6 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

Posted April 23, 2014 by in Lifestyle

There’s no denying it; engagement rings are pricey. And since “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” every woman out there wants something sparkly and pretty. But at what cost?

Considering your engagement ring is supposed to have a permanent place on your finger, you want it to be beautiful and sturdy. According to Randy McCollough, the CEO of  Charles & Colvard:

Traditionally, your engagement ring should cost three months of your future husband’s salary.

That means if your current significant other makes $60,000/year, your ring should cost around  $15,000…not too shabby! Of course, your ring can be more or less than that, but that formula is a common standard.

Personally, I still believe $15,000 is a bit much for a ring. If you’re with me on that, look below for six gorgeous rings under $5,000.

1. Hazeline Black Diamond

If you’re an edgy girl who’s never felt a traditional diamond was your style, consider this unique black diamond solitaire from Anna Sheffield. Anna Sheffield is my personal favorite engagement ring designer. All her rings are unique and custom-made. If you don’t see your dream ring on her site, she’ll make it for you!

black_diamond

$2,500 

2. Yellow Diamond Ring

Are you envious of Carrie Underwood’s $150,000 yellow diamond engagement ring? If so, consider this 1.57 carat yellow diamond ring from Diamond Envy. It even looks like Carrie’s ring!

diamond-envy-ring

$4,770

3. Go for Moissanite

If you love bling but don’t have a millionaire’s budget, consider a Forever Brilliant Moissanite ring. In simple terms, moissanite is a man-made diamond. This stone is stronger than sapphire, ruby and emerald and will last for generations.

I recently went to a Forever Brilliant event and got to take a look at these rings…I really couldn’t tell the difference.

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$1,699

4. Search Etsy

There’s a ton of talented jewelry designers on Etsy. My Favorites include Rare Earth, Rosados Box and SAMnSUE. Below is a stunning 18k rose gold morganite engagement ring in a diamond halo setting.

morganite_engagement

$2,410

5. Stay Simple

Stay simple with this 0.51 carat princess-cut diamond engagement ring.

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$3,675

6. Go Conflict-Free

Conflict-free diamonds are the best diamonds. This one from Greenwich Jewelers is beyond lovely. It’s a solitaire made with recycled white gold and a 0.80 carat conflict-free diamond. Perfect for the eco-conscious woman.

solitare_ring

$4,550

What’s your dream engagement ring? Let us know in the comments below!