A recent study was performed that included several newly engaged couples who had just purchased their wedding bands. The study concluded that those who spent from two to four thousand on their rings were 1.3 times more likely to end up getting divorced. This was due to the rings indicating a future financial strain that could end up impacting the couple in the long-run. Since the Greek terminology for diamond is supposed to signify forever, this certainly wasn’t what the grooms had in mind.
- Andrew Francis and Hugo Muslim of Emory University have found that higher expenditures on wedding ceremonies and rings correlate positively with likelihood of divorce.
- In a study of other 3,000 American adults, the Emory researchers found that men who spent $2,000 to $4,000 were more likely to get divorced than men who spent less.
- The researchers hypothesized that a more lavish wedding and pricier rings could create financial stress that could strain a marriage.
“That diamond ring might last forever, but your marriage might not.”