(Closed) Would you lie about the price of your ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll:

    No way!

    I would tell them I don't know the cost.



  • Post # 92
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    i definitely thought this post was going in a different direction from the title ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 # 94
    11161 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

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    @Miss Lilac:

    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
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @Sweet.Sugar.Rose: 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
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    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! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 99
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
    7362 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    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.

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