(Closed) Your combined salary vs. what you paid for the engagement ring

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 181
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Combined we make about 110,000 with about 70,000 in savings. My ring was about 5,000. I set the top budget at  7,000 so I was very proud of him!

Post # 182
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Busy bee

We make $180’000 together approx not including income from our rental house. If we included that we would make just over $200’000. <br /><br />My ring was $3500 and he chose that number by himself. I would have been comfortable anywhere under $10’000.

Post # 183
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We are doing plain rose gold matching bands (3 mm for me, 5 mm for him) and when I finally decide on a moissanite (step cut emerald vs rb) I will finally pick an engagement ring, and that will all be under 3000.00 for his ring and both of mine. We are both professionals and live comfortably 🙂

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by MrsM2015.
Post # 184
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Our combined salary is about $80k.  With the wedding band included, we’ll have spent $2300

Post # 185
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Our combined salaries put us at over 200k.  All our rings (e-ring + both our bands) totalled less than 2k.  

Post # 186
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

 

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Depends on different couple. I feel this is the most important jewellery I ever want, so we spent close to 10K CAD on it and will never upgrade my ring. We made combined 113K and I have quite a bit saving on my end… 

Post # 187
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Together we make $175k and my e-ring was $21k, my wedding band was $3,700 and his was $1,800. We spent more upfront so that I did not have to “upgrade” like all my girlfriends who have been married for a few years now are doing.

Post # 188
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

My husband spent about 7% of his salary on my wedding set. His budget was $10,000 and he didn’t spend quite that much. This was 11 years ago. He had a specific size in mind that he thought would carry me through our whole lives with no need to upgrade the stone. 

Post # 189
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

$100,000ish combined, spent about $7500 on my set

Post # 190
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Firehouse Restaurant

I’m finishing up my masters so I really don’t contribute financially. I work enough just to pay my bills everymonth. My Fiance makes 55k and he spent 5k on my ring which I thought was crazy expensive. I wanted something for $2,500 or less. I love him for wanting the best things for me. I’ll feel better about the the ring when I finish my degree and can contribute financially.

Post # 191
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My fiancé spent about 1/20th of his annual salary on my wedding set. 

the “3 month rule” is a marketing crock, and like others have said used to be 2 months. Amazing how quickly the monster that is the wedding industry has managed to bump that up.

Find a ring you love at a price you are comfortable with. Expectations and “rules” should have nothing to do with it

Post # 192
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We both have a combined income above $200k and he spent about $15k on the ering,  $2.5k for my wedding and $1.5k for his.  Would’ve spent more on the ering if it’s not because we just bought a house and saving to pay for our wedding next year. But I’m happy with the ering! 🙂

Post # 193
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Fiance makes over $300k before taxes (just over half of that after taxes) and I’m a PhD student, so I don’t really contribute much to our income or household expenses. He spent $17k on my ring and the band we’ve decided on for me is $4.4k. His band will be anywhere between $800-2k, depending on where we decide to get it from.

Post # 194
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Blushing bee

The e-ring I’ve picked out is the amount of one week of my SO’s paycheck & I’m totally okay with that. I’m a college student & he’s going through on the job training for the profession he’s always wanted. The date we like is like a month after I graduate from my college program & I don’t want either of us to be in debt anymore than we have to be. Hoping to have our wedding for less than $6,000, which where I’m from seems to be totally doable. 

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 9 months ago by Boyd2016.
Post # 195
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

We make about $150k a year combined. He is still paying off college loans, our loans, and I’m still in college. So we don’t have that much to spare at the end of the day. I’m a nail tech, and he’s in real estate, so he makes most of the money to be honest. I guess I don’t have to work, but it’s something I like doing and a few extra spending dollars is nice. My ring was about $1000 he said. More than I had planned on spending, and more than the one I wanted, but he really was sweet and went above and beyond what I wanted. We are frugal people and save a lot, so we really don’t afford much.

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