Last year we sold my engagement ring and put the money into our HSA and my Roth IRA. Since I still liked the look of diamonds, but not the price or the ethical issues, we bought a new ring from Diamond Nexus Labs. It cost $231, and looks just as good a year later as it did when we first got it. I get far more compliments on it than I did on my original $2000 diamond ring, and I actually like this one better.
Last week, I got a gift card in the mail from Diamond Nexus Labs. It’s worth $100, but you have to spend $250 to redeem it. Their stuff is already very reasonably priced – I wish we had known about them when we first went shopping for an engagement ring… then we wouldn’t have had to take a $900 hit when we sold it. There is a ton of great stuff in the $250 range, and with the gift card, it would only cost $150.
I thought about buying a necklace, but I’m just not that much of a fancy jewelry girl. I love my engagement/wedding rings, but everything else I wear tends to be novelty stuff, not diamonds. But for someone who likes diamond jewelry, the gift card could be a lot of fun. So…. I’m going to give it away to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment, and you’ll be entered in a random drawing. I’ll announce the winner on August 2nd (the gift card has to be redeemed by 9/30/08). (and no, DNL isn’t paying me to talk up their stuff – that would be sweet though…)
You can get two extra entries by writing a post on your own blog about this giveaway. Good luck!
And if you’re interested in entering to win literally hundreds of giveaways, check out the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival – there’s something for everyone… maybe today’s your lucky day!
Pam Ellis-Phipps says
Just graduated college at 39… and wanted to reward myself with jewelry!
What a cool idea! My engagement ring and wedding band would probably be worth a decent chunk of change considering the rise in platinum prices.
Kristen's Raw says
You’ve been tagged and awarded by me :)
I am hoping to get engaged soon but don’t really want a typical diamond ring, so this would be great! I think it’s a great way to save money.
That’s a great idea – I’m a girl who loves playing with different accessories, and especially loves sparkle, but I hate that diamonds can create so much war and strife, and I don’t want to promote that with my spending power.
Plus, it’d be pretty cool to win something like that on my wedding day – I’d probably buy my mom something for all of her help!
It would be a cool prize to win. I love my engagement ring, but my husband won’t buy me anymore diamonds since I have lost two separate diamond earrings.
We’ve been putting off getting engaged (been together 6.5 years!) due to our frugal-mindedness, and this would be a nice reason to finally do it!
Things are definitely tight since we just bought our first house last month, and as much as we want to get engaged, the thought of spending a couple grand on rings is daunting!
I’ve been a lurker on your blog for a few weeks now, and I love it! I’ve even become a lurker on Kristen’s Raw because of you, and just started having my own Green smoothies! Thanks for writing and sharing- I am learning so much!
Please enter me. I see a pair of earrings I would love to order. With the gift card, I could get two different pairs.
This lurker has tagged and linked. :D
MITBeta @ Don't Feed The Alligators says
My boss knows a guy who developed a method for creating synthetic diamonds that are distinguishable from real diamonds only in that they have no flaws whatsoever and are 10 times cheaper. His life was apparently threatened by the diamond cartel since if he started turning these things out en masse, it would devalue the whole market. I wonder if he’s associated with Diamond Nexus?
Anyway, here’s a link:
Awesome contest. Thanks for sharing!
Pick me, please! I’d love to win! Thanks!
They have some beautiful stuff, and I’d like a three-stone ring, so count me in for the drawing!
Tonni Geezer says
I would love to pass this on to my sister, they’re getting engaged soon and this would be great!
Sounds like a great deal thanks for teh entry :)
I’m a magpie – love everything that’s sparkly and shiny! Drop by and enter my contest for a free Idina Menzel CD and totebag set at http://www.OtterKim.blogspot.com
JackieW. transplanted Okie (Buried in Legos) says
Love jewelry almost as much as shoes.
Great giveaway! I hope i’m the lucky winner :)
I’ve been longing for an eternity band for years now–thanks for making me aware of this company!
Add me please.
I could totally use this to help get me a wedding band. Thanks for the giveaway.
Millicent C. says
I am a mommy and never get myself anything because I dont want to spend money on me when I could you it on my kids. I would love to win this .. maybe I’ll get myself something nice :) thanks for the chance to win1
I could use that deal, thank you for sharing the tips. Thanks a bunch Frugal Babe.
I love this idea! Thanks a bunch!
Very interesting, will be interested to learn more about this.
I had never heard of this. Thanks!
this is great! thanks for the opportunity i love jewelry!!
Great I’m looking for a replacement ring until my old one fits again
Nicole RJ says
What a gret giveaway! If I won I’d be passing it along to the bf with a big “hint” written on the envelope! *lol*
Count me in! Thanks for the giveaway!
Alexandra Hancock says
this would be such a blessing right now. we are looking for an engagement ring. ;)
alexandra dot hancock at gmail dot com
Alexandra Hancock says
i also blogged about this giveaway. here:
Jennifer M says
Great idea and I wouldn’t have to worry so much about losing it.
Krissi from Krississippi says
I wanted to say thank you for entering my Bloggy Giveaway, and drop by yours to enter, too!
Have a great weekend!
Donna Kozar says
Good idea. Count me in please.
Its a very interesting and cool post about online shopping. people are using online shopping to buy any product.