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STUDY: MOST DIVORCEES HOLD ONTO THEIR OLD ENGAGEMENT RINGS

63% of the women are still holding onto their old engagement ring while dating
Lea Michele engagement diamond ring
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A new survey by Worthy.com, an online auction marketplace for pre-owned diamond jewellery, has revealed some interesting trends among American women who have and are going through divorce.

 

engagement rings jewelry store.
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According to the survey, conducted among 1,700 female participants from across the country, 78% are already in dating mindset before divorce papers are signed. Even more interestingly, 63% of the women are still holding onto their engagement ring, and dating. 68% of the women feel “scared, but also excited and hopeful, while 40% feel confident” when dating. 90% of the women said that values, emotional availability, lifestyle, marital status and sexual compatibility were top priorities in a new companion.

 

Engagement diamond ring
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According to the most recent Wedding Report, released earlier this year and based on 6,792 survey samples collected from January 1 to December 31, 2018, couples’ spending on weddings went down 4%, totaling $24,723 on average. Although most categories went down, jewellery-related spending remained relatively unchanged from 2017. Average spending on engagement rings went down only 0.4% year-on-year, averaging $3,388 in 2018. Average spending on wedding rings/bands for her went slightly down (0.9%), averaging $775 in 2018. Average spending on wedding rings/bands for him remained almost flat (-0.2%), averaging $454 in 2018.



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