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How much did you spend on your old lady's wedding ring?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Craig Artzner, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Craig Artzner

    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just bought a wedding ring for my girlfriend of 4 years today. Spent about $2700. Made sure it's exactly what she wants. Just curious to see how much the rest of you paid to buy into the wonderful world of marriage...
     
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    I paid about what you paid.. I think we got a good ring for the price.. we went to a place called schiffmans, which is one of the oldest and most well known jewelers in pittsburgh.. ( lisa's hometown ).. I at least think I got a good enough "diamond education" to feel good about the purchase..

    in the end, she got what she wanted.. which is what it's about anyway, right?
     
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    I paid aboot that much but it was not the first ring. We (she) upgraded aboot 3 years after we were married:doah:

    Ira
     
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    1600 for the first one, then 5k for the upgrade.
     
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    I was WAY cheaper.


    NO no other reason than I KNEW a big ring and a big stone did not suit her, nor did she turn out to want it.

    I bought her a thin ring of white gold, with several saphiers square cut in a tight little row in the ring, very simple. 650 ish

    I eventualy found a matching ring with diamonds, but that will have to wait as i now have to RE-buy the first ring too, as it was lost.
     
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    The wedding ring was cheap...like $100.00, it the engagement ring. Id just come back from the Med so she got the full 3 months pay thing so what ever a e-4 made in 1991 around 3-4k, the anneversary thing last year...jeeze I could of bought another truck, funny thing is she wears them about as much as I drive my truck.....next to never :haha:
     
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    At the time I sold my 84 K5 to help pay for her ring. (Already had a company truck to drive) I payed about $9200.00 for the engagement and wedding ring. It was somewhat custom designed so it was a little more/bigger than I had planned.
     
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    2100.00 then at the 10 year anniversary another 2k
     
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    "crackerjack box".......I aint jokin either...
     
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    oh i would have guessed the little metle ring that snaps off the cap when you unscrew a new bottle :D:D:D :haha:
     
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    $99.00 After 25 years she is still wearing it proudly. Who wouldn't ? After all it is 14 ct solid gold. Just like mine.:laugh: Joanne was never the kind of woman you could woo with shiny baubles and jewels.
     
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    Thats right it's more about the unbreakable bond the ring signifies, thats why , when the dog ate the first $400 white gold band right off my finger and I had the second $25 silver ring smashed under a washing machine. I had it soldered back together by the ravenous crank fiend I gave the dog to...:haha: :haha: :haha: Ahhh good times....
     
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    We were just starting out , I didn't spend enough . Got a cut that looks bigger though LOL .

    Whats neat is you can always buy more on the good anniversaries , the 10th ( if you made it past 5 your good people and old school ) , 20th , 25th , 30th , 40th , and 50th :thumb:
     
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    $300 for both her's and mine then $100 1/4 carot I bought off of brother in law when his fiance left him. Had it set onto her's over Christmas. She thought she lost her ring. Oh well. I hate buying jewelry. I get critisized (sp) all the time because when brought up and asked my opinion I first tell them I really do not care to share my opinion on the subject and when they persist I politlly inform them that my personal opinion is that jewelry is of no use. Now granted, I do see the importance of having wedding rings, and have no problem having some jewelry but why spend thousands on something to look at. I guess it was the way I was raised I guess. Oh well. That is just me and my .02.

    You can now tell me what a scroog Mctight wad I am but she still loves me:D
     
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    My wife's family are life-long friends with a jeweler so we got a great deal.
     
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    I KNEW i would wreck gold or anything like that so i bought a 90 doller titanium band off ebay, and that thing hold up to anything, i never take it off so welding acids and cemicals are no problem, every once and a while I will hit it on the buffing wheel and it is good as new:D
     
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    Right with you. My wife and got gold bands because we were both still in school and cash was tight. Then we upgraded hers at about our 5th year anniversary. I broke down and bought her some nice earrings for this past Valentines day and I still can't believe how much money you have to spend to get those little rocks.

    In her defense, she's worth a lot more to me than little amount of money we do spend on jewelry. Also, she doesn't have a work truck, a hunting truck, and a fishing boat in progress junkin up the drive. Nor does she have a gun habit like I do.
     
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    My wife and I dug around at pawn shops for a month looking for a ring, found one that we thought was undervalued and paid $675 for it, went and had it appraised for $2800 the next week (that was 9 years ago, no idea what it's worth now). It's a half carat nice clarity with some baguettes.

    Next Feb. is our 10 yr. and I'm thinking about upgrading her (ring:D ).
     
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    That is an awesome idea.
     
  20. Craig Artzner

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    Thanks man. I pretty much bought what she wanted and picked out. And since she is quite responsible, in college, and may possibly make more money than me a few years down the road, I'll bite that bullet and like it.
     

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