I was going through my subscriptions to blogs i follow and one of the guys i've been following for a year or 2 just announced that he was engaged to his XANGA counterpart (THEY MET ON XANGA!!!). && THEN the day before, a girl i know (via using her services to bake my cousin a birthday cake) switched her status to ENGAGED as well. Omg everyone is getting married and its getting ME excited because everyone knows what a big wedding whore i am and i love being part of wedding excitement....... even if it doesn't remotely involve me. Congrats to all the newly-engaged!!! i cannot wait to stalk all your wedding pics.
While reading about his engagement, i jumped to his fiancee's xanga and read something SO SO interesting.
Costco apparently sells diamond engagement rings.
Since i dont have a Costco Membership i'm not there alot so i didnt even notice they had a jewelery section let alone ENGAGEMENT rings. Now why would anyone want your engagement ring (the ring you want to show off to everyone) to be bought from Costco....versus Birks/Tiffanys/Henry Watson or even Peoples/Spencers....
Erm. Why not? lol
If I had to choose between a .75 carat diamond engagement ring from Harry Winston or a 1.25 carat diamond engagement ring from Costco (both priced the same)........why the hell wouldnt i go for the Costco one? Hellllllo. Bigger rock to flash in your rivals face!! Logic is knocking here lol Honestly whether the ring is high end or not, i really don't care about the brand because i for one do not care about brands. Yo this is coming from a person that went to Walmart to look for bikini bottoms b/c American Eagle was too expensive.I do not care for engagement rings even more.
That's right- i think the future fiancee should skip out completely on the engagement ring and just get the damn BANDS (but expectations are HIGH for this) because engagement rings are flat-out ugly and the ones i do like are overpriced and id rather have that spent on more practical things like an imac. Now to go into even greater detail to show my dislike for engagement rings- if I were to ever receive a style that resembles something a really hot girl or princess would wear- l'll throw it in their face. (okay i wont be THAT mean) but i am THAT serious. Also why would I want an expensive ring? I'll be scrubbing toilets and green bins anyways once im married and wearing something so expensive would just remind me why i'm not married to Ed Westwick (HAHAH mmmm ED WESTWICK). No but seriously...its a waste.
Of course this all can change when i get older and become more needy and superficial. haha Back to the original intent of this post.
In this article here, it explained how one can purchase a same quality rock at a no-name brand store for a significantly less price. The example they used was:
A $16,600 round diamond from Tiffanys (just over a carat, with very slight flaws and a color grade of F, meaning colorless.....diamond mumbo jumbo that i do not undersytand), including the famous Tiffany setting. Appraisers estimated and said the same grade of diamond would cost an average of $10,500 dollars at a no-name store without a setting.Yeah the pretty exquisite packing isn't there (make your own) nor is the prestigious branding...but what you gain in this example is 6100$ towards a new life. I would not want to put the significant other into a position of debt when the wedding planning hasn't even started yet (that's when the real horror begins HEH HEH). I guess what i'm trying to say is i won't pay for branding (lets temporarily forget all the other factors that contribute to branding like better quality, convenience and services) alone because its ridiculous.
But its interesting that you can find ANYTHING at Costco. Kind of like how you can buy coffins at Walmart? Craziness.
Tiffanys you gotta step it up with your marketing.