Economic Reality: Scaled-Down Engagement Rings

When Priscilla Perez and Joe Nino got engaged in December, like countless other guys Nino showed his commitment with a ring. But thanks to the recession, Perez didn't get a sparkling diamond engagement ring. Instead Nino gave her cubic zirconia. "Like any girl I always dreamed of getting a big, beautiful engagement ring from Tiffany & Co., but as the recession started and we had started to talk about marriage I knew it would be too much to ask for," Perez, 23, said. So now she has a ring,...Full Story
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