The holiday season (Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day) is known to be a popular time for popping the question.
Wedding site, The Knot has released a survey featuring engagement statistics from 2015. This ‘2015 Jewelry and Engagement Study,’ surveyed 12,000 brides and 1,200 grooms in the U.S.
Here is what we know:
- Men spent an average of $5,978 on the bling.
- 68% of women are aware of how much their ring costs.
- Diamonds are the number one choice of stone (84% of women).
- 8% of brides received a precious stone (up from 6% in 2013)
- The most popular setting is the halo. (22%, tripled from 7% in 2011)
- 85% of men would rather buy a small, higher quality diamond than a larger, lesser quality stone.
- 67% of brides researched ring styles beforehand.
- 80% of brides hinted to their partner about the type of ring they like.
- Men took an average of 4.8 months to research and 3.6 months to pick the perfect ring.
- 77% of men asked parental permission before asking their bride-to-be.
- 41% of proposals were captured with photo or video.
Are you ready to pop the question in 2016? We can help you find the perfect ring for your significant other.
Happy New Year! We hope 2016 is your best year yet.