Perhaps I am asking too much in trying to find stunning diamond rings priced under nine hundred dollars in Seattle, Washington. Unfortunately, my current financial situation does not allow me to afford much more. I plan on asking my girlfriend to marry me, but on my salary, I cannot afford one of those ritzy, glitzy big diamond rings. My girlfriend will understand since she is the greatest woman I have ever known. We have been together for more than four years.We just moved in together and we are loving every minute of it! Waking up next to her every day is like a dream come true. Since we are now roommates, we came to the conclusion that getting married is the next logical step.
Because I do not make enough money right now as an artist, I really need to find stunning diamond rings priced under nine hundred dollars in Seattle, Washington. A buddy of mine gave me a tip where I might be able to find something inexpensive. I hope he is right because I want to propose as soon as possible. The sooner I find a ring, the sooner I can start this brand new chapter in my life.
Since my girlfriend works during the day and I do most of my artwork from home, it is easy for me to go shopping for a ring while she is at work. No sooner does she leave the house then I am out the door and headed into Seattle where my friend told me to go. It is about forty minutes from where I live so I waited a bit for rush hour to die down so it would not take me too long to get there.
My timing was perfect as I got there only ten minutes after the store opened its doors. A man inside was still getting things set up and ready for business. He must have heard the door open because he looked up and greeted me with a friendly smile.
“Hi there,” he said. “You are here bright and early. Can I help you find something?”
“Yes,” I answered. “A friend of mine said you might be able to help me find an inexpensive diamond ring for my girlfriend.”
“Did he now?” he responded. “Is it an engagement ring you want?”
“Yes, sir,” I said.
He directed me over to a display case that was sort of tucked away in the back of the store. I almost did not even see it behind all the other cases. When I looked inside, there was a wide variety of jewelry—everything from necklaces and pendants to brooches and earrings. It was a mishmash of everything. I was not sure if there were any diamond rings for me in there, but the man opened up the case and took a ring out for me to look at.
“Let me know what you think of this one,” he said.
The ring was very plain and simple. The band was either white gold or sterling silver. There looked to be one small diamond, but on closer inspection, it was actually about eight small diamonds clustered together to look like a flower. From far, though, it looked like one, single, perfect diamond. It was not exactly what I had in mind, but it had an artsy look to it which appealed to me and was perfect since I am an artist myself.
“How much is the ring?” I asked the man.
“Well, you see, this ring came from someone’s estate,” he began to say. “The metal is sterling silver, not white gold. The diamonds are of average quality, but they are still in very good taste. With that all said, I am asking seven hundred dollars for this ring.”
That was certainly an earful that the man gave me. But the best part of all of it was the low price. I figured the ring would have cost more than that, but I am more than happy that it did not. I told the man that I wanted to purchase it. He was kind enough to clean it for me and put it in a white box with silver trim all around it. Now I am officially ready to propose to my girlfriend.
When I got home from the store, I hid the ring so my girlfriend would not find it. Now that I was able to find stunning diamond rings priced under nine hundred dollars in Seattle, Washington, I am ready to plan the next part of my life—including how I plan on proposing to my girlfriend.