You have met the woman of your dreams. You are in love. You envision the future – you two together, waking up having breakfast, buying a home, maybe having a baby… but first, you have to figure out how to ask her.
The proposal is important. It’s a life event that will be told in a story over and over again because so many people ask two questions. 1. How did you meet? and 2. How did he propose?
With girlfriends of the to be bride, the answers are usually followed by a shrill shriek and “Let me see the ring!”… (No pressure here! *cough*).
Deciding on where, when, and how are all very important. But the ring is the pièce de résistance. The cherry on top, if you will. Diamond engagement rings and wedding band sets are as unique as the woman you are choosing to be your wife. It can become very confusing trying to settle on just the right setting, metal choice, and stone.
Retail jewelry stores have a gigantic mark up on the price. They buy at wholesale from diamond importers and distributors and mark up as much, in some cases, as 400%. That means, much like driving a new car off the lot, the ring loses value the moment it becomes yours and walks out that door. Appraisal price will be far less than the retail MSRP.
The question becomes – Do you really want to pay that kind of mark up? Further, if you don’t what are your other options?
You can shop online and sometimes find some great deals but the issue with that is you aren’t seeing the jewelry in person. Pictures can be fabricated and doctored and may not be a true representation of the piece you would receive. It is taking a chance.
One of the very best and often overlooked solutions is to head to a pawn shop. First Pawn Jewelry and Loan of Naples and Lehigh Acres, Florida have an amazing selection. With a full-time master jeweler right on-premises, he inspects every piece we buy for quality, style, and condition. All pieces in our display cases are in store ready condition and when taken home and given as gifts you would never know you didn’t get it at a fine upscale jewelry store.
If you are shopping for an engagement ring or wedding band set we cordially invite you to visit our two convenient locations right here in Southwest Florida. You may be surprised at the beautiful jewelry you find and even walk out with enough money for the honeymoon too!
Come see us at First Pawn Jewelry and Loan
with two convenient locations right here in Southwest, Florida.
889 Airport Road South, Naples, Fl 34104 | 239-434-7296
1331 Homestead Rd N, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 | 239-369-2274