As Australians vote on marriage equality, and the phrase ‘diamonds are forever’ marks its 60th anniversary, I thought it appropriate to ask how much you should spend on an engagement ring.
One usual answer is “three months’ salary”. Sometimes you may hear “as much as you can afford”. There are even (extremely depressing) calculators to “help” hopeful fiancés to calculate an appropriate figure.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, however, you’ll realise “how much should you spend on an engagement ring?” is of course a trick question.
But it is one that is interesting for us all -of any gender, sex, sexual identity, or marital status – to consider.
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