91 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

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

Updated 09/21/18

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 was to buy an expensive diamond ring for her. The ad was so successful that it became only customary for brides to expect a radiant sparkler when being proposed to—over three-quarters of American brides wear diamond rings.

But because it's 2018 and we're (for the most part) millennials, we know better than to think the only way our S.O. 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 non-traditional 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. 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 KatKim’s floating diamond double ring, 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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CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Emerald Cut Ring

Courtesy of CZ by Kenneth Jay

CZ by Kenneth Jay

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Melissa Joy Manning Herkimer Ring

Courtesy of Melissa Joy Manning

Melissa Joy Manning

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Stone and Strand La Kaiser White Diamond And Topaz Le Marais Ring

Courtesy of Stone and Strand

SHOP NOW: Stone and Strand, $420

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Lane & Lanae Leader Ring

Courtesy of Lane & Lanae

SHOP NOW: Lane & Lanae, $500

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La Kaiser 14k Gold Diamond & Topaz Aphrodite Shield Ring

Courtesy of La Kaiser

SHOP NOW: La Kaiser, $510

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Maya Brenner Diamond Stacking Ring

Courtesy of Maya Brenner

Maya Brenner

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Anne Sisteron 14kt White Gold Diamond Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Anne Sisteron

SHOP NOW: Anne Sisteron, $575

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Barbela Diamond Nico Ring

Courtesy of Barbela Design

SHOP NOW: Barbela Design, $670

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J. Luu Horizontal Baguette Diamond Ring Rose Gold

Courtesy of J. Luu Jewelry

SHOP NOW: J. Luu Jewelry, $900

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J.Hannah Demi Signet

Courtesy of J.Hannah

SHOP NOW: J. Hannah, $965

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Diamond Nexus Bali Classic Pear Cut Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Diamond Nexus

SHOP NOW: Diamond Nexus, $1,077

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Ariel Gordon Marquis Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Ariel Gordon

SHOP NOW: Ariel Gordon Jewelry, $1,195

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Wwake Nestled Rose Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Wwake

SHOP NOW: Wwake, $1,242

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Luca Jouel Curio Diamant

Courtesy of Luca Jouel

SHOP NOW: Luca Jouel, $1,319.04

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Eva Fehren Small Inverted Champagne Diamond Solitaire

Courtesy of Twist Online

SHOP NOW: Twist Online, $1,450

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Charles & Colvard Forever One 1.48CTW Marquise Colorless Moissanite Halo with Side Accents Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold

Courtesy of Charles & Colvard

SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, $1,539

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Shane Co. Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k Rose Gold

Courtesy of Shane Co.

SHOP NOW: Shane Co., $1,620

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Zoë Chicco 14k Marquis Diamond Wide Flat Band

Courtesy of Zoë Chicco

SHOP NOW: Zoë Chicco, $1,650

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Alexis Russel Custom Natural Rose Cut Golden Green Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Alexis Russel

SHOP NOW: Alexis Russel, $1,695

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Mateo Trillion I do

Courtesy of Mateo New York

SHOP NOW: Mateo New York, $1,725

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Simon G. MR2658 Mosaic Collection Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Simon G. Jewelry

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

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Jemma Wynne Toujours Emerald Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Jemma Wynne

Jemma Wynne

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A.Jaffe Marquis Cut Pirouette Engagement Ring

Courtesy of A.Jaffe


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Michelle Oh Rose Cut Ring

Courtesy of Michelle Oh

SHOP NOW: Michelle Oh, £2,150

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Love Adorned Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring with Bead Set Diamonds

Courtesy of Love Adorned

Love Adorned

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Sofia Zakia Pleiades Ring

Courtesy of Sofia Zakia

See more: Sofia Zakia, $2,330

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Meadow Lark Hexagon Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Meadow Lark

SHOP NOW: Meadow Lark, $2,345

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Maria Canale Pyramide Statement Onyx Ring

Maria Canale

SHOP NOW: Maria Canale, $2,355

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Adel Chefridi Rosebud Cushion Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Chefridi

SHOP NOW: Chefridi, $2,365

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IO Collective Clementine Ring

