(Closed) The 3 months salary rule when purchase an e-ring? Especially for high earners

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 107
40 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

Much to my chagrin, my Fiance spent about two months salary on my ring. I preferred something less expensive but he was adamant about me having a real diamond. Seeing it was his money, the ball was totally in his court. I probably would have thrown a fit if he suggested spending any more than he did.

Post # 108
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Cabbagefairy:  +1 … you’re exactly right.

Post # 109
7767 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

No way.  I don’t think people actually follow that “rule.”  My rule is get what you want and can still afford. 

Post # 110
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh hell no, Fiance makes $5000 a month, I would make him return it if he spent 15,000 on a ring for me! 

Post # 111
3694 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wouldn’t call us high earners, but upper-middle for sure.  He picked a number out of thin air as a budget for my diamond.  A nice fat round number.  In the end it was almost 3 months’ salary (net) for the diamond, custom setting, and wedding band, but he had it all saved and didn’t have to finance it.  We also both valued the idea of a higher-quality smaller stone that a 2+ carat included diamond.  But he still wanted it to look appropriate for my fat fingers and our position in life, so a high quality diamond around a carat starts to get spendy. 

I’d have been happy with less, but I love what I have and am certainly not unhappy that he spent so much.  He wouldn’t have spent it on new furniture, it was for a ring, that’s just how he is. 

Post # 113
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Fiance makes 6 figures and we spent nowhere near 3 months salary.  We didn’t even spend a month’s salary.  I think that’s a silly “tradition.”

I’d base spending decisions for this more on the amount in savings and what percentage of that you feel OK moving from savings to your finger.


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