Post # 1
I came across this article before. Thought it was interesting.
If you would like, post what state you live in. Could be interesting to see where everyone is from. If you want also throw in a ring pic (and specs if you want), this is a ring forum and all!
1.26 G VS2 XXX – Long Island, New York
Post # 2
Interesting article. PA, 1.6 total weight. I’d agree with the state average.
Post # 3
.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
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
1.72 carat and we spent almost double the average for our state, Connecticut.
Post # 6
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
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
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
.71 center (1.21tcw). We spent $4,800 and we’re from Kentucky so we did spend about the average amount!
Post # 10
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
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
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
$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
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
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.