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 […]

The New Trend for 2017 – Oval Shape Diamond Engagement Rings

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The trend for diamond engagement rings in 2017 will be ‘Fancy’ cut diamonds.  ‘Fancy’ cut means non-round shape diamonds such as Oval cut diamonds.  A number of celebrities, including recently engaged Julianne Hough, Katharine McPhee, Kandi Buruss, Whitney Port, Teresa Palmer, and Blake Lively already know about this trend. The Oval cut diamond engagement ring puts a nice touch of elegance on the finger and it’s lower in price compared to a Round cut diamond, which is always a plus! You can find a 1.3ct Oval cut diamond on diamondhedge.com for $2,043 (hint: it may get sold very quickly) Below are a few settings that go well with an Oval cut diamond. Neil Lane Engagement Ring     Blue Nile Studio Oval Vintage Fleur de Lis Halo Engagement Ring   Blue Nile Studio East-West Oval Halo Diamond Engagement Ring   Jared Diamond Engagement Ring