(Closed) What did your ring cost?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How much did your ring cost?

    Under $500

    $500-$1,000

    $1,000-$2,500

    $2,500-$5,000

    $5,000-$10,000

    $10,000-$15,000

    Above $15,000

    It was a bargain! We could have paid more, but instead we saved.

    It was perfectly within our budget. Just the right price.

  • Post # 77
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @foreverthine:  That is absolutely beautiful! Very elegant. It totally does fit your hand. I think proportion is important… I LOVE really big diamonds on other people, but hated them on my hand. Funny how that works, isn’t it? 

    Post # 79
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    1.58 ct ideal cut round brilliant diamond set in platinum, H, VS1, cost Fiance ~$15,000 from what I can gather. I wanted a simple, classic solitaire & he more than exceeded my expectations… I love it!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 80
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

    F-G, VS2, 1.02 Celebration princess cut diamond ($5600) and my diamond and amethyst band was $250..plain band was around $100…so entire set was about $6000….not including what I paid to have it kite set and etc.

    Post # 81
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think we got a pretty good deal, we live in NYC and we got my ring custom made in the diamond district. My ring cost about $6,500 Emerald cut 1.11 carats SI1 D color. My setting is 18k white gold .85 carats. Almost 2 carats total

     

    Post # 82
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    My ring was just under $8000 and was under budget.  It’s a Tacori, 18K white gold, emerald cut center diamond (0.75 ct, F color, I don’t remember the rest of the specs offhand), approximately 1 ct total weight.  

    We haven’t purchased our wedding bands yet (we’ll be doing that in the next couple of months), so I’m not sure what the total price of my set will be.

     

    Post # 83
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    The assumption that an SI1 clarity rating is “poor clarity” is inaccurate, IMO. There are many, many eye-clean SI stones without clouds impeding light play. As a PP mentioned, cut is far more important, and that goes beyond GIA XXX, IMO. The angles involved are crucial to a diamond’s performance, and not all GIA XXX stones are top performers. As it has been mentioned, there are SI stones that will blow a lot of VVS stones out of the water in terms of performance based on cut.

     

    Almost everyone makes compromises when it comes to buying a diamond, and there are few D coloured IF stones around, especially in larger sizes (though there certainly are some). I think it’s fair if someone chooses a smaller stone with a very high colour and clarity rating if that is what matters to them. But it is also very reasonable for someone to choose not to pay for quality they cannot see with the naked eye, and SI stones often provide that. They can look identical to higher clarity stones, even right next to one another, and their flaws can often only be seen under magnification. That doesn’t make an SI stone automatically a poorer performer than a higher clarity stone.

     

    Post # 84
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    ^ My apologies. I haven’t a clue what made the font size change, nor do I know how to change it back…

    Post # 85
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @CookieDough_love:  Thank you! I love your too. I like the “taller” rings. 🙂

    Post # 86
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Mine was $52. I told my fiancé that I didn’t want him to blow any real cash on my ring. My grandma left me rings when she died, so I have plenty of bling, lol. He saw a 50% off sign when we were on vacation and went to buy it while I was in the kitty toy shop. He found a diamond with a knot in it, which is a perfect allusion to The Count Of Monte Cristo, my favourite book. 

    Overall, it just didn’t seem practical to spend money on a ring when we really need an industrial deep-fryer. hehe 🙂

    Post # 88
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

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    @echomomm:  +100000

    I can’t tell you how many people compliment my ring on its amazing sparkle or how many times people have told me it’s “see-through”. Constantly people tell me they didn’t think a cushion cut could sparkle so much. My diamond is an SI but it’s also an E in color and has an excellent cut. It doesn’t matter what the specifics of your stone is as long as it works for you And you love it!

    Post # 89
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    Helper bee

    Well, the UK equivalent of about $600, so not too expensive at all. Very well within budget, especially as it’s RRP for $1800!

     

     

     

    Post # 90
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    Busy bee

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    @I_Do_The_Dew:  Hahahahaha @ industrial deep fryer.

    Post # 91
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I didn’t vote because I don’t have it yet, but we are looking in the $500-$1000 range or lower. I don’t want anything fancy and we both have other priorities right now

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