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

posted 8 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

wow. People spend a ton!  The average in Florida is $8,000 plus.   The reason why I think this is outrageous is because the average salary in Florida is $40,000.  Of course, I know these averages include folks making a ton of money and people struggling to survive.  Still, I am a lawyer and my husband is a software engineer (both very good jobs), and I lost my engagement ring in 2016, and I cannot get myself to replace it because the thought of even spending 3k on a ring gives me a bit of heartburn.  But, of course, I understand it comes down to priorities.  I would spend a ton of money on a cool trip, and others wouldnt.  Still 8k when the average salary is 40k seems excessive to me.  

Post # 17
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Blushing bee

North Carolina #2. We spent more than the average on my 1.4 Ct Leon Mege.

Post # 18
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Busy bee

I’m in New York, New York. Not surprised that the state average is a lot lower than the city average but I would say that being in Manhattan, the average here is prob at least 2x or 2.5x the state average lol. This is my ring, 3.82 ct center stone and 4.52 cttw. 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Not sure why pic is sideways but anyways. Mississippi here. 1.2 radiant center. Spent over twice as much as state average. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Fun!!! My state is Arizona. I think it was 23 on the list. Average was approximately $6300, I paid $6150 for my ring. ($5000 for the diamond and $1150 for the setting) LOL. I was shocked at how “low” my states average was, but I have no reason to feel that way I just figured I would be much lower than the states average. Anyway, I have a 1.02 carat pear, F color, VS2. The setting is .50. 

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

jayquellen :  lol I agree with you, i was very surprise when i saw statistic. I am from Madison, didnt notice any huge rings especially on young ladies 🙂

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

jayquellen :  I’m also in WI and was surprised by that statistic. My ring is under .50 ctw and was inexpensive.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Chateau Lake Louise

scigirm222 :  Washington came in at #20 with $7160 

I’m a bit surprised it’s so low with all the Boeing & tech money…

We only spent $2500 on my ring. We budgeted $5k but the more I thought about it, the more I thought those resources could be better spent elsewhere. Also, I’m a klutz, so if I damage this, it’s not the end of the world.

I got exactly what I wanted, and we both felt good about what he spent. Luckily, I knew I didn’t want a diamond, and the setting I fell in love with only came in white gold, which kept costs down.

My 1.92 ct F1 in its milgrain pave setting

Post # 24
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Helper bee

diamondbeez :  Your ring is amazing and if I actually wore jewelry you have the exact engagement ring I would want. Can I ask how much it was?

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

futuremrspk :   Anzhela :  yes I don’t understand where they got that number from! I lived near the fox cities for many years and never noticed any big rings. My entire family was born/raised/engaged in WI, and I have the second biggest stone! My cousin has a three set, which maybe cost $3-5k. Still nothing in comparison to many of the numbers in the article, or on wedding in general. 

From what I’ve seen in the state, most people are down to earth about what’s practical, what they can afford, and since we tend to marry a little younger and have lower paying jobs compared to other states, we don’t spend that much on rings.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

 

bluegreyeyes :  Love your ring 😍, gorgeous design, so feminine ❤️

Hey 🐝s 🙂 

Im from Israel (probably the only one🙃) , and most of the rings here are 0.50 cttw and the average here is 2.5k$ for a month. My husband and I have good jobs and paid more then the average…

This is my 2.43 ct center light yellow diamond (my favorite color, yellow but not too yellow) and .51 cttw side trepazoids in 18 yellow gold and platinum…It cost a little over 15,000$ 

OP you chose a very good subject to talk about, and I think it is individual, many people would choose to spend an enormous amount of money over a trip and even take a loan for it, I’m not the one to judge, but I do believe that nobody should take a loan or go in to a credit depths for a ring…I’ve waited for my 2 years anniversary  for my ring and that was after my husband and I bought a house to live in and another house as an investment …we are not a big spenders that ring was my dream ring and we bought it only and only when we could afford it…

 

 

Post # 27
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Worker bee

I’m from southern Connecicut. My center stone is 2.56ct with a halo and diamond band, 3.5ct total. I absoutely love my ring. He spent $22,000. But it apraises for 33. I have the GIA paper work as well. I love all of your rings!

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

 

scigirm222 :  MN, I am well below my state’s average…. image11

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Texas.  2.05 center stone.  No idea total carat weight when you add in the bands.  Also no idea what he spent, just that it appraises in the $30K area.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

scigirm222 :  NJ in the house!  NJ average is $6,900.  My e-ring was $10,000 when purchased but now appraised and insured for $15,000.00  I guess my hubby wasn’t worried about what was average. However, I think my ering is average for the town we reside in.

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