There was a time when one could not have ever thought it likely but in times when money isn’t plentiful for a lot of people and jobs are scarce, people are looking at cutting costs even when it comes to the most important things in their lives. This includes engagements and weddings.
The whole focus today is on doing it the most cost-effective way and if that means buying a good engagement ring or wedding ring second hand and at a lower price, so be it. One just has to look at the rise in the sale of diamond engagement rings through eBay to figure it out. There has been a 200% increase in the last year. Of course, solitaires and antique rings demand a higher price but there is also a great demand for the regular diamond engagement ring.
There is little doubt that once this wave of economic gloom passes, people will go back to the way they were when it comes to engagement and wedding rings but right now, it is a question of cutting costs and they are carrying on with their lives the best way they can. This trend continues to bridal gowns and even wedding flowers and accessories.