As I’m sure you’ve heard, the old adage advises an engagement ring should cost roughly the equivalent of two months’ salary. That out-of-date advice came from a De Beers marketing campaign to create buzz around diamonds.
If we were to do some quick math and look at national salary averages over the first quarter in 2020, the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that would equal $7,592 (based on 8 weeks.)
Buying jewelry isn’t the same as buying a new outfit. We’re willing to bet you buy a new piece of clothing at least every other month, so you’re kind of a pro. How often do you buy jewelry, though? Probably not nearly as often.
Read on to learn how you can find the right jeweler for your needs.
For many, the engagement ring is one of the most expensive purchases you encounter after a home or a vehicle. It's highly unlikely that you'll misplace an entire building or a car, but that tiny, precious ring might be a little nerve-wracking to keep track of.
Whether you're a closet selfie taker or proudly strike a pose in the middle of a crowded restaurant, you may have the urge to share the perfect engagement ring selfie when it comes to your marriage proposal.
That's a perfectly normal reaction. In fact, four years ago, it happened to me.
I bet I know what you're thinking. "How do I make my diamond ring look as amazing in a photo as it does on my finger?"
Getting engaged is one of those life-changing moments that makes you want to shout from the rooftops.
It’s right up there with getting into your dream school, having your first baby, and finding out your grandma chose you to inherit her vintage sapphire necklace. (Okay, maybe that last one is just us.)