It’s the most important piece of jewelry that you will ever own. Affordable engagement ring sets are special in their own ways and every bride wants it to be perfect. But, there is something which will always hold you back – THE Big B, aka BUDGET.
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Unlike celebrities, whose rock solid diamonds never seem to have an upper limit, we mortals do need to have a price check when we are getting our engagement rings. But let’s not fret about the price, shall we? We have picked up some amazing tricks which will help you bag the best looking affordable engagement ring sets but without burning a hole in your fiancé’s pocket!
Showing you some engagement ring designs and ideas
Before we start off on our affordable engagement ring designs, here is what you should be keeping in mind before buying the ring.
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The Right Metal
Let’s cut to the chase. It’s always better to go with gold and silver because other metals are not hard enough to hold on to the diamond. Silver is a soft metal and there is a chance that over time your diamond will come loose off your silver ring mount and fall off! This would be a disaster, right? So, the best thing would be to get a stronger metal setting like gold or platinum. You can also go for white gold, but try and avoid any other metal.
The Brightest Gemstones
Who said only diamonds are a girl’s best friends? We also love emeralds, pearls and jade and so many other gemstones! And if you are not a diamond girl, (though research points out that more than 67% of women would love to have diamonds in their engagement ring) you can choose from a plethora of other precious stones like: turquoise, amethysts, etc. However, when it comes to durability, diamonds cannot be beaten!
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The Right Setting
Now that we have covered the two important parts of affordable engagement rings, we can’t forget the most crucial part either. This is the setting of the ring, or the part of how the stone would be displayed on the ring. The setting will also determine how protected your stone will be. For instance, a simple band setting is a low maintenance one and the prongs settings are delicate because they would be holding the rock with claw-like things.
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These require regular cleaning because of the spaces between them. Similarly, the bezel setting is also preferred a lot because it provides a lot of protection to the stones.
We have covered almost everything now on affordable engagement ring ideas! The next up on our agenda are some amazing ring designs and types of engagement rings which look extremely expensive but are not that hard on our pockets. Let’s begin!
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Grace Lee Moonstone Ring
This one makes us all go ‘awwwww’. This delicate darling has a wonderfully beautiful look and has a pinkish moonstone. The stone sits on a rose gold bezel and looks absolutely fresh.
Elizabeth and James White Sapphire Ring
When you look at it the first time, the three stone setting looks like a diamond, but they are actually white sapphires and they are not as expensive as diamonds!
Jennie Kwon Lexi Ring
Let’s reiterate, diamonds are not always a girl’s best friend and this ring proves exactly that! We don’t mind a diamond or two however! The gorgeous green emerald just steals the show!
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Let’s hope we have made your engagement ring shopping a lot easier!