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Engaged and Loving it!

Sorry for my recent absence everyone but I’ve recently gotten engaged and have since turned into some crazy invitation, dress obsessed monster! I’ve been researching ways to save money while still having the wedding of my dreams so there will be some absolute gems coming your way! This post however I’ve focused on my engagement ring and where you can buy amazing rings online!

My beautiful engagement ring!
My beautiful engagement ring!

My Fiance and I love a good bargain and ring shopping was no exception! We both decided that we didn’t want to spend a ton of money on the ring as we are wanting to buy a house and the money could be better spent elsewhere.  A few months back I did a post on diamond engagement ring alternatives so I decided to heed my own advice and I settled on a pink sapphire.  Pink sapphires are hard to come by in New Zealand so I decided to take a chance and look online.  Pink sapphires are primarily found in Sri Lanka and I found this wonderful business All Sapphires where I bought my stone from.  They actually have an etsy store Rene Jewelry but they have a lot more gems on their website! I wasn’t such a fan of their settings so I eventually found my setting on etsy (gosh I love etsy!) who do amazingly priced settings! Lord of Gems were also able to customise the setting to fit the stone perfectly and all I had to do was get the stone set when they both arrived.  I absolutely adore my ring but what I love most about it is the fact that we didn’t have to go into debt to purchase it.  If your smart and shop around you don’t have to spend a lot on a fabulous ring and you can always upscale your ring in a few years when you have more to spend!

Etsy – Helping The Little Person

I adore Etsy and try to use it as much as I can.  I love the idea that I’m helping out the little person.  That someone somewhere decided to follow their dream and sell their wares online.  I also love the idea of getting something unique, that can’t be bought in the shop down the road.  There are so many unique and spectacular items out there just waiting to be discovered! Below are some of my favourite items.

book candle


Who doesn’t love candles! These candles are amazing and have some wonderful unique scents. Eco friendly soy and 65 hours burn time. Whats not to love!


I bought this jacket for winter and I absolutely love it! it’s so comfy and warm with lovely thick fleece inside.  It’s a great jacket to throw on over jeans when you need to run some errands.  They also make it to your measurements so you know it’ll fit perfectly!


This amazing paper origami clock is on my wish list! it’s so beautiful and unique.  They come in a variety of colors and styles.

gold necklace

This beautiful necklace was my very first Etsy purchase and it’s still one of my favourite items I own.  It’s very similar to Marco Bicego pieces but at only a fraction of the cost!

So next time your wanting something a little different why not give Etsy a go and help out a small business!



As with all my posts if you want to know where to get any of these amazing items just click on the picture.