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Finding Great Affordable Engagement Rings

If you want to find affordable engagement rings that don’t look like you compromised on quality they can be found in a variety of places. You just need to know where to look and what to look for. You can put together an engagement ring that will dazzle her and appraise for much more than you paid for it.

Ways to Save Money on an Engagement Ring

There are many ways to save money on an engagement ring and yet still have it be every bit as special – maybe even more so. One of the simplest and most affordable ways is to pass along a family heirloom.

An engagement ring that once belonged to your great grandmother for instance will help to carry on the tradition of long and happy marriages. If your great grandmother’s ring is too small, you can have it resized to fit the new bride.

Taking a family heirloom and making it your own is also a way to create affordable engagement rings with your own unique touches. The diamond may have been small if it was pre-war era, so you can replace it with a larger carat ring. Antique jewelry is often a custom in both Jewish and Christian traditions. To use a vintage style ring today is more than modern; it is a real trend setter.

Another way to save money on an engagement ring and still have the high quality ring is to choose silver over gold for the setting. Ounce for ounce, sterling silver is much less expensive than gold. Many women also prefer silver jewelry to gold, so choosing ring of silver will match her other jewelry.

One more thing you can do to save money on an engagement ring is to buy the gemstone and setting separately. Often in travelling people will find inexpensive gemstones, even diamonds that are very high quality. Buying the stone, even before you have met the person you intend to give it to is thinking ahead. Then, to make the ring truly intended for your intended, pick the setting out together or surprise her with something you know she will like.

Showing Off Your Affordable Engagement Ring

Who says an engagement ring has to have diamonds in it? There are many other beautiful precious gem stones that can represent your commitment. In fact many celebrity couples don’t choose a traditional white diamond. Think of Princess Diana with her sapphire and it will get you thinking out of the box.

Affordable engagement ring

Sometime a large single diamond is much more expensive than smaller ones. You can compromise on size to get higher quality for the same money and vice versa. Also, the three stone diamond engagement ring has become very popular and can be a much more affordable engagement ring. Even alternating diamonds with other stones can cut costs, but not beauty.

Having found the perfect ring, it is time for a celebration! You can have an engagement party for all of your friends to celebrate having given the ring and set the date for the wedding. Make it a night full of music and song and it will be a wedding party to remember.

Celebrity engagement rings

You can always count on the stars to sport some serious ice as their wedding day approaches. If you’re in the midst of your own wedding planning, check out the wedding rings of the stars before making any big purchases.

celebrity engagement rings

In Style Weddings reports that on her wedding day, singer Katharine McPhee of American Idol wore a 3-carat brilliant-cut diamond set by jeweler Cindy Boudov. The rings also boasted platinum bands. 

How did McPhee settle on a wedding gown to pair with her gorgeous rings? The star’s attitude was go big or go home!

“The thing about weddings is it’s the one time in your life that you actually get to wear a big, poofy dress,” she told CNN. “Unless you’re getting an Academy Award, you really don’t have opportunities like that, so you might as well take advantage of it.”

If you can’t find the wedding ring of your dreams, shop vintage or consider creating your own. 

When Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough married Leigh Boniello, the bride sported a three-stone diamond engagement ring that was custom designed for the couple, according to the news source.

celebrity engagement rings

These days, celebrity engagement rings get as much press as the leading ladies who own them! Now, thanks to online diamond retailer B2C Jewels, it has never been easier to steal a-list looks, for less. Shop their selection of engagement rings and loose diamonds or custom design your own ring, which is then handmade and delivered. B2C is getting ready to unveil a special section of the site that will sell their celebrity replica pieces. We spoke with B2C president Yomesh Shah about what to expect: 

Love Fergie’s classic cut?
“Fergie’s solitaire ring is very chic and classic. Hers boasts a 3 ct round, brilliant cut center stone on a platinum band.”  
Estimated value:$75,000. 
B2C Fergie ring:  Platinum band with a more reasonable 1.5 ct round center diamond: $8,900. 

In tune with Ashlee Simpson’s vintage vibe?
” Ashlee Simpson has a very popular vintage style right now.  Hers appears to be a 4 ct Asscher cut center stone surrounded by smaller stones that can also be found on the band.  An Asscher cut diamond is a more rare cut, but you can achieve the same look for less with a princess shaped diamond.” 
Estimated value:$100,000. 
B2C Ashlee ring: 1 ct princess center stone with additional ? ct of accent diamonds. 18k white gold. $5,000. 

Are you an antique girl like Jenna Bush?
“Jenna Bush sets a new vogue in engagement rings.  Her antique ring features a 1.5 ct round center stone flanked by 2 smaller round sapphires.  We are seeing a trend in using colored diamonds and even gemstones in engagement rings now.” 
Estimated value: $30,000. 
B2C Jenna ring: 18k white gold band containing about ? ct diamonds.  Features a 1ct center diamond with two ? ct sapphires on the sides.  $7,700.  (This is a custom design – please allow 3 weeks for shipping.) 

Are you into elegant glam like Scarlett Johansson?
“Recently engaged Johansson received an elegant 3ct round cut stone set in a yellow gold pave band.” 
Estimated value: $90,000. 
B2C Scarlett Ring: Yellow gold band featuring 1/3 ct of accent diamonds and a 1 ? ct round diamond center. $9,300.  (This ring is custom ordered – please allow 3 weeks for shipping.)