(Closed) what is considered an expensive e-ring?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: what do YOU consider to be an expensive e-ring?

    anything over $1000

    anything over $2000

    anything over $3000

    anything over $5000

    anything over $10k

    anything over $25k

  • Post # 167
    Hostess
    11163 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

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    @Jd64848704: LOL oh my goodness. First things first I wasn’t reading anyting between the lines that is why I asked for clarification…didn’t want to jump to any conclusions. I appreciate you elaborating in depth to all the points mentioned.

    I do have a large ring, simple enough but I certainly didn’t take any offense to what you posted because I didn’t feel like it applied so no negative feelings here.

    Post # 168
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    Busy bee

    For me that would be anything over $1000-$2000 because I want something on the smaller side and not too blingy.

    Post # 169
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it really depends on the fiance’s economical situation.

    For example, my engagement ring might not look really expensive for many people, but my husband bought it when he was a student.

    So, I imagine that it was super expensive ring for him. 

    Anyways, in my opinion, e-ring supposed to be at least $1000-2000, and more than $4000 is kind a expensive, I think.

    Post # 170
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    When you’re wearing a BMW on your finger 🙂

    My parking spot has been reserved all my life for mine….my bf bought the ring preowned but it cost the original owner 31k…he bought it for 18,500.

    Post # 171
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It depends right?

    The ring my BF wants to buy is not as expensive as the diamond he wants to put in it. The ring is about $3k and the diamond he wants is a hearts and arrows 1ct D, IF (or VVS1/VVS2) which is going to cost probably $25-30,000.

    He’s actually the one that knows more about weddings/engagements/jewelry – he picks jewelry and outfits out for me all the time! So it wasn’t even a situation where I showed him a H&A diamond to *hint* that I wanted it. 

    Post # 172
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    It’s all relative! I picked over $5,000 because I told my Fiance NOT, under any circumstances, to spend more than that!! That’s just for us though, I personally would rather use that kind of money on something like a trip and we don’t have a lot of money as it is so that would be a BIG splurge for us/him!

    But others might look at $5K as being chump change. It’s all relative based on income and where you live I would think!

    Post # 173
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    In my opinion an e-ring over $5k is expensive. My absolute dream ring is $8k, and Fiance is adament that he wants to get it for me. I refuse to let him because I lost my first e-ring (under $1k) and that hurt me so much, not just because of the money (which was a factor), but because I lost my damn engagement ring that I planned on giving my daughter one day! I can’t imagine how I would feel if I lost a dang $8K ring! The set I have now was purchased on sale for about $2k and while yes I would like a bigger center stone, I’m not losing any sleep over it.

    Post # 174
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I backed out of an engagement ring that was $1850 because, at the time, my boyfriend was in an unstable job and I I was uncomfortable asking him to spend that much for it. If we were looking for rings now, I’d probably go for that ring because his finances are a little better. For me, it’s all relative to how much money there is to spend.

    I can’t fathom spending thousands of dollars on a ring, so I won’t. I don’t care if anyone else does because it isn’t my money. *shrug*

    Post # 175
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    This was an interesting read. I think some people are saying certain things so they can be percieved a certain way.

    Post # 177
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    Buzzing bee

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    @mixtapehearts:  How so? Not judging, just wondering what you meant by that.

    Post # 178
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think where you live has a lot to do with your perception. I’m in the Northeast so it’s very common for people to have at least a 1 carat center stone. I would suspect if I lived in L.A. I would see mostly 2-3 carat stones.

    Mine is 1.5 but about 2.0tcw and it cost roughly $11,200 but appraised at $17,500. I don’t consider it particularly expensive, but rather average. That being said, we paid for it in cash so it’s not like we over-extended ourselves. For me, I would say a really expensive ring is about $20k+, but I also think it has largely to do with your location and particular circumstances at the time.

    Post # 179
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @AshleyR83:  If someone can’t fathom that 25k+ is a lot of money in general for most people then clearly they are putting on an act. We live well and yes we *could* spend that much ( we didn’t ) but obviously I am aware as an adult functioning in the real world that 25K is a large amount of money for most people. To suggest differently is either a) an act or b) a shame that someone could be that out of touch with the world around them. 

    Post # 180
    Hostess
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    Sugar Beekeeper

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    @mixtapehearts:  I’m not sure if I missed the comment you were referencing but I didn’t catch that from anything I read. Again, I might have overlooked it.

     

    Post # 181
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I read it somewhere something to that affect. I am in no way hating on the cost of rings, heck I am about to upgrade mine so spending aint no thang, haha. Huge ring or no ring as long as whomever is wearing it is happy sounds good to me. I just found the comments like that ridiculous. Old enough to get married should = old enough to have a grasp on the world around you. The grasp should include the notion that some people can’t afford a roof over their heads much less an e-ring of 25k. To pretend otherwise makes the poster look silly not wealthy. 

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