Don’t let the exorbitant price of a solitaire diamond ring stand between you and your beau getting engaged. Instead, choose a gorgeous band—which come in a range of styles from romantic to minimal—and skip the outdated standard that an engagement ring should cost 3 months of your annual salary. Whether you opt for an unconventional metal band, a micropavé infinity ring or a unique design with a leaf motif, you don’t need to be a millionaire (or go into debt!) to get hitched. Here, 21 modern ways to incite a magical proposal.
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You can achieve the same effect as a big sparkler with a cluster of small diamonds, or by adding a halo of tiny diamonds around a small stone.
Triad Diamond Equilibrium Ring
Diamond & White Gold Ring
Monique Pean Atelier
Diamond & Rose Gold Eternity Band
Diamond & Platinum Jane Ring
Linda Lee Johnson
Gold Branch Ring
If you're looking to save money but love the idea of an infinity band, find a style with diamonds only on the front of the ring. (Why pay for stones no one can even see?)
Jolie Diamond Gold Band Ring
Black Diamond & Gold Ring
Star Set Diamond and Gold Ring
Diamond and Yellow Gold Ring
Woven Gold Band
The best part of delicate rings is they look gorgeous in any number, including just one. Start a stack and add to your collection on each anniversary.
Hammered Rose Gold Stack Rings
Diamond & Gold Band
Rose Gold Square Union Band
Rose Gold Diamond Ring
Diamond & Yellow Gold Feather Ring
Pave Diamond & Yellow Gold Ring
Pearls, citrines, moonstones—the list goes on and on when it comes to spectacular gems that make for extra romantic engagement rings. Save up for diamonds later in life and get started with something equally as glamorous, but without the hefty price tag.