(Closed) Wondering if he paid too much!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 19
2570 posts
Sugar bee

Designer rings are always more expensive. I have a simpler Verragio and just the setting was over 4,000. I don’t find the cost of your ring out of the range that I was thinking it would cost I acutally thought it would be more expensive.

Post # 20
4634 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I say return it and search online. Enchanted Diamonds is really great and I got my 2+ carat stone there for thousandes less than elsewhere. Free shipping too. They have real pictures of their stones, plus ASET and Idealscope images too. Unlike blue nile that doesn’t have real stone pix. Highly recommended.

Post # 22
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Good Old Gold has a really pretty branded cushion cut.  I’m not sure how much you’ll save, but looking into it might either give you another option or make you feel better about the purchase.  I’m sure a large part of the cost was the setting.  The setting probably has fabulous workmanship.  

I remember preferring the shape of cushion cuts and thinking about cushions seeming like a bargain carat for carat compared to my RB after my fiance bought my ring.  Part of me wished he had asked for shape input, but he was so proud of his choice, I let it go.  So much of the value in the ring is how much you like it.  If you couldn’t be more thrilled with the ring, keep it and wear it well.

Post # 24
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

The ring is WAAYYYY over my budget- but that ring is BEAUTIFUL!


Post # 27
7965 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Look at it this way. On a site like Blue Nile, the least expensive a diamond like what you bought would be around $5500 and up. A setting with a much smaller carat weight in 18K white gold would run a minimum of about $2K. That puts you at $7500 for a stripped down, less carat weight, non-designer ring. The additional carat weight in the setting alone would be over $1K, and probably more. Overall, from my estimation, you did not overpay, nor did you pay all that much for the designer name mark-up. 

So what I’m trying to say is enjoy your beautiful new ring! The cost looks normal/fine and not at all out-of-line for what a person would expect. 

Post # 28
9565 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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NiambiD:  well the stats are high quality and its a name brand setting from a nicer jeweler. It sounds like he was comfortable with it (because he bought it!) and its not Craaaazy for nearly a carat in a fancy setting. So I just say you enjoy it in good health like he wants you to!

Post # 29
1050 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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NiambiD:  I LOVE Henro Daussi rings! I tried one on before getting engaged and it was also an 18K gold halo. I think the center diamond was around 1/2 carat and tcw was maybe 1.5? I can’t remember exactly. I know the center stone was color d and I think vs2? The price was $5500. I know this isn’t the best comparison, but I thought I’d throw it out there. 


I think Henri Daussi stones are stunning and if you can afford your ring, I would absolutely keep it.

Post # 30
36 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

for some reason i think the price is competitive with other store. i have 1carat radiant cut D FL, with the setting side stone around .21 , its cost him around 16K.


i complained about how expensive it is and we should return for something cheaper. He replied its a token of his love which he wants the best he can afford. so i kept the ring.


by the way i love henri daussi, his cushion is beautiful.

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