Courtesy of IO Collective

SHOP NOW: IO Collective, $2,375

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Waant Horizon- V619 Ring

Courtesy of Waant

SHOP NOW: Waant, $2,400

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David Yurman DY Unity Petite Cable Engagement Ring in 18K Rose Gold

Courtesy of David Yurman

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, $2,400

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Ruth Tomlinson Solitaire Diamond Ring with Beaded Setting - Champagne

Courtesy of Ruth Tomlinson

Ruth Tomlinson

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ILA Parson Rose Cut Diamond Ring in 14k Recycled Rose Gold

Courtesy of ILA Collection

SHOP NOW: ILA Collection, $2,550

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Parade Lumiere Bridal LMBR3997 Ring in 18k Gold

Courtesy of Parade Design

SHOP NOW: Parade Design,

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Digby & Iona Trillion Cera 18k Yellow Recycled Gold

Courtesy of Digby & Iona

SHOP NOW: Digby & Iona, $2,650

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Retrouvaí Diamond Channel Band Ring - Barrel Sapphire

Courtesy of Ylang 23

SHOP NOW: Ylang 23, $2,670

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Brilliant Earth 18kt White Gold Harlow Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Brilliant Earth

SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, $2,690

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Ashley Zhang Illuminance Ring

Courtesy of Ashley Zhang

SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, $2,750

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Shahla Karimi Marquise Eye Ring

Courtesy of Shahla Karimi

SHOP NOW: Shahla Karimi, $2,800

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Xiao Wang Galazy Pear Rose Cut Diamond White Gold Ring

Courtesy of Xiao Wang

SHOP NOW: Xiao Wang, $2,870

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Ceremony Anise Oval Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Ceremony

SHOP NOW: Ceremony, $2,880

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Anita Ko Me:You Pear Diamond Pave Ring

Courtesy of Anita Ko

SHOP NOW: Anita Ko, $2,900

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Ileana Makri Triple Solitaire Ring Round W-D

Courtesy of Ileana Makri

SHOP NOW: Ileana Makri, $2,954.25

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Nora Kogan Cate Ring

Courtesy of Nora Kagan

SHOP NOW: Nora Kagan, $3,000

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Luna Skye 14kt Gold and Diamond Double Band Topaz Trillion Ring

Courtesy of Luna Skye

SHOP NOW: Luna Skye, $3,100

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Jessie V E Femme Fatale 'Enchantress' Ring

Courtesy of Jessie E V

SHOP NOW: Jessie V E, $3,101

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Effy Bouquet 18K White Gold Diamond Ring, 0.91 TCW

Courtesy of Effy Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Effy Jewelry, $3,125

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Rebecca Overmann Baby Pear Halo Ring

Courtesy of Rebecca Overmann

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Overmann, $3,195

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KatKim Floating Diamond Double Ring

Courtesy of KatKim Jewelry

SHOP NOW: KatKim, $3,200

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Vrai & Oro The Emerald

Courtesy of Vrai & Oro

SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, $3,226

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Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Modernist Old Mine Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Lori McLean

SHOP NOW: Lori McLean, $3,248

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Après Jewelry The Beatrix Ring Emerald Cut

Courtesy of Après Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $3,250

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Jade Trau Astor 1 Ring

Courtesy of Jane Trau

SHOP NOW: Jade Trau, $3,300

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De Beers DB Classic Yellow Gold Princess

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $3,400

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Catbird Wedding Leda The Swan, Diamonds Ring

Courtesy of Catbird

SHOP NOW: Catbird, $3,400

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Bario Neal Icon Hex Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Bario Neal

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, $3,550

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Grace Lee Hex Rose-Cut Diamond Bezel Ring

Courtesy of Grace Lee

SHOP NOW: Grace Lee, $3,588

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The One I Love NYC The Art Deco Squared Ring

Courtesy of The One I Love NYC

SHOP NOW: The One I Love NYC, $3,600

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Roman Malakov Round Cut Diamond Tapered Shank Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Roman Malakov

SHOP NOW: Roman Malakov, $3,650

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Jacquie Aiche Trillion Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Jacquie Aiche

SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $3,750

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Marrow Moonlights and Lovers in Rose Gold

Courtesy of Marrow Fine

SHOP NOW: Marrow Fine, $3,760.

