(Closed) Whats the average cost of a wedding ring in your opinion?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

The “average” doesn’t really matter. It’s more important to consider what your SO ( and yourself, if you are contributing) can comfortably afford in cash without compromising your long term financial goals.

For me, anything above $5k is “expensive” for a wedding band.

Post # 4
14658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is a loaded question that is going to have a HUGE variation in answers but here’s my data point: I think average is about 8-12k and expensive would be 15k+.  However, this should be totally irrelavant.  What matters is what you want and want to pay.

ETA: I assume you were talkign about e-rings.  For wedding bands, I’d guess avg to be 1-2k.  Over 2.5k is expensive for a wedding band imo.

Post # 5
5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

idk 8k? The average doesn’t really matter if its above your budget.

ETA: oooooo 1k? Gold is so expensive right now

Post # 6
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

the one that goes with my e-ring is about 2k but we want to modify it a little so I dont know how much additional it will be

Post # 7
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Are you talking about engagement rings or wedding bands?

Post # 8
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Do you mean the set?  I would say an e-ring average would be btwn $4K-$8K maybe?  And for just the band…that could definitely vary depending on whether or not it’s just a plain band or one with stones.  I would think a plain band could run you upwards of $500-$1500.  But mine with 13 diamonds (.51 CTW) was less than $1500, which was FI’s intended budget.  Granted we have a fantastic diamond wholesaler here in the Raleigh area, so people who shop there do get much, much better prices on diamonds than regular jewlerly stores.  It’s actually putting lots of other jewlers in the area out of business…

Post # 9
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

My wedding ring cost a little over $2K and it has 7 round diamonds set in platinum. I did also get it almost 5 years ago now though. My engagement ring was quite a bit more. 

Post # 11
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

it completely depends on your personal taste and how much money you are willing to spend, vs how much money you can spend. 

my budget was $700 and then I totally regretted it. I wish I had allowed myself $1200 — I could have afforded it easily. if you want a band with diamonds, many of the decent ones (IMO) ended up being more than $700.  I ended up settling for a ring that fell within my budget, and then later decided I didn’t like it. 

among my friends who have the same household income as me: one of them spent $5,000 on her wedding band, another one I know spent $200 

Post # 12
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

From what I see on bee average is 1-2K.

From my circle of friends its 3-5k.

Post # 13
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

It’s anything from free to millions. SO and I sat down and decided what we could comfortable afford, knowing that we would be shelling out for a wedding also, school fort he next two years, etc etc.

From my own experience- don’t go into to debt over it. We purchased a ring at the top of our comfortable price range, and then 5 months later, I lost my beautiful ring. The guilt is extreme, knowing how much we paid for it. Not that I would feel any less-worse had it been a less expensive ring. Just know that “life happens” as the saying goes (or something along those lines :P) You are going to be in crazy love no matter what you wear on your finger to represent it.  

Post # 14
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Mine was less than 1K, but it’s very simple and white gold.

I would say for rose gold, you should google and do some independent research on the cost of rose gold wedding bands based on the carat size and look that you want. See if there are others comparable to the one you have seen and see if the price is similar. Most bees don’t have rose gold, so that’s a factor in what we consider “expensive.” Also, this is just opinions, so it’s not really anything to base it on.

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