How much should the engagement ring be? That is the most frequently asked question by men on the topic of the engagement. We help you find your personal budget, so you know how much you should spend.
To name a price is not the right way. Also, the salary calculators and tables, which can be found in the internet do not really help. There are however a few things that can be remembered in order to get a better feeling for the budget.
For women the engagement ring price isn’t the most important factor. Emotional, social and traditional family aspects are similarly important. Only if the man considers all factors equally, he can answer the question what value the engagement ring has for his partner. Some of those are:
The above mentioned rather emotional arguments also mean, that women appreciate high-quality rings with diamonds. So, let’s begin with the diamond costs.
In order to determine the budget for the engagement ring, the monthly net income is a good guideline. Half a net income should at least be invested. If you have savings you should choose a monthly income for the engagement ring. In the end of the day buying an engagement ring is a once in a lifetime romantic investment for a lifetime. 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 the 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 Germany, there are only a few men who buy US-level rings worth 5,000 euros or more for the engagement. On average, German men stay around or even below 1,000 Euros 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.
But look at it this way: You have found the woman for life! To show her that, buy an engagement ring for about 1,000 euros. She says (of course!) YES and you both experience 50 happy years together!
And now we make this happy love story a very simple calculation:
|Engagement ring price||Costs over 50 years|
|1.000 Euro/50 years||20 Euro for each happy year|
|1.000 Euro/2.608 weeks||38 Cent for each happy week|
|1.000 Euro/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 the 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 range in Germany.
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 to have this one". And also, on Instagram and Facebook men frequently receive discreet hints from their partner.
Pay attention - regardless of the actual income - to your personal "price limit" and choose an engagement ring that is priced much higher. We often experience that men 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, the engagement ring at a higher price makes a much better impression and secondly, you do not inadvertently provoke your loved one to think that she has "sold" herself below value.
Of course, women compare their engagement ring with that of other women, even if they would 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 engagement ring price and budget you should pay attention to the following things:
By far the most frequently purchased models are those with diamond, the classic gemstone for the engagement. 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 prepare the proposal and surprise his partner with the engagement ring. It is a beautiful tradition that shows the 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 the style of their loved partner. 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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