No matter how much you love your spouse-to-be, it’s not always realistic to spend tens of thousands of dollars on an engagement ring. Luckily, how much you spend does not correlate with how much you love your significant other, but rather an engagement ring is meant to be a symbol of love, passion and commitment --no matter the price tag.
So, if you’re looking to find an engagement ring for less, you’re going to need a roadmap to know where to start looking and what to look for. These three tips will go a long way in finding your fiancée-to-be a timeless treasure she can’t help but say “yes” to.
Does your partner get lost in the antique store, love to stop at flea markets or has held onto family heirlooms from the past? If so, buying something brand new might not be your safest bet after all. Vintage jewelry is just as beautiful as a piece from the current decade, and carries a significance with it that has no barriers on time or trend.
If the popular feed on Instagram bores her and she likes a pop of color in her life --say Emerald, Ruby or Sapphire --a vintage ring from our extensive vintage jewelry collection is sure to surprise her when you pop the question with something totally unique that you can almost guarantee you can’t find anywhere else.
While not every couple is lucky enough to be gifted with a piece of fine jewelry from a family member, if you happen to have a center stone laying around, get creative with it and design a custom engagement ring that will be sure to wow your fiancée-to-be.
Plus, the diamond itself never goes out of style, even if the original ring it came from seems a bit outdated. And when you work one-on-one with a jeweler in-store, they can help you create a timeless look from scratch that feels new and is essentially your own creation (don’t worry, we won’t tell your fiancée that we helped).
We all have something in our closet (or jewelry box) that we never wear anymore, but have you ever thought about how much that piece might be worth? If you take a piece of valuable jewelry or an old timepiece to a Long’s store, you can receive a cash offer that can go towards a new purchase as well as receive an in-store credit for your trade-in.
When it comes to saving up for an engagement ring, every dollar counts --so if you have a piece of jewelry you’re willing to part with, request a free quote or make an appointment to have it appraised and see what extra spending money you might have for the perfect ring.