Friday, February 27, 2009

Getting Ready To Pop The Question?

Getting ready to pop the question? The single biggest expense of a man proposing to his chosen girl is the engagement ring. While society feels that "bigger is better", it really is not practical in these times. These are some ways to save on engagement rings:
  • Use an heirloom ring. A ring passed down from your mother or grandmother is rich in sentimental value. And you wouldn't need to spend another cent on it.
  • Use gemstones other than diamonds. There are great looking rings which use emeralds, sapphires, rubies, pearls or even some stones considered semi-precious. These are beautiful and unique. Maybe you can pick a ring with her birthstone.
  • Use gold or white gold. Platinum is the hardest metal...but it's also expensive. If you can't afford platinum, the more classic gold or white gold is less expensive, but no less elegant.
  • Use a classic solitaire. No need to add additional diamonds or gemstones, which could add to the cost.
  • Recycle the gemstone from an older ring. My mother-in-law got the ring from her own engagement ring and had a new setting done for it. I loved it! And I love even more the sentimental value. And of course, the diamond did not lose any of its luster, or its value, but my in-laws didn't have to spend a lot more for it.
In the end, a girl who wants to marry you and is waiting for you to finally propose will love you no matter what engagement ring you present her.

No comments:

About Me

My photo
A part time ophthalmologist, part time micro business owner, part time graduate student and FULL TIME MOM struggling to find balance in the confusing world of multitasking :)