Average Cost of Ring by State – Post Your State/Ring Pic

posted 11 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
818 posts
Busy bee

Interesting article.  PA, 1.6 total weight. I’d agree with the state average.

Post # 3
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

.3-.4ct from Wisconsin

Spend waaaay less than my state average. Can’t believe we’re #3 with all the farmers around here, who typically spend a lot less (yes I personally know quite a few of them). But maybe Madison and Milwaukee are raising up the averages a bit.

Post # 4
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Wow, I was a full $4500 under my state average here in Nebraska! Coincidentally, that’s about how much we just spent on our honeymoon, so I guess you can see where our priorities are lol

1.5 ct emerald cut moissanite in rose gold 🙂 $1295 from MoCo

Post # 5
5338 posts
Bee Keeper

1.72 carat and we spent almost double the average for our state, Connecticut.


Post # 6
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

Sweet Home Alabama (#16) but we moved from NC (#2!!). I’m surprised that NC is so high on the list. AL looks right. Not sure how to price my ring — I acquired the stones gradually over the years. 2.75tcw.

Post # 7
9728 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

 lol.  when he bought the ring we lived in California.  Apparently we spent about half the state AVERAGE. 0_0.  

Now we live in Washington, we still come in 2 K under average. 

My ring is 1.01 carat center–no idea about the net wt.  Was 5k


Post # 8
3509 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’m in Utah, and even though Utahn’s spend the least on rings, I still spent less than average. My theory about how little people spend on rings here is because everyone gets married at 18. Gotta start popping out as many kids as you possibly can… but I digress. 

My ring was $2,000. 7.5 mm (2.2 carat equivalent) Champagne colored Moissanite in a custom 14k rose gold setting from Joseph Schubach Jewelers. 


Post # 9
89 posts
Worker bee

.71 center (1.21tcw). We spent $4,800 and we’re from Kentucky so we did spend about the average amount! 

Post # 10
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

 Really interesting article.  Kinda belies the commonly held belief that those in the “flyover” states have smaller/less expensive rings. 

I’m in Indiana and have a 1.3 ct. that was just over the state average. 

Post # 11
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

scigirm222 :  Haha I’m from Long Island too, small world. 

We spent under the state average, which makes me feel good. .90 XX D VS2 Oval, the company called it a ‘super ideal’ cut, but GIA doesn’t grade ovals into a cut grade so who knows. It is super sparkley and I love it. 

Post # 12
1600 posts
Bumble bee


mrsbluetomato :  I completely agree… I’m from N.C and that average seems really high. My original wedding set was about $3,000. Where I am from in N.C we are not near a major city or Metro area. Most of the rings I see are between .25 carat and 1.5 for the central stone. It’s rare to see anything larger.I also see alot of invisible set abd clusters.

Post # 13
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

$6k for the ring, $1k for the matching band. 1.21 GIA G/VS2 XX elongated cushion halo, 2.40 carats total. I’m in New Husband.

Post # 14
332 posts
Helper bee


From MN and my ring was a lot lower than the average. It is 1.3 approximate carat weight with old mine cut diamonds. 

Post # 15
1884 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

 Lol,  it’s fun to look at averages,  but whoa,  that seems a fair amount of money to spend.

I’m in Texas(higher on the list than I would have thought)  I know mine was under $350 and is perfect for me. I suppose $350 is very small percentage of the $8100 average for my state. I’m a total klutz who loses stuff regularly,  I know I would’ve been really nervous about a more expensive ring.  When we first spoke about it Fi was going to budget $12,000 for it,  but that just seemed so insane and I wanted vintage sapphire so spending that would have been difficult anyway. Plus now we have more money for the wedding, honeymoon,  and savings. 

Vintage,  Size 7.25, oval cut sapphire with tiny round cut diamonds, and 14k yellow gold setting.   

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