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5 Common Misconceptions About Engagement Rings – Clearing the Air

When it comes to engagement rings, there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings that can lead to confusion and frustration. From thinking diamonds are the only option, to the “two-month salary rule”, to assuming that the ring must be a surprise, these misconceptions can cause unnecessary stress and pressure. In this blog post, we will be discussing 5 common misconceptions about engagement rings and providing clarity and accurate information to help you make the best decision for you and your partner. Whether you’re in the market for an engagement ring or just curious about the history and tradition of engagement rings, this post will provide valuable insights and information.


Misconception #1

Diamonds are the only option for engagement rings. While diamonds have been the traditional choice for engagement rings for many years, they are not the only option. In fact, many people are choosing to go with alternative gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, and even moissanite for their engagement rings. These alternative options can be just as beautiful and meaningful as diamonds, and often come at a more affordable price point.


Misconception #2

The bigger the diamond, the better the ring. Size does not always equal quality when it comes to diamonds. A larger diamond does not necessarily mean that it is a higher quality diamond. In fact, many smaller diamonds can have a higher clarity and color grade than larger diamonds. It is important to consider the overall quality of the diamond, not just its size.


Misconception #3

The engagement ring must be purchased by the man and given to the woman. Traditionally, the engagement ring has been purchased by the man and given to the woman as a symbol of his love and commitment. However, this is not a hard and fast rule. More and more couples are choosing to purchase their engagement rings together, as a symbol of their partnership and shared commitment. Some couples even choose to design their own engagement ring together.


Misconception #4

The two-month salary rule. You may have heard that you should spend two months’ salary on an engagement ring. However, this is not a hard and fast rule. The cost of an engagement ring should be determined by your budget and personal financial situation. It’s important to find a balance between what you can afford and what you feel comfortable spending.


Misconception #5

The engagement ring should be kept secret until the proposal. Keeping the engagement ring a secret until the proposal may be a romantic idea, but it’s not always practical. Some people may have strong opinions about what type of ring they want and may want to help pick it out. In addition, people with allergies may want to make sure the ring is made from hypoallergenic materials. It’s always best to have an open and honest conversation with your partner about what they want and what you can afford.


In conclusion, engagement rings are a personal symbol of love and commitment, and there are many options available to people. It’s important to consider factors such as budget, personal preferences and practical considerations when purchasing an engagement ring. Remember that the most important thing is that the ring is meaningful and special to the couple.