Post # 1
This is just a spin off the “unlimited budget” thread. If you had a small budget for an ering and you couldn’t upgrade in the future, what would you choose? What a “small budget” is is certainly subjective but for this I would say under $500
It can be any style, metal, stone etc I’m just interested in what others would pick. Currently at work but when home I will add my picks too lol
Post # 2
There’s some really really cute and inexpensive rings on etsy. I also tried on rings at Swarovski. For 500, I would probablg consider getting a small moissanite though
Post # 3
.25ct diamond or lab diamond
round brilliant or marquise (east west) since they hide poor cuts and inclusions well
k color because yessss (brown undertone not yellow)
1.5mm plain or milgrained shank
si2, but eye clean with prongs
Post # 4
I think I would add another band to my stack. I was able to find a really good deal for a .5ct half-eternity diamond band for $499, ended up with 2 of those and a pink sapphire/diamond band for $300…total $1300. Apparently each .5ct band retails for $699 when not on sale.
Post # 5
This is what I would pick. It’s a Peridot with diamond accents in 14k white gold.
Post # 6
I’d find a vintage (1950s or older) diamond engagement ring.
Post # 7
I’d probably do a 6mm round moissy solitaire on a plain rose gold band. Simple and classic.
Post # 8
I would either do a solitaire moissy or do a hunt for something unique that’s secondhand.
Post # 9
- Wedding: Malibou Lake Mountain Club
my black hills gold set was less than $500 if im not mistaken
Post # 10
I would not have an engagement ring at all and just a 4 or 5 mm classic yellow gold wedding band.
Which is exactly the thought that crossed my mind a few years into my marriage. I realized what a waste of money my wedding set was. It was about 5k and that money could have been used in much better ways. Not that I didn’t love it, but it was not needed.
Post # 11
I would troll estate sales and try to find something unique and vintage that really spoke to me. I’d also look at pawn shops and local artists who were still up and coming. I found a beautiful yellow/green sapphire in rose gold at an antique consignment shop for $300 several years ago and I still love it.
Post # 13
This entire set (all three rings) was just under $500 and I love it! I’ve since added a thicker eternity band that was a bit more, but with this thin eternity band it was just under. To me it’s super pretty at any price!
Post # 14
Oh this is fun!
I would probably get a lab sapphire instead of the natural sapphire that I have
I really like this one!
Post # 15