When Is the Best Time to Buy an Engagement Ring? 

Thought about tying the knot sometime soon? Worried a chad might come along and steal your girl? Ready to rush to get a ring on her finger? Well, don’t wait any longer! If you’re thinking about it, now is the right time. 

But what if you’re strapped for cash? When is the best time to buy an engagement ring? Better yet, is there a time when engagement rings are more affordable

The news might be a surprise. Now, if you already bought a ring, don’t fret. The differences are hardly noticeable. But if you’re really in a financial bind, you might be able to find a ring that suits your budget. Whether you’re searching for traditional diamond-studded rings or colorful cerakote, we can guide you through the process without breaking the bank. 

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Ready to propose? 

Don’t put the cart before the horses. You shouldn’t be buying an engagement ring unless you know you’re going to use it. While you might want to get an engagement ring at the most affordable time of year, it won’t be of much use if you’re still unsure whether you want to propose. 

There is a best time to buy an engagement ring, as we’ll get into, but you should only buy a ring once you’re ready to make the move. 

Quick Questions to Ask Yourself 

What’s their ring size? 

Do you know your partner’s ring size? Don’t guess. Now is the time to put in the work. Grab your Inspector Clouseau cap and get to work. Measure their ring yourself, bring it to a jeweler for sizing, or ask them outright when they least expect it. 

What do you want? 

What’s your ideal ring look like? Now, are you buying it for yourself or your partner? 

Hint: It should be for your partner. You should find a ring that captures your spirit, too, but it should especially be something that fits their style. 

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What’s your budget? 

How much should you spend on an engagement ring? The average cost in 2020 was $5,500. Don’t worry if that sounds like it’s going to break your bank. You should get an engagement ring that fits your needs, too. We’ve heard of the old adage that a man should spend up to three months of their income on an engagement ring, but that can sound wild to many people. Do what works for you. If the ring looks great, it won’t matter what it costs. 

Just don’t buy a grocery store Ring Pop. 

man proposing on scenic cliff

Consider the Time of Year 

January to March

Honestly, it’s best to avoid the beginning of the year. Not only do you have New Year’s engagements, but you also have Valentine’s Day—the premier day for proposals.  

April to June

The late spring to early summer months are a decent time to get a ring. Flowers have already bloomed, the world is warming, and people are busy with work, prior to summer vacations. It’s a semi-desirable time to get an engagement ring. 

July to September 

This is your best time to get a ring. Go for it! Why? Not many people are proposing in late July, to be honest. But you should aim for July or August, as prices begin to rise again when September approaches—blame it on the idyllic autumn proposals.  

man on knee proposing on bridge

October to December  

This is a so-so time to get an engagement ring. You can still buy a ring during this time, but it’s not the most ideal. The reason? It’s because of the number of people that like to get engaged during the fall months, around Thanksgiving, or during the Christmas season. 

But you might be able to get a deal on Black Friday. So shop around and look for a steal. 

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If your budget is tight, you might feel compelled to buy your engagement ring some other time than now. We get it, but there are affordable options out there: wedding bands that look even better than the most expensive rings on the market. 

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