(Closed) would you have

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: would you
    yes i would rock both rings everyday and not flinch about costs : (20 votes)
    27 %
    no, spending that much is stupid : (55 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
    7457 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    That would be the down payment on a house…so absolutely not.

    Post # 4
    23620 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    No way.  I wouldn’t!

    Post # 5
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No.  I want my wedding set to be the most expensive jewelry I have.

    Post # 6
    1877 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Wear whatever jewelry makes you happy!

    Post # 7
    4478 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    If you can easily afford it, sure.  By 14k vs. 18k is that the price or the gold karat weight?  If that’s price, that’s a lot to spend on any ring, imo, and most people cannot easily afford that.  If you’re right handed I’d also think a large carat weight ring would get in the way, but that’s just my two cents.

    Post # 8
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Only if it was an heirloom ring that I inherited. Otherwise no, I wouldn’t spend that kind of money on a ring that overshadowed my wedding set.

    Post # 9
    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Sure, if I had an affordable engagement ring/wedding set.

    I woudn’t wear a ring 3x the price of my actual engagement ring though, because I don’t consider what we chose to spend particularly affordable – it was at the upper end of my comfort zone for a ring. No matter how wealthy we may be in the future, I feel there is an absolute cap on how much I would want to spend on a piece of jewelry like a ring, and that cap doesn’t change just because we get wealthier, so I wouldn’t get a ring 3x the price of my engagement ring at any point (since it was near my max). I’d use that money for something else (or at least more than 2/3rds of it). Just because I have money, I don’t feel I have to spend it – especially on things like that where it’s past the optimum point of spending and going to be diminishing returns for the cost.

    Again, this wouldn’t apply if we had selected an affordable engagement ring/wedding set. It’s not about the engagement ring or set having to be the most expensive jewelry, but just about not going off the rails on empty consumption.

    Post # 11
    1571 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wouldn’t. I like my engagement ring and wedding band to stand out (and to be honest, my set is pretty substantial, so anything 3x that would be insane). 

    Post # 12
    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would like for my wedding set to be the most valuable (emotionally and financially) set I have, so other than an heirloom piece, I’d never purchase anything that overshadowed it in cost (or size!).

    But I say to each her own – rock whatever YOU are comfortable with!

    PS – I voted NO in the poll, but I really dislike your using the word “stupid”… it’s not stupid to buy what you want and makes you happy – it’s just not what I would do so I chose no anyway. 🙂


    Post # 13
    4525 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    no, I wouldn’t, but I’m not big into rings anyway

    Post # 14
    2074 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I wouldn’t, because that would buy us a car. I think the absolute max I’d spend on a RHR would be half of what my e-ring cost, and even then that would be a big spend for a piece of jewellery. But others may have different priorities in terms of how they spend their money.

    Post # 15
    6344 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @asianyoushi:  Yup, I would, IF I had the money; though I wouldn’t wear it daily.

    I would love an oval halo RHR at some point, to wear occasionally; and when I’m established in my career, and we have a property and disposable income, it is absolutely something I would consider getting one. My engagement ring cost £1800, and the ring I’ve seen that I like is about £5000.

    It wouldn’t bother me if my engagement ring wasn’t my most expensive piece of jewellery, though I know other people feel differently.

    Post # 16
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would, if we could afford it easily. My wedding ring and engagement rings are for every day use. A right hand ring is for special occasions, so it can be more valuable as its less likley to get damaged. I went with subtle for wedding and engagement so would go all out on the other hand.

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