There are several ways to find and design affordable engagement rings. Knowing the secret to choose and design an inexpensive ring is important. Follow the advice in this article and you are sure to find a ring that makes your fiancée light up, without breaking your wallet. Diamond size, cut, and metal can have an effect on the price of the ring. The affordable engagement rings usually opt for a smaller carat size, weight.
This does not mean that one should give up the elegance of a larger looking gem. Choosing the form of gems that make diamonds look larger is a solution many choose; You can have the appearance of a large gem, without having to pay for it. Buying a diamond that is slightly less than a carat and choosing shapes like emerald or heart shape will allow you to cut costs without cutting the aesthetic beauty of the diamond.
Choosing your ring metal band is also very important. If cost is an issue then you can opt for the white gold metal band over platinum; white gold is substantially less expensive than platinum. White gold and platinum look very similar and many people can not distinguish. Check out estate sales and ask family members if they have something to use as an engagement ring.
Estate sales usually have jewellery that is available for less than what you would pay at a retail jewellery store. Often you may find a treasure that may exceed what is available in a choice of preset rings at jewellery retailers. Look for rings that can have the stone reset and/or lose gems or diamonds that can be attached to a ring setting. Cheap engagement rings may also be found in the form of family air looms; family members might have a ring that they wish to keep in the family, ask away!