- 3 years ago
This is my first post on weddingbee. I love being a part of this fun little community! I’m just so thrilled about today’s events that I must share!
My boyfriend and I are seniors in college and have been together for 5+ years. We’ve been talking marriage for some time now, but didn’t seriously start until this past summer. When we started to look at rings we discovered that nothing we liked was within our price range. So, we came up with a style we wanted, found a wonderful jeweler to custom make it for thousands less, then started to look for loose stones. I wanted a .75 carat diamond. I didn’t want the most amazing specs possible, but something that looks more amazing in person than on paper. After being overwhelmed by how expensive diamonds truly are, we decided to go the second-hand route. Today we met with a man we found on craigslist and bought a .75 carat diamond off of him for just over $500! It was from a broken engagement and he just wanted it gone, so he asked next to nothing. We then went to a family jeweler who took a look at it and confirmed that it is, in fact, a lovely diamond at a ridiculously low price.
Ladies, I’m just over the moon right now! It’s so much fun to be in love and move forward together in life 🙂