(Closed) Was $$$ the biggest factor in choosing your ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I don’t know if I could say the same since I didn’t look at very many that were beyond by price range.  On purpose. 

But out of all the ones that were in my price range, mine is my hands down favorite and beat out another ring that was actually a bit more expensive.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Cost was a factor when we went to just look at rings, but then when I was trying to explain to the sales lady what style I was wanting, she showed us a ring as an example of what she thought I was looking for (she wasn’t high pressure at all), we both knew it was the one and we through our original budget right out the window. The sales lady was a little shocked by our response to the ring, but just knew it was the one, and I am so happy we were able to get it. I will never be upgrading this ring.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

By no means was cost a factor in my setting. I chose a setting I likes (which happened to be pretty expensive). Money was a factor in my diamond, though.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

By no means was cost a factor in my setting. I chose a setting I likes (which happened to be pretty expensive). Money was a factor in my diamond, though.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Cost was definitely a factor for us. I did not want him paying over $3000 for an engagement ring, as I felt like the money could go towards something else, like a downpayment on a home, or our wedding.  I still got a beautiful ring…all I could ever want, and don’t feel guilty that I have a downpayment on my finger. I didn’t try rings on that were not within our budget. I did try one on that was about $10,000 but it was 100% for fun, and not something I would ever wear.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had a budget and we worked with it. Just walking into a jewelry store and getting my heart set on a ring without knowing how much it is is a scary thought. I feel like that sets you up for dissapointment unless you have an unlimited budget. 

While money did dictate the ring that we chose, I still love it just as much as I would a ring that cost 10x more. Maybe down the road we’ll upgrade but for now, I’m happy with my budget e-ring. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

No, but I didn’t pick it out. We actually didn’t even really go ring shopping so it was entirely up to him. He picked it out himself and I love it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Kind of–we didn’t want something really expensive. But I’d say finding a pretty non-diamond stone was the biggest factor for us, moreso than money.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well, at first, I was a bit intimidated by the prices we saw, like, dayumn…thousands!!  But, in the end, when its all said and done, I should have just picked the one that was affordable and the one that I liked the most, and not taken the one that the salesman thought was “a great choice for me”.  My babe still didnt break the bank, and I got the one that I originally wanted.  Our limit was 2k…which is plenty for me because we have a home and things to take care of, and I feel that the ring I have “fits” my lifestyle, ya know??…BUT if $$ were no object to me, who knows, LOL!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Money was very important, I couldn’t justify spending over a certain $ amount on jewelry even though he had it. My only regret was not splurging a little more for a better color diamond. Mine is a color grade I and while it looks great in most lights, it can yellow a bit in some lighting. It wouldn’t bother me as much if my side stones weren’t perfectly bright white all the time. I would never upgrade though because the symbolism is far more important than the looks. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Darling Husband and I had our rings custom made, so no, money wasn’t as important as choosing something that reflected our own personal styles. We figured we’re wearing these for the rest of our lives, so it was worth getting exactly what we wanted.

That said, although we chose platinum all around, I also went with coloured gemstones, so my e-ring didn’t cost anywhere close to that whole 3 months’ salary nonsense, nor did either of our wedding bands; I’m sure if either of us had wanted diamonds cost would have been more of an issue.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No the biggest factor was ethically mined diamonds. Since I inisisted it be Canadian I got a tiny little diamond for twice the price, but I’m happy knowing exactly where it came from.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did not want my engagement ring to cost more than $500.  I do not value jewlery very much – I wanted something symbolic of our relationship and that’s it.  I wanted to feel comfortable wearing my ring everywhere (including a free clinic I volunteer at).  Of all my friends/ colleagues, I have the smallest ring (by choice).  Considering I’m in a field that pays over $100K, a $500 ring isn’t much, LOL.  At this point, I don’t intend on upgrading the ring in the future.

Edit: I’m fully aware that I probably do not follow the norm in terms of wanting a perfect ring of a certain size, and I am very comfortable with that decision.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

not at all. The 4 C’s were more of a factor than cost.

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