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How to Save Money When Buying Engagement Rings

Engagement rings are expensive, and the fact that folks in the United States spend an average of $6,351 on them is proof!

Let’s consider the monthly average salary of people in the typical “marrying age” (between 25 and 34 years old), which is around $3,300. This means an average engagement ring costs about two months’ worth of salary!

In an ideal world, an engagement is something you’d want to spend money on. However, this precursor to marriage is only a small start of more wedding-related expenses to come.

That’s why engagement ring sales should make it in your list of prospects. After all, you’d want enough budget for the wedding itself, and the family you’ll soon build.

How exactly can you save money with these ring sales when it’s time to propose though?

Don’t worry. This guide we came up with will show you how to do that!

Why Go for Engagement Ring Sales in the First Place?

A recent Forbes article pointed out that engagement ring prices average $5,000. That’s $1,351 less than the average actual spending. But it’s still a hefty price.

Think about how you can use a lump $5,000 to make a down payment on a new house you’ll share with your would-be wife. Or how you can spend it on a one-of-a-kind honeymoon. You can even start a family with less student loan debts!

These show how many things you can do with the money you’ll save when you opt for more reasonably priced engagement rings. So, when the time comes to get on one knee and pop the question, you need to choose between being practical and having a status symbol.

Ring sales are your ticket to securing a rock for less. These deals give you access to more affordable options – including diamonds. All without suffering from the consequences of burning through two months’ worth of salary.

Now that you know you still have hope of getting your soon-to-be-spouse a diamond, next is to learn how to get it. So, without further ado, let’s start this money-saving list when buying engagement rings.

Be A Prince, But Don’t Spend Like Prince Harry

Did you know that experts believe Prince Harry proposed with a whopping $350,000-worth ring to Meghan Markle? Granted, the value has a lot to do with the ring boasting of two of Princess D’s diamonds. But all in all, that’s a price very few Americans can handle.

Yes, you want to be the prince charming your better half has ever dreamed of. At the same time, you also want to make sure you can still take care of the wedding and wedded-life finances.

As such, the first thing you should do is establish your finances. These should include the following:

  • How much you can afford
  • How much you’re willing to spend
  • How much more you can set aside as some sort of leeway

From here, consider the types and styles of ring your budget can accommodate. Yes, you need to learn the basics of diamonds’ 4 Cs. But you also need to consider your would-be wife’s needs and preferences.

Keep in mind that women do their careful research when buying men’s jewelry after all. So, the same should go true when it’s your time to shine and buy that shiny rock.

The 4 Cs of Diamonds You Need to Know

According to GIA, the creator of the well-established diamond 4C quality standard, these Cs stand for the following:

  1. Color
  2. Clarity
  3. Cut
  4. Carat Weight

All these contribute to the final price of the rock. But shape, such as whether it’s round, cushion, oval, princess, or emerald, also affects the price.

For your reference, the five above-mentioned shapes or “cuts” make the cut (sorry) when it comes to the most popular. Knowing more about them can then help you determine which one best suits your soon-to-be-bride. After all, you can already incorporate her own style and preference in your buying decision.

Buying Rings without the Middle Man

Make no mistake – when you opt for engagement ring sales, you’ll get a genuine stone. So long as you do so from a trusted merchant, you can buy a huge diamond and pay much less.


For starters, because reliable and trustworthy jewelers offering these deals have no use for middlemen. In other words, the rocks and rings go straight to them. It’s for this reason they can sell their genuine products for much less.

Imagine proposing with a big ring that you saved a month for but would’ve otherwise cost you two months’ worth of salary. You can rest easy knowing your savings can handle the wedding, all the while putting a huge smile on your partner’s face.

Online Engagement Rings That Save You Even More Money

You’ll find many online merchants selling reasonably priced engagement rings, but not all of them can help you further cut your expenses.

For instance, not all online ring sellers offer free shipping – anywhere in the country or even the world. Also, considering that you’d want insurance to cover your purchase, shipping rates alone can already make your final bill skyrocket.

You also need to consider the possibility of returning a ring. For instance, you made a mistake on the ring size, having bought a 7.5 when you should’ve chosen a 6. Some merchants may not allow returns, and even if they did, charge you for fees incurred.

Lastly, think about the guarantee. Imagine 10 years from now losing one of the ring’s accent gemstones. It’s a rare occurrence in high-quality engagement rings, but it’s still a possibility.

That’s why you want to work with a jeweler who offers lifetime guarantees. This way, your then-wife can have her engagement ring back in the same condition she received it from you.

Start Your Search for the Best Engagement Ring Now

As you can see, engagement ring sales can help you propose sooner than you would if you have to save for several months to buy a ring. So, start shopping now for these rings at reasonable prices!

Also, don’t forget to check out our budgeting tips and tricks! These will come handy when it’s time for the wedding and the family-building!

