Neither of them had much in the way of financial success yet. Even financial stability seemed like a fond dream as they scraped by working entry-level jobs whose income was consumed paying for basics like food, rent and household bills. They were happy, though, and marriage was talked about as something that would happen at the ‘right time’.
He scrimped and saved. Mostly coins and what few dollars he could in a soda bottle. One day he decided he wanted to be married and he knew she wanted it, too. But still he waited, convinced that with some more time, hard work, sacrifice, and maybe a little luck he could do the ‘right thing’. As the months turn into years, though, for many men the goal of saving months' worth of salary for an engagement ring just doesn't seem feasible. And beyond even that first expense for a diamond proposal ring, the large cost of a traditional wedding is often even more daunting for such couples.
At some point, thankfully for our hero, she knew the time was right. Even as he felt powerless to make the diamond dream and storybook wedding happen, she realized for her it was never about either. That despite a pervasive culture that taught the opposite, money didn't define his love-- and never would.
She told this man she loved: “I would marry you with a 25 cent gumball ring”. Ladies, sometimes a man NEEDS to hear something like that. If you feel this way, he may very well decide that’s exactly what he’ll do. We wish you every happiness together. When you say something like that, though, an extreme to one side of an opposing side society tells everyone they need to do...sometimes a compromise in the middle can be attractive.
A man in such a circumstance may choose an alternative to diamonds, and at CubicZirconia.com we offer well-made, quality precious metal cubic zirconia jewelry less expensive than diamonds— but not cheap, and backed by a lifetime warranty.
The Libby Leigh engagement ring is one of our proudest creations, and we’d be honored if you would consider sealing your everlasting commitment to love and cherish the woman of your dreams by presenting this stunning three-stone customizable engagement ring.
The Libby Leigh is crafted with a wide band that splits before coming back together beneath a high-raised cathedral-prong setting securing dual (2) 3.00 mm* round cut accent stones and a 5A diamond-quality Cushion Cut CZ center stone sized to your preference from 0.65 to 5.0 carats. With triple the traditional center stone, are you signifying that your love for her is well beyond an average relationship? Maybe. Is it? Get The Libby Leigh engagement ring as a stand-alone or together with the matching anniversary band to complete the cubic zirconia bridal set!
Carat Weight: Pick your center stone size using the drop-down menu below. As pictured: 1.0 Carat Center Stone, 1.2 Carat TCW*
* The exact dimensions and number of side stones (including accent, pave, or halo stones) and/or the total carat weight (TCW) of your ring will vary up or down depending on your choice of any customizable options for center stone shape or carat size and finger ring size.
Center Stone Shape: Cushion Cut (as pictured). See this customizable ring set with other available center stone shapes here: customize setting.
Side Stone(s): Total (2) 5A Cubic Zirconia side stones (2 Round 3.00 mm Prong Setting)*
Metal Finish: High Polished
Metal Type: Choose from .925 Sterling Silver, 10K White Gold, 10K Yellow Gold, 10K Rose Gold, 14K White Gold, 14K Yellow Gold, 14K Rose Gold, Palladium, 18K White Gold, 18K Yellow Gold, 18K Rose Gold, pure 950 Platinum
Setting Type: Prong Setting
Band Width: 3.43 mm
Mounting: Heavy Solid Diamond Quality
Manufacturing Time: 19-23 days.
Ring Size: This ring can be designed in any size between 3 and 13 (including half and quarter sizes). Please specify your preferred ring size in the drop-down menu below.
See this customizable ring set with other available center stone shapes here: customize setting.
Your customized ring will be hand-made in the U.S.A. by our team of professional jewelers specializing in the best quality precious metals and Cubic Zirconia gemstones, shipped to you with our lifetime warranty against breaking, chipping, and is guaranteed to keep its brilliant shine.
If you would like this ring design but with a different carat size OR shaped cut center stone than what is described or pictured, just contact us for a custom price quote to customize this ring and really make it your own.