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Attention, singles: the true price of love

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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.


 

 

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