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The Day I Got Too Fat For My Rings…

It was a sad day when I had to take off my engagement and wedding rings, but it was for good reason. We’re having a baby, and in a matter of days! But I had to take them off pretty early in … Continue reading »


Diamond Ring Trunk Show at Mervis in Tysons Corner, VA on Dec 2-4

Our friends at Mervis invite Big Fat Cake readers to their Tysons Corner location for a trunk show. It’s their once-a-year savings event so don’t miss out on the chance to save for engagement and weddings rings. Dec 2 – 6-10PM Dec … Continue reading »

Men Spending Less on Engagement Rings

Breaking news! Men are spending less on engagement rings according to The economy is taking its toll not only on weddings, but now on the universal symbol of love and commitment, the engagement ring. The topic of how much an engagement … Continue reading »

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$1 Million Engagement Ring – Only One Available

What’s going on at Costco? They broke into the wedding industry with their wedding dresses, they have flowers for your wedding day, and several other services. I know that they’ve had engagement rings forever, but now they are going for an over-the-top … Continue reading »

Ba-Da-Bing! Kim Kardashian's 20.5 ct engagement ring, valued at $2mil! Photo Source:

Can Girls Choose Size of the Engagement Ring?

Ba-Da-Bing! Kim Kardashian’s 20.5 ct engagement ring, valued at $2mil! Photo Source: A friend told me today that on his first date with a girl, she mentioned that she expects at least a 2ct engagement ring. What the heck? First of … Continue reading »

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Part 2 (conclusion) – White and Ivory

White and Ivory 2 Cardinal Park Dr SE # 201B Leesburg, VA 20175-4401   J was introduced at church to someone who worked at a small jewelry store called White & Ivory. It was near Leesburg Outlet. Upon entering, we saw … Continue reading »

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Part 2 (continued) – Dominion Jewelers and Blue Nile

Dominion Jewelers   Their radio advertisements focus on custom jewelry at half the price of designer jewelry. I was intrigued by the idea of designing the engagement ring so J and I checked it out. It’s a small location with rings on … Continue reading »

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Part 2 (continued) – Costco and Diamond Nexus Labs

Costco   Ok, I may be biased because I’m a big fan of Costco, but when we began considering places to look at rings, I immediately remembered that Costco sells jewelry and engagement rings. So I went to their website and … Continue reading »

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Part 2 (continued) – Mervis Diamond Importers

Mervis Diamond Importers 1900 Mervis Way Tysons Corner, VA 22182   Mervis actually provided us with some of the best follow up and service. They didn’t pressure us to buy and they even went the extra distance to order a sample … Continue reading »,+VA+22003&cid=0,0,636904863341392162&ei=Gyy8Td_zJoW2tgfT-8XRBQ&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQnwIwAA

Part 2 – Jared’s

Due to the length of my experiences, I’ll separate Part 2 into reviews of a few businesses at a time. Just as a reminder, these were my personal experiences and do not reflect a scientific study. Jared’s 8113 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA … Continue reading »

Diamond Trunk Show This Weekend

In case any of you fellas are looking to pop the question over the holidays and haven’t found a ring yet, you could check out the Mervis trunk show this weekend. The hours are : Tonight, 6-10PM Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM & … Continue reading »

Fink’s Jewelers Bridal Event This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, Fink’s Jewelers is hosting a bridal event with many giveaways at both their Tysons Corner and Dulles Town Center locations. From their website: For two days only, we will have millions of dollars in engagement rings, loose diamonds, … Continue reading »