Brother, Can You Spare a Diamond?

Even the leanest economy is no match for true love, but when retirement accounts are tanking and unemployment is rising, the tangible expressions of love may need some help. Thankfully, some jewelry designers are assisting budget-battered lovebirds by offering slimmed down and less diamond-intense versions of favorite ring styles. The results are as elegant as more-expensive designs, yet stylishly understated.