Would you wear a used engagement ring? Here are some reasons to go secondhand

There are usually three types of reasons one might sell a used engagement ring: a divorce, lack of use/wear, or to pay for a ring upgrade or other life expense. It's interesting how each reason can change the price and perception of rings. There are definitely folks out there who might not want a ring from a divorce just for superstition purposes, but for most of us, a used engagement ring can be the ticket to good bang for the buck. Let's talk shop on why you might (or might not) want to opt for a secondhand used engagement ring.


Pizza, puppies & popping the question(s): How we honored our individuality through a mutual proposal

My now fiancé and I soon realized after we started dating that we take pride in having an equal partnership. So, when the time came to take the next step in our relationship, we were stumped. How can we be true to ourselves and to our relationship in what will be one of the most important decisions of our lives? It just didn’t feel right if only one of us asked the other. Together, we researched and came across a few different articles about mutual proposals. Mutual proposals — a newish concept, are exactly how they sound — proposing to one another. We decided to morph a few of the ideas we saw online and had the best day ever.


How I let go of waiting for a proposal story, and created my own

I continued to wait for my proposal, and began to get frustrated with my partner and myself. I felt angry with my partner for not proposing, and I was angry with myself for wanting it and being angry with my partner. At one point, my sister sent me a an article about women proposing. This started me thinking about taking matters into my own hands…


Mer-gagement: This is what a Little Mermaid proposal looks like

Daniel secretly set up a little mermaid photo shoot for my friend and I, and then showed up in the middle of it dressed as Prince Eric. I was in my mermaid tail on the riverside when he got down on one knee, with a little seashell box, and asked me to marry him. It was like something out of a fairytale.


Our dual proposal: How we both proposed to each other

Since we first began dating, Gemma and I have done and faced a lot of things together, from the overwhelmingly fantastic to the seriously challenging, and we have made the absolute best out of all of those things.

We do things together, make decisions together, and create traditions together. So why not propose together?