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Am I allowed to ask this? (poll)

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by Ereeg, Mar 26, 2019.

How much did you spend (or did s/o-individually) spend on first engagement ring?

  1. One paycheck or less

    41 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. 1 month gross salary

    26 vote(s)
    21.1%
  3. 1-2 months gross salary

    17 vote(s)
    13.8%
  4. 2-3 months gross salary

    14 vote(s)
    11.4%
  5. 3+ months gross salary

    15 vote(s)
    12.2%
  6. Way too freaking much!

    10 vote(s)
    8.1%
  1. Austina
    Ideal_Rock

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    by Austina » Mar 28, 2019
    You know I do! If I’d had an engagement ring, it’d have been something small, and as we don’t really have an upgrade culture here, I’d probably still have it, instead of my gorgeous stonking Bella :love:
     
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  2. missy
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    by missy » Mar 28, 2019
    She was and is meant to be yours!:kiss2:
     
  3. diamondringlover
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    by diamondringlover » Mar 28, 2019
    I got engaged in 1983 and hubby paid a whopping $119 for a tiny band of poorly cut rubies and diamonds...so it was a non traditional band but I loved that little band
     
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  4. LJsapphire
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    by LJsapphire » Mar 28, 2019
    Just under 1 month for #1 in 2004 and he wasn't earning a great deal.
    #2 was about just under 2 months, haggled down a bit.
     
    


    


  5. rockhoundofficiando
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    by rockhoundofficiando » Mar 29, 2019
    I love these stories, I would love even more to see photos of these original rings!
     
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  6. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Mar 29, 2019
    I can still see my original engagement ring from 1974 in my mind. I also remember it having a bruted girdle but didn’t know what it was then. I used to play with the roughness when I was nervous. I would love to see it again..I was so young and it looked beautiful to me...:love:
     
  7. metall
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    by metall » Mar 29, 2019
    We were in the process of buying a house so I told my silly DF to just get whatever setting with a mossy just to have something to show the fam....of course he listened to me...not!

    He got the :eek2::eek2::eek2: reaction and I got heartburn....but ask me now if i would have let that ring out of my grubby paws. :lol:
     
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  8. JT123
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    by JT123 » Mar 29, 2019
    Here's mine,ring on the bottom. .79 carat. It doesn't look like that anymore though... I did a custom band a few years back hoping to jazz it up. Huge mistake! Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 4.26.07 PM.png
     
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  9. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Mar 29, 2019
    I would love to see your ring! :love:
     
  10. Ereeg
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    by Ereeg » Mar 29, 2019
    Ok since I started this I will share!

    First E ring was close to 2 months salary at age 21. And I took a loan out to pay for it. Obviously not smart.

    Fast forward 10 years, second E Ring is About 1.5 or less months, but I was able to pay with cash. Totally different story this time around! I guess my dad did know something about me being immature at age 20 ha ha!
     
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  11. AprilBaby
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    by AprilBaby » Mar 30, 2019
    1979, my .35 ring was $365. Probably a half week paycheck for him.
     
  12. Diamond_Hawk
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    Trade

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    by Diamond_Hawk » Mar 30, 2019
    Great stories here. It would be all the more enjoyable with more pics (esp. of first rings, then pics of later upgrades if that happened).
     
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  13. kmoro
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    by kmoro » Mar 30, 2019
    $80 but no diamonds. He later gave me a tiny cluster ring that is quite lovely - I still have it. That was about $150. 1984. I wanted a $500 marquise ring, lol, but I still love the little cluster ... t’s just very tiny ... looked ok as a very young person but looks a bit silly on me now ... I think. Why I am going on about that, I have no idea.
    Happy Saturday, PSers!
     
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  14. metall
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    by metall » Mar 31, 2019
    Heres mine....way pre-ps but it's mine and I love it and the man who chose it.


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  15. missy
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    by missy » Mar 31, 2019
    So I have zero decent photos my original ER and WB but here's a bad one. I wasn't taking photos back then so really had no clue how to focus even hence the super blurry pics. Glad to say when I upgraded the diamond and setting my photo taking skills improved. :sun:

    original 2.93 GIA GVS MRB
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    current 4.93 GIA JVS1 OEC
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  16. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Mar 31, 2019
    @missy to be fair, cameras have come a long way so it may not have been your photograph skills :geek2:
     
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  17. missy
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    by missy » Mar 31, 2019
    Haha you are too kind @Wewechew. But I'll take it and add perhaps it was a combination of both factors.8)
    (Though mainly my poor photography skills.:oops2:)
     
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  18. KaeKae
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    by KaeKae » Mar 31, 2019
    Less than one check. We were students, his grandmother had given him a diamond years before "for someday" so he set it in a classic yellow gold solitaire setting (1987, so maybe $100?)
     
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  19. Diamond_Hawk
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    by Diamond_Hawk » Apr 2, 2019
    Thanks for these!
     
  20. missy
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    by missy » Apr 3, 2019
    My pleasure.

    Adding my ER in between the first and the last.

    So in order from first to last.

    MRB with shared prong setting and shared prong band

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    my first OEC with vintage sapphire band and vintage plat bands

    beainboxbygreg.jpg

    my final OEC with same bands as above.

    bubbalahinboxbygreg.jpg
     
  21. metall
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    by metall » Apr 3, 2019

    May i say that I sadore that sapphire band :kiss2:, perfect size and the color is amaze!
     
  22. missy
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    by missy » Apr 3, 2019
    Thank you so much! I bought it from Addy's Vintage on IG. She sold it to me from her private collection. She is a real sweetheart. And a fellow animal lover.:kiss2:
     

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