Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a huge challenge, especially if you’re on a budget. The question on top of the mind of most future grooms is how to propose without burning a big hole in their pockets. The traditional advice is spending around two months’ pay on a diamond engagement ring, the average cost of an engagement band being a whopping $4,225! But with all the recession and inflation, not many can afford to follow this guideline. Platinum and gold remain the most popular choices, but they’re really expensive. If you’re looking for inexpensive options, choose alternative metals such as sterling silver or palladium. Not only do they cost way much lesser, but they also look and feel exactly like gold or platinum. More and more brides-to-be prefer simple, elegant and beautiful options over expensive and lavish ones these days. In fact, the latest trend is to choose a more affordable colored gemstone such as rubies, emeralds or sapphires over plain diamonds on the engagement ring. Here are some pocket-friendly yet stunning engagement rings for you to choose from, after all you’ll want to save the extra money for your wedding.
Black Diamond w/Black Rhodium Sterling Silver Engagement Ring
If your lady love adores style and mystery, pop the question with beautiful black diamonds. This gleaming engagement ring has three princess-cut black diamonds in the center, flanked by eight round-cut small black diamonds (total weight: 1-ct) halfway along the band. This slender sterling silver engagement ring comes with a black rhodium finish. Price for this pretty engagement ring is $195.
5.42-ct White Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Engagement Ring
Prove your love and commitment with this stunning engagement ring. This lovely engagement ring features a single square-cut shining cubic zirconia gemstone in the center, surrounded by 6 round-cut brilliant cubic zirconia gemstones (total weight:5.42-ct) in a polished sterling silver band. Price of this precious engagement ring is only $59.99.
3.86-ct White Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Engagement Ring
Show her that you appreciate her classic yet contemporary style, by gifting her this gorgeous engagement ring. This sleek sterling silver engagement ring features a sparkling round-cut cubic zirconia solitaire in the center, accented by several tiny cubic zirconia gemstones (total weight: 3.86-ct) along the shanks of the band. Price for this stylish engagement ring is only $59.99.
Personalized Square CZ Engraved Sterling Silver Engagement Ring
A striking engagement ring for the woman of your dreams. This genuine sterling silver engagement ring has a CZ center stone, a shining square-cut faux diamond in a 4-prong design setting. The best feature of this lovely engagement ring is that you can personalize it with a small phrase of your choice, that’ll be engraved on the inside of the band. Price of this eye-catching engagement ring is just $49.99.
Tivoli CZ Engagement Ring
A symbol of your lifelong commitment and endless love. This delightful silvertone engagement ring from Tivoli, has a sparkling round-cut yellow cubic zirconia gemstone in the center, enhanced by crystal clear pave-set CZ stones. This beautiful engagement ring comes neatly packaged in an attractive red snake-embossed box. Price for this unique engagement ring is just $20.
Avon CZ Sterling Silver Engagement Ring
Avon brings to you a truly different marquise-shaped engagement ring in pure sterling silver. This sleek engagement ring features 1.25-ct CZ stone, along with CZ baguettes. Perfect for everyday use, as this unique engagement ring has been specially plated to resist tarnishing. Price of this elegant engagement ring is just $39.99.
Black & White Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Engagement Ring
Express how special your love is by presenting her with this gorgeous engagement ring. A single round-cut cubic zirconia stone in the center is surrounded by mesmerizing tiny black round-cut diamonds halfway along the sterling silver band. Price for this fabulous engagement ring is $69.99.
Created Ruby Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Engagement Ring
Bring an everlasting smile to your future bride’s face with this stunning engagement ring. This fine sterling silver engagement ring features a round-cut ruby gemstone in the center, flanked by round-cut cubic zirconia gemstones on the shoulders of the band. This charming engagement ring is nickel free and hypoallergenic on skin. Price of this romantic engagement ring is only $59.99.
Trina Turk Desert Flower Engagement Ring
Give your loved one a gift she’ll remember forever with this dazzling Trina Turk engagement ring. This stylish ring comes in the shape of a desert flower coupled with a antique rose pave-set crystal design on the center. This floral themed engagement ring is available in gold plated metal and sparkling crystals. Price for this beautiful engagement ring is $85.
City By City Blue Montana & Cubic Zirconia Engagement Ring
For a woman who wants to be treated as a queen, this is the engagement ring of her wildest dreams. Set her heart beating faster with this gorgeous replica of Princess Catherine’s engagement ring. City by City’s engagement ring features an oval-cut blue Montana gemstone in the center, surrounded by sparkling cubic zirconia gemstones on a silvertone mixed metal band. Price of this stunning engagement ring is just $25.