Valentines Day Engagement Plans? Turn to Robbins Brothers

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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.

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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.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. laroyal

    January 26, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Earrings Of Elegance And Glamour are on my wishlist for sure!!!

  2. Gondor Tari

    January 26, 2012 at 7:55 am

    REaly love Ladies Round Diamond Earrings, Lorenzo Sterling Silver and Garnet Fashion Ring, and Leather Bracelet and the 14K White Gold Ladies Diamond Key Pendant!!!

  3. Shana

    January 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Love the 18K Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver Green Amethyst Drop Earrings!

    shanahertz at yahoo dot com

  4. Cindy

    January 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    This jewelry is gorgeous!!


  5. Valerie Smith

    January 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm


  6. tinatre

    January 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I'm loving the Lori Bonn Sterling Silver Letter T Token-Pendant 18 Inch Box Chain. Amazing!!

  7. tinatre

    January 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm

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  8. BethElderton

    January 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    14K Yellow Gold Diamond Wedding Band–*sigh* *wish*
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  9. Kristy

    January 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I love the white gold 1/4ct round brilliant diamond solitaire earrings, would wear these daily!

  10. Teigh

    January 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I'd love to get the Harout Ladies 14K White Gold Diamond Wedding band. I didn't get any ring when I got married.

  11. kyleigh.perdew

    January 27, 2012 at 1:46 am

    OBSSESSED WITH the Bold and Beautiful. Michael M. 18K White Gold and Diamond Engagement Ring. Now if only the boyfriend would get the hint already.

  12. Diet Blog!

    January 27, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I love their diamond earrings! Gorgeous

  13. tannawings

    January 27, 2012 at 6:00 am

    14K Yellow Gold Diamond Wedding Band
    (it is an anniversary ring) and gorgeous!

  14. cranepuffin

    January 27, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I'd love to have a Classy Pair Of Cushion Cut Diamond Earrings! Dreaming here!

  15. kristin rohan

    January 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Very much adore this aquamarine / diamond ring — and would look fantastically glamorous & SASSY on me!!!

    But I would lend it to my beautiful Mum, too — would look even lovelier on her!

    Kristin at SassySEO dot com

  16. tat2gurlzrock

    January 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    The White Gold Diamond and Pink Sapphire ring is on my wish list 🙂

  17. ChanGers

    January 28, 2012 at 5:23 am

    All the items were so gorgeous it was so hard to choose! I would say for valentine's day and for my wedding day, I'd love these two rings below. My fiancee and I can't afford diamond rings, so anything would be a huge blessing and amazing win!

    –Tacori Ladies 18K White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
    –U Two Engagement Ring With Round Diamonds

  18. Xean

    January 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    the white gold ring is best! it's so elegant! love it..!

  19. All Those Things I Love!

    January 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Rebecca Sterling Silver Green Vessonite Drop Earrings

    thosethingsilove at gmail

  20. All Those Things I Love!

    January 28, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Rebecca Sterling Silver Green Vessonite Drop Earrings

    thosethingsilove at gmail

  21. shaygill

    January 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    i would love the 14K White Gold 1 Ct. Round Brilliant Diamond Solitaire Earrings.

  22. Makeup and Manicures

    January 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Love the 14K White Gold Ladies Diamond Pendant – so gorgeous!!

  23. Seychelle Thomas

    January 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I'm in love with the 14K White Gold Pave Diamond Necklace. Some diamond earrings would be nice with that too!

  24. ky15ky

    January 31, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    The Perfect Addition To Any Outfit, Diamonds.

    14Kt White Gold $450.00
    SKU: 0383129

  25. Morgan M.

    February 3, 2012 at 5:28 am

    this one would go nicely with my wedding band, I never got an engagement ring…
    Morgan M. mgoddess5(at)gmail(dot)com

  26. Trina Mock

    February 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

  27. jacqgrif

    February 6, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I'm a fish! I love anything and everything that sparkles!

  28. Kathryn Cairncross

    February 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I definitely want the Ruby and diamond earrings! Gorgeous!!!

  29. Amanda2208

    February 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I love “This Ring Will Help Bring Out The Royal In You”. This sapphire ring reminds me of my great grandmother's wedding ring. This is by far my favorite piece. 🙂

  30. kms

    February 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I am in love with the diamond stud earrings! I want them so bad! <3

  31. dez

    February 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Michael M. Diamond Engagement Ring in 18K White Gold

  32. Lilian

    February 7, 2012 at 7:38 am

    everything is so gorgeous, and SHINY *o*
    but I find myself enamored with the Ladies 14K White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring.

  33. Petunia

    February 8, 2012 at 7:23 am

    14K White Gold Cushion Cut Diamond And Diamond Halo Earrings are on my wish list!


  34. tammy

    February 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    love the Tacori 18kt white gold & DIAMOND EARRINGS

  35. Cálaeb Temple

    February 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm