Post # 77
Wow, I have to say I’m surprised by how many stuck to that rule. BUT, its totally a personal choice and I think it depends on a lot of factors. We could afford more, but my Fiance spent about 1/2 month salary, on sale, which was fine by me. Not to mention convenient when he got laid off 6 months later. Phew. Sometimes his frugality is frustrating, but most of the time I adore him for it.
Post # 78
FH spent about a month’s salary on my e-ring and wedding ring set (purchased seperately). I couldn’t see him spending any more than that because we have things things we need to spend our money on (mainly, home improvements).
Post # 79
If Fiance had had spent 3 months (or even 2 months!) salary on my ring I probably wouldn’t be able to lift my hand. It would have been an obscene amout of $$$ to spend on a piece of jewelry. He spent less than 2 weeks salary, and that was a perfect amount.
Post # 80
There is no way I would have expected him to spend that much money. He said it was ok if the ring I ended up liking was that expensive, but that we would need to wait a while to save up for it. In the end the ring I fell in love with cost much, much less than that.
After all, an engagement ring given with love and sincerity means the same thing whether it cost £2 or £2000, and that meaning is so much more important than any price tag.
Post # 81
My ring cost $210. Wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Post # 82
i think spending 2 months salary on a e-ring is pretty extravagant… especially as more and more women stop wearing their e-ring after a while of being married and just wear the wedding band? but thats just me..
Post # 83
I do not who thought up the 2 month rule. The first time I got married the saying was one month’s salary. I think it is ridiculous, especially when there are so many other things the money could be spent on.
Post # 84
I was in the jewellery store getting my rings cleaned a few months ago and there were a couple of guys in there waiting for approval for financing…just makes me nervous to see people do that. I understand that people can’t upfront that much money right away, but I would hope that some of the boys can start planning and saving for it in advance rather than pay an additional amount in interest financing the ring.
Post # 85
I have heard two months salary, but it’s definatly a personal choice. Fiance spent about that much on my ring but that was his budget.
Post # 86
haha my SO spent less than one paycheck on mine! but it appraised for about a months salary…
Post # 87
we had budgeted for about a months salary, but ended up spending less (about 2 weeks worth of his salary) and i got the ring of my dreams!
Post # 88
I said yes, it’s appropriate – but only because he’s a student who doesn’t make much anyway! 😛
Post # 89
This sort of thinking is one of the reason I hate the whole idea of engagement rings. (Let’s publicly announce how much Fiance makes, shall we?) NotFroofy and I decided not to have engagement rings at all.
Post # 90
His absolute limit was his then 2 months salary. I told him I would highly upset if he paid that much though. He ended up paying what his 2 month salary is now as he took a pay cut when he went from contractor to full-time. Still wish he could have paid less but it was still a half to a third of the appraisal value.