For many Americans, a proposal is intimately tied up with a large and expensive engagement ring. But if you can't afford a stunning diamond sparkler, should you wait until you can do it right? Of course not. There are many ways to pop the question even when your finances are tighter than you'd like — while still having a gorgeous engagement piece. Here are a few ideas.
1. Use Color Instead.
Buying an engagement ring is a very big investment, both financially and emotionally. If you are planning on proposing marriage to your significant other, you most likely want to do so with a beautiful ring, especially since most women wear their engagement ring on a daily basis for many years. Diamond engagement rings have been extremely popular for decades, and continue to be one of the top choices today. However, diamond engagement rings are not cheap.