I already bought the stone and ring, just looking to get a feel of what people think for the cost of an engagement ring - im 40, shes 45. I am borderline 6 figure salary. We bought a house last year, we have no problem paying our bills. She has 2 kids (15 & 24) and i have none, and weve both been married before. I spent around 6000 on my ex wifes engagment ring over 10 years ago, and made half as much salary. She is not materialistic at all, but i wanted her to have what she liked the most. Ive looked online and there are articles and blogs of what to spend, but i feel this is more geared to what younger couples with less financial history need to do. All that being said, what would you consider a reasonable budget? I wanted the stone to be 1c, vs1, excellent cut, gia. The band is a 3stone with filigree, slight customization. Thanks!