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Economical Alternatives to Diamonds for Your Wedding Rings

Alternatives to diamonds for wedding rings. Examples and links to a lot more cz, Diamonique, rubies, sapphires, and blue topaz.

The stones making up your wedding rings go a long way in determining what you will pay. Each type of gemstone has a value that fluctuates according to whether it is natural or laboratory- made, its quality, and size. Luckily, this means many choices beyond expensive diamond rings. Cubic Zirconium Many of us simply cannot justify the cost of real diamonds. Fortunately, cubic zirconium, otherwise known as CZ, has come a long way. Many of these man-made diamonds are indistinguishable from the real thing to the untrained eye. Savings Tip: Buy (a) cubic zirconium ring(s) to get the sparkly appearance without the cost. You can buy Diamonique or other CZ bridal ring sets and engagement rings for very little (many under $100 as of this Read the full article…

How Stay Within Your Wedding Ring Budget: Metal and Style

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If you are like most, there is a finite amount of money for the wedding bands or set. Sure, it would be wonderful to have that amazing $15,000 Tiffany wedding ring—unless you also want to eat and keep a roof over your head. Fortunately, the material from which the setting is made as well as the way the ring is styled can have a great impact on a ring’s price, so there are ways to choose rings that are both attractive and affordable to you. Follow the links to see some examples. Metals Choose metals for the rings that are in line with your budget. Consider sturdiness as well, especially if the ring will be worn in a labor-intensive environment. Here, in approximately highest to Read the full article…

6 Ways to Have a Dream Wedding Band AND stay on budget

6 ways to have a dream wedding band and stay on budget

“With this ring, I thee wed.” It is a tradition that is as much a part of the wedding ceremony as your vows. You probably can’t imagine getting married without the words or the rings, but you may be worried about the cost. When the possibility of a wedding first came up, the rings were probably near the top of your what’s next list. And close on the heels of that thought may have been worries about how to pay for those rings. First, get the old-school notion of the engagement ring costing two-three month’s salary out of your head. The more expensive the rings, the better–if one were rich. You and your significant other are not, so just like in all other areas, you Read the full article…

Modern Engagement and Wedding Rings

Modern Engagement and Wedding Rings

Just like everything else, popular engagement and wedding ring styles change over time. Although I still love it, my marquis diamond and yellow gold band is now considered “old fashion.” If you are recently engaged or almost-engaged and looking for the perfect set of rings, chances are you prefer “new fashion.” So, here’s the low down on the types of styles others are choosing this year. You can see examples of each in the image at left. Halos or Frames One or more rows of accent stones around a larger one (or cluster of larger gems) creates more dimension and visual interest. One look and you can see why it’s probably the most popular style right now. If I were inclined to get new rings, Read the full article…

Wedding and Engagement Ring Symbolism. Choosing the Perfect Rings.

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If you are one of those blessed couples to become engaged or marry in the near future, congratulations! Likely, the rings are top of mind. A trip to the nearest mall or local jeweler is an option, but you may be missing out on the rings that truly symbolize the love and respect you feel for each other. Any ring itself, of course, is symbolic of this love, but other symbols often accompany them. Below is a rundown of what, exactly, different features & elements on your ring can symbolize. Take advantage of the vast online selection to mix and match symbolisms–including engravings, infinity knots, lover’s knots, Claddagh, trinity crosses, and symbolic gemstones. With a bit of Internet browsing, you will be able to choose rings Read the full article…

Publisher’s Choice: Jewelry, Shoes, Department Stores, and Stationery 12/9/11

Beyond The Rack

Deadlines for Christmas delivery of online orders are fast approaching, so now is the time to have a look at those stores you have been meaning to explore. One intriguing site is Beyond The Rack. Join today (no charge) and get exclusive access to top designer brand fashions, accessories, beauty products, and home decor at up to 80% off. Use invitation code XMAS2011. If you are looking for something specific, please drop me a line or leave a message through social media and I can search through my merchants’ inventories for ideas. My contact information is here: http://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/contact.htm Bobette Engagement, Promise, and Wedding Rings My Jewelry Box: Get 25% OFF Diamond Rings + Free Shipping on Orders of $100+ with Promo Code: XMAS25. Offer Valid Read the full article…

Publisher’s Choice: December Sales 12/3/11

Szul Heart Pendant

Cyber Monday is behind us and it was a doozy. According to Reuters, online sales Monday increased by 22% over last year and reached a record $1.25 billion. Due to the demand, several online merchants have extended Monday’s offers. Plus, several December sales have been announced. Some are below; I will be updating it throughout the week, so check back often. Through December 16th, OnlineShoes.com is giving away a free pair of shoes every day. Enter by answering a question of the day in their blog. If you are looking for something specific, please drop me a line or leave a message through social media and I can search through my merchants’ inventories for ideas. My contact information is here: http://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/contact.htm Bobette Jewelry Szul: Daily Read the full article…

Publisher’s Choice: Holiday Deals 11/18/11

The holidays are approaching and deals are heating up. Several merchants, such as Diva Diamonds, are now sending special offers and deals to you by email (Sign up here. While you are there, take a look at their blue diamond rings. These, as well as blue sapphires, are a recent trend for engagement rings. Speaking of engagements, did you know that Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and New Year’s are the three most popular days to get engaged? If you know–or suspect–one of you will be proposing during the Holidays, now’s the time for the two of you to discover your perfect ring.     Shopping Tip: The online selection is much better than at your local mall. Start dreaming here, then check for deals here. If Read the full article…

Publisher’s Choice: Veteran’s Day Deals 11/11/11

Today is Veteran’s Day (and 11/11/11), an opportunity retailers cannot pass up to celebrate with sales and other offers. There are many this weekend. A few of my favorites are below. You can find others from our hundreds of merchants through the following links: Department Stores Jewelry Merchants Wedding Shops Shoe Stores Reception and Party Supplies Health and Beauty Travel and Hotels Everything If you are looking for something specific, please drop me a line or leave a message through social media and I can search through my merchants’ inventories for ideas. My contact information is here: http://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/contact.htm     Jewelry FREE $10 gift certificate – early shopper exclusive – valid till November 20, 2011 at Szul. This is good on clearance, sale, and all Read the full article…

Publisher’s Choice: Great Deals in Shoes, Jewelry, Invitations, and More 11/4/11

It’s a new month, which means a bunch of new promotions. Some of the more interesting are below. If you are looking for something specific, please drop me a line or leave a message through social media and I can search through the inventories for ideas. My contact information is here: http://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/contact.htm     Shoes Get $20 off orders over $90 plus free shipping with code 1NOVDEAL at Online Shoes through November 30, 2011. Skin Care Create your own gift set and save 20%, plus get free shipping at Murad Skin Care. Gift yourself or a woman close to you. The way this works: 1) Click here. 2) Choose three or more products from three categories: cleansers & toners; treatments, eye care, & masks, and Read the full article…


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