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Hundreds of items on Clearance, Save up to 70% or more off. I found some things starting as low as $0.30.

All kinds of things available for under $10. Anything from Christmas Ornaments, beauty products, clothes, accessories and so much more.

Now is a great time to prepare for the Holidays next year! Hurry over to your local Cracker Barrel to see what kind of deals they have in store. Or order online and have shipped to your door step (shipping fee does apply).

***ATTENTION* Aeropostale Stores Are Closing! Check The list!

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Aeropostale plans to close 113 U.S. stores and all 41 Canada stores as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

U.S. liquidation sales are set to begin as early as May 7, while Canadian liquidation sales are set to begin the week of May 9.

The list could grow! Find a store near you!

Spanish Fort: Eastern Shore Center

Birmingham: Pinnacle at Tutwiler Farm


Anchorage: Dimond Center

Anchorage: Anchorage 5th Ave

Fairbanks: Bentley Mall


Scottsdale: Scottsdale Fashion Square

Tuscon: Foothills Mall


Little Rock: Park Plaza Mall

Hot Springs National Park: Hot Springs Mall

Rogers: Pinnacle Hills


San Jose: Oakridge Mall

Chula Vista: Town Center at Otay Ranch

Los Angeles: Westside Pavilion

Citrus Heights: Sunrise Mall

Chico: Chico Mall


Lakewood: Bel Mark

Grand Junction: Mesa Mall

Silverthorne: Outlets of Silverthorne


Waterford: Crystal Mall


Sarasota: Sarasota Square

Beach: Indian River Mall

Miami: Shops at Sunset Place

Orlando: West Oaks Mall

Estero: Coconut Point

Palm Beach: The Gardens Mall


Athens: Georgia Square Mall

Lithonia: Mall at Stonecrest

Macon: Shoppes at River Crossing


Honolulu: Ala Moana Center

Kaneohe: Windward Mall

Aiea: Pearl Ridge Mall


Twin Falls: Magic Valley

Chubbuck: Pine Ridge Mall


Springfield: White Oaks Mall

Carbondale: University Mall

Geneva: Geneva Commons

Bolingbrook: Promenade at Bolingbrook

Forsyth: Hickory Point

Bourbonnais: Northfield Square


Bloomington: College Mall

Wayne: Jefferson Pointe Mall


Paducah: Kentucky Oaks Mall

Elizabethtown: Mall Towne Mall

Owensboro: Town Square Mall


Monroe: Pecanland

Slidell: Northshore Square


Glen Burnie: Marley Station

Ocean City: Ocean City Outlets


Worcester: Greendale Mall


Muskegon: The Lakes Mall

Fort Gratiot: Birchwood Mall

Jackson: Westwood Mall

Traverse City: Grand Traverse

Howell: Tanger Outlet Center Howell


Maplewood: Maplewood Mall

Blaine: Northtown Mall

Woodbury: Woodbury Lakes

Coon Rapids: Riverdale Village


Southaven: Southaven Towne Center

Flowood: Dogwood


Columbia: Columbia Mall

Kansas City: Zona Rosa

Branson: Branson Landing


Missoula: Southgate Mall


Lincoln: Gateway Mall

Omaha: Oak View Mall


Las Vegas: Town Square Las Vegas

North Carolina

Asheville: Asheville Mall

New Mexico

Santa Fe: Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe

New York

Amherst: Boulevard Mall

Clay: Great Northern Mall

Buffalo: McKinley Mall

Brooklyn: Fulton Street

New York: Times Square


Clairsville: Ohio Valley Mall

Cincinnati: Tri-County Mall

Cincinnati: Eastgate Mall

Heath: Indian Mount Mall

Zanesville: Colony Square

Youngstown: Southern Park Mall

Akron: Summit Mall

Niles: Eastwood Mall

Columbus: Eastland Mall


Norman: Sooner Fashion Mall

Oklahoma City: Quail Springs

Shawnee: Shawnee Mall

Pennsylvania: Monroeville: Monroeville Mall

Moosic: Shops at Montage

Chambersburg: Chambersburg Mall

South Carolina

Columbia: Village at Sandhill

South Dakota

Rapid City: Rushmore Mall


Chattanooga: Northgate Mall

Cleveland: Bradley Square

Memphis: The Avenue Carriage Crossing

Kingsport: Fort Henry Mall


Plano: Willowbend

Houston: West Oaks Mall

Hillsboro: Prime Outlets Hillsboro

Lake Jackson: Brazos Mall

San Antonio: Village at Stone Oak

San Angelo: Sunset Mall


Christiansburg: New River Malley

Chesapeake: Chesapeake Square

Washington state

Bellingham: Bellis Fair Mall

Bellevue: Bellevue Square

West Virginia

Bluefield: Mercer Mall


Wausau: Wausau Center

Fond Du Lac: Forest Mall


Casper: Eastridge Mall