So today I ran across this amazing pictorial representation of this recommendation (thanks, Woot!). This artist has taken US Dept of Labor statistics for wages, figured out 2 month’s salary amounts, then assembled images of 9 rings in that dollar range for 20 professions (each piece of art is 8 by 10 inches). Check it out:
Looking at the images, I find this so fascinating. It appears that size does matter: it’s a reflection on your socio-economic status, and to some it is an indicator of how much your fiance really loves you. This is a subtle, brilliant social commentary on when marketing and relationships intersect. Thank you, Lee Gainer. Check out the artist’s equally amazing installations of “the thought that counts” and “group therapy“.
What do you think of the 2 months salary “rule”? Useful guideline for engagement ring neophytes, or Evil Corporate Mandate?