It is De Beers that we can blame for their marketing genius that the ideal cost for an engagement ring should be two month’s worth of salary of the groom-to-be. Most people follow this rule, and sometimes other wealthy grooms even outdo the norm.
Knowing that a lot of money and sacrifice were carefully invested on these shiny things inspire me to make them seem bigger.
More than monetary equivalent is love. As for me, I like to amplify love.