Post # 227
i agree with pp who said no matter what your ering cost, its probably the most expensive piece of jewelry you own!! my ring cost about half a months salary for us combined, but is still the single most expensive piece i own! therefore even if not ” expensive” objectively (whch i will admit its probably not, especially where i work ), it IS expensive relatively! does that makes sense??
Post # 228
I was never, nor do I feel that I ever implied that I was talking about MY ring. Just any ring in general. Although, mine is obviously considered to be on the higher end of the spectrum according to most in this post, (I rhymed)! I don’t think I ever said my ring was custom because its not. Custom to me is something you dream up in your sleep and all of a sudden it becomes real and you get the ring you invented. We did not invent this ring, but it did have to be completely remade because like I’ve said in many many previous posts, which I’m sure you can go back and dig up, we got the tiffany solitaire and then later ordered a bunch of settings and picked one that we loved, and then we upgraded the stones on the sides to match the center stone specs, and be over the 1c mark. So unless all those tiny prongs were spaced out and rewelded, or whatever jewelers hafta do to put in the different size stones and stretch the ring to fit my sausage fingers, then I guess it could technically be custom since it had to be customized to have the look I wanted, but its an EXACT copy of a ring I found and loved so to me that doesn’t make it custom. I just wanted a bigger version of something I liked that someone else already dreamed up. The two carat version of my setting would swallow my center stone because its only 2 cts, and I didn’t want to go any higher on the center stone because I wanted the dainty look, and the cascade up to the bigger stone in the center. Additionally, I wear gloves at work, so much more then what I’ve got would sit in the safety deposit box with all the other nice jewelery and important papers. & thats just not where I wanted my engagement ring to live! IMO it is not custom, and if I ever implied that it was custom, I appologize, and would like to correct myself and say that it is NOT custom, but I guess most people figured that out, because I’ve posted the link to where we purchased the setting from on multiple threads! =) & I cannot say enough about the service and quality of craftsmanship of simmons jewelers. It is well worth the trip to have exactly what you are looking for done by a very talented jeweler!
Post # 229
Also seems crazy that some don’t even consider a $20,000 ring expensive. Not that there was an option for exactly $20,000 but still. $25,000 is a hell of a lot!
Post # 230
I think most people’s rings are expensive to them.
That varies a huge amount though…
Post # 230
I consider the one that I and my boyfriend are looking at to be expensive. It’s 5k for the Tacori setting and 20k for the Hearts on Fire Diamond. I’d say anything in that range would be expensive and honestly… if it wasn’t for the fact that I am so completely head over heals for it (as in, can’t imagine myself wearing anything else) I would want to go with a less expensive one.