The Boston Globe published the article “Don’t Go Broke to Get Hitched” on Sunday, December 13, 2009. The article features tips from Long’s Jewelers on how to find the perfect engagement ring without draining your bank account.
Some highlights from the article:
Bundle the love – Buying the diamond and the ring as a complete package can easily save hundreds of dollars at the outset and much more if you need repairs down the road.
Consider other stones – Sapphires can make beautiful engagement rings with the bright blue stone being just as much of an attention grabber as a more traditional diamond. Young couples are also choosing a birthstone such as a garnet or an amethyst for an engagement ring and saving thousands of dollars.
Go Vintage – Check out merchants that carry a sizeable estate jewelry collection and hunt for a vintage diamond ring. There are often bargains to be found in these vintage collections.
Visit boston.com to read the full article by Jenn Abelson.