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

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 211
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Combined we make approx. $310k and he spent $14-$15k. He won’t tell me exactly. 

We are in Aus FYI. 

Post # 212
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Sugar bee

Total yearly income around $90k. We will be spending around $5k on the ring, that’s at ‘mates rates’ so it will be valued higher than what we will spend.

Post # 213
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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google:  this is why I looked a moissanite and luckily I loved it. Was able to get the setting I wanted and not spend 10k to get the rock size. $4-$5k total for ering and half eternity band (diamond settings) and the stone. We have a combined income in the 100s

Post # 214
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

combined Fiance and I make 200k and I believe he spent about 12k on the ring, although I don’t know the exact amount. no matter how much money we made, I really wouldn’t want him spending any more on a ring, it just seems excessive and unnecessary IMO. 

Post # 215
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Helper bee

combined $42k, ring $500. wish i could have had a little more choice and that he hadn’t been so reluctant to even spend that.

Post # 216
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Sugar bee

Combined, close to $400k. He spent in the ballpark of $25k on the ring. We won’t be paying for the wedding thanks to my very generous family, so we were able to up the ring budget.

Post # 217
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

combined, DH and I bring in around 75k and my e-ring and matching wedding band cost us 14k.

Post # 218
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My Fiance and I have a combined income of about $50,000, he is a full-time student using the GI Bill and I work full-time. He spent $3,000 on my engagement ring, which is way more than I thought he could spend. He saved for quite a long time to purchase the ring and he was proud to give it to me and I am proud to wear it.

I personally don’t think you should let others dictate how much your Fiance or you and your Fiance spend on an engagement ring. That is between the both of you. You should feel proud to wear your ring. If that means buying a $30,000 ring then go for it but if that means saving a few dollars and going with a less expensive option you shouldn’t feel ashamed to wear it.

Post # 219
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

damn u guys are balling!

 

i see so many ppl with combined income of $300k! wow

how old are you guys and what do u do? im seriously re-considering career choice………

Post # 220
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

My Fiance and I combined make around $101,000 and we spent under $1,300 on my e-ring. He proposed with a plain silver band, and we went to pick it out together. He said that he couldn’t imagine choosing something i’d have to wear every day haha. I guess i’m specific. I have a 1.76ct black diamond in a rose gold setting that i LOVE so much. If the number and the ring feel right to you, go with it! Don’t worry about the rules or the expectations..you’re going to be wearing it every day!

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Post # 221
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Sugar bee

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pinkkkbunny:  We are 26 and 27, corporate lawyers. I would not recommend this job path if you actually want to have any free time to spend all the money you make! 

Post # 222
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

AND younger than me! lol

i guess im too old for law school now anwyays…..

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Post # 223
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Helper bee

just over 200k and 7k on the ring.  

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Post # 224
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Helper bee

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google: one thing I suggest is don’t buy your ring at a jewelery store. you end up with worst diamond quality and craftsmanship and pay a lot more. We had my ring made after I did a lot of research. I got my dream ring for a decent price (a lot for most but it’s a bit on big side) when it’s valued at 3x the price. PM me if want name of my guy; you basically tell him what diamond color, size, clarity, cut. He finds the perfect diamond in your price range and sends to jeweller who makes ringss for big jewelry house (wont name names)…and you get your perfect ring for a third of price 🙂

Post # 225
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We don’t make a great amount AUS$85k we spent around $1000, I say we, but it was him lol. I told him I’d be happy with a $300 plain ring, but he wasn’t having any of it, he really wanted a ring that would last and one that I would love. I also didn’t want aything too fancy because i work as a vet nurse and chances are it will be vomited on, or get something gross on it.

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