With winter coming in full swing, we’re about to see a bunch of snowy engagement photos flooding our timelines. According to WeddingWire, 40% of engagements are happening right about now – between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. But how are you supposed to be able to afford the rock on top of all of the other holiday shopping you have to do?
“Refinery29” journalist Anabel Pasarow asked a series of women how much their rings cost. The answers ranged anywhere between $70 rings from Etsy to $30,000 rings from fine jewelers. It really depends on the woman and your man’s salary. So what’s the soft spot? Most millennial women expect a ring to be under $2,000 (we think that’s reasonable).
And at the end of the day, do you really want to add engagement ring debt to your list of monthly bills? We’re guessing the answer is no. It’s about the marriage and the relationship, NOT the ring!