91 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

Beautiful and budget-friendly? These stunners are proof you can have it all.

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Photo by Ludovica & Valerio

When De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd. (better known now as just De Beers) needed a way to advertise their diamonds in the midst of the Great Depression, their clever marketing team came up with an idea: Convince the public that the only way for a man to prove his love is to buy an expensive diamond ring for her. The ad was so successful that it became customary for brides to expect a radiant sparkler when being proposed to—and is still effective today with over three-quarters of American brides wearing diamond rings.

But because it's present day and we're (for the most part) millennials, we know better than to think the only way our SO can show us love is through their bank account (and consequentially carat size). Thanks to understanding retailers, the options for affordable engagement rings are almost unlimited. So, we picked out 91 of the most beautiful and unique engagement rings under $5,000, so you won't break the bank with any of these options—and there are countless styles to choose from.

And you don't necessarily need to sacrifice size for the smaller price tag. Take De Beers classic yellow gold princess-cut ring in yellow gold, which has all the classic glamour of your traditional solitaire diamond engagement ring. Or if you prefer a nontraditional gemstone, Retrouvaí’s diamond channel band ring with a barrel sapphire is a unique touch of color that will still look sizable and engagement-worthy on your hand (not to mention acts as the perfect something blue on your big day). If you’re on the search for the perfect antique ring, Erstwhile’s Art Deco diamond engagement ring is flawless.

Looking for something a little different? This selection also features rings with modern settings, multiple stones, and trendy enamel, like Gillian Conroy’s East-West set pear white diamond Sophia ring, Sofia Zakia’s Pleiades ring, and Nora Kogan’s enamel Cate ring.

No matter your style, these rings are proof that it's not only possible to find your engagement ring on a budget, but that your dream ring doesn't have to cost you a fortune. After all, the whole expensive diamond engagement ring trend was an advertisement anyway.

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La Kaiser White Diamond and Topaz Le Marais Ring

Courtesy of Stone and Strand

White topaz baguettes set in 14k gold diamond accented band.

SHOP NOW: Le Kaiser, $420

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Lane & Lanae Leader Ring

Courtesy of Lane & Lanae

Trillion diamond set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Lane & Lanae, $500

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La Kaiser Diamond and Topaz Aphrodite Shield Ring

Courtesy of La Kaiser

Topaz center stones framed by diamonds, set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: La Kaiser, $510

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Barbela Design Diamond Nico Ring

Courtesy of Barbela Design

Solitaire diamond in 14k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Barbela Design, $670

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J. Luu Horizontal Baguette Diamond Ring

Courtesy of J. Luu Jewelry

Baguette diamond set in 14k rose gold pavé band.

SHOP NOW: J. Luu Jewelry, $900

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J.Hannah Demi Signet Ring

Courtesy of J.Hannah

Brilliant cut white diamond set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: J. Hannah, $995

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Diamond Nexus Bali Classic Pear Cut Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Diamond Nexus

Solitaire diamond set in 14k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Diamond Nexus, $1,077

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Ariel Gordon Marquise Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Ariel Gordon

Solitaire diamond in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Ariel Gordon Jewelry, $1,195

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Wwake Nestled Rose Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Wwake

Two rose cut diamonds set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Wwake, $1,260

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Luca Jouel Imagica Diamant

Luca Jouel Imagica Diamant

Courtesy of Luca Jouel 

Motif chenier set green diamond in an 18k yellow gold band with matte finish.

SHOP NOW: Luca Jouel, $749.95 from $1,640.29

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Eva Fehren Small Inverted Champagne Diamond Solitaire

Courtesy of Twist Online

Champagne diamond solitaire set in 18k rose gold champagne diamond pavé band.

SHOP NOW: Twist Online, $1,450

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Charles & Colvard Forever One Marquise Colorless Moissanite Halo with Side Accents

Courtesy of Charles & Colvard

Marquise cut, colorless moissanite center stone with halo and double pavé band set in 14k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, $1,231.20 from $1,539

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Shane Co. Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Shane Co.

Emerald cut diamond with halo and pavé band, set in 14k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Shane Co., from $1,640

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Zoë Chicco Marquise Diamond Wide Flat Band

Courtesy of Zoë Chicco

Bezel set diamond on wide 14k gold band.

SHOP NOW: Zoë Chicco, $1,650

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Alexis Russel Custom Natural Rose Cut Golden Green Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Alexis Russel

Golden green diamond set in gold, with customizable add-ons.

SHOP NOW: Alexis Russel, from $995

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Simon G. Mosaic Collection Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Simon G. Jewelry

Center diamond mosaic with pavé band, set in 18k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Simon G. Jewelry, $2,046

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Jemma Wynne Toujours Round Diamond Ring

Toujours engagement ring

 Courtesy of Jemma Wynne

Diamond solitaire set in gold chain band.

