The time has finally come and you’re willing to take the plunge and propose but you just don’t know what to spend on an engagement ring, which is a situation many people run into, and this post touches on what you can expect to spend as well as ways you can save.

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that the cost of an engagement ring doesn’t translate into the love you have for that person, but instead where you are at today in your life and what you can afford. And ultimately the act of coming together as one is more valuable than any engagement ring.

Secondly, as a couple you’ve probably discussed your goals in life and where you want to be in the future ranging from buying a house together, etc. and many times what’s spent on the engagement ring itself isn’t as important as the life you are both building together.

On the flip side, if costs aren’t the driving force and you simply want the best engagement ring possible that’s another story, which is also valid.

The point is: Deciding how much to spend on an engagement ring may sound like a big undertaking though it’s straightforward and we’re here to help you along the way.