C&S
VIP June 2015

How much did your engagement ring cost?

C&S, on April 29, 2015 at 1:56 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 243
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...If you don't mind sharing!

Do you wish FH spent more? Less? Do you think he got a good deal? Did you guys set a budget ahead of time, or did he pick it all by himself?

If all these details are TMI for you - just show us a pic of your ring!

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  • OG FMP
    Master August 2015
    OG FMP ·
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    I have no idea how much he paid but the retail price was $5,200. I know he didn't pay that because he knows the owner of the jewelry store and was given a discount.

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  • Laura
    Master October 2015
    Laura ·
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    We went and looked together so he would have an idea of what I liked. I picked out like 3 that I liked, but one was my favorite. He bought it on his own, unknown to me and I didn't know for sure which one. No budget really. I don't wish he'd spent more, I just wish what he spent could've gotten 2 carats lol. I think he spent just under 10k.

    How about you? Also, I need you to PM me about Bali Smiley smile

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  • AthenaKay
    Master June 2015
    AthenaKay ·
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    Yea, I'll go with TMI. But I won't miss an opportunity to share my ring. Smiley smile




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  • Mrs. Kassy
    Master June 2015
    Mrs. Kassy ·
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    Mine was $980. I told FH I'd kill him if he spent more than a thousand, so he got as close as possible.

    He picked the ring himself, but I had already told him everything I liked and hated in a ring, and he got exactly what I would've wanted.

    ETA: I only know how much it was because I had to have the receipt to pick it up after it got resized.

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  • AthenaKay
    Master June 2015
    AthenaKay ·
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    Damn double post.

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  • BringOnMay!
    Super May 2015
    BringOnMay! ·
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    FH got a smokin deal.... I think original price was just shy of $4k, and he paid $1800. It also included the band. (He had to out do his BIL/sister, so score for me! lol)

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  • Hiatus
    Super December 2014
    Hiatus ·
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    We got a great deal with an appraisal showing how great of a deal it was.


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  • FutureMrsCrane
    Master October 2015
    FutureMrsCrane ·
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    My whole set was $1899, but he got it on sale for $1500 including the warranties for both bands. I would've killed him if he spent anything over $2000. I adore my rings and never want to upgrade, but I would like an anniversary band someday! For me personally, it's stupid to spend so much money on my rings.

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  • Sassy Cincy Bride
    VIP August 2015
    Sassy Cincy Bride ·
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    We picked out ring together. I didn't want a diamond so we had a sapphire and a ruby picked. He purchased the sapphire and diamond ring. I have no idea what it cost and I don't want to know. I love my engagement ring and that is all that matters to me.

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  • Mia
    Devoted September 2015
    Mia ·
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    I'm super picky and I was happy that he just let me pick what I wanted. He gave me a budget, I priced out the diamond separately and had it mounted.

    **showed with two wedding bands


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  • Janeen
    Master January 2015
    Janeen ·
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    A lot. He spent more than I wanted. :-\ Like more than what my car cost.

    But....I appreciate that in his mind, I was worth that level of investment.

    ETA: If I could go back, I definitely would have had him pare it down. We hadn't set a budget, but I assumed that it wasn't necessary.

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  • Maltese
    Master June 2015
    Maltese ·
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    I'm going to go with TMI...but I love me some ring porn!


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  • HereComeTheYorks
    Master April 2016
    HereComeTheYorks ·
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    I have no idea. He has asked me if I want to know but either way it doesn't matter to me. Smiley smile

    ETA - He picked it out all on his own and ring pic!


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  • OG Kristen
    Master October 2015
    OG Kristen ·
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    Sharing the cost is a bit TMI for me, but he spent more than I was expecting. If I'm even right. He's hinted a few times but never flat out told me because honestly it doesn't matter how much the ring was. We did not set a budget, everything about our engagement was a total surprise.

    I do love sharing my ring though Smiley smile


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  • E&J
    VIP October 2015
    E&J ·
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    My stone is from a family ring (possibly my great-grandmother's), so he only spent around $1K for the setting (which I picked out) and labor to set the diamond. But it was appraised at around $5K. Photo is of the e-ring and band (which I just picked up) together.


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  • purplekitten
    Master October 2015
    purplekitten ·
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    We shopped together. We didn't have a budget, but he had previously balked at a price that I had cited online. We found the perfect ring, and the jeweler brought in some diamonds from his dealer for us to choose from. I was ready to throw in the towel when i found out how much the price was going to be, since it was 6 times the number FH has balked at. But he really wanted to buy it, so he did. I love it. It cost him 10% of his annual salary. I'm not saying how much that is, though. ;-)

    On one hand, I want to say that we shouldn't have spent so much, but on the other, we both adore the ring and we had both JUST started new jobs that brought our joint income up by a little more than 50% and wanted to celebrate a little.

    ETA: Photo


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  • m
    Master July 2015
    m ·
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    PSA: Even if you don't want to know what your ring costs, get it appraised & insured please.

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  • VWCat
    Master October 2015
    VWCat ·
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    Free. Heirloom.

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  • Emmy
    Master January 2015
    Emmy ·
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    Tacky question.

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  • -
    VIP February 2017
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    Dunno the retail, insurance values it at about two and a half months of FH's wages. Technically it was free for FH (mum gave it to him, it was gonna be left for me in her will anyway and she knew I loved it/am horribly picky) Thankful it worked out that way since A- it's stunning/I adore it and B- I'm a sappy sod who likes the fact it sort of represents FH being part of the family.

    (crappy picture - was trying to show the different colours under light to one of the WP

    White gold, 3+ karats (can't remember exactly) of tanzanite, a smidge over a half karat of diamonds down either side.)


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