Making the decision to pop the big question to the lady you love shouldn’t only be dependent on whether you can afford a diamond ring or not. A woman’s love is not so short sighted on a piece of jewelry that she would allow something like that to ruin her relationship. Still, being able to give a woman a ring during a formal wedding proposal is important for a guy as well.Test the Waters First
Surely before you pop the question you should have at some point in time spoken to your girlfriend about the idea of marriage. You definitely don’t want her to be in shock when you ask her to marry you, especially if you have a very extravagant means and plan a formal setting in which you will pop the big question. In can be extremely awkward if you catch her off guard, and then she dosen’t give you a definite “yes” answer.
Examining the Options
Now that you have made the decision to ask her, the only thing holding you back now is not being able to afford a diamond ring. If you’re worried about being able to afford a diamond ring and that’s the only thing stopping you from asking that lucky lady to marry you, think again!
Don’t let this prevent you from being with the one you love. You can still ask her to marry you, even if you don’t have a real diamond ring to present to her. It is your love and commitment she wants, and the kind of ring won’t deter her answer if she truly loves you.
Buying Fake Diamonds
Buying a fake diamond if you can’t afford a real one right now is nothing to be ashamed of, and it shouldn’t stop you from popping the question and preventing you and the one you love from getting married. Fake diamonds are so realistic looking, no one but you and her would even know that it wasn’t a real diamond.
Most women, when asked, don’t rate a diamond ring as the most important aspect of marriage anyways. Love is what women really value, and even if you can’t give her a real diamond ring right now, later, maybe during an anniversary, you can give her a real diamond.
Investing in Diamond Value
There are, though, some jewelry stores who will allow a deposit on a real diamond, with low monthly payments. In this way, you could slowly be able to afford a real diamond to give her on your first wedding anniversary. Doing this will show your solidified commitment to her, and will surely be the source of much happiness when you do present it to her.
Something else to consider in these uncertain economic times, a diamond is also valuable investment. How to determine a diamond value can be tricky, and that’s it why it’s recommended to approach a reputable jeweler, preferably one that has been recommended to you that can point you in the right direction.
Diamonds are individually and uniquely beautiful, just as each woman that wears them. A woman, like a diamond value, appreciates with time.
Fran Delaney writes relationship advice from her hometown of Los Angeles, CA.