How much should you spend on an engagement ring? - Hamra Jewelers

How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

Before you decide to propose, you might end up be asking yourself “How much should I spend on an engagement ring?” It is not an easy question to answer because there is not a set-in-stone  easy way answer this particular question. It will vary depending on each couple’s particular circumstances.


At Hamra Jewelers, we take great pride in helping couples find the rings that they will wear forever. We can’t tell how much should be spent on a ring since it depends on what you are seeking. What you should spend on a ring will completely depend on what you have in your budget. 


Hamra Jewelers can offer you a few pointers and guidelines that can be used to help figure out a number for yourself. The next time you ask yourself how much should be spent on an engagement ring, ask yourself these questions and you may find your answer.


what is your budget
When shopping for an engagement ring, take your budget into consideration.

How much are you able and willing to spend? It is important to be realistic. You want to buy your soon-to-be a beautiful ring that she will cherish forever and there are many rings available in a variety of different price ranges. 

We suggest that you purchase a ring that caters both to your love’s design preferences and as well as too your finances.

radiant cut diamond ring in platinum
round brilliant cut diamond ring in platinum

what does she desire?

When getting an engagement ring for a bride-to-be, you’ll want to take her design preferences into consideration. What she likes can make a big difference in determining how much you should spend on that ring.

• Does she want a diamond?
• Is there a certain diamond cut that catches her eye?
• Round, cushion cut, emerald cut?
• Is there a certain carat size that her heart yearns for?
• What kind of metals does she like?
• Is she in love with yellow gold, or is her heart set on white gold or platinum?
• Does she want a colored stone? Gemstones like rubies, sapphires, and emeralds can make a lovely alternative to diamonds.
• For example, does she love astrology and want your birthstone on her ring?
• Some soon-to-be-brides want an eternity band instead of a diamond engagement ring.

How much you’ll spend on the ring will depend greatly on her preferences on these questions listed above. Considering how much of an emotional and financial investment engagement rings can be, it’s in your best interest to find out what your beloved likes so you get her a ring that is EXACTLY suitable.

oval shaped diamond ring in platinum

have you thought of custom?

While there are a lot of different ring styles to choose from, some couples prefer to custom design their engagement ring and wedding band sets. 

While custom jewelry can sometimes be more expensive than buying a finished ring, the trade-off is that you will end up with an original piece that is more sentimental, one-of-a-kind just as the woman who’s going to be wearing it..

Looking for the perfect engagement ring? Come visit our showroom at Hamra Jewelers. We have the largest collection of beautiful engagement rings that would make any bride blush with joy.


To learn more about the rings we offer or to schedule an appointment, feel free to call us at 480-946-5110.