SHOP NOW: Jemma Wynne, $1,890

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A.Jaffe Halo Statement Marquise Engagement Ring

Halo Statement Marquise Engagement Ring

Courtesy of A. Jaffe 

Marquise center stone surrounded by diamond halo, set in 18k gold pavé band.

SHOP NOW: A.Jaffe, from $3,110

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Michelle Oh Alpine Ring

Michelle Oh Alpine Ring

Courtesy of Michelle Oh 

Salt and pepper diamond set in 18k white gold, with signature organic texturing.

SHOP NOW: Michelle Oh, about $3,734.85

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Lola Brooks Octagonal Diamond Engagement

Tapered Band with Octagonal White Diamond

Courtesy of Love Adorned

Octagonal solitaire diamond set on square band in 18k palladium white gold in matte finish.

SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $3,250

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Sofia Zakia Pleiades Ring

Courtesy of Sofia Zakia

Diamond center stone flanked by smaller diamonds in various shapes, set in 14k gold.

See more: Sofia Zakia, $2,330

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Meadow Lark Hexagon Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Meadow Lark

Diamond center stone set in gold.

SHOP NOW: Meadow Lark, from $2,345

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Maria Canale Pyramide Statement Onyx Ring

Pyramid ring

Courtesy of Maria Canale

Solitaire diamond framed in polished black onyx, set in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Maria Canale, $2,355

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Adel Chefridi Rosebud Cushion Solitaire Ring

CUSHION ROSEBUD SOLITAIRE

Courtesy of Adel Chefridi

Diamond solitaire with diamond accents, set in 18k yellow gold with satin finish.

SHOP NOW: Adel Chefridi, from $2,080

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IO Collective Clementine Ring

Courtesy of IO Collective

Citrine center stone with diamond halo and pavé band, set in 14k white gold.

SHOP NOW: IO Collective, from $2,375

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Waant Horizon V619 Ring

Courtesy of Waant

Custom center stone with pavé accents.

SHOP NOW: Waant, $2,400

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David Yurman DY Unity Petite Cable Engagement Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

Diamond solitaire set in 18k rose gold cable band.

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, (price upon request)

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Ruth Tomlinson Solitaire Champagne Diamond Ring with Granules

Ruth Tomlinson Solitaire Champagne Diamond Ring with Granules

Courtesy of Ruth Tomlinson 

Champagne diamond solitaire set in 14k yellow gold textured band with granules.

SHOP NOW: Ruth Tomlinson, about $3,471.06

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ILA Parson Ring

Courtesy of ILA Collection

Diamond center stone flanked by diamond baguettes and pavé band, set in recycled 14k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: ILA Collection, $2,550

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Parade Design Lumiere Bridal Ring

Courtesy of Parade Design

Marquise center diamond on pavé band, set in gold.

SHOP NOW: Parade Design, $2,640

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Digby & Iona Brilliant Trillion Kira Ring

Kira Ring

Courtesy of Digby & Iona 

Trillion diamond on pavé textured band, set in recycled 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Digby & Iona, $2,950

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Retrouvaí Diamond Channel Band Ring

Courtesy of Ylang 23

Barrel sapphire center stone with diamond band, set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Ylang 23, $1,870

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Brilliant Earth Harlow Diamond Ring

Engagement ring

Courtesy of Brilliant Earth 

Center stone of choice flanked by tapered baguette diamonds, set in gold.

SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, from $2,790

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Ashley Zhang Illuminance Ring

Courtesy of Ashley Zhang

Art Deco geometric design featuring various diamond cuts, set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, $2,750

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Shahla Karimi Triangle Eye Ring

Triangle eye ring

Courtesy of Shahla Karimi 

Trillion diamond on curved band, set in gold.

SHOP NOW: Shahla Karimi, $4,400

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Xiao Wang Galaxy Pear Rose Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Xiao Wang

Pear-shaped diamond flanked by diamond baguettes and topped with a pavé crown, set in 18k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Xiao Wang, $2,870

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Ceremony Anise Oval Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Ceremony

Oval diamond center stone bezel set in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Ceremony, $2,880

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Anita Ko Me/You Pear Diamond Pavé Ring

Courtesy of Anita Ko

Pear-shaped diamond on pavé band, set in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Anita Ko, $3,100

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Ileana Makri Triple Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Ileana Makri

Three halo-framed diamonds, set in 18k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Ileana Makri, about $2,813.49

