|Pictured: A beautiful sparkling diamond ring from Robbins Brothers Jewelers.|
With Valentine’s Day coming up, many of my readers are shopping for a special gift to give their significant other. The romantic options are endless, from lingerie to chocolates to red roses. Some people like jewelry for a Valentines gift, like a diamond heart pendant, special earrings or a ring. But some people looking are to make Valentine’s Day even more memorable by proposing marriage. Think about it, it’s a great way to ensure that you never forget your engagement date.
|Pictured: One of my favorites, 14K White Gold Wedding/Anniversary Ring with Round Diamonds and Pink Sapphires , priced at $550.00 US|
However, for many men, planning a proposal and getting the right ring is not only expensive, it’s super stressful. After all, where do you learn how to set the stage to “pop the question?” Lessons on proposing marriage don’t seem to be freely available. Enter Los Angeles Jeweler Robbins Brothers. They not only sell the jewelry , they help their customers plan how to propose and literally hold their hand every step of the way. Robbins Brothers originated in Los Angeles but now has stores in Dallas, Houston and Southern California. They definitely go the extra mile, literally, for their customers. They’ve delivered wedding rings to clients at restaurants in order to get the ring to them at the right time. They’ve also helped clients plan an excursion or a special dinner where they can stage a proposal. Prices for wedding rings in the vintage style start at $795.00 with financing available. You can buy an inexpensive ring, and then cash it in for full value to trade up later. It’s a smart policy designed to build customer loyalty and keep customers coming back to the same jeweler throughout their lifetime. The store even offers a box that plugs into a USB port that you can upload a video message to that will play when the recipient opens the box. This approach is perfect for soldiers or would be finances who want to propose but are away from their intended. They can use the video to propose, and then pick out a ring with their fiancee at the store later.
|Pictured: Robbins Brothers has vintage inspired diamond rings that start at $795.00|
I learned so much about jewelry at Robbins Brothers especially how to care for diamonds, that I will be writing a second post on why diamonds really are a girls best friend. Stay tuned for that one. But now it’s time to share some special Valentines sparkle. Robbins Brothers has graciously sponsored a special giveaway here on The Recessionista. We’re giving away a gorgeous Crystal Wrap bracelet to one lucky reader of The Recessionista via a social media contest.
|Pictured: The prize, a gorgeous Crystal Wrap bracelet.|
Here’s how to enter. Leave a comment and tell me what’s on your Valentine’s wish list from the Robbin Brothers website. Is it a ring earrings, a pendant? Simply submit your favorite item that you would want to receive as a gift through comments, tweets, and Facebook likes for a chance to win this gorgeous bracelet. This contest will be open until Feb. 10th, 2012 at midnight EST. Contest is only open to US Residents. Make sure to enter your name and email for each selection, so your entries will be counted. Submit your entries using the Rafflecopter Widget below. It’s easy to use, simply sign in via Facebook or via your email, then follow the instructions. If you don’t see the Rafflecopter widget, leave a comment using the comment button underneath the post with your email address or click the Read More Link, underneath this post.
Please make sure to click on the “DO IT” to do each task and once you have completed the task click the “ENTER” button to confirm your entry. Make sure to enter your name and email for each selection, so your entries will be counted.