Taboo Question? How much did your ring cost?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How much did your engagement ring cost?
    I have no idea. : (43 votes)
    5 %
    under $1000 : (120 votes)
    14 %
    $1000 - $3000 : (210 votes)
    24 %
    $3000 - $5000 : (129 votes)
    15 %
    $5000 - $8000 : (134 votes)
    15 %
    $8000 - $12000 : (101 votes)
    12 %
    $12000 - $15000 : (43 votes)
    5 %
    $15000 - $20000 : (38 votes)
    4 %
    $20000 - $35000 : (43 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    Mine is vintage and cost under $1000. Way under $1000, actually.

    Post # 4
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    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    With my wedding band, diamond, and setting the total was about 7,000.

    Post # 5
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    5262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    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
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    Mine was around $4900. The setting was about $1100 of that.

    Post # 8
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    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    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
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    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    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 # 10
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    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have no idea.

    Post # 11
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    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    2397 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    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 # 14
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    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
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    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    $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
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    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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!

     

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