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How Much Is the Average Engagement Ring?

Size doesn't matter, or so they say. Some girls are more than happy when their boyfriends propose with a cubic zirconia, while others would find it offensive to receive a stone that isn't a diamond. Lucky for the diamond biz, the recession hasn't stopped guys from selecting the real deal for their proposals. Do you know how much most engagement rings go for? Take the quiz!

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How Much Is the Average Engagement Ring?

What's the average price of an engagement ring (stone and setting)?

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PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Wow 1/4 I did awful on this one. I don't think I've ever done so bad on any quiz on POP.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Obviously you cared enough to make a snarky comment and others cared enough to respond, so that's clearly not true!
queenegg queenegg 7 years
$3200 for a ring is ridiculous as is the wedding dress being a couple thousand as well. I make a decent living, but will NEVER waste my money on something like that.
wackydeli wackydeli 7 years
marriage,dresses ,engagement rings all seems like a load of crap just to make jewelers and everyone in the business of weddings rich.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 7 years
oy people it was an opinion! And about the financing you dont have to finance a ring in order for it to be 3 months salary....you can save it on the side and then when you have the $$ go shopping then. And then that way if it does take you longer to save it because of financial diff. then no one would ever have to know. Sending Kim some love...I didnt get any right
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 7 years
oy people it was an opinion! And about the financing you dont have to finance a ring in order for it to be 3 months salary....you can save it on the side and then when you have the $$ go shopping then. And then that way if it does take you longer to save it because of financial diff. then no one would ever have to know. Sending Kim some love... I didnt get any right
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Going off topic a little bit -- Let's not forget about the 10-year marriage anniversary! Per tradition, that's the diamond anniversary (when it comes to diamonds, I'm stickler on tradition!)! ;) :)I wonder what the pricing guidelines are for the 10-year diamond anniversary gift? Conceivably, the couple should be better off financially (hopefully, after ten years of marriage). :)Incidentally, I received my 10-year anniversary gift early. My husband ADVANCED me my diamond gift. He presumed we would still be together for 10 years of marriage, so he got me my diamond gift early so I could enjoy it sooner. I love that man! ;) :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Going off topic a little bit -- Let's not forget about the 10-year marriage anniversary! Per tradition, that's the diamond anniversary (when it comes to diamonds, I'm stickler on tradition!)! ;) :) I wonder what the pricing guidelines are for the 10-year diamond anniversary gift? Conceivably, the couple should be better off financially (hopefully, after ten years of marriage). :) Incidentally, I received my 10-year anniversary gift early. My husband ADVANCED me my diamond gift. He presumed we would still be together for 10 years of marriage, so he got me my diamond gift early so I could enjoy it sooner. I love that man! ;) :)
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Whatever :oy:
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Whatever :oy:
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Whhhhat? I don't dislike you at all. My comment was off this comment of yours "But to say that they can't afford the ring is untrue. A lot of people may not be able to afford a ring that expensive, all the meals they eat out, their dream house, a nice honeymoon, and a big wedding."Just because of this recession, I think a lot of people can't afford much of anything. I didn't say that you said everyone had the credit, it's just something to keep in mind about financing, not everyone qualifies. I don't see the $5 a month thing being possible unless the rate eventually went up, that would mean paying for literally 60-70 years. I think a lot of people see an expensive ring these days as optional. And never once did I have a condescending tone, you're reading my comment completely wrong. I never said you didn't live in the real world. Completely neutral comment.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Whhhhat? I don't dislike you at all. My comment was off this comment of yours "But to say that they can't afford the ring is untrue. A lot of people may not be able to afford a ring that expensive, all the meals they eat out, their dream house, a nice honeymoon, and a big wedding." Just because of this recession, I think a lot of people can't afford much of anything. I didn't say that you said everyone had the credit, it's just something to keep in mind about financing, not everyone qualifies. I don't see the $5 a month thing being possible unless the rate eventually went up, that would mean paying for literally 60-70 years. I think a lot of people see an expensive ring these days as optional. And never once did I have a condescending tone, you're reading my comment completely wrong. I never said you didn't live in the real world. Completely neutral comment.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
And anon, I'm glad you're happy for me! Although, I don't understand why you put investment in quotation marks... :ponder:
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I'm not saying that you should spend the money on a ring if you truly can't afford it; I'm saying it's not impossible to get one, dana. And I get that you truly don't like me, but I don't appreciate your condescending tone. Apparently you think I don't live in the real world or something, but I do and I'm well aware of what bills people have.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
And dana, if people are truly living paycheck to paycheck, it's likely that two times their monthly salary could result in a $5 minimum monthly payment on a ring. I actually helped compile a huge research project on this not too long ago, and the vast majority (about 95%) of people in the U.S. have at least $20 in disposable income each month. (Most people have much more, of course.)
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