(Closed) What did your ring cost?

posted 7 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 # 122
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    Bee Keeper

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    @foxandnegayo:  Cut stuff can get very technical/mathematical. If you’re interested, pricescope is a good source for that information. BTW, GIA ex, which you have, is generally a great sign, and can be seen as roughly interchangeable with “ideal cut” (…but not “superideal”…yes there is such a thing, but it is more controversial). Then there is the Holloway Cut Advisor and scope images (I’m a big fan of both of those), but some of the scope image interpretations are controversial (more brilliance is always better, even at the cost of other things? Definitely debateable).

    In terms of being purely a marketing term, maybe she was thinking of the Hearts and Arrows brand? The round H&A diamonds are always ideal cut, but they are not the only diamonds that are.

    Post # 123
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    $465 for my beautiful, exactly-what-I-wanted Moissanite ring. It was a steal.

    Post # 124
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have a 1.51 ct princess diamond. VS1, F. No pics right now. He bought it in a plain white gold band so I could pick out my own setting and wedding ring to match. No idea what he paid.

    Post # 125
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @ceebree:  My stone was SO’s grandmother’s but I still want to play 🙂 They appraised it to be approximately a .65 carat, G, VS1 so a comparable stone on Bluenile is maybe $1800? The setting was customized and was $1900 (platinum). So, it would be approximately $3700 if I bought it today, but it appriased for 5k 🙂

    Post # 126
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My ring cost just under 11k, which was right in our budget. The Tacori setting cost just under $4k and the diamond cost a little over 6k. The center stone is 1.05 carats, SI-2, G, Good cut. The diamonds in the setting total 0.42 carats and are VS, G, good cut

     

    Post # 128
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    We inherited ours. Otherwise, it would’ve cost over 10,000 for the stone alone. That wasn’t going to happen.

    Post # 129
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    @joya_aspera:  thank you for the info 🙂

    Post # 130
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @mistress_anne:  and it is such a gorgeous ring! I love stars and if I had found any that looked similar to that we totally would have been ring twins! This one had been stocked into inventory and we clean all the jewelry that comes out for sale before hand. My ring was sooo dirty that I didn’t even take a second look at it thinking the diamonds were low quality and it wasn’t anything special. But when he cleaned it, oh lawdy did she sparkle! I put it on my finger and I knew it was the one, no doubt, head spinning, butterflies in the stomach she was it and i had to have her! She fit like a glove and I knew she was meant to be on my finger. sent a picture to Fiance and the rest is history! 

    Post # 131
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @ceebree:  Thank you!!

    Post # 132
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Mine was about $400 and is .25 tcw. It fits my finger and my style perfectly and I couldn’t be happier with it. This isn’t the best photo (I took it in the bathroom lol) it’s actually really sparkly:

    Post # 133
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    @mousepeach:  What an amazing ring.  I really love sapphires of all colors, its my weak spot in the gem world.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This is a 1920’s 14k white gold ring with a 1/2 carat miners cut sapphire.  We found it at an antique shop that we went into in order for my Fiance to get an idea of what I like.  When we saw the price we couldn’t pass it up so I knew he had it and had to wait for the proposal.  We don’t have wedding bands yet, but will probably go back to the original shop to help find one that will work with this ring.  He doesn’t seem to care what he gets.  The only thing he’s shot down are the black wedding bands.

     

    Edit:  OP, I really like the poll choices you set up, and think seeing the break down is very interesting.

     

     

     

    Post # 134
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My engagement ring is .52 carats, VS2, H, radiant cut stone. Set in white gold. Wedding band is 1/2 carat total weight, so all together my wedding set is just slightly over a carat. Sparkles beautifully. I helped pick the wedding band, but my engagement ring had been a complete surprise. 

    Post # 135
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

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    @joya_aspera:  Oh, you are absolutely right that “eye-clean” is not an official term. A person must either see the stone in person or trust their jewelers judgement because it can mean inclusions not visible from the top at 12″. But for some it means not visible at 6″. The consumer needs to be aware that GIA grades stones accordingly and that there aren’t magically clean SI1 and SI2 stones. They are graded that way because they have flaws significant enough to warrant it. However, all that said, there definitely are SI stones that appear cleaner than others without magnification. 

    All in all, if a person is buying a stone sight unseen and they don’t want to be able to see flaws or inclusions or have light performance affected, they either have to really trust their vendor or they need to go higher in clarity ratings. At times, people with good eyes can even spot flaws in VS stones, so there is no guarantee even at that clarity rating.

    But I am a bit puzzled as to why you stated, “ In your case, it was a crack near the edge (an interesting take on the concept of “eye clean”), and that shouldn’t affect lightplay as much as clouds would, but some people won’t prefer that due to the integrity issues it presents.” My stone most definitely does NOT have a crack! It is rated an SI1, and I am very pleased with its clarity and its performance, but I also understand that we all have different priorities and that clarity rating would not please everyone.

    Post # 136
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have a diamond engagement ring and a diamond wedding band. The whole set was over 15k

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