Buying An Engagement Ring – How Much Should You Spend?

Blue sapphire and diamond ring
One of the first questions that pop into the head of anyone who is thinking of proposing to their beloved is: How much should I spend on the engagement ring? The most common answer you will hear from people is “worth two months of your salary”, but as someone who has sold thousands of natural sapphire engagement rings from $1,500 to over $40,000, let us tell you this old tradition is not a good measurement anymore.

Rationally, you have two major things to consider: The expectations of your fiancé on one hand and your financial capacity on the other. The goal is to find the perfect balance between the two, and in this blog, we will tell you exactly how you can go about doing that.

To start with, always remember that you are to:

Buy a thoughtful engagement ring, not the most expensive one

There is hardly any successful engagement that happens with the person being proposed completely taken by surprise. People only get serious about tying the knot when they know the other person like the back of their hand and want to continue being with them for the rest of their lives. As such, it hardly makes sense to buy such an important token, not to mention an expensive one, completely blind. You can talk with your partner about it before to get an idea of what she likes and would want. Because in the end every woman is different, and where some would want a flashy Sapphire engagement ring, another may appreciate a more subdued version of the stone.
Platinum Sapphire Ring-Vivid Blue Cushion 4.12 ct GIA


How to save on your engagement ring purchase?

For our customers looking at a sapphire engagement ring, we offer wholesale prices that offer them large financial savings compared to retail pricing. How can we keep our prices so low? We don’t pay commission to any of our employees and we don’t spend thousands of dollars on marketing.

It’s estimated that a typical store or large website will take over 50% of what you spend on commissions & marketing and this is before they make a profit.
Today a good quality 3.5 ct sapphire ring can fetch prices online or at your local jewelry store for well over $15,000.00. Even though these prices for a sapphire this size is quite normal, it doesn’t have to be.

Is buying wholesale engagement ring worth it?

Definitely! Buying your engagement ring at wholesale prices will save you thousands of dollars, & at this point in time, you want to save as much as you can for future wedding costs.
To present you with a real-life example, one of our customs made platinum diamond rings set with a natural royal blue 3.50-carat sapphire. Before you balk at how much such an exquisite ring would have cost them, let us tell you: you can purchase the same thing from us for under $6,500. That is a saving of several thousand dollars! Of course, the ring also comes with the full GIA report of authenticity, which essential when buying any gemstone or diamond.

3 Stone Platinum Sapphire Ring GIA Certified sapphires & Diamond’s

Why order your engagement ring from us?

We offer thousands of designs with every ring custom made for that one sapphire. For the convenience of our customers who may be short on time, our shop has over 200 custom rings available to ship as soon as today!

But we are well aware of the fact that there may be an engagement ring design we do not carry. That’s not a problem at all. Using our custom ring service, you can now order the ring of your dreams!
We can pull any sapphire from a ring and reset it into your perfect design through our custom ring service.
What is our goal?

Over the years, we have tried to make this process of ordering Sapphire engagement rings online as easy and hassle-free as possible. We ship you the sapphire for approval first with free prepaid return shipping while a CAD designer works on creating your perfect design.

Once the sapphire is hand chosen and the final design approved, one of our master jewelers start on creating the perfect ring all a price anyone is able to afford without breaking the bank.
We understand our customers are busy individuals. This is why we are open 24 hrs a day, all 7 days of the week so you can contact us at your time of choosing as well as ensure privacy. We will have a live specialist waiting to speak with you on your first call.
You will always be in good hands and our customer reviews speak for themselves.
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Contact us at 727 797 0007
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    • Sapphire Rings says:

      Deciding how much to spend on an engagement ring is a personal choice and varies greatly depending on individual circumstances and preferences. A common guideline is the ‘two-month salary rule,’ but it’s more important to consider what feels comfortable for you financially. Remember, an engagement ring is a symbol of love, not financial status. For a wide range of options that suit different budgets, please visit our online store at We also offer a convenient payment plan through Affirm, allowing you to pay in installments and make this important purchase more manageable. Find the perfect ring that aligns with your style and budget without any stress!

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