The Perfect engagement ring and how much should you spend on an engagement ring?

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Ready to start for looking the perfect engagement ring? I think you’ll agree that the definition of “perfect” can be different for  different people. And it’s all about knowing what’s your perfect. But this is an important question in every soon-to-be engaged’s life and a good topic to discuss here with our fellow jewellery lovers. After all, it is one of the most important pieces of jewellery in a married woman’s life.

Historically Engagement bands began in Ancient Egypt as the circle was used to symbolize a never-ending cycle and the space in it as a gateway. Romans believed the ring to be more a symbol of ownership rather than love. However, in the modern context diamond Rings gained popularity only since the late 1940s.

The meaning has evolved and keeps evolving…

engagement ring 01Have you heard that the “correct” amount to spend on an engagement ring is approximately two to three months of your salary? Result of a very successful campaign message by D’beers in the 1940’s. This may have been realistic several decades ago, but the times have changed.

If you ask us there’s actually no set rule on how much you should spend on an engagement ring.

1. Spend what you’re comfortable with. The range can be from few hundred $$ for simple small cluster designs to thousands of $$$ for diamond solitaire designs.
2. Men need to Look out for your partner’s preferences. or you need to tell your man your preferences if you’re choosing your ring together. If you wants something very minimal then the price may not be too much of a concern. But if you want a big stone, you either need to have a big budget  know how to play with the design, material etc with your designer to get it closer within your budget.

So what does the average person spend on an engagement ring these days?

According to a 2020 study, performed by The Knot, the average cost of an engagement ring is $5,500. In the study, Knot found that a quarter of respondents actually spent between $1,000–$3,000, and 11% spent under $1,000. Many things play into the cost of an engagement ring: regional prices, ring material, diamond quality, and size, to name just a few.

And Diamonds are definitely the most popular choice but if you want something different that’s totally ok too.

1. You can consider other materials like white sapphire which looks similar to a diamond or use other traditionally popular gemstones are blue sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Depending on quality, these can be slightly less than a diamond, though truly rare and high-quality stones can sometimes cost more.

engagement ring2. While buying your diamond solitaire can manipulate the “Four Cs”. I’d say to stick to the color you like as that’s a personal preference. But for clarity, as long as you can’t see inclusions to the naked eye that is perfectly fine. So anything above SI that fits your choice is ok. Contrary to popular belief, clarity is independent of anything else and doesn’t affect the brilliance of the stone.

3. You can also choose Diamond Engagement Rings with cluster diamond designs or illusion sets which might give you the feeling of solitaire for far less than what you’d spend on an actual Diamond solitaire.

No matter what, the best ring is the ring that you want and the one that you can afford… it shouldn’t matter if it’s big or small as long as you’re realistic with what you want and the budget you have.

You need to know how much you want to spend on your ring and we can help you to create the best ring within your stated budget.

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Kajal Naina  engagement rings are available in a variety of styles and price points. From simple single solitaire rings to more elaborate ones, from diamonds to moissanite or other precious stone options… Whatever your dream ring is, we’re sure you’ll find one that suits your style in our collection. Whatever you choose we promise the KN beauty, precision and quality that our customers have loved us for!

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