Post # 1
For some reason, I feel like this question is just one you can’t ask. Overall budget, sure. DJ, flowers, fine. Ring, uh… Do you feel the same way?
But, I’m super curious anyway! The last poll on Weddingbee for ring price was in 2007 so I think it’s time for an update.
I think we are judged by our rings all the time, but it’s so hard to determine price with the naked eye or without a gemology report. And the trends seem to favor larger stones, rather than higher quality. Let’s check out the reality…
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Mine is vintage and cost under $1000. Way under $1000, actually.
Post # 4
With my wedding band, diamond, and setting the total was about 7,000.
Post # 5
Exactly $1,000, including the setting itself, and resizing, and I’m very grateful for it. I didn’t expect a ring that much, and actually I get picky with the setting, not the diamond. (The setting was $200 of the overall price.)
It’s worth much more, though, that price is at cost about 10 years ago. We have, er, hookups.
Post # 6
Mine is an antique. We had to do a repair to it, so altogether it was $2100. But, now after the repair, it is valued higher for our insurance.
Post # 7
Mine was around $4900. The setting was about $1100 of that.
Post # 8
We got my e-ring, my wedding set (long story, but I got an e-ring+ a set) and DH’s band for around 1000$).
I did not want a ring with a high setting, in fact, everything needed to be “flush”. Also, I tried on many, many rings, but only the very simple ones (and less expensive, yay!) looked nice on me – others looked like aliens on my fingers.
So the most beautiful rings for me also allowed us to put our money where we like it best: in our pockets for a house and travel and other plans.
Post # 9
I don’t know exactly but I would bet less than $500. The diamond and band were gifted to him by women in his family so all he had to pay for were two small sapphires and a jeweler to create the setting.
Post # 11
Mine cost $1900. He picked it out himself. We never went and looked at rings, nor did I tell him what I wanted. He just went and did it all himself! I love it to death! It’s .5 karat, but looks bigger because the diamond quality is incredible. He went for quality over size, and I couldn’t be happier!
Post # 12
I think my ering was $3500, but I’m not sure. I was peaking over my DH’s shoulder when he was writing down notes in his notebook. lol
Post # 13
I made my Fiance tell me because I always misvalue things and I didn’t want to think it cost less than it really did, weird huh?
Post # 14
Mine was around $2500 for the set. I only know this because Fiance had to give me the receipt so I could take it in and get it sized.
I asked him why he didn’t spend more (I don’t care, was just curious) and he said he thought I’d be mad if he did! I was like, yes, I’m frugal to the point of being cheap sometimes, but this is different!
Post # 15
$927 for my vintage 1920s ring. Many similar rings we saw at antique stores for $2500 – $3500, but we totally lucked out on this one 🙂 We went ring shopping together a few months before he proposed so that I could choose what I liked and he could still suprise me when he actually proposed. It worked!
Post # 16
Edit – – I took down my post – – – I don’t want to feel judged by my ring value and I hope I never am. If we had to pay retail for my rings we simply wouldn’t have been able to afford them, that’s the reality of that! And yes I agree 100% w/ daydreamwanderer – – The important thing isn’t the size, financial value or quality of the diamond – the important thing is the love that that ring represents!