How much was your engagement ring?

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How much did you spend on your engagement ring?

$0 - $500
7
22%
$501 - $1000
6
19%
$1001 - $1500
5
16%
$1501 - $2000
3
9%
over $2000
11
34%
 
Total votes : 32

How much was your engagement ring?

Postby LatterDay Marriage » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:05 pm

Study: The cheaper the engagement ring, the more successful the marriage

http://www.kutv.com/news/features/natio ... DdKIRauQVJ
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Re: How much was your engagement ring?

Postby LatterDay Marriage » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:12 pm

I could only afford to spend $300 (this was 25 years ago). I had only been back from my mission for a month. When I let my dad know I was shopping for a ring he said I should spend double that and gave me the difference. I found a wonderful ring that had a large enough central diamond, then on each side of it a triangle of 3 small diamonds, so 7 rocks in all, probably 1 carat if you added them all up. Very pretty, not a sticky-out solitaire that is likely to hurt somebody, and it turned out to be symbolic as well. I'm the big diamond and our 6 kids are the little diamonds. DW can't get it off her finger any longer and she won't get it cut off unless she has to at some point.
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Re: How much was your engagement ring?

Postby cmfray » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:29 am

Well that explains why our marriage is so good - we spent nothing - I didn't get one!!! We just got matching wedding rings.
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Re: How much was your engagement ring?

Postby KSSunflower » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:26 pm

Same here. We just got wedding bands, no engagement rings. What do they consider successful?
"It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover." ― Marge Piercy, “Sensuality is not a sexual invitation, it’s a depth invitation.” ― Lebo Grand http://mormonsexualdialogue.boards.net/, http://www.chatzy.com/24691190515294
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Re: How much was your engagement ring?

Postby cmfray » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:02 pm

oops - should have read the article first. Looks like we might be trouble KS! lol

Results suggest that the higher the cost of the engagement ring, the shorter the marriage. Likewise, less expensive rings were often tied with longer and more successful marriages.

Specifically, results indicated that men who spent between $2,000 and $4,000 on their engagement rings were 1.3 times more likely to get divorced than men who spent between $500 and $2,000.

Men who spent $500 or less, though, were also more likely to get divorced.
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Re: How much was your engagement ring?

Postby KSSunflower » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:49 pm

0_0

I already told him he's stuck with me.
"It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover." ― Marge Piercy, “Sensuality is not a sexual invitation, it’s a depth invitation.” ― Lebo Grand http://mormonsexualdialogue.boards.net/, http://www.chatzy.com/24691190515294
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Re: How much was your engagement ring?

Postby belladona » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:31 pm

DH spent around $750, I believe, and I was perfectly happy with it up to the point when I lost it. I didn't replace it with the insurance money either. Just got a wedding band instead and I love it.
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Re: How much was your engagement ring?

Postby beasty8 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:48 pm

I spent $900 for the ring which was engagement and wedding. Mine was $35 from a pawn shop :)
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Re: How much was your engagement ring?

Postby edoh » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:53 am

I spend 2500 but it wasn't worth that amount - but 7 years and counting


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Re: How much was your engagement ring?

Postby be64 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:48 pm

If I remember right it was $1700 over twenty eight years ago. Adjusted for inflation that would be around $3500 now.
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