Screw a Blood Diamond: Engaged Couples Now Choosing Unique, Cheaper Rings TogetherS

If you're to believe every jewelry store ad that's graced daytime TV, men propose to women with diamonds. Anything less, and you're a Sad Sack Who Doesn't Deserve Love. However, the times, they are a-changin'. Well, at least in Park Slope, where engaged couples are bargain shopping for rings that aren't necessarily diamond-riffic. That's because everyone in Brooklyn saw the documentary Blood Diamond was based on and are better/more right than you.

JK, that's only part of the reason — men and women now want affordable, special rings that might be vintage and feature stones less beautiful (I SAID IT) than the boring-ass diamond. Cool, cool.

Also, apparently men and women are shopping for the engagement ring together now, it's no longer the bumbling bro in a china shop. Good call. After all, if someone is going to own me, I at least want a say in what the tracking device looks like!

Alternative rocks [NY Post]

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