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Nora Kogan Cate Ring

Engagement ring

Courtesy of Nora Kogan

Diamond solitaire on enamel band, bezel set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Nora Kogan, $3,850

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Luna Skye Diamond Double Band Topaz Trillion Ring

Courtesy of Luna Skye

Trillion white topaz with halo set on double pavé bands, in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Luna Skye, $3,100

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Jessie V E Femme Fatale 'Enchantress' Ring

Engagement ring

Courtesy of Jessie V E

Morganite center stone set beneath pavé double finger band, in 14k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Jessie V E, $3,103

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Effy Classique Diamond Ring

Effy Classique Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Effy

Art Deco design of multi-shaped diamonds, set in 14k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Effy, $1,997.50 from $3,995

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Rebecca Overmann Eight Prong Champagne Diamond Ring

Champagne diamond ring

Courtesy of Rebecca Overmann 

Champagne diamond solitaire with diamond accents, set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Overmann, $3,995

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KatKim Marquise Crescendo Ring

KatKim Marquise Crescendo Ring

Courtesy of KatKim 

Marquise diamond set in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: KatKim, $3,600

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Vrai & Oro the Signature Bezel Ring

Signature Bezel

Courtesy of Vrai & Oro 

Bezel set diamond in gold.

SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, from $1,657

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Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Modernist Old Mine Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Lori McLean

Old mine diamond set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Lori McLean, from $2,200

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Après Jewelry the Beatrix Ring

Courtesy of Après Jewelry

Emerald cut center stone with halo, set in T-bar pavé band.

SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, from $2,750

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Jade Trau Astor 1 Ring

Courtesy of Jane Trau

Floating design set in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Jade Trau, from $1,500

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De Beers DB Classic Princess

Courtesy of De Beers

Diamond solitaire set on wide yellow gold band.

SHOP NOW: De Beers, from $3,400

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Catbird Wedding Leda The Swan Ring

Courtesy of Catbird

Pear-shaped diamond flanked by diamond accents, set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Catbird, $3,400

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Bario Neal Icon Hex Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Bario Neal

Triple diamond ring set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, from $3,550

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Grace Lee Hex Diamond Bezel Ring

Courtesy of Grace Lee

Hexagonal diamond bezel set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Grace Lee, $3,588

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The One I Love NYC the Art Deco Squared Ring

Bella Art Deco Ring

Courtesy of The One I Love NYC 

Diamond Art Deco ring set in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: The One I Love NYC, $3,800

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Jacquie Aiche Trillion Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Jacquie Aiche

Trillion diamond on pavé band, set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $3,750

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Marrow Moonlights and Lovers Ring

Courtesy of Marrow Fine

Half-moon diamond flanked by diamond accents, set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Marrow Fine, $3,760

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Danhov Carezza Double Shank Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

DANHOV CAREZZA DOUBLE SHANK ASSCHER CUT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

Courtesy of Danhov 

Asscher diamond center stone framed by a halo and set on on a pavé double shank band, in gold.

SHOP NOW: Desires by Mikolay, from $4,220

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Anna Sheffield Hazeline Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

Champagne diamond solitaire with diamond accents, set in 14k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $4,100

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Lauren Wolf Jewelry Contemporary Claw Diamond Ring

Ring

Courtesy of Lauren Wolf Jewelry

Dark gray diamond solitaire set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, $4,000

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Kavant & Sharart GeoArt TT Trillion-Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Kavant & Sharart

Double trillion diamonds set in pavé abstract design, in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Kavant & Sharart, $3,850

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Selin Kent Helia Pavé Ring

Courtesy of Salin Kent

Half-moon diamond set on pavé band of 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $3,900

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James Allen Round Cut Vintage Engagement Ring

Courtesy of James Allen

Round diamond center stone with diamond accents, set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: James Allen, $4,472 from $4,790

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Allurez Diamond Frame Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Allurez

Diamond center stone with halo and split shank pavé band, set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Allurez, $3,860

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Hearts on Fire Juliette Pear Halo Engagement Ring

Engagement ring

Courtesy of Hearts on Fire 

Diamond center stone in pear-shaped setting with halo, in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Hearts on Fire, $3,060

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Elizabeth Locke Harlequin Diamond Stack Ring

Courtesy of Elizabeth Locke

Triple diamond ring set in hand-hammered 19k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Elizabeth Locke, $4,100

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Jennie Kwon Diamond Dolce Ring

Courtesy of Jennie Kwon

Diamond center stone flanked by semi-pavé band, set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon, $4,150

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Sethi Couture White Diamond Solitaire Ring

Engagement ring

Courtesy of Ylang 23

Round diamond framed by scalloped halo, set in 18k white gold pavé band.

