I have heard two months salary, but this means that I would either have to "break the bank" or save for an additional year more than I was thinking/planning. Both of us will be graduating grad school and heading into jobs that do not promise much money. I assume I should have some saved up but still want to get a real nice ring within a reasonable budget. I am willing to sacrifice a little to show her I care a lot. I was thinking around $1200. Would any of you girls consider me a cheapskate or think I should do more?
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If she honestly loved you and wanted to marry you, the ring could come from the 25 cent ball dispenser. Go within your budget. You don't have to find an extravagant ring; find one that matches her style. If she only cares about how big her ring is, it's a sign that you ought not to marry her. Marriage is about love and mutual support and a little bit of business. Just do the best that you can. If you two make it for a long time, then you can upgrade the ring when you have more money. It'll be a great 10,15, or 20 year anniversary present.0