Why are engagement rings so expensive? Historically, the purpose of the big rock was to guarantee the financial future for the bride-to-be if the wedding was cancelled and her marriage prospects dimmed. Nowadays, the engagement ring is just a very pretty symbol of love, not a financial investment -- especially since the re-sale value of diamond rings is extremely low, often less than 50% of the original price.
In the video above, learn about different choices that could free up some funds for a nice honeymoon. You'll quickly realize no one ever has to pay full-price for a great-looking ring.