SHOP NOW: Ylang 23, $4,300

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Michelle Fantaci Lantern Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Michelle Fantaci

Diamond center stone flanked by two diamond accents, set in 18k green gold Art Deco design.

SHOP NOW: Michelle Fantaci, $4,400

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Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Solitaire Pink Gold

Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

Diamond solitaire set on a band of 14k rose gold pearls.

SHOP NOW: Van Cleef & Aarpels, $3,700

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Mortiz Glik Ten-Fourteen Diamond Shaker Ring

Courtesy of Moritz Glik

Sapphire kaleidoscope shaker containing 1.40ct of diamonds, set in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Mortiz Glik, $4,700

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Forevermark Center of My Universe® Cushion Halo Engagement Ring

Center of my universe ring

Diamond center stone with halo and pavé band, set in platinum.

SHOP NOW: Forevermark, from $3,495

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Helzberg Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

Engagement ring

Courtesy of Helzberg 

Oval diamond center stone framed by halo set on pavé band, in 14k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Helzberg, $1,599

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Erstwhile Jewelry Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring

Vintage Art Deco Ring

Courtesy of Erstwhile Jewelry 

Vintage Art Deco Ring set with mutli-shaped diamonds, in platinum.

SHOP NOW: Erstwhile Jewelry, $4,750

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Rachel Boston Contra Emerald Ring

Courtesy of Rachel Boston

Diamond center stone on pavé band, set in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Rachel Boston, $4,484

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Christy Natsumi Diamond Four Corners Ring

Courtesy of Christy Natsumi

Diamond solitaire on soft square band, set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Christy Natsumi, $4,580

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Sofia Kaman Simple Solitaire White Sapphire Ring

White sapphire ring

Courtesy of Sofia Kaman

White sapphire center stone with pavé accents, set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Sofia Kaman, $2,420

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Lola Brooks Round White Diamond Ring

Ring

Courtesy of Love Adorned 

Round diamond set in 18k yellow gold band with satin finish.

SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $1,350

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Mociun Hexagonal Step Cut Diamond Ring

Engagement ring

 Courtesy of Mociun

Hexagonal diamond center stone in 14k gold bezel setting.

SHOP NOW: Mociun, $4,400

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Kataoka Twisting Vine Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Kataoka Jewelry

Diamond solitaire set on 18k gold twisted band.

SHOP NOW: Kataoka, $4,780

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Shahla Karimi Landmark Series Flatiron Ring No 2

Engagement ring

Courtesy of Shahla Karimi

Trillion diamond set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Shahla Karimi, $3,590

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Carbon & Hyde Cobra Ring

Cobra Ring

Courtesy of Carbon & Hyde 

Two pear-shaped diamonds set on a pavé band, in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Carbon & Hyde, $2,760

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Spinelli Kilcollin Atria Rose Morganite Ring

Courtesy of Spinelli Kilcollin

Morganite solitaire set on three interlinked bands of 18k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Spinelli Kilcollin, $4,800

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Single Stone Marni Emerald Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Single Stone

Diamond center stone in 18k yellow gold bezel setting.

SHOP NOW: Single Stone, $4,900

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Irene Neuwirth Rose Cut Diamond Stacking Ring

Courtesy of Ylang 23

Diamond center stone on pavé band, set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Ylang 23, $4,950

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Gillian Conroy Pear White Diamond Sophia Ring

Courtesy of Gillian Conroy

White diamond center stone set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Gillian Conroy, $4,950

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Sofia Kaman Marquise Mosaic Art Deco Ring

Art Deco Ring

Courtesy of Sofia Kaman

Trapezoid and trillion diamonds set in platinum.

SHOP NOW: Sofia Kaman, (price upon request)

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Fantasia by DeSerio Triple Cubic Zirconia Ring

CZ Engagement ring

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus 

Cubic zirconia center stone flanked by two trillion cubic circonia side stones, set in 14k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $1,025

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Ruta Reifen Warm Ice Pear Diamond Ring

Warm ice engagement ring

Courtesy of Love Adorned 

A warm ice colored diamond accented with diamond crown, set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $2,565

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Effy Classique Diamond Ring

Engagement ring

Courtesy of Effy

Multi-shaped diamonds on pavé band, set in 14k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Effy, $2,446.50 from $3,495

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Rebecca Overmann Rose-Cut Kite Totem Ring

Totem Ring

Courtesy of Rebecca Overmann 

Multi-shaped diamonds set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Overmann, $4,135

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Katherine Bowman To Hold Ring With White Diamond

Katherine Bowman Ring

Courtesy of Love Adorned 

Round diamond set on handmade 18k yellow gold band.

SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $3,020

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