5 Ways To Save Money On An Engagement Ring

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Princess. Marquise. Round brilliant. Cushion. It’s no mystery that diamonds come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The question is, which one is right for your budget? True love doesn’t come with a price tag, of course, but a romantic proposal doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank. With young workers today earning 5.5 percent less (after adjusting for inflation) than they did four decades ago, according to U.S. Census data, the adage of spending two months’ salary on an engagement ring may not be an option for everyone. Couples are finding new ways to save money on rings, whether by careful stone selection or doing away with a diamond altogether. “Millennials are making getting engaged all their own,” says Brooke Brinkman, VP of marketing and communications at Simon G. Jewelry, a luxury jewelry brand that specializes in engagement and wedding rings. “While traditional engagement rings still make an […]

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

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What do girls look for in a diamond engagement ring? Well, that all depends on the girl! There are some girls who want it all, a large sparkly diamond, with exceptional cut and clarity that is internally flawless. These are the type of girls that know a superior diamond, and can spot an inferior quality a mile away. Large diamonds that have the highest grade of flawlessness of course are the most expensive. So how do you please your future fiancé if she is this type of girl? Well first, be realistic about your budget. If the sky is the limit, then buy the best diamond that money can buy! Unfortunately, most people are not so lucky, and for those who do have a budget, it is better to sacrifice the size of the diamond for the quality of the diamond. Also, it is important to note that certain diamond […]