24 Affordable Engagement Rings Under $1,500

Proposal season isn't over yet!

Updated 01/03/19
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Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they can also be your bank account's worst enemy. If you're shopping for an affordable engagement ring, you may have to think a bit more outside of the box. Bigger carat sizes, flawless clarity, and unique settings all hike up an engagement ring's price, making your dream ring a very serious investment.

Spending bookoo bucks may not be a reality for you, and that's okay! Instead, try swapping out a natural diamond for a lab-created diamond (yes, they are legitimate diamonds!) or a similar-looking diamond alternative like white sapphire, moissanite, or morganite as an alternative—all are equally eye-catching and cost a lot less than mined diamonds. For an alternative engagement ring, consider a colorful gemstone (a super popular choice when affordability is a concern), a ring with enamel (which is super trendy right now), a cluster style ring of smaller stones set together to create the illusion of a bigger center stone, or opt for a unique setting with detailed metal work (antique rings are a great option for this style). Another way to keep cost down is to pick from a variety of metal settings instead of platinum like yellow gold, rose gold, or sterling silver. Also, sticking to minimalist bands and bezel settings will keep the cost down—we know, we know, you may have had your heart set on a pavé band or halo, but truthfully, simpler styles are more of-the-moment anyway. So think of it as the cooler, more modern alternative!

Just because you want a beautiful engagement ring (and hey, you deserve one!), doesn't mean you have to break the bank. There are many ways to signify a lifelong commitment without going in the red zone of your checking account or racking up a serious credit card balance. Whether you’re dead set on a diamond or open to gemstones, cluster rings, or antique styles, ahead, we found an array of unique budget-friendly engagement rings under $1,500 that are as affordable as they are stunning.

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Rachel Boston Ilud Ring

Courtesy of Rachel Boston

SHOP NOW: Rachel Boston, $322.65

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She Bee Diamond Marquise Ring

Courtesy of She Bee

SHOP NOW: She Bee, $650

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Barbela Diamond Nico Ring in Rose Gold

Courtesy of Barbela

SHOP NOW: Barbela Design, $670

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Michelle Oh Mini Oval Ring

Courtesy of Michelle Oh

SHOP NOW: Michelle Oh, Approximately $741.60

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Wwake One Of A Kind Nestled Princess Cut Sunstone Ring

Courtesy of Wwake

SHOP NOW: Wwake, $814

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Eva Fehren The Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Eva Fehren

SHOP NOW: Eva Fehren, $850

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Shahla Karimi Love V Ring With Pear

Courtesy of Shahla Karimi

SHOP NOW: Shahla Karimi, $890

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Selin Kent Razia Mini Ring

Courtesy of Selin Kent

SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $900

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Kataoka Aronia Ring

Courtesy of Kataoka

SHOP NOW: Kataoka, $980

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Mary MacGill 14k Octagonal Diamond Stack Ring

Courtesy of Mary MacGill

SHOP NOW: Mary MacGill, $1,025

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Ceremony Ren I Thin Cigar Ring

Courtesy of Ceremony

SHOP NOW: Ceremony, $1,050

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Bario Neal Half-Moon Dyad Ring

Courtesy of Bario Neal

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, Priced from $1,160

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Ariel Gordon Marquis Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Ariel Gordon

SHOP NOW: Ariel Gordon, $1,195

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AuRate Large Diamond Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of AuRate

SHOP NOW: AuRate, $1,200

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Doyle & Doyle Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring, RBC 0.15ct

Courtesy of Doyle & Doyle

SHOP NOW: Doyle & Doyle, $1,200

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Ashley Zhang Chamonix Victorian Ring

Courtesy of Ashley Zhang

SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, $1,200

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Blue Nile 1/2 Carat Ready-to-Ship Princess-Cut Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

Courtesy of Blue Nile

SHOP NOW: Blue Nile, $1,310

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Sofia Zakia Diamond Cosmic Witch Ring

Courtesy of Sofia Zakia

SHOP NOW: Sofia Zakia, $1,310

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Selim Mouzannar Square Tanzanite Ring

Courtesy of Selim Mouzannar

SHOP NOW: Broken English Jewelry, $1,320

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Loop Morning Light Ring

Courtesy of Loop

SHOP NOW: Loop, Starting at $1,350

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Après Jewelry The Triple Rose Cut Ring

Courtesy of Après Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $1,365

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Charles & Colvard Signature East-West Radiant Three Stone Engagement Ring in White Gold

Courtesy of Charles & Colvard

SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, $1,399

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KatKim Mini Peak Ring

Courtesy of KatKim

SHOP NOW: KatKim, $1,400

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Jade Trau Alchemy Envoy Solitaire Stackable Ring

Courtesy of Jade Trau

SHOP NOW: Jade Trau, $1,480

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