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

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

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lucialucentum :  WOW I am in love!!

I think I’d want a rough sapphire in a more unique type setting. Maybe a solitaire with heavy claw like prongs or a bezel. 

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I think I’d still want a bezel setting no matter what, even though it would increase the price compared to a similar four- or six-prong solitaire. 

Perhaps I’d do a strikingly unusual shape and color, like this hexagon salt and pepper diamond

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I would look on eBay and Etsy for a preowned/vintage ring. Either a super small diamond or a sapphire. I’m sure you could find a gorgeous preowned sapphire ring for that price 

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Post # 50
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Busy bee

I’d probably get a small lab diamond or moissanite in an affordable setting. Or maybe skip the engagement ring and get a nice moissanite wedding band.

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My engagement ring was a fair bit less than 500$ (which I don’t see as a tiny budget, btw). I’d go vintage again if I had to get s replacement ring.

Post # 52
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Bumble bee

My ring was $550. Since I love it so much I’d probably cover the last $50 if my husband’s budget was absolutely maxed out at $500. Otherwise I’d probably see if I could alter the ring I have to cover that difference (for example I have ruby side stones and a cheaper but similar alternative would have been garnets) or just wait for a sale event.
This is my ring:
https://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/ionia-ring/princess-black-onyx-sterling-silver-ring-with-ruby/g8p2x

Different/less expensive ring options I was looking at were:
https://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/alyssa-ring/pear-black-onyx-14k-rose-gold-ring-with-lab-ruby/1gwhwh
https://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/rose-and-thorn-ring/round-lab-ruby-sterling-silver-ring/1bs9sb
https://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/flamenco-ring/round-black-onyx-sterling-silver-ring-with-ruby/10d47z

Clearly I wouldn’t have to change much in my current ring style to be under this budget

Also, totally giving side eye to that one comment…

Post # 53
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Newbee

I would go and get a bezel micro solitaire and stack with some cute bands. Minimalistic style. Make it look intentional. It depends on your style, you could always go the alternative stone route. Moissinates are affordable. I really love when people do a black center stone, super beautiful in a pear shape. Make it personal. And you could always personalize a family ring. 

Post # 55
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Worker bee

I found this ring on etsy. If I had a $500 budget, I’d definitely get an emerald.

Post # 56
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Newbee

Crazy and I’ve never done it but I’ve seen some great rings from pawn shops!

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 1985

Vintage white gold Art Deco wedding band

Post # 58
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Newbee

Check out ivyandrose.com …..

some beauties 😍

Post # 59
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Helper bee

It would be over $500, at $898, but it would be the first ring I wanted…an oval aquamarine with a diamond halo on a thin rose gold band from LaMore Design.

Post # 60
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2022

I would probably pick this art deco inspired ring from Etsy

 

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