How much should the engagement ring be? That is the most frequently asked question by men on the topic of getting engaged. We help you find your personal budget, so you know how much you should spend.
It isn't right to just name a price, and the salary calculators and tables which can be found in the internet do not really help. There are, however, a few things worth remembering in order to get a better idea of your budget.
For women, the engagement ring price isn’t the most important factor. Emotional, social and traditional family aspects are similarly important. A man can only answer the question of how much to spend when he knows what value the engagement ring has for his partner and takes into account all those factors. Consider these:
The rather emotional arguments listed above also mean that women appreciate high-quality rings with diamonds. So, let’s begin with the cost of a diamond.
In order to determine your budget for an engagement ring, your monthly net income is a good guideline. At least half your net monthly income should at least be invested. If you have savings you should opt for your monthly income for the engagement ring. At the end of the day, buying an engagement ring is a once in a lifetime romantic investment. The one-time ring costs are quickly forgotten.
Men that want to get engaged are often at the beginning of their career path. We think that the costs should be in a healthy ratio to your income and therefore recommend one monthly income as a rule of thumb for the budget.
And here's a fact for all fans of American soaps: In Europe, there are only a few men who buy US-level rings worth 5,000 $ or more for a proposal. On average, European men stay around or even below 1,000 US-Dollar when it comes to the ring for their sweetheart.
Many Americans think that investing in an engagement ring should hurt a little. We don't see it that way. And yet buying a good quality engagement ring is a real investment that needs to be well considered.
Look at it this way: You have found the woman you want for life! Show her that by buying an engagement ring for around 1,000 $. She'll (of course!) say YES and you'll both have 50 happy years together!
Now let's make this happy love story a very simple calculation:
|Engagement ring price||Costs over 50 years|
|1.000 $/50 years||20 Euro for each happy year|
|1.000 $/2.608 weeks||38 Cent for each happy week|
|1.000 $/18.262 days||only 5 Cent for every happy day!|
What do you mean, you don't know? Is a happy partner worth 5 cents a day for the next 50 years?
Almost all men who get engaged buy a valuable piece of jewellery for the first time in their lives.
That depends on your partner. And every man has to estimate what his beloved partner expects.
Almost all men who get engaged buy a valuable piece of jewellery for the first time in their lives. Our aim is to give men security for their upcoming purchase by referring to their monthly salary.
Women rarely propose. Less than 5% of our engagement rings are sold directly to women. The prices of the engagement rings bought by women are also within the usual European range.
But unlike a few years ago, women are increasingly drawing their partner's attention to the ring they want. We have often heard about messages to a friend with the subject "I would like this one". And also, on Instagram and Facebook men frequently receive discreet hints from their partner.
Pay attention - regardless of actual income - to your personal "price limit" and choose an engagement ring that is priced much higher. We often connect with men that send in their partner's engagement ring as their lady wants a bigger diamond.
So, plan a little more budget from the start than you initially thought. Firstly, an engagement ring at a higher price makes a much better impression and secondly, you do not inadvertently make your loved one to think that she has "sold" herself below value.
Of course, women compare their engagement rings with other women's, even if they never admit it. If you set the engagement ring price a little higher right from the start, you don't have to worry about it.
Regardless of the cost of an engagement ring you should pay attention to the following things:
By far the most frequently purchased models are those with diamonds, the classic gemstone for a proposal. For some time now, rose gold models have been very popular. Blue sapphires are also becoming increasingly popular for engagement rings. With both gemstones - diamond or sapphire - we know you are making a great choice.
In recent decades it has become more and more common for the man to secretly plan a proposal and surprise his partner with an engagement ring. It is a beautiful tradition that shows your partner in a particularly romantic way how much she is loved.
However, this romantic procedure also has disadvantages. The vast majority of men willing to marry have no idea of their partner's ring size before buying the ring. And the high proportion of subsequent changes shows, that it is difficult to find out the size secretly without any instructions. Some men also find it difficult to correctly assess their beloved's style. Before the man buys the engagement ring, he should seek professional advice.
For us, the answer is obviously a clear yes, engagement rings can be bought online without hesitation! There are a few very obvious reasons why this is the case:
If you feel like buying a beautiful engagement ring for your partner, you will quickly find the right model in your individual price category.
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