Jeweler offers rifles with rings

Promotion goes through October, coincides with hunting season

Published On: Oct 17 2012 08:01:16 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 18 2012 09:11:50 AM CDT
Engagement ring

A jeweler in Iowa is offering rifles to customers who buy an engagement ring this month.

North Liberty's Jewelry By Harold will kick off its first "buy her a diamond and receive a free hunting rifle" promotion on Thursday, Cedar Rapids TV station KCRG reported.

"Hunting season is coming up, I thought this is cool, so let's do something for the boy who doesn't like to hunt for diamonds, but likes to hunt for deer," owner Harold van Beek told the station.

Customers must spend at least $1,999 on a ring to get a voucher for a Remington 870 hunting rifle.
"Diamonds are a girl's best friend," van Beek said. "So say, 'I'm hunting deer, and here is a diamond ring, dear.'"

The rifle offer is subject to Iowa laws on gun ownership. Those barred include felons and addicts, The Associated Press reported.