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Tis the beginning of the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, and this means a lot of great deals for engagement rings both online and in the stores. If you’re thinking about popping the question over Christmas, Black Friday would be a fantastic time to buy that long awaited ring. If you’re looking for a special deal for that special woman in your life, it definitely pays to shop around pre-Black Friday in order to know what is available and what her style is so that when the time comes to buy, you can match those two things up perfectly and pop the question!

 

First, let’s check out what stores are having the best online sales during this festive season:

1. Zales

A look at their website shows that they are offering 30% off store-wide, up to 40% off online only. They are offering a lot of cluster style engagement rings and even some fancy chocolate diamond rings. There is a large selection of cluster diamond engagement rings for under $1000, which is a fantastic deal. All of these purchases include free shipping.

 

2. Helzburg Diamonds

Helzburg is doing something unique this year: giving away Samsung tablets with every purchase over $999. Up to $1000 off Early Black Friday Deals! Online Only, Now Thru 11/25. Use Code: HOLIDAY. Considering most engagement rings are above that range, this is a great incentive for buyers, and it’s available both online and in the store. Free shipping and free returns included. Here is a breakdown of their online sales and savings:

 

Clearance Celebration! Extra savings on already reduced clearance items.

3. Amazon

Be sure to check out this massive online retailer’s options. While you may not get stellar customer service on diamonds as you would get in a jewelry store, it can make up for it with savings and selection.

 

4. Kay Jewelers

Admittedly, it was a bit tough finding any Black Friday specific deals as they weren’t as pronounced as the other retailers. What we did find were some Christmas gift ideas, 10% off catalog prices (online too) and up to 30% off all engagement rings.

 

5. People’s Jewelers

This jewelery store is offering an additional 10% off of already 30% off sale items. One of the benefits of shopping at People’s is that they offer conflict free Canadian diamonds.

 

Bonus: Tips for Proposing This Christmas

Now that you’ve got the engagement ring, you’ll need to prepare a festive Christmas or New Year’s proposal. It’s the perfect time of year to ask her to marry you because it is such a beautiful time of year and there are so many options. here are a few ideas of places where you could propose:

1. Outdoor ice skating rink

2. Decorating the Christmas tree

3. A walk in the snow or the woods

4. Santa’s sleigh

5. A carriage ride

6. Skiing – at the top of a mountain or in a cozy ski lodge

7. Over hot chocolate in a romantic restaurant

8. A Christmas concert

9. Christmas Eve when you’re cozy by the fire

10. Christmas Day – the best present she’ll ever get!

A few other tips include making sure you have talked about getting married and know she is on board. Christmas can be a time when you or she goes home to meet the family and there is a lot of pressure. Experts suggest proposing more privately and not in front of the entire family at Christmas. You may also want to consider how well you know her family if you still decide to pop the question around them. It has a lot of potential to be stressful and there can be plenty of unexpected reactions from parents and siblings—both good and bad. Be prepared and think out each scenario and you will do fine!

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