Engagement ring $500 or less

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@sariibear:  how about a .25 ct round from blue nile, with a plain setting? What shape does she want? And does she like solitares or she wants sidestones? 

Post # 4
643 posts
Busy bee

@sariibear:  I’d try Esty, eBay, Amazon, Walmart, and department stores. There are lots of nice rings in that price range!

Post # 16
2114 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes, i have posted a couple topics that involved the actions of others. I am glad i didn’t receive any backlash like that, but I have seen it in other posts.

@iarebridezilla:  LOL exactly!! Sorry other peoples lives are interesting lol

Post # 21
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Astra:  thank you! I wish I coupd get a better picture. This stone is seriously amazing. I am pretty surprised! Lol. 


@Imhishesmine:  I know right!!! Thats okay, this stone will make a really pretty necklace if I do. ;P

Post # 8
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Check overstock.com… there’s a lot under $699.  If he can stretch into the 600s, there’s a much larger selection.

Post # 10
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

With a $500 budget my first choice would be this ring from Moissaniteco.com It’s a .75 carat moissanite in a 14k gold bezel for $489. I prefer the yellow gold verision, which is what showing a picture of, but it comes in rose and white gold too. There are other solitaire settings on the site too with options under $500, but this one is my fave. Smile http://www.moissaniteco.com/petite-bezel-round-brilliant-moissanite-solitaire-ring-p-16394.html

Another option would be a used diamond ring. I love this one from DiamondBistro.com for $500. I think that anniversary rings or eternity bands as engagement rings are so elegant, especially when paired with a plain wedding band after the wedding. http://diamondbistro.com/category/216/Natural-Diamond-Center/listings/35486/5-stone-wedding-or-anniversary-band.html

Here is another pretty one from DiamondBistro.com. It’s a princess cut stone that’s around 1/2 carat on yellow gold for $425 http://diamondbistro.com/category/216/Natural-Diamond-Center/listings/34092/Lovestory-YG-princess-diamond-ring-wphotos.html

I am actually tempted to get this next ring myself lol! I found it on Etsy’s Vintage section and it’s a really pretty cluster style ring on yellow gold for $300. http://www.etsy.com/listing/166606186/14k-yellow-gold-diamond-ring?ref=sr_gallery_26&ga_search_query=diamond+ring&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_max=500&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=vintage

14K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring



Post # 14
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

My local pawn shop has scads of solitaire for $250 – $300. They looked to me to be around .25 to .30 c.

They were almost all in yellow gold, though, but I live in an urban area where yellow gold never went out of fashion.

There are fabulously charming rings on ebay, vintage and antiques, for $500 and under.

$500 is entirely do-able. He should get an idea of what she likes, though.

I personally would NOT go “new” at this price and really, may never buy a “new” ring for myself.

Post # 15
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@SunflowerGarden:  your wedding band is gorgeous.


But no to that cluster ring! Not for an engagement ring. That is, unless the bride has stated a liking of them.

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