Attention, singles: the true price of love
When your relationship gets more serious, you'll start pricing jewelry -- maybe even an engagement ring. Sure, you can buy necklaces and earrings for under $10, but don't expect much return on that investment.
At the low end, $220 buys you a one-sixth-carat diamond ring at jeweler Zales.com. Budget $700 for a diamond engagement and wedding ring set, also from Zales. Or get a 1.25-carat ring for $2,549 at FineJewelryVault.com.
For him, how about a titanium wedding band for $39 on iWeddingband.com? Or, splurge $600 or more for 18-carat yellow gold.
Estimated cost: $10 and more, but count on three figures minimum to make a proper impression.