about 2.5 millimeters
Considering this, what is the biggest engagement ring ever?
Clocking in as the most expensive celebrity engagement ring, Mimi’s 35-carat bling from ex-fiancé James Packer reportedly cost a cool $10 million.
Consequently, is 2500 good for an engagement ring?
Bottom Line Recommendation: Although you won’t be able to buy a large diamond or an ornate setting, a budget in the $1,000 to $2,500 range is definitely enough to buy a beautiful engagement ring. For the best value for money, we recommend sticking with diamonds in the 0.45 to 0.90 carat range.
How many carats should be in an engagement ring?
This was the case with Mayweather’s ex-fiancée Shantel Jackson, who was the recipient of said engagement ring reportedly worth $10 million dollars. Mayweather himself stated that the ring is made of 25 carat fancy intense yellow diamonds. The ring also had a matching bracelet, which was made of 50 carat diamonds.
Wedding bands can range from as thin as 1mm to as wide as 12-15mm. Extremely thin or wide styles are less popular, with 3-4mm being the most common (and potentially the most practical) widths as they combine elegance with longevity. A wedding or engagement band for a woman is considered a ‘wide’ ring if it’s over 6mm.
Jewelers can in fact make a gold band thinner by literally shaving the gold away from either side and then polishing it off to make it smooth again.
General Rule: You should spend at least 2 months salary on the engagement ring. If, for example, you are making $60,000 per year, you should spend $10,000 on the engagement ring.
Rule of thumb: Spend 2 months of your income on an engagement ring. If you are making $1000 per month, spend $2000 on an engagement ring. If you’re making $2500 per month, spend $5000. Sounds simple, but the old 2-month rule of thumb is a BAD idea.
Average Cost of a Wedding Band/Ring
The real expense, for most couples, seems to be the engagement ring rather than the wedding band. Some statistics report that the average cost of a women’s wedding band, plus the engagement ring, is around $6,000, while the average cost of a men’s wedding band is just under $500.