Thursday 21 March 2019
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How To Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring on a Limited Budget

How To Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring on a Limited Budget

Some people say that the value of the engagement ring you buy for your beloved should equal about two months’ worth of your salary, but if you don’t make a lot of money, spending two months of your salary on an engagement could be the difference between paying your bills and rent and being homeless. You need to consider other options when getting a pretty engagement ring for your beloved. Fortunately, you do have options to get a stunning engagement ring for a fraction of the cost of an expensive one. Here is what you can do to get an engagement ring from Scottsdale jewelry stores your beloved will adore and cherish for years to come.

Small Diamonds

Expensive engagement rings typically have a large diamond in the middle of them that shines in the light. However, you can use smaller inexpensive diamonds to create the same type of effect. Small diamonds can be inserted around a slightly larger diamond that will shine almost as good as a large diamond.

Recycled Diamonds

A good way to save on the cost of the diamonds is to recycle old ones. You can look through your family heirlooms or ask a family member or friend if they have an old ring, earrings, or bracelets that you can use to harvest the old diamonds. A jeweler can remove the diamonds and place them in the engagement ring for you.


Your future bride-to-be may admire gemstones like sapphires, emeralds, or rubies to be part of her engagement ring, but these types of gemstones can be very expensive, too.  Instead, you can take advantage of other options that will produce a great look but at an affordable price. For example, tanzanite is an inexpensive stone that comes in different shades of blue, violet, and purple. Topaz is frequently used in place of expensive gemstones and comes in colors ranging from orange, yellow, light blue, and pink-red. There are other types of stones available you can use, too.


The ring band is another area where you can save on costs. The gold in ring bands is typically mixed with a metal alloy because pure gold is soft and bends easily. The most expensive gold rings are the 18K ones, but you can buy a ring band that has a lower amount of gold that will still look good. The 10K gold bands are becoming more popular due to the lower costs.

Choosing an engagement is difficult enough when you have a lot of money, but if you have a limited budget, the choices can seem more difficult. You should stop by one of our Scottsdale Jewelry stores so we can assist you in making a decision your bride-to-be will love.