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View Poll Results: Would spend or have spent on engagement ring?

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  • <1,500

    18 12.08%
  • 1,500 - 3,000

    17 11.41%
  • 3,000 - 4, 000

    18 12.08%
  • 4,000 - 5,000

    13 8.72%
  • 5,000 - 6,000

    12 8.05%
  • 6,000 - 7,000

    3 2.01%
  • 7,000 - 8,000

    9 6.04%
  • 8,000 - 10,000

    16 10.74%
  • >10,000

    43 28.86%
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    So Bots are making polls now?

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    If you're getting married, the cost of the ring should be the last thing on your mind. Losing your property and assets is a much bigger pill to swallow.
    Don't worry, there's a 50% chance it'll be everlasting love..

    I'd rather spend the extra few grand on a trip vs a stone. At least if you break up you can say that you went on an amazing honeymoon.

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    +1. Honeymoon is way more valuable than the ring. Spent probably 4x on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carson blocks View Post
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    I didn't shop based on cost, we just went to every store in town until we found a design she loved
    Same here. I think it was just over $10,000. That was just around 10 years ago now. The good old DINK days. Either way I had no issues with that amount. That's nowhere near all the money I have wasted on switching cars every few months back in the day. All the cars have come and gone, but she still has the ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darell_n View Post
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    So Bots are making polls now?
    Not a bot, throwaway account from a regular user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleks View Post
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    All the cars have come and gone, but she still has the ring.
    Yes but when the car goes you get some money back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    Yes but when the car goes you get some money back.
    F7ck getting married. I'm gonna get married to a 94 viper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eblend View Post
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    This....my ex always told me she wanted a 20k ring, I always though that was retarded...we are still friends and I saw what her husband bought, $25k right with a fucking massive diamond that looks so tacky and disproportionate.

    For my wife, I bought her one for about $1500 almost 10 years ago as I was young and just starting out in my career, going to get her something in the $5-7k range here for our 10 anniversary next year. Wife is the same way, if I spend that much money on a fucking ring she would murder me for buying that shit instead of something much more useful.
    THIS!!!

    Exact same situation with me. My ex didn't care what it looked like as long as it cost at least 20k.
    Flash forward to my current fiancť, wanted a specific look that I had to go custom. Went through Blue Nile and found a custom diamond that was exactly what she wanted. Hell, the custom setting cost more than the diamond. I asked her if she regretted not getting one that was super expensive, and her response was that she would prefer that money go to more important things like the house, or the wedding.

    All depends on the girl I guess.

    I also have this theory about the proportion of her friends being married. I figure its a competition, so the last to get married wants to have the biggest rock to win. (this was just my conclusion based on the situation I was in)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhao View Post
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    arts major. years of being forced to write shitty paper after shitty paper no one read scars deep down to the core lol.
    Did you go with round over something else, like princess cut, because that is what your girl preferred?

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    I didn't get my wife an engagement ring until our 10th wedding anniversary! Lol! Unless you already have shit tons of money, spending tons on an engagement ring is incredibly dumb IMHO. When you are starting out in a new marriage, money issues are one of those things that creep into otherwise great relationships and destroy things. Why would anyone want to saddle themselves with that early on?

    That said, if you have lots of money and your chick really loves jewelry, well then go for whatever she likes and you can afford! Otherwise save that money or used it towards a downpayment on a house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tirebob View Post
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    I didn't get my wife an engagement ring until our 10th wedding anniversary! Lol! Unless you already have shit tons of money, spending tons on an engagement ring is incredibly dumb IMHO. When you are starting out in a new marriage, money issues are one of those things that creep into otherwise great relationships and destroy things. Why would anyone want to saddle themselves with that early on?

    That said, if you have lots of money and your chick really loves jewelry, well then go for whatever she likes and you can afford! Otherwise save that money or used it towards a downpayment on a house.
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    I cant wait to see the next thread that will be "how much to spend for a wedding?" I am sure there will be lots of different answers for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzdspd View Post
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    I cant wait to see the next thread that will be "how much to spend for a wedding?" I am sure there will be lots of different answers for that
    OP will be "weddingguy" and disappear after posting as well.

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    Believe me, spend as little as fucking possible. just going through divorce now. Or put all assets into irrevocable trust as they are acquired. Fucking bitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    OP will be "weddingguy" and disappear after posting as well.
    Pay attention to threads! Berserkcatsplat already explained it once

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    Quote Originally Posted by NissanFanBoy View Post
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    Any women that takes issue with how much is spent is not worth marrying.
    Yup. So glad my wife doesn't care about petty stuff like spending thousands of dollars on a piece of jewelry.

    Before we got engaged, so I would know what style to buy her, I asked her to go online and email me a couple links to rings she liked. I was lazy and simply bought the first one she sent me. Total cost? $350. That's why I married her

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    Quote Originally Posted by BavarianBeast View Post
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    From my observations, it seems that the more high maintenance and insecure the woman - the higher itís going to cost you to make her feel satisfied with the ring. Fake women like material things, a real woman whoís in love with you wonít care what you spend, just that itís meaningful. Once thatís sorted out, spend whatever your comfortable with and make sure sheís happy with it.
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    My last two (yes ... sadly .. two .. ) were around ~ $2K cad 12 and 15 yr ago .. just under 1cart/VS/I colour (0.85cart?) if I remember correct ... as my wife (now) and my EX both have small hand/fingers, look weird with big ring.

    I guess similar ring would be $4-5K now?

    Since many beyonders are Asian as well, will look weird with too big diamond, better get smaller size, but better cut and colour, at least, can wear once a while, rather just keep in safe box.

    If someone is buying for a ~ 6ft / 200 lb fiancť, then it is fine to go up to ~1.5 cart ...
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    Personally Iíd go with color and clarity over size any day. Any good jeweller will go through the whole list that zhao mentioned on the previous page and show you what inclusions and poor (yellowed) color look like under the microscope vs naked eye.

    Iíve seen a lot of big diamonds with shit colour and clarity that look like vending machine rings.

    From my experience you canít get 1 carat with good colour and clarity for under 10k unless youíre shopping online. So dont have that 1 carat goal in your head that most people have unless youíre willing to spend 10 or more.

    Edit: above price/carat is for round cut. Princess is always cheaper but looks like a vending machine ring IMO

    Great looking smaller diamonds can be had for 5-10k or even sub 5 as long as you focus on color and clarity and get something that sparkles rather than just takes up space.

    In terms of what to spend? Thatís completely up to you and her. I would get a feel for what she thinks is reasonable. Getting an expensive ring is fine but if that means you donít have money for vacations together, honeymoon, wedding etc if sheís a practical girl she might think thatís pretty stupid.

    I would personally have her pick out the ring. No matter how well you think you know her you will almost guaranteed not pick her first choice. Just my opinion though
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