If you had a tiny budget what ring would you pick?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
117 posts
Blushing bee

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
640 posts
Busy bee

.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
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

This is what I would pick. It’s a Peridot with diamond accents in 14k white gold. 

Post # 6
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2021

I’d find a vintage (1950s or older) diamond engagement ring.

Post # 7
1390 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2021

I’d probably do a 6mm round moissy solitaire on a plain rose gold band. Simple and classic. 

Post # 8
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I would either do a solitaire moissy or do a hunt for something unique that’s secondhand. 

Post # 9
1758 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Malibou Lake Mountain Club

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snowbelles :  my black hills gold set was less than $500 if im not mistaken


Post # 10
3752 posts
Honey bee

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
7350 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
447 posts
Helper bee

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
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Oh this is fun! 
I would probably get a lab sapphire instead of the natural sapphire that I have

I really like this one!

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