Choosing an engagement ring is a big deal. It is a piece of personal expression that will be treasured for years. When shopping for a ring, couples have to face the dilemma of how much to spend on it. With so many options like the diamond size & shape, gold or platinum band, and of course the ring design, it can be hard to know how much to spend. Most have a limited budget but want to spend as much as needed to have a piece of jewelry that they will love for years to come.
When it comes to how much an engagement ring should cost, the only correct answer is however much you feel comfortable spending. Traditionally, the guideline has been to look at how much the groom makes per month. Two months’ worth of salary is the accepted price point. Some couples will spend more and some will spend less.
There are many things that influence how much an engagement ring will cost. The engagement ring setting, plain gold or with diamonds, the quality of a diamond, its shape, clarity and color will all have an impact on the price. Choosing a setting that includes side stones will increase the price dramatically when compared to a solitaire design. An intricate design, such as filigree, will cost more than a simple gold band.
One of the ways a ring is personal is the thousands of choices of the engagement ring setting. They can come with a few side stones or a lot. The setting can include different colors of gemstones, such as sapphire, for a totally different look. Whether you follow the traditional guideline of two months’ salary or just spend enough to get one that fits your style, be sure it is a ring that will bring you happy memories every time you look at it.
Michael F. & Co. is comprised of highly experienced Jewelry salesmen that are up to speed on the latest designs and styles. Not only will you find the perfect ring but you will find it at your budget. Visit the store or shop online!