Women's engagement expectations revealed

17 Oct 2016

A study by Mappin & Webb has unearthed women's expectations when it comes to proposals, from the cost of the ring to when the question should be asked

Women are expecting their partners to spend more than £1,000 on an engagement ring, new research by British jewellers, Mappin & Webb, has revealed.

The study which surveyed 2,000 women, who have yet to be proposed to, not only found that their expectation was for the ring to cost an average of £1,013, but also that the moment should happen after 25 months of dating.

A staggering 75% of women would like to help pick their own engagement ring and more than a third of women think their man would make the wrong ring choice if left to his own devices. And it seems the pressure is on, with 25% of those surveyed admitting that they would 'probably say no' to their partner if the proposal didn't meet their expectations.

The respondents' expectation was that Mr. Right should propose the traditional way, in a private setting and by dropping to one knee. However, their belief was that there was no necessity to ask for parental permission. 

In response to the study, Mappin & Webb has launched its By Appointment service which enables clients to experience a very personal and collaborative approach to creating their dream engagement ring.

Craig Bolton, executive director of Mappin and Webb, said: “Recognising that an engagement ring is one of the most important purchases of a lifetime, the Mappin & Webb By Appointment service enables clients to be at the heart of the design process, so every ring has its own unique and personal sentiment of love.”

For more information, visit www.mappinandwebb.com

Related content

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.

or

bride

Everything for your wedding

Peter Posh launches Appleton tweed suit for grooms

The green tweed suit from Peter Posh will be available to grooms in both the brand's hire...

Your Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning: What to do and when

Use this handy guide to plan your wedding to perfection, while ensuring nothing goes...

9 decades to inspire your wedding theme

Be inspired by a bygone era with these ideas for a wedding theme based on these iconic de...

How to incorporate pearls into your wedding day

Wedding pearls are here to stay so see how you can include them in your special day ...

Celebrity wedding inspiration through the ages

We revisit the key celebrity wedding trends that have shaped history ...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.