Ritani Releases State Breakdown on Engagement Ring Spend

Courtesy Ritani

Ritani has released an infographic detailing the average amount clients in each state spend on engagement rings, and the results may surprise you—they certainly surprised me! 

Montana had the highest average spend at $9,523, followed by Nevada at $9,478, and Washington at $9,173.

The most thrifty states, according to the data: South Dakota at $1,251 and Vermont at $2,665.

In March, wedding planning site The Knot published the results of its annual survey and reported that the national average spend on a ring is $5,855. 

No one was able to give me any insight into the numbers, so I can only  speculate. Though Ritani is based in White Plains, N.Y., its e-commerce operations are based in Seattle. Could the West Coast presence influence brand awareness among bigger spenders (such as other Internet executives)? Hard to know, but the numbers are certainly interesting. 

Are you a retailer? Do these averages seem right to you? Let us know in the comments! 

The results in alphabetical order: 

1. Alabama: $8,062

2. Alaska: $5,353

3. Arizona $6,347

4. Arkansas: $3,176

5. California: $7,991

6. Colorado: $6,938

7. Connecticut: $6,971

8. Delaware: $4,684

9. Florida: $7,128

10. Georgia: $6,099

11. Hawaii: $6,896

12. Idaho: $6,794

13. Illinois: $7,753

14. Indiana: $8,763

15. Iowa: $6,056

16. Kansas: $ 5,955

17. Kentucky: $6,677

18. Louisiana: $5,754

19. Maine: $4,105

20. Maryland: $7,331

21. Massachusetts: $8,574

22. Michigan: $5,605

23. Minnesota: $8,853

24. Mississippi: $6,065

25. Missouri: $6,908

26. Montana: $9,523

27. Nebraska: $3,835

28. Nevada: $9,478

29. New Hampshire: $8,556

30. New Jersey: $8,427

31. New Mexico: $5,131

32. New York: $7,789

33. North Carolina: $6,762

34. North Dakota: $8,616

35. Ohio: $5,546

36. Oklahoma: $4,835

37. Oregon: $5,525

38. Pennsylvania: $5,726

39. Rhode Island: $4,821

40. South Carolina: $4,868

41. South Dakota: $1,251

42. Tennessee: $4,535

43. Texas: $7,233

44. Utah: $4,537

45. Vermont: $2,665

46. Virginia: $6,024

47. Washington: $9,173

48. West Virginia: $5,196

49. Wisconsin: $6,395

50. Wyoming: $6,355