[h3]”As a rule, you are supposed to spend two or three months’ salary on an engagement ring. It’s supposed to hurt a bit — it shows commitment!” [/h3]
— Harriet Kelsall from Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design in the U.K. explaining the two-months’ salary rule to a customer.
We saw this quote on the Rapaport Tradewire and thought it was a pretty good way of responding to someone who asks about how much to spend. It acknowledges the pain, while at the same time smooths the way for a high-ticket purchase. De Beers would be proud.