Gorgeous Engagement Rings for Less than $500

by Samantha Sutton

So, you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with? That’s exciting – now he just has to pop that important question. He’ll get down on one knee, look up at your beautiful face, open up that teeny tiny box and – hold on, wait a sec! What is that? That doesn’t look like the ring Adam Levine gave to Behati Prinsloo. Is that even a diamond?

Truth be told, engagement rings can get pretty expensive. If you’re not a Hollywood A-Lister, you could come out of that jewelry store feeling like you’ve just offered up your first born in exchange for a rock and a piece of metal. On one hand, you don’t want to break the bank on something so small – you just decided to start a life together after all. You need to save. On the other hand, this is something you’ll be expected to wear 24/7 “til death do you part.” Do you really want to skimp on that? Rather than answer that question, here’s your solution: a bunch of gorgeous engagement rings, all under $500. Go ahead and casually share this on your Facebook page so your boyfriend gets the hint – we won’t judge!

1. 1/3 carat Diamond Engagement Ring in 10k White Gold

Let’s start with a more classic-looking option. Set in white gold, this ring contains a few different cuts of diamonds and is just under our budget. What’s nice is that it looks like an engagement ring – not something fancy you got for Valentine’s Day. And wow, it’s from Target.

$499.99 at Target

2. Sterling Silver Three-Stone Diamond Ring 1/3ctw

Here’s a neat little trick if you’re searching for a ring on a budget – find something that contains a bunch of little diamonds that are placed close together to give an illusion of one big diamond. This ring does just that and also has somewhat of a vintage feel, which is very pretty.

$395 on Ebay

3. Round-Cut Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

Simple and classic are always in. This ring executes that beautifully and what’s even better is it wasn’t always this cheap – it’s on sale! Hey Kohl’s – you’re great!

$450 at Kohl’s

4. 1/2 CT. T.W. Diamond Cluster Frame Ring in Sterling Silver

This is a statement ring if I’ve ever seen one! No one will ever have to guess if you’re engaged – they’ll be able to see this baby from miles away! While the band is a little bigger, it’s a beautiful, fashion-forward option.

$379 at Zales

5. 0.25 Carat Sterling Silver Round Diamond

This sparkler is bound to make everyone who examines your hand a little jealous. It’s an interesting design and all the reviews are positive – one woman said she gets compliments all the time because it’s so big and beautiful! Done!

$79 at DazzlingRock.com


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  • Jewelry store:

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  • Alina Johnson:

    Love the first ring that I am about to print it out for my fiancé. Exactly what I want but need at least 1.5 ct

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  • jane14:

    none of them are really my style, but if i had to choose i’d pick the first one =)

  • Christina:

    Maybe I’d get one of these if we renew our vows in the future.

  • Christina:

    I love the vintage look.

  • Christina:

    My engagement ring became my wedding band because I love my ring so much…no big gems and completely not a traditional ring. The saleswoman asked my then boyfriend, What? She don’t want bling? Heeheehee.

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  • Halli:

    I love this article – I spent a lot of time looking up options like these earlier this year because we’ve been trying to buy a house and saving every penny, but our parents really wanted us to be engaged first, and I wanted to come up with some to suggest that wouldn’t eat into our downpayment too much. I also looked at this cluster, though I don’t necessarily love the twisted band:

    I had no idea that my boyfriend was looking yet, but I had suggested a sapphire at one point, especially from brilliantearth.com, which is supposed to have extra-carefully sourced stones and recycled gold; but he picked out a sapphire ring from a local jewelry store that his family suggested, and TOTALLY surprised me. I do love the choices here too though!

    1. Christina:

      Aww, nice surprise


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