(Closed) What’s your budget

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: What price range for the ring are you looking at?
    less than $500 : (7 votes)
    6 %
    $501 - $1000 : (11 votes)
    9 %
    $1001 - $2000 : (19 votes)
    16 %
    $2001 - $5000 : (26 votes)
    22 %
    $5001 - $10 000 : (30 votes)
    26 %
    Over $10 000 : (23 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My budget is significantly lower than his. and he’s already paying for the ring…  Sigh…

    Post # 4
    Member
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I didn’t give my guy a budget.  I just gave him ideas of what I want and in no relation to size but style.  I wanted an art deco vintage style ring that was square not round. 

    Another thing to think of when you are talking about budget is if it include both of your rings (engagement and wedding).  I answered you poll based off my engagement ring but it would increase if it was for the set. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1331 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    My fiance spent $899 on my engagement ring & getting it sized to fit my ginormous finger, coming close to his budget of $1,000. 

    I have no idea what kind of wedding band I want yet, but we won’t spend more than $300 for that I’m thinking.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Yea, I agree with cyneswith in that I would spend way less than I’m sure he is planning on. We have far different opinions on the value of money, but I guess in this particular case, it will hopefully work out in my favor!

    Post # 7
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Ack! I voted wrong! I thought you meant overall wedding budget. SO spent $1100 on a 7mm moissanite from moissaniteco.com *we had a 5% discount*  I can’t wait until she gets here!

    Post # 8
    Member
    1213 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My fiance was given his mother’s “heirloom” diamond, so he only needed to purchase a setting. He spent about $1000, but the total ring appraisal came out to about $3500. The “dream” rings that I’d been looking at beforehand were about $7k though.

    Post # 9
    Member
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We refuse to put unnecessary purchases on credit so we paid for my ring out of pocket. Including tax, sizing and the lifetime warranty it was just shy of $2,000 for my 1.25 ct beauty. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee

    SO has thrown a few numbers out there, but I honestly don’t think he’s got an actual budget at this point in time.  I know what style setting and the kind of diamond I want, but the budget he decides will ultimately determine the size/quality of the stone and thus the price.

    I don’t know what I’d say if he asked me the budget!  That’s up to him!  lol

    Post # 11
    Member
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee

    @AudzinLuv:  Your fingers can’t be as big as mine!  I told SO that NO diamond we could ever afford will look too big on my fat finger!  Lol.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1331 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Ummm, try size 10, chica!  (My ring is actually a 9.75 because he said it would’ve been considerably more to get it sized to a 10, weird huh?)

    Post # 13
    Member
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I gave no budget, just the style stone I liked. He let me pick out the setting after he proposed in a temp setting. He picked out a setting, but wanted me to approve. The setting I picked out was 1/2 the cost of the one he picked out.

    Total it cost $10K. A lot, but its something I wear on my finger everyday for the rest of my life. People pay more for their furniture which needs to be replaced after a few years or more etc. More for a status symbol car that breaks down and needs an added investment and only lasts so long. We drive very reasonable cars.

    Post # 14
    Member
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    CaitMarae   – where did you get your ring?! 1.0 ct here (Denver) I have found to be 6-7000 at least! :O

    Post # 16
    Member
    803 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we looked at it traditionally of 3 months salary, which turned out to be insane at 50k.  no way did we want to spend that on a ring!  we both make really good money, but i didnt want to walk around with a tennis ball size diamond.  we ended up picking out a neil lane ring and we ended up spending about $35k.  we talked it over ahead of time, and knew we didnt want to use a credit card, but be able to pay it in a couple months, which we did (this is actually the proto type pic with a 1.5c.  mine was a tad over 2):

    theeeeeen, after he had finalized the ring, purchased it and proposed, we ended up with a family diamond.  yeah, good timing, right?  we had the original ring (above) made into my wedding band and kept the diamond.  we werent sure what to do with it and decided to keep it since he took ages picking out the right one and that really means something to me.  it will probably be our future daughters ring or something like that.  this is the family stone:

    MD-1.jpg picture by clairBdarling

    either way, we still ended up spending the $$. i know its alot to spend on a ring, but we both felt that its in relation to how much you make, where you live, and what lifestyle you maintain, not a measure of how much he loves me.

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