A diamond is forever, but an expensive engagement ring means the marriage might not last that long. According to a new study, spending between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement ring is significantly associated with an increase in the risk of divorce.
The fact that expensive rings don't yield happier unions may be surprising to some. Perhaps ill-matched couples use giant diamonds to cover up the cracks in their emotional foundations. Or maybe couples that have modest rings feel that their boundless love is a celebration enough.
Whatever the case, the study's authors conclude that "our findings provide little evidence to support the validity of the wedding industry’s general message that connects expensive (wedding rings) with positive marital outcomes."
Source: The Atlantic
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