Getting engaged is one of the most important events of your life, so it is not surprising that certain “rules” have developed around it. This includes different traditions for the engagement ring. There are standards for how much to spend, what it should look like, how you present it to your girlfriend and so on. But who wrote these rules, anyway? And are they really necessary? Here are a few things to consider as you plan this very big, and potentially quite expensive, step in your life.