My girlfriend and I have talked about getting engaged, but I don't even know where to start. Aside from exactly when, where, how and all that, there's the question of the ring. How much do people spend on engagement rings? I try not to pry and ask my friends how much they've spent on engagement rings so I'm not sure how much anybody I know has spent. I've read the standard is 2 months salary though. I'd be spending close to $15,000 then if that was the case. That seems absolutely ridiculous to me. It's the thought that counts right? That being said though, I'd want a high quality ring, probably with some sort of certification for clarity and all that. I figure that something far less expensive would be alright especially since I already bought a nice house that's plenty big? Is the two months salary rule outdated and nobody expects that anymore?
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Don't spend $15,000 on a ring _ that"s crazy! Ask her what kind of style and diamond shape she likes. There are lots of beautiful rings out there that are decently priced. Keep that money for something else like a nice honeymoon.1