Post # 77
Before I got engaged and knew next to nothing about what diamonds actually cost, I would have said $5,000. Now, I’d say anything over $20,000 is CRAZY expensive, but again, it depends on your circumstances. I don’t know exactly how much Fiance paid for my ring, but I know it’s a lot – not CRAZY expensive but still mind boggling for me, as I’ve never had anything even close to as expensive in my entire life.
Post # 78
@oneofthesethings: I’m torn on answering this! Personally I wouldn’t want him to spend more than 10k on me, at the absolute tops! However, I will be getting his grandmothers 2 carat Tiffany yellow gold solitaire which is worth a great deal more than that And I feel no guilt and a lot of excitement at the thought of wearing that big old awesome diamond on my hand (I want it nowwwwwww, waiting sucks).
Post # 79
I don’t think $30,000 is too crazy but that is how I voted. I think 6 figures is crazy expensive. More than 50k is certainly a lot, but I can see how that is possible, expecially if your first ring was around $25,000. Once you upgrade, you are at the 50k mark.
Post # 80
o .fthesethings: as many others already said, “expensive” is very relative. The poll results are a bit surprising. Thought there would be much more representation in the lower dollar amts given the popularity of simulants here..
Agree with what someone posted earlier about cars. it’s all about what you value, what your resources are and what you’re used to.
Post # 81
It’s an investment! Not like diamonds are likely to go down in value. And they become heirlooms. In some way, sure they’re indulgent and impractical, but way less so than a wedding gown or other cashola spent on the wedding! I like to think of purchases in a “cost-per-use” basis. If I wear my wedding set every single day for the rest of my life, the daily cost is way less than I’ve spent on party dresses, purses, and shoes!
That said, it’s only “crazy expensive” if you can’t/don’t want to afford it. If there are only happy feelings from all parties, then it’s just peachy 🙂
Post # 82
I voted “Over $3000.”
My fiancé asked me how much he should save for my ring, and we decided on a limit of $1500. We have a pretty tight budget as it is, and I didn’t want my ring to make us go broke. I don’t need anything too fancy, and the ring I love and that I decided on will be about $900. If someone has the financial means to spend $3000 or $30000, go for it.. But we can’t (and won’t! ) spend that much any time soon.
Post # 83
I agree on your list there! I am actually in shock that people on here spend 10k on a ring. I thought MAYBE celebrities spend that much, but people are saying even 30k isn’t crazy? Where are these people from? Wow.
Post # 84
well center stones aside, even just a pave setting, or something hand forged, can be 6-10k, so I am not surprised that even though many Bees have simulants for centers, the poll is the way it is. You can still have a 3k, 5k, 10k ring with a sim.
Post # 85
I know, right? I’m always in shock when it comes to money threads on here. There is either a lot more millionaires in the world than I thought there were, or all the crazy rich people hang out on here. Haha.
Post # 86
I think the Bee has a decent variety of financial backgrounds. It’s so relative to your area, age, job, etc.
I think crazy expensive is in the six figures, or maybe 80k and over. I don’t know the exact cost of my ering, but I’m pretty sure it’s in the $30k ballpark. My wedding band is $5k. My Fiance spent what he is comfortable spending, but I’m sure we’d be in a different position fresh out of college.
Post # 87
true, good point. The setting for a simulant or a real diamond costs the same.
Post # 88
@oneofthesethings: Mine was $800. Anything over $1,000 would have been definitely too much.
Post # 89
Lots of different financial situations, careers and life stages here on the Bee. And I am sure some rich folks! LOL It’s all relative. What used to be “crazy expensive” to me ten years ago, I would not blink at now. It is all extremely dependent upon many factors. For me, “crazy expensive” would be over $50K. But I chose $30K as that was the top of the poll. Different people, different situations, different strokes.
Post # 90
To me, it’s only crazy expensive if you and your DH will go into serious debt for it. If you can afford a ring that’s $90K and have the disposable income to do so, then I say GO FOR IT!! 🙂
I know women that spend $10K+ on a wedding dress and over $100K on a wedding and honeymoon and their ring is probably around $15K… for me, I’d rather rent my dress and elope if it meant that’s the only way I could get the ring I wanted! LOL
…it’s all about what’s important to you.
Post # 91
+1…everything is relative to your situation.