Check out this infographic that presents data collected by The Diamond Store assessing the difference in opinion between the genders at different stages of the engagement process. D
o you agree with any of the points raised? Where do you stand with engagement ring choices and costs?
How many month’s salary should be spent on an engagement ring?
- 35% of both men and women said that they thought 1 month’s salary (or £1,763 based on the national average) was enough to pay on an engagement ring.
- 16% of women think 6 month’s salary is the right amount. This would be a total of £10,416 based on the national average
- However, only 9% of males think 6 month’s salary is the right amount to spend on an engagement ring.
Would you trust your partner to pick the right engagement ring?
- 42% of women would NOT TRUST their partner to choose their engagement ring!
- Whilst 66% of men are confident that they would pick the right ring.
Would you prefer diamonds or gemstones?
- Over 72% of women said they would prefer diamonds to gemstones.
- Over 83% of men said they would prefer diamonds to gemstones.
If you could change your engagement ring without your partner knowing, would you?
A sneaky two in ten women would secretly change their engagement ring if they thought they would get away with it! What happened to romance!?
What do you think it’s better to spend money on? Engagement ring or Honeymoon
- Engagement ring: 53%
- Honeymoon: 47%
- Engagement ring: 57%
- Honeymoon: 43%
What is your preferred method of proposal?
1 in 10 of the nation are attention seekers!
10% of respondents replied they would like public proposals -shout it out to the world!
Is it acceptable/appropriate to propose with a ring from a previous engagement?
Whilst only 6% of women said yes, 20% of men said they thought it would be acceptable.
Who should keep the ring if the relationship ends?
50% of women believe they should keep it whereas 37% of men think they should have the ring back.
This infographic has been kindly provided by The Diamond Store who retain full copyright to the material displayed.