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Danhov Solo Filo Split Shank Asscher Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Danhov


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Anna Sheffield Hazeline Solitaire Ring Rose Gold & Champagne Diamond

Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $3,800

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Lauren Wolf Jewelry Contemporary Claw Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Anna Wolf Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, $3,800

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Kavant & Sharart GeoArt TT Trillion-Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Kavant & Sharart

SHOP NOW: Kavant & Sharart, $3,850

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Selin Kent Helia Pavé Ring

Courtesy of Salin Kent

SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $3,900

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James Allen Round Cut Vintage Engagement Ring

Courtesy of James Allen

SHOP NOW: Jamesallen.com, $3,930

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Allurez Diamond Frame Engagement Ring, Split Shank, Halo 14k White Gold

Courtesy of Allurez

SHOP NOW: Allurez, $3,960

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Hearts on Fire Deco Chic DRM Bezel Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Hearts on Fire

SHOP NOW: Hearts on Fire, $4,000

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Elizabeth Locke 19k Gold & Harlequin Diamond Stack Ring

Courtesy of Elizabeth Locke

SHOP NOW: Elizabeth Locke, $4,100

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Jennie Kwon Diamond Dolce Ring

Courtesy of Jennie Kwon

SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon, $4,150

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Doyle & Doyle Pear Shaped Rose Cut Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Doyle & Doyle

SHOP NOW: Doyle & Doyle, $4,200

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Sethi Couture White Diamond Solitaire Ring - White Gold

Courtesy of Ylang23

SHOP NOW: Ylang 23, $4,300

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Michelle Fantaci Lantern Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Michelle Fantaci

SHOP NOW: Michelle Fantaci, $4,400

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Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Solitaire Pink Gold

Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

SHOP NOW: Van Cleef & Aarpels, $4,450

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Mortiz Glik 1.40CT of Diamonds Set and Enclosed in Between a Double White Sapphire Crystal Kaleidoscope Shaker in 18k Gold Price

Courtesy of Moritz Glik

SHOP NOW: Mortiz Glik, $4,480

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Forevermark Natalie K Modern Halo Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Forevermark

SHOP NOW: Forevermark, $4,486

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Helzberg 1 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold

Courtesy of Helzberg


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Erstwhile .60 Carat Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Erstwhile Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Erstwhile Jewelry, $4,500

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Rachel Boston Contra Emerald Ring

Courtesy of Rachel Boston

SHOP NOW: Rachel Boston, $4,507.32

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Christy Natsumi Diamond Four Corners Ring

Courtesy of Christy Natsumi

SHOP NOW: Christy Natsumi, $4,580

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Sofia Kaman Marquis Diamond Simple Solitaire East-West

Courtesy of Sofia Kaman

Sofia Kaman

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Mociun Trapezoid Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Sophia Kaman

Sophia Kaman

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Kataoka Twisting Vine Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Kataoka Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Kataoka Jewelry, $4,680

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Jordan Alexander 18K White Gold & Diamond Setting for Asher Cut Solitaire

Courtesy of Jordan Alexander Jewelry

Jordan Alexander Jewelry

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Carbon & Hyde Mini Twin Ring

Courtesy of Carbon & Hyde

SHOP NOW: Carbon & Hyde, $4,800

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Spinelli Kilcollin Atria Rose Morganite Ring in 18k Rose Gold

Courtesy of Spinelli Kilcollin

SHOP NOW: Spinelli Kilcollin, $4,800

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Single Stone Marni emerald Cut Diamond in 18k Yellow Gold Mounting

Courtesy of Single Stone

Single Stone

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Irene Neuwirth Rose Cut Diamond Stacking Ring - Yellow Gold

Courtesy of Ylang 23

SHOP NOW: Ylang 23, $4,950

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Gillian Conroy 0.50ct Pear White Diamond & 18K Yellow Gold Sophia Ring

Courtesy of Gillian Conroy

SHOP NOW: Gillian Conroy, $4,950

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