Thursday, July 7, 2011

Engagement Rings - Something Different

DY Ring, Blue Topaz
Engagement rings - exciting for women, intimidating for men. The obvious choice is a diamond but if you are looking for something different but still sparkly, consider this David Yurman ring

Depending on your stone choice, it will run about $600-700 in sterling silver. However, you (or your beau) can have it special ordered in white or yellow gold for approximately $2000-3000. You can also have it made in platinum, if you prefer. It takes about 10-12 weeks to complete a special order at David Yurman but it is definitely worth the wait. This ring comes in different widths but after trying them on, Melinda and I determined that the 7mm looked the most “engagement like.”

Benefits of this ring:
  • Flatter and smoother against your hand means no tearing clothing or worrying about losing a stone
  • David Yurman is well known for quality and customer service
  • Significantly cheaper than a similarly sized diamond
  • Diamond pave border adds lots of sparkle
DY Gold Band
To go along with this ring, you can get a simple twisted band in gold (yellow or special order white) for $500. The silver version is $125. Melinda tried on a beautiful eternity band around $2500 in the Orlando David Yurman store that also looked lovely with the ring. It was very sparkly :) There are lots of options for men, as well! One thing to note: while the engagement ring can be updated (via new stone or new ring), you wouldn't want to replace your wedding band. We at Posh Purpose advocate putting more into the wedding band as it will be with you forever.

Backstory: Melinda and Briana went on a spring break adventure complete with diamonds, paint chips, sailing, and lots of sunscreen. It was a great week.