i went to a few stores but I can't seem to figure out how much to spend?
how much is a guy meant to spend on an engagement ring anyway?
i don't earn a lot of money at the moment, and iv got a very nice one lined up, its gonna cost around $1100
is that too much or not enough?
there was one that I was looking at last time I was in, and it went down in price, it is now $700
is it ok to get a ring that is knocked down in price?
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I think the 3 months worth of pay rule is basically for the idea that a man should pay an amount he can afford based on his income...
My engagement ring cost about $200..the diamond was so small I literally had to tell people, yes...theres one in there... Considering how much my guy was making and all his financial responsibilities, even that was a splurge and I felt incredibly lucky that he dropped that kind of cash on me and I loved that ring.
If my boyfriend now spent $200 on a ring for me, Id be insulted, in tears and instantly single...he spends more than that taking me out for dinner. If he wants something, he doesn't even look to see how much it costs...he will just buy it (Im trying and failing to teach him the finer art of comparison shopping)... I would want what is supposed to be a symbolic token of his commitment to me to be at least on the same level of "worth it" as his impulse buys...ideally even more so.
In the end, as long as you can afford it and like the ring...plus it seems you took a lot of things into consideration from the style to how it would look on her hand...then that counts for everything.1