15 engagement-worthy rings under $1,500

Engagement-worthy rings under $1500
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15 engagement-worthy rings under $1,500
"Bea Arrow Ring," 14K yellow gold, rutilated quartz, champagne diamonds, $ 1,350, Anna Sheffield
"Wood Nymph" ring with rose-cut pink sapphire in 18K yellow gold, $1,100, Megan Thorne
Style 42029, petite diamond engagement ring in 14k white gold, $650 (setting only; under $1,500 with up to 0.5 carat emerald-cut diamond), Blue Nile
Blue sapphire 1.85 carat ring in a deep ocean blue with signature claw style in solid 14k green gold, $1,100, Lauren Wolf available at Catbird
The Center of My Universe diamond ring set in 18k white gold 0.40 ctw, price upon request, Forevermark available at Day's Jewelers
"Kira" 14K rose gold engagement ring with a .15ct trilliant-cut white diamond, $1,150, Digby & Iona
Style LEF071.11, emerald-shaped sapphire engagement ring with diamond halo set in 14kt white gold, suggested retail price $1,475, Leo Ingwer
Style 19958721, 1/2CT white gold princess-cut classic-solitaire engagement ring, IJK/I2 14K, $1,199, Zales
"Lexie" emerald engagement ring with 2 3-point diamonds set in 14k yellow gold, $980, Jennie Kwon available at Catbird
"Hazeline Solitaire" 0.13ct champagne colored diamond with pavé-set white diamond accents in 14kt rose gold setting and stone, $ 1,500, Anna Sheffield
"Ariel" ring, three brilliant diamonds set in 18K yellow and white gold, $ 1,200, Marian Maurer available at Catbird
"Sapphire Cluster Ring," 18K recycled gold, satin finish, $950, Adel Chefridi
"Atreyu" black diamond ring, $1,180, Digby & Iona
Forevermark setting diamond engagement ring set in 18K white gold 0.4 ctw, price upon request, Forevermark available at Day's Jewelers

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they can also be your bank account's worst enemy. If you're shopping for an engagement ring on a budget, you may have to think a bit more outside of the box. Carat size, clarity, and setting all hike up an engagement ring's price, making your dream gem a very serious investment. Try swapping out a diamond for a gemstone (colorful engagement rings are very on-trend) or opt for a mock gem made of metal (like an emerald-cut sterling silver center stone). Pick from a variety of gold settings instead of platinum, and choose something with an interesting design rather than a large stone size. Hint: if you're set on a white diamond but don't have the dough, a white sapphire is a significantly less expensive-and equally eye-catching!-option.

Just because you want something beautiful, doesn't mean you have to break the bank. From a claw-set sapphire by Lauren Wolf to an Anna Sheffield quartz ring flanked with champagne diamonds (as can be seen on the left!), there are many ways to signify a lifelong commitment without going in the red. We found an array of affordable and unique rings that are as budget-friendly as they are stunning.

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