I may have mentioned it once or twice that I’m getting married soon but I want to take you back to the beginning – to engagement rings!
I’ve always felt like the idea of spending an exorbitant amount of money on an engagement ring was kind of silly. I knew I didn’t want something that cost more than my rent on my finger – nor do I need that. You should do what’s financially comfortable for you and your significant other, as well as what fits your personal style. Just because you’re getting married doesn’t mean you have to fit any certain mold.
Before Nate and I got engaged, I compiled a list from Etsy and told him which ring was my favorite. I told him that if he couldn’t get that one just choose from this list. (He said he bought the one I wanted within a week of me emailing him the list. Of course, he waited 7 months to propose, but that’s another post!)
So, I have curated a list of engagement rings spanning the spectrum of financial comfort as well as non-traditional styles.
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Unique and Affordable Engagement Rings:
Herkimer Diamond Ring
Etsy – $249.99
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Diamond Cluster Ring Twig
Etsy – $419
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Moonstone Engagement Ring
Etsy – $525
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Botanical Engagement Ring
Etsy – $110
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Vintage Pearl Engagement Ring
Etsy – $299
Diamond Twist Ring Engagement Ring
Etsy – $379
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Moonstone Engagement Ring With Smoke Swirl Band
Etsy – $110
Uncut Blue Diamond Wedding Ring
Lastly – my engagement ring set!
Etsy – $185
Whatever engagement ring you or your partner chooses, it should reflect your personal style and you should be comfortable with it.
What do you think of these rings? Would you ever choose something like these or do you like the more traditional ring styles? Nothing wrong with that! Let me know in the comments below.
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Christina is a twenty-something living with her beagle, Mash, and husband, Nate in their van. She loves traveling, shopping, art, and photography. She’s also a vegetarian, pop-culture enthusiast, book-lover, and Dave Matthews Band fanatic. Catch her somewhere around the country in a converted camper van or at home in Florida for a visit.
Gosh this post gives me so memories of having similar conversations with my (then) boyfriend, (now) husband. He wanted to know what kind of rings I liked and I wanted a unique ring. That was all that mattered. My nightmare would have been to have a plain diamond. It didn’t represent me.
Luckily enough he chose right and I was proopsed to with the most amazing ring I could ever have imagined 🙂
Aw yay! I love that story. I felt the same way. I hoped, of course, that he would get the one I wanted but I had no idea. And you know how you can look on Etsy to see if something sold? I would purposefully avoid looking at those after I told him so I wouldn’t get “spoiled” if he did buy it.
Justine @ Little Dove says
I think these are all beautiful! My sister would really be into these, they’re so gorgeous and unique!
My husband and I got engaged in college, so we kept the engagement ring simple and affordable, too! I never would have thought to check Easy for an engagement ring, but these are gorgeous!
Carrie Ostergard says
These are very pretty and prices are nice. Its insane how expensive some rings are at the jewelry store.
It really is crazy! But it’s even crazier that a lot of people think that’s the standard. It’s pretty widely said that the proposer should spend 2-3 months of pay on the ring. It’s ridiculous. That’s just what jewelers have said to get people to spend more money and normalize it. I always knew I didn’t need something that expensive. My ring set is right there on the list and I’m proud it didn’t cost more than a car payment! lol
These are some absolutely beautiful rings, I will make sure to revisit when I think it’s time for a switch up 😉
Elizabeth Brico says
Wow these are beautiful! I though the first one was my favorite, but that uncut blue stone is gorgeous too. I can’t believe the prices on these…my husband and I have no rings at all, partially because of cost. I never considered Etsy! Thanks for the tip. And, CONGRATULATIONS on getting married!!
😀 Thank you!!
I love how cute these are! I’m a traditional kind of girl and definitely just like solitaires but I did use to work in the jewelry industry and know that women want something unique and it’s also difficult to find at most stores and it usually costs a ton of money! You are paying for that uniqueness! These are great and definitely something I would love too!
Lebogang Xolo says
If I could go back, I’d definitely hint towards that pearl ring, it’s so simple yet beautiful.
These are all stunning and so unique! I wouldn’t mind one for my right hand!