How much is standard to spend on an engagement ring?

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  • #617716
    Shimon Nodel
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    I hope this thread doesn’t go too public, I’m not officially engaged yet

    #1151771
    Meno
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    You know your username doesn’t have to be your real full name right?

    #1151772
    MDG
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    In my opinion, it’s whatever you two are comfortable with, both financially and aesthetically. It’s between you two.

    Mazal Tov.

    #1151773
    Joseph
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    $461

    #1151774
    yehudayona
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    We got engaged when buying a diamond was tantamount to supporting apartheid. Since we weren’t comfortable with that, we didn’t have an engagement ring. Many years later, my wife expressed a desire for a CZ solitaire, so I got her one for around $100 if I remember correctly.

    #1151776
    CTLAWYER
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    There is no standard amount. The marketing arm of DeBeers and the American Retail Jewelers organizations suggest three months gross income for working individuals.

    You should only spend what you can comfortably afford. You should also take into account the norms in your community. If your kallah’s classmates, friends and relatives sport 1 carat diamonds, don’t buy her a 4 carat stone, even if you can afford it. She will feel awkward wearing it and attracting attention.

    #1151777
    Shimon Nodel
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    Thanks for your input everyone. I just want to know how much the average choson spends. I mean average in all respects.

    #1151778
    Quacky the duck
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    When my son got enaged we got her a ring that was $1800

    #1151779
    Shimon Nodel
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    Thanks for the advice. Now how do I delete this thread?

    #1151780
    B1g B0y
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    Change your username

    #1151781
    nfgo3
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    Change your real name.

    #1151782
    nfgo3
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    Best answer – Joseph, even if he is off by a few dollars.

    #1151783
    Shimon Nodel
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    I just tried. Ywn doesn’t allow me to change my username. I don’t see an option to delete my account either. I might sue ywn. Seriously.

    #1151784
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Is it official yet?

    #1151785
    Meno
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    “I might sue ywn. Seriously.”

    Looks like you scared the mods enough to change your name for you

    Nah, just playing along.

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