Post # 92
i definitely thought this post was going in a different direction from the title 🙂 i voted no way, but for a different reason – my ring was not at all expensive in the engagement ring world and i’m really proud of that fact. it’s a vintage ring that we purchased from a small restoration/estate jeweler – it has my birthstone, a bunch of tiny diamonds, and lots of small detail. we chose it together a few weeks after he proposed. it’s pretty unique so i get a lot of compliments and i believe a few people have asked the general price range out of curiosity. i don’t mind answering that it was surprisingly inexpensive.
i get really annoyed, though, at the idea of someone wanting to boast about the cost of their ring, and even go so far as lying to pretend it was MORE expensive than it really was, just to portray some sort of status or something. that’s tacky.
Post # 93
I was really hoping it wouldn’t. That’s why I made a poll! I think the polls on weddingbee are fun & let you answer without people judging from your answer, yah know? But that’s GREAT that you got such a good deal. I bet its GORGEOUS! 🙂 & I agree, it is very tacky.
Post # 94
Thanks to both of you ladies.
I honestly didn’t put too much thought into their tactless inquiries and comments. The fact is he could afford to spend that much and I love the ring.
Post # 95
It’s tacky of her to even bring it up. BUT… she might NOT be lying. Ring prices can change drastically depending on the center stone. Maybe she got a bigger or better quality stone than the one shown on the site. So… still tacky, but maybe not deceitful?
Post # 96
Oh… I just read the thing about her getting it at WalMart. Actually, my current ring was bought at a WalMart type place, and rings were available in different cuts, clarities, and weights. They mass-produce the settings, but I’m pretty sure they still stick different diamonds in. I mean, what are the chances that they could find that many stones that are exactly alike?
Also, I voted for telling people I don’t know the cost. I already tell people I don’t know where my Fiance bought the ring, although I do, because it isn’t anyone’s business whether he got it at a jeweler’s or not. Ask a stupid, tactless question, and you get an evasive answer, is my opinion.
Post # 97
I actually like to tell people about how much my ring cost and that my husband and I found it 50% off! Most people expect my ring to be $3000++ when it was actually $1,500. I think the 2.0 carat blue sapphire in a halo setting that makes it seem like its worth more?
I’m fully aware of how much my wedding and engagement rings were as I was there when my husband bought both, which some don’t think is romantic but I got the exact rings I wanted that make my heart flutter when I look at them and make me grin ear to ear! 😀
Post # 98
I had no clue they did that. But I buy alot of rings & necklaces from walmart. & When they sell something online listed as oh say 100 dollars, its always 100 dollars. & That is how he bought hers, cause she showed it to him in the store & then he found it online & bookmarked it on his computer & she drooled over it alot. lol Which I think is sweet. Really this post wasn’t made to talk about her at all. I just told the story so bee’s knew why I made the post. I really just wanted to know what anyone would do in the off chance that someone asked. 🙂 I think her ring is gorgeous, regardless where it came from. Like I said many of mine have came from walmart! & I love that she is happy because she was waiting for a long time & I didn’t know if it would ever happen. Since her fiance is my hubbs fam he talked to me & my hubby about it alot. But he did & she got the exact ring that she wanted & that makes my heart smile for them both! I wouldn’t care if someone inlcuding my hubby proposed with a ring made out of rope! The proposal is what is important! & That is what makes me happy, to see people in love! 🙂
Post # 99
No I would not answer. I would just say “I dont know” etc.
Its a massive taboo to talk about money in my social circles.
Post # 100
I don’t like to talk about how much anything cost, ever. I think it’s tacky and innapropiate. I also thing that people judge your fiance based on the price of the ring, which is just plain silly.
Post # 101
I wouldn’t lie. Depending who asks some friends I’d tell in heart beat. If an associate wanted to know I’d tell them none of their business.