When one man popped the question to his partner, she couldn’t wait to see the ring. However, as the hopeful guy prized open the box, the dame was distinctly underwhelmed by what she saw. Then, when she discovered the receipt, it left her furious. But how would the online world react when she posted her tale of woe on an internet forum in August 2017?
People’s weddings are enormously expensive affairs. According to a survey by media company ATTN, the average American will spend $32,641 on their big day. But before couples can even begin to think about the expense of a dress or the perfect venue, there is the small matter of an engagement ring.
Back in the 1930s, men were encouraged to spend one month’s salary on an engagement ring. However, the origin of this guideline for male suitors was far from romantic. It actually began as a marketing ploy by the South African jewelry group De Beers. The idea was to get more people splashing more cash on diamonds during The Great Depression.