What’s a reasonable engagement ring cost?

Salesforce qawaaaj
Jan 29 47 Comments

Not looking at TC, what is a reasonable amount of money to spend on an engagement ring?

TC: 220k

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TOP 47 Comments
  • VMware IsThisReal
    $0 on diamonds. Diamonds are the biggest scam in the history of the world.
    Jan 29 2
    • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
      Not true for colored diamonds. Get yoir hands on a blue internally flawless diamond and it will give you returns more than your 401k
      Jan 29
    • VMware BobbleHat
      No wonder Qualcomm is so bad at business
      Jan 30
  • Microsoft weirvhtd
    I'd say, about 1000 bucks gets you a decent ring. Spend the rest on a good vacation
    Jan 29 3
    • Walmart.com / Mgmt
      mrscience

      Walmart.com Mgmt

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      Relocating to Seattle this year.
      mrsciencemore
      I did something like this when I get married 11 years ago. No regrets.
      Jan 29
    • New 🌟 1
      No wonder you work for Walmart now:)
      Jan 30
    • Microsoft weirvhtd
      You never know, he could be the CEO
      Jan 30
  • Amazon / Eng
    10-15k with your TC. Dont go to tiffany's. Go to an unpopular brand or gemologist. You can get diamonds way cheaper this way. Optimize size over quality. Reality is quality is barely noticeable outside of a microscope while size is clearly evident.
    Jan 29 0
  • Splunk diggity415
    My fiance and I both value a lot of other things over jewelry. That said, she will still be wearing it for the rest of her life (hopefully).
    I opted not to go the diamond route, instead picking up a sapphire. From an independant jewelry maker, I got a really nice ring for 5k.
    Dont fall for the "valued at" bs. You'll end up paying $10k for something with a resale value of 5.
    Really though, it is all up to you and your partners tastes. I recommend going moderately modest. Huge rocks only serve the ego and are a waste of money that could be put to better use. Small rocks scream "I can barely do this". Find the balance. It isnt about the price tag, but how it looks and makes you both feel.
    Only get what you can pay cash for as well... who wants to get married with debt on your shoulders?
    Jan 29 3
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      You’re not qualified to give any advice after paying 5k for sapphire.
      Jan 29
    • Splunk diggity415
      Lol...there was a lot more to it than just "a sapphire". But thanks for making the assumption that you know exactly what I bought, pricing it in your head, and then calling me unqualified for paying more than whatever you might have made up in your imagination... I am.sure your attitude will serve you well in life and with your spouse (if you ever get one)
      Jan 29
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      Did months of research on diamonds and unless you got some new found metal from from mars, you basically paid 5k for glass. Anyway, i am sure that constantly having to tell yourself how rare and special sapphire is will serve you well in life and with your spouse. (FYI, my wife says hi and recommends that you splurge a bit next time and get her an engagement ring with gorilla glass).
      Jan 29
  • Facebook pndubs
    Idk about your partner’s preferences,but I’m a woman and think that dropping five figures on a piece of jewelry is bonkers. Especially diamonds. Look up “Have you ever tried to sell a diamond?” from The Atlantic. Old, but relevant.

    The wedding industry in general is optimized to milk as much money out of young couples as possible because getting married is a Very Important Life Moment and gosh, why wouldn’t you spend any amount of money to make your wedding the best wedding ever? Or at least make it a reasonable approximation of that aspirational thing on Pinterest.

    My suggestion: Unless you know that your partner very much prefers the pop-out-of-the-bushes-with-an-expensive-rock-I-had-no-role-in-choosing approach, ask her about what she wants. It could very well be that she doesn’t want a crazy extravagant diamond ring, and even if she does, best to know what she has in mind before you drop $$$ on it.
    Jan 29 0
  • Microsoft ЯR
    I'm a female, and to me reasonable is under few Ks. You can wrap it in a vacation trip tickets, but spending more than that for a ring just seems useless to me, no matter what your TC is.
    Jan 29 2
    • New / Eng
      Nazarene

      New Eng

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      A fool is wiser than a prophet.
      Nazarenemore
      Are you a female (male) or female (female)? Because this is the biggest lie I’ve ever seen posted on here.
      Jan 29
    • Microsoft ЯR
      @Nazarene, dude, the biggest lie here is always TC people claim to have. No wonder your tag says "New".
      Jan 29
  • Microsoft Hyad70
    Don't forget to include the cost of a divorce after 7 years. :-)
    Jan 29 0
  • Amazon Deedadoo
    It breaks my heart that men spend this much on a ring. It breaks my heart that women want this. Can everyone please wake up and blow that money on vacationing and doing drugs with their lover (ok the drugs are optional)? Let’s charter a yacht, get high out of our minds, and bang until we’re chafing. The memories would last a lifetime.
    Jan 30 2
  • ServiceNow lilcheeto2
    My husband got me a beautiful ring for $3,000. It’s all about the love, trust, and commitment. Save your money for your future home, family, and vacations. 💍 Don’t believe the hype to spend more.
    Jan 30 2
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      He’s a lucky guy.
      Jan 30
    • ServiceNow lilcheeto2
      I’m the lucky one - really ❤️
      Jan 31
  • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
    You can get a Tiffany engagement ring starting at 4K. Buy it second hand and it’s 2k. Anyone spending 10k+ plus and paying retail is idiotic. It will lose 30-50% of its value the second you walk out of the store.
    Jan 29 1
    • Microsoft PMM’d
      Don’t buy from Tiffany. You’re overpaying for the brand.

      My father had a jewelry business and I can assure you that you can get much better gold and stones, for cheaper, if you look outside of the big brands.
      Jan 31
  • Move JUvY31
    Whatever the cheapest plastic ring from Ali Express cost.
    Jan 29 0
  • Microsoft / Eng 😈 Mornin⭐
    Get a 14 carat gold band for couple of hundred $s
    Jan 29 0
  • Amazon / Eng :!
    2 months of pretax salary
    Jan 29 2
    • Microsoft HtIB24
      Yeah, not this.
      Jan 30
    • Microsoft PMM’d
      Oh please 🙄 don’t believe this marketing BS (says the marketing guy)
      Jan 31
  • Apple aqsw
    Use bluenile/james Allen/Costco
    Jan 29 2
    • Aurora grizzled g
      Costco has a very nice selection, surprisingly! My last jewelry purchase was in the Diamond District in NYC. Heavy competition keeps prices in check. Good for a moderate budget and a more custom piece. The savings over a normal jeweler can pay for the trip.
      Jan 29
    • F5 Networks Op64em
      This is the right advice.
      Jan 29
  • Adobe jjjx12
    $0

    I'm not enriching another man just because I'm into a chick.

    Expensive accessories aren't my style anyways.
    Jan 30 0
  • Uber kisht
    50k$.
    Jan 29 0
  • Google / Eng maduro
    I spent $1250 for the wife. TC 340k. She’s happy with it and we invest the rest.
    Jan 30 0
  • Be practical. 1.0 to 1.5 karats. If you buy too expensive she will get mugged. Also it's a hassle to lug around a big rock.
    Jan 29 0
  • Apple Snut Ella
    I bought mine for $200
    Jan 29 0
  • Tableau Zero Cool
    ~500$
    Jan 29 0