#AskWomen: How much should a man spend on an engagement ring?

We spoke to four women to find out how much they think a man should spend on this very special piece of jewellery

If you’re planning to propose, you’ve probably already started thinking about how much the whole process – from the engagement ring to the wedding – is going to cost.

According to Business Tech, the general rule of thumb in terms of how much one should spend on an engagement ring is two months’ gross salary. The average amount South African men spend on engagement rings is between R30 000 and R40 000.

Here’s what the ladies had to say: 

Buhle, 25

I don’t have a price for how much it should be, but I do know I would like a very beautiful, expensive ring because that’s the person that I am. I want something he can afford, so I’m not saying that he should get into debt for my ring.

I don’t want a cheap ring, though, and by cheap, I mean that I don’t want something that would cost less than R30 000. I know that the price of the ring says nothing about how much or how little he loves me.