Engaged couples in Raleigh can spend a lot of money getting ready for a wedding. The spending frenzy usually starts after a single, significant purchase – an engagement ring. According to the New York Times, a Jewelers of America report placed the average price of an engagement ring in 2012 at $4,000.
A couple who broke off their 14-month engagement in 2012 couldn't make that decision without the help of a judge. The man, a restaurant owner, gave the woman a diamond ring valued at $53,000. He later sent his fiancee a text message breaking off the engagement and a second text that would keep him from getting the ring back.