12 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $1,000
We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Engagement rings can be expensive as hell. But luckily, if you look closely, there are still lots of options for budget-conscious couples. Here, 12 such pieces, all of which cost under $1,000.
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A Classic Solitaire
This beloved silhouette also happens to be one of the most affordable.
Simon G. ($880)
A Sparkling Halo
Why settle for one diamond when you can have rows of accent diamonds?
A Moissanite Solitaire
For a larger center stone, get out of the diamond business altogether. Moissanite is an eco-friendly alternative that, yes, is made in a lab but is almost identical to the mined gem.
Charles & Colvard ($959)
A Double-Banded White Topaz
Double the bands means double the fun. Plus, if you’re into sustainability, this beauty is made with recycled 14-karat gold.
Melissa Joy Manning ($750)
An Evil-Eye Inspiration
Sure, it’s not for every bride-to-be, but for you less traditional ladies, get ready to swoon over this diamond-and-white-sapphire combo.
Loren Stewart ($425)
A Groovy Moonstone
Again, not the most conventional choice, but people won’t be able to keep their eyes off this light-reflecting moonstone, which seems to be a different color from just about every angle.
Satomi Kawakita ($925)
A Bold Canary Gem
This attention-grabbing bauble combines a classic silhouette with an unconventional stone (that’d be lemon citrine).
David Yurman ($650)
A Green Sapphire Trio
If you're looking for the most flattering colorway for your skin, stick to a warm gold band. Then, bonus points for soft green, which looks best on similarly olive tones.
Jennie Kwon ($795)
A Blue Sapphire Trio
For lighter skin tones, try deep (but dainty) blues.
A Thin Diamond Band
Sometimes simple is best, and the case for minimalism is certainly strong with these inlaid baguette-cut diamonds.
Suzanne Kalan ($1,000)
A Pavé Band
Real talk: This high-wattage zircon band looks way more expensive than it actually is.
Maha Lozi ($318)
A Sculptural Triple Band
That goes triple for this faux-stacked situation.
Monica Vinader ($595)