They say a diamond is forever but can it also lead to divorce?
New research from Emory University suggests the bigger the diamond, the shorter the marriage.
However, it’s not just about the bling.
The study also suggests the more expensive the wedding, the higher the divorce rate.
Researchers surveyed 3,000 adults who have been married at some point in their lives.
They found that men who spent between $2,000 and $4,000 on rings were more likely to end up divorced than men who spent less than $2,000.
They didn’t just survey men.
However, the same is true for the women who received those pricey rings.
The more expensive the rings, the higher the divorce rate for women.
When it comes to weddings, experts say the couples who spent $20,000 or more on their weddings were 3.5 times more likely to divorce than those who spent between $5,000 and $10,000.
While it may seem like a good excuse to buy a less expensive diamond, researchers say not so fast.
The grooms who spent less than $500 on a ring also experienced high rates of divorce.