How much money to spend on an engagement ring?

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  • How much money to spend on an engagement ring?


Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 22:33
First of all don't let the general public make your decisions for you. People with money, pay to much attention to what other people with money will think. If you are so concerned about what your girlfriend will think, than take your girlfriend with you to look at rings to get an idea of what she wants. I can understand that you want it to be a surprise, but you can still do it in a way as to get a good idea of what she wants without letting the cat out of the bag. Just take her shopping somewhere were you know there is a jewelery store and say you want to check out a watch or something like that and I'm sure she will look at some rings without you have to say anything about looking at them. I've never seen a women go into a jewelery store without looking at rings. Don't make the mistake of asking any other women, except your girlfriend of what ring you should get, because they will be wrong. Your girlfriend herself would ask you why you ask someone other than her.
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Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 17:45
I would take a long casual stroll in the diamond district and just gaze through windows and see what she likes. If you are going to be spending 25 grand on a ring, your selections will be vast, because of the price point. So, that means you will have many options on band design, setting design, diamond shape and so forth; along what is important to you, cut and color. Many styles today have more than one stone. So, you could very well find a one carat ring with another half carat making up other stones in the setting, totaling 1.5 carats. You are right, this is one important purchase that she will be wearing for a lifetime. Spend what you want and do not second guess yourself. If you are not going into debt, which you are not and if you have the money, which you do; then spend it.
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Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 22:21
Honestly, I know you probably want the proposal to be a surprise, but you should talk it over with your girlfriend. The two of you share finances, and she might be able to give you an idea of what she would like and what would make her uncomfortable. In the long run, getting her opinion will ensure she has a ring with just the right pricetag and style. You can still pop the question in a shocking way.
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 22:37
There is no hard and fast rule for this. It all depends on your budget and the consent of your fiancee on the design.

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