Take a look at some interesting engagement & jewelry statistics released by TheKnot.com and WeddingChnnel.com. It provides insights into buyers purchasing behaviors as well as insider knowledge about the wedding and engagement market in general.
*2.3 million couples wed every year in the US. That breaks down to nearly 6,200 weddings per day.*
Jewelry is a significant part of the wedding expense. On average, couples are allocating just under $5,200 for an engagement ring in an 11 Billion Dollar industry!
Where Are Grooms Buying?
Approximately two in five grooms (39%) purchase at least part of their ring from a local or independent jeweler.
Only 14% of grooms claimed to have downsized the engagement ring due to the economic climate. In fact, one in four grooms spent more than they originally budgeted.
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Luxury Engagement Rings
Customization is crucial, specifically for couples that are looking for something unique and personal. Whether they design their ring on their own with the help of a jeweler or make custom changes to an existing design, approximately two out of five grooms (41%) are choosing to add personal elements to their engagement ring.
Customization is more popular with the Luxury Ring segment, more than half (59%) choose to incorporate custom design elements for their one of a kind pieces.
How is this information related to this post about Houston, TX?
Houston, Texas is home to a respected and energetic cultural arts scene, the fourth largest shopping center in the country, the oldest African-American theater in the Southwest and the brains behind United States space exploration; Houston is as diverse a city as they come.
Houstonians are no different than most brides and grooms around the country. They spend a lot of time planing their wedding – looking for the perfect engagement ring/wedding band set as well as finding the right venue.
While a proposal is always a private moment, they’re increasingly becoming more public affairs.
The 64-story Williams Tower Water Wall at the Galleria creates a truly serene and romantic backdrop. This would be a spectacular location to pop the question!
The Houston Arboretum, a non profit nature center, is full of serene places to propose, one of the best is a midst the fragrant flowers and rare hummingbirds at the Sensory Garden.
Any science lover will certainly appreciate a wedding proposal among the butterfly collection in the Houston Museum of Science.
The Neighborhood of Montrose is a major cultural hub and has been called the “Heart of Houston,” (The Architecture and Design Magazine of Houston, Summer 2010.) Many wonderful affordable wedding venues can be found in Montrose.
If you are looking to purchase your engagement rings and wedding bands in Houston then you must visit The Galleria, which is Houston’s premier shopping destination.
For those of you that are looking for a beautiful piece of jewelry designed by an award winning and innovative designer should begin by perusing the Bez Ambar collection at BezAmbar.com.
You are invited to browse the hundreds of magnificent designs found on the Bez Ambar website. When you see something that you like, please feel free to contact Bez Ambar or pay one of Bez Ambar’s trusted retailers, Judith Ann Jewels a visit, located at The Galleria.