I well understand the pros and the cons. It is tradition. A lot of men would object to spending a lot of money on a rock that has no utilitarian purpose, and that's reasonable.
Also, on the other side of things, the tradition was made so that it's a sacrifice men have to make to ensure he actually takes the marriage seriously and has stock in it.
How much should a woman spend on a wedding ring?
(For example, let's assume the guy is middle class, has a stable full-time job making $45,000. He can afford a nice ring, but he'll have to sacrifice a good bit to pay for it.)
- $1000 or less74% (20)62% (8)70% (28)Vote
- $1000 to 300015% (4)15% (2)15% (6)Vote
- $3000 to 40004% (1)15% (2)8% (3)Vote
- $4000 to 50004% (1)8% (1)5% (2)Vote
- Over 50003% (1)0% (0)2% (1)Vote
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I don't know because I don't have a clear idea of what a certain ring looks like when it is worth a certain amount of money. I'm not familiar with the correlation between quality and price when it comes to 1000$ VS 5000$, so I couldn't tell. Personally, I'd like my wedding ring to be a value item because I will wear it for everyday of my life from then on, and I'd hate to have an item make me feel cheap every single day. That'd make me cringe and it'd make me want to not wear it after a while. I've always worn the ''expensive'' jewelry I've been given by a guy everyday without fail when we were dating. It made me feel loved and cared for. I know it's shallow, but that's just how I see it. There's also the fact that I saw my father's wedding ring everyday growing up and I've always found it to be absolutely gorgeous. It's a large gold band with swirly designs ingraved all around it. I'm sure it didn't cost a million dollars but I've always seen it as the most beautiful jewel, even prettier IMO than my mom's ring. It still looks like I've always remembered it, to this day.
So my thinking is that if my father can have such a pretty piece for not that expensive, I'm sure I can be pleased with a wedding ring that's reasonably priced. I just couldn't tell right now what that price point is cause I've never shopped for this before.0