What Americans spend on an engagement ring in each state, ranked from lowest to highest

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Engagement season typically runs from Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day, and with the latter holiday just around the corner, proposals are about to reach their peak.

The average American spends $US7,750 on an engagement ring. That’s according to online diamond retailerRitani, which specialises in engagement rings. They took an even deeper dive into the statistics to find the average price paid for an engagement ring across the US in 2019. The range is wide – engagement rings in South Dakota sold for $US3,005 on average, but those bought in California were worth nearly five figures.

But many factors go into pricing a diamond engagement ring.Diamonds are graded and priced based on the “four Cs,” which are cut, carat, colour, and clarity. Each of those can affect the price. A 1-carat round-shaped diamond with an “ideal” cut grade, for example, can range from about $US2,000 up to $US12,857 at Ritani depending on its grade for clarity and colour.

Below we’ve ranked the average amount of money spent on an engagement ring in each state, from lowest to highest.

Sarah Jacobs previously contributed to an earlier version of this article.


51. South Dakota: $US3,005


50. Maine: $US3,184


49. Utah: $US3,682


48. Mississippi: $US4,106

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47. Delaware: $US4,024

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46. Indiana: $US4,181


45. Connecticut: $US4,261

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44. Vermont: $US4,911


43. Iowa: $US4,939

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42. West Virginia: $US4,968

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41. Oregon: $US5,126


40. Rhode Island: $US5,185

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39. Idaho: $US5,197

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38. Alabama: $US5,255

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37. Oklahoma: $US5,294

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36. Arkansas: $US5,422

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35. Wisconsin: $US5,661

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34. Hawaii: $ 5,733

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33. Colorado: $US5,858

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32. Nebraska: $US5,873


31. New Mexico: $US5,996


30. Alaska: $US6,143

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29. Montana: $US6,353

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28. Nevada: $US6,560

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27. North Dakota: $US6,631

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26. Wyoming: $US6,670

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25. Arizona: $US6,684

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24. New Hampshire: $US6,832


23. Georgia: $US6,868

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22. Minnesota: $US7,050

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21. Missouri: $US7,071


20. North Carolina: $US7,133

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19. Tennessee: $US7,368

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18. Pennsylvania: $US7,552

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17. Maryland: $US7,553

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16. Ohio: $US7,796

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15. South Carolina: $US7,874

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14. Kentucky: $US7,918

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13. Virginia: $US7,934

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12. Louisiana: $US7,959

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11. Texas: $US8,063

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10. Massachusetts: $US8,193

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9. Washington DC: $US8,545


8. Michigan: $US8,535

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7. New York: $US8,785

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6. Florida: $US8,809

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5. New Jersey: $US8,842

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4. Kansas: $US8,947

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3. Illinois: $US9,197

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2. California: $US9,482

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1. Washington: $US10,109

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