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  • <1,500

    18 12.08%
  • 1,500 - 3,000

    17 11.41%
  • 3,000 - 4, 000

    18 12.08%
  • 4,000 - 5,000

    13 8.72%
  • 5,000 - 6,000

    12 8.05%
  • 6,000 - 7,000

    3 2.01%
  • 7,000 - 8,000

    9 6.04%
  • 8,000 - 10,000

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  • >10,000

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    Default How much for an engagement ring?

    I've read a lot online about this but curious what an anonymous poll reveals on how much guys would spend or have spent on an engagement ring.

    Spoke with one friend who was upfront and said $1,800 while another said "somewhere around 10" which probably means closer to 12 or higher.

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    Personally, i think $3-4K is about the right amount based on what can afford. Im not balling enough to spend more and not too cheap to spend a bit. It will vary wildly though as some guys will feel different and some woman's expectations are different. My wife would have been happy with anything short of a vending machine ring.

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    Whatever fits your budget and lifestyle. My other half would have fucking killed me if I spent big money on a ring instead of using that money for something better.

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    Obviously depends on the combined income, but in the dozen years I've been married we've never thought there was any benefit to getting any more bling. But then again my wife isn't about showing off possessions.

    I'd say if your girlfriend is the kind that would worry about size of rock, maybe you should not make her a fiancé.

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    Whatever fits your budget and lifestyle. My other half would have fucking killed me if I spent big money on a ring instead of using that money for something better.
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    I always say, how much can I spend and still have money toward my sports car fund? But women don't tend to dig that answer.

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    I'd say if your girlfriend is the kind that would worry about size of rock, maybe you should not make her a fiancé.

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    +1.

    This....my ex always told me she wanted a 20k ring, I always though that was retarded...we are still friends and I saw what her husband bought, $25k right with a fucking massive diamond that looks so tacky and disproportionate.

    For my wife, I bought her one for about $1500 almost 10 years ago as I was young and just starting out in my career, going to get her something in the $5-7k range here for our 10 anniversary next year. Wife is the same way, if I spend that much money on a fucking ring she would murder me for buying that shit instead of something much more useful.

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    lol you gave yourself away. I'm about to spend around 5k on what my girlfriend wants i guess... fucking adulting.

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    Why make a new account to post this question? lol.

    But yea..I dated a girl that wanted a minimum 2 carat diamond, although would have gotten it for her at the time considering how I felt but good thing it didn't work out cause I married one who couldn't care less and thought the little north of $5K I spent was a too much.
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    I think I spent 7-8K USD when the dollar was close to par
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    At the end of the day, it entirely depends on what's reasonable and what she wants. If she values jewelry, she's gonna want to show it off to all her friends. Get her something you'll be proud of her showing off haha. Conversely, if she doesn't, get her a ring from a gumball machine, cause anything else is a waste of money.

    I think I spend somewhere between 7-9k for my wife's ring/band. Can't remember as it was a couple years back, but it was a very reasonable amount WRT to income (which is really what matters).

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    Price is one thing but a more important factor is shopping around and knowing what you want/what you are paying for.

    Most jeweler shops are very overpriced. I bought on bluenile and spent lots of time doing my research to know what I was buying for a diamond. This research alone probably saved me 50% of what I paid.

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    Girls love to show off how much their man spent on them. It's really kind of toxic. I know someone at work that wasn't content with her 12k ring so she asked for a 16k ring as a push present.
    Don't know what it is but the girl with the biggest rock is most alpha. I just don't get it

    BTW I find that Blue Nile so far has been the best, you don't get to see the diamond in person but their prices and service has been top notch

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    In retrospect... smaller is better... big diamonds hurt

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    I based my purchasing decision on the average size of her friends' rings. Ultimately she's going to be showing it to everyone and I want it to be at least comparable to everyone else's. Unfortunately the average ring size for her friends is ~ 1 carat and round, so that was my starting point. After that I did a bunch of research on the standard stuff like Cut, Color, and Clarity, and that formed my budget. In the end I got a 1.3 carat for near the top end of the budget.

    Felt expense then but now that we are planning our Hawaii wedding, it doesn't seem too bad at all lol. But like what other have said, depends on the girl you are proposing to, and don't spend beyond what you can afford. At the end it's a depreciating asset.. not an investment..
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    If you can’t justify a 3 carat Tiffany is it really love?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    if you can’t justify a 3 carat tiffany is it really love?

    so true!!! Lol

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    If you can’t justify a 3 carat Tiffany is it really love?



    I don't think I'd ever spend >10k on a ring. I'd worry too much about it getting lost or stolen or something like that. Take her to Spence, see what styles she likes and then shop around from there. If you can somehow find a ring from Costco, you'll get a solid deal for the quality of the diamond. It's also worth talking to custom jewelry places. When I had my wife's wedding band made, it was cheaper to get a better quality custom made one than it was to buy a crappier one from a jewelry shop.

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