I was there when we ordered the setting. It’s not “traditional,” but it’s how we work.
ETA – no one has ever been rude enough to ask me what it costs, but probably because I don’t even specifically answer questions about the “specs.” It’s “a little over a carat.” It has “really good clarity,” etc.
Post # 29
i know approximately what he paid for my ring. i don’t think it mattered to either of us if i knew.
Post # 30
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
I know. But it was because he had me pick it out. He was afraid to pick sour something I did not like.
Post # 31
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@MakingHerWait: I know what mine cost because I was there at the jewelry store to help design the ring. We met with our jeweler about 5 times before we settled on every detail, but once we did, I asked for the final price so we could make sure it was within our budget, and a good price for what we were getting.