I've known men (upper-middle class, not rich) who have foolishly spent over $20,000 to 80,000 on an engagement ring. I've heard some people say "X amount of months of a man's salary". And that's crazy. Although, it's not good to go bargain hunting for the cheapest ring possible either.
I've met a women who said to me "I told my husband not to go extravagant on a ring. I told him we should use that money to save up for a house instead". And that man is lucky to have such a practical caring woman.
Where is the balance between finding a very good ring, and just flat-out too expensive for a peice of rock?
- $2000 or less62% (15)80% (12)69% (27)Vote
- $4000 or less25% (6)13% (2)21% (8)Vote
- Over $400013% (3)7% (1)10% (4)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I think the rule is you're supposed to spend the equipment of 3 months' salary.
Personally, I think it's ridiculous to spend so much on a symbol. I say buy something beautiful but less extravagant. Spend that money on something more fun, like a great honeymoon or a down payment for a house.1