And before anyone says it's the thought that counts... That's not a number. Of course it's the thought that counts, that's why you're getting engaged ;)
how much do you think/ or would you spend on an engagement ring.
If you've bought/ recieved one how much did it cost?
Convention and the Internet say men need to spend 2 to 3 months salary on a ring to show they have spent time thinking and saving up for this purchase to present their beloved something they labored for. Not just something they bought cheap the day before at a store closing sale.
I bought myself a ring (long story, horrible guy, I was young and we never married)
it was about 500£ or 1000$ at the time
currently I'm engaged and we wear silicone rings for working out that cost about 20$ each :P
but if we are going by the 3 months my guy should spend about 15,000$ which just seems crazy to me. Not when we have other things we need to buy for our life together
it's been in the news lately- women with small rings fighting back saying they don't mean less because they are smaller.
So thus the question :)
- Under 1000$22%(5)21%(8)Vote20%(3)
- Whatever you can afford43%(10)45%(17)Vote47%(7)
Most Helpful Guy
I spent about $5700... i think. maybe $6k
it certainly is about a dollar figure but it's just about what you can afford, are willing to spend and your own personal feelings.
me personally i make a good living and so what i spent was definitely not out of range of what i can afford. additionally I know the person who made my ring so i got an incredible discount and he built me a beautiful ring1
Most Helpful Girl
I personally am not a fan at all of this tradition to drop a ton of $$$ on a rock. There's so many better things to spend that money on.. I told my guy that I'd be totally cool with him getting an Amaro gem, which is still super nice, it's just not a real diamond. WHICH by the way, the high price for diamonds is ONLY cause by restricting supply on the manufacturing side. Diamonds aren't rare whatsoever in nature. Sorry, rant. But basically I'd much rather spend the money on a nice honeymoon/vacation/dinner. So the low low thousands is the most I'd be okay with my guy spending on a ring.2
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