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#1 Jackie

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    Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:28 PM

    Ok, this may be to private of a question and I totally understand if some of you dont want to answer.

    Incase some of you dont know Ryan and I are not engaged yet.

    We are going to be designing a ring soon (end of Feb beginning of March ish) and I was just wondering around how much your rings cost you.

    Again I'm wicked sorry if that offends anyone and feel free not to answer.

    We have a 6 thousand dollar budget for my engagement ring. I am actually hoping to come in under this but quality is kind of important to me as its the only "nice" piece of jewelry I will have ever owned.

    What I am looking for is most likely white gold, yet with an antiquey style to it. I just dont know the first thing about rings. Is this an average price for an engagement ring? Any help would be great.
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    #2 Christine

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    Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:36 PM

    Jackie for $6,000 you can get a beautiful ring. My ring is just over a karat total weight, but the way they set the center stone most people think its a karat by itself. My ring is white gold, and came with the matching wedding band. We bought it at Jaredjared.com - home and I have been really happy with their service, I get my ring cleaned every six months for free and over Christmas time I lost a small diamond they replaced it for free at a store in another state. We actually bought Will's ring there also and have had no complaints about our rings.
    Total cost for my ring was $2700, we wanted to stay under $3000 and we almost managed to do that including his ring which was just over $400. I think with your budget you can get a nice antique looking ring, your wedding band and his band. You might have a little extra left over even? But that is just my opinion.
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    #3 BEACHBRIDEMA

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      Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:37 PM

      My ring was around 8K. It is white gold, total ring is about 2 carrots (sides and centre stone) It is a very good colour and cut dimond. I would recommend getting it made. Thats what we did, the mark up in stores is huge. Ricky saved a ton by getting it made privately
      Hope this helps
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      #4 Jackie

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        Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:43 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Soon to be Mrs. Hull
        Jackie for $6,000 you can get a beautiful ring. My ring is just over a karat total weight, but the way they set the center stone most people think its a karat by itself. My ring is white gold, and came with the matching wedding band. We bought it at Jared
        My ring was around 8K. It is white gold, total ring is about 2 carrots (sides and centre stone) It is a very good colour and cut dimond. I would recommend getting it made. Thats what we did, the mark up in stores is huge. Ricky saved a ton by getting it made privately
        Hope this helps
        Sarah
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        #5 Christine

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        Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:49 PM

        Jackie, with an antique looking ring you don't have to do one huge center stone, and the small stones around it will cost much less so I think you can easily keep it under budget.
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        #6 Janet

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          Posted 04 February 2007 - 08:43 PM

          Jackie, you can definitely get a gorgeous ring for less than that. Here are some ideas to keep the cost down
          • White gold instead of platinum (you said this already I think)
          • Spend more on getting a nicer color diamond, less on clarity (in my opinion, you'd rather have a brillitantly bright white diamond with one or two tiny flaws than a yellow-ish diamond with no flaws. It's just easier to see the color from afar.)
          • Pick a diamond that has a really wide surface area on top but not as much depth. My diamond looks more like 1 carat when you look at the top, but it's acutally only .7 because it has less depth (which you can't see anyway because it's in the setting)
          • don't buy a name brand/designer ring. Like others have said, the markup is incredible!


          #7 Nrvsbride

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            Posted 04 February 2007 - 08:52 PM

            If you buy the stone separately from the band it will also cost you a lot less. My ring is made by Tiffany's but one of the guys who does the diamonds and sets it is my friend's husband so my FI was able to get a ring that is marked at $30,000 for only $12,000. I have a 2 karat princess cut center stone and then I have a double bands with pave diamonds all over it. I love my ring but honestly to me spending so much on a ring is not necessary. Mine's is also platinum which makes it more pricier. Since you are getting white gold I think you can def get a beautiful ring for even less than the $6,000. Ask the person who sells you the ring if they will give you a break if you pay cash. Most jewelers will not charge you tax and/or may be willing to give you the ring for cheaper if you pay them cash. (Assuming you have the money when you buy it) I am so excited for you and can't wait until you get engaged!!!!

            -Glenda

            #8 TammyB

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              Posted 04 February 2007 - 09:15 PM

              Well my center stone is 1 carat and with .65 points on the sides and the ring was 8k. I'm having my wedding band custom made, it will be 1 carat and it's going to cost of 3300.00. So having a E-ring custom made doesn't always mean it's cheaper. Just depends on how complicated it is to make and how high of a quality your diamonds you select will be.

              #9 EDYTA

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                Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:16 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Nrvsbride
                If you buy the stone separately from the band it will also cost you a lot less. My ring is made by Tiffany's but one of the guys who does the diamonds and sets it is my friend's husband so my FI was able to get a ring that is marked at $30,000 for only $12,000. I have a 2 karat princess cut center stone and then I have a double bands with pave diamonds all over it. I love my ring but honestly to me spending so much on a ring is not necessary. Mine's is also platinum which makes it more pricier. Since you are getting white gold I think you can def get a beautiful ring for even less than the $6,000. Ask the person who sells you the ring if they will give you a break if you pay cash. Most jewelers will not charge you tax and/or may be willing to give you the ring for cheaper if you pay them cash. (Assuming you have the money when you buy it) I am so excited for you and can't wait until you get engaged!!!!

                -Glenda
                and how come we never got to see this beautiful ring POST AWAY!!!

                #10 amyh

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                  Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:51 PM

                  Thats right Glenda! We never saw that ring of yours!




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