How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

Poll of the Day

Schmen and I dated 7 years before we tied the knot
He gave me his mothers engagement ring, handed down from his grandmother and great grandmother before that. It's been in his family for 4 generations at this point, and one day if Rein is ever lucky enough to meet a worthy suitor, it will be 5.

It is nothing flashy, but sentimentally it was a pretty big deal that it went to us rather than his brother or sisters. Granted, we were married a decade or more before any of his older siblings.
I'm a girl. I have to put this in my signature because some people still think its cool to play gender police