Find the Perfect Affordable Engagement Ring to Fit Your Budget
We’ve all dreamed of finding the right person and getting married. We’ve imagined everything that goes with that—the rings, the dresses, the tuxedos—but the moment you finally hold your engagement ring in your hand and see those sparkling diamonds, you realize it’s all actually going to happen.
With so much riding on the engagement ring and the wedding rings, it’s easy to want to spend a lot of money on them. But as beautiful as they are, other experiences are just as important. Paying for your wedding and honeymoon. Traveling. Buying a home. Raising a child.
That’s why you need to decide what you can afford and stick to it. This doesn't mean you need to settle or compromise on your wedding ring, just that you need to find the right one that will fit your budget. Listen close for some quick tips on how you can maximize your budget and still get an amazing ring at the same time.
How to Shop for Affordable Wedding RingsYour wedding rings are a major purchase—so, when searching for the perfect ring it’s important to shop smart. Here are four steps for finding an affordable wedding ring and avoiding buyer’s regret:
Creative Ideas for Cheap Wedding RingsWhile keeping the process above in mind, you can also look for alternatives to traditional rings. The following ideas can help you save money on rings that are still beautiful expressions of your love.
1. Colored Gems
offer a unique look—and may be less expensive. If you’re open to colored gems and colored diamonds, you can save some money and get a pretty awesome looking wedding ring for much less. We offer some lovely wedding rings including our delicate pink morganite rings surrounded by diamonds in a rose gold setting.
2. Lab-Grown Diamonds
3. Tungsten Bands
4. Solitaire Diamond Bands
5. Many Small Diamonds
6. Trio Sets
7. Diamond Clusters
8. Alternative Diamond Shapes
9. Lower Carat Total Weight (CTW)
You might not realize it, but a carat doesn’t refer to the size of a diamond—it refers to the weight of the stones. Where a two- or three-carat diamond on its own can cost thousands of dollars, getting a ring with a CTW (carat total weight) broken up between many smaller diamonds can give you amazing value for the money. Get the same weight and shine of larger stones without spending more than you can afford.
When you’re young and need to save, looking for rings with a carat total weight (CTW) over a single large carat stone can really help you save and put money towards other things, like your honeymoon, wedding, or maybe even a new car or house when you get married.
10. Pick and Maintain Sparkle
While you’re shopping, look carefully at each diamond or other gem. Compare how brilliant they look. Well-cut small gems can play with the light better than poorly cut large gems, so keep searching until you find the gems you love to look at in the right price range for you! Then, keep them beautiful and sparkling by gently cleaning them regularly and having them professionally cleaned once or twice a year. Most jewelers offer free cleaning so even just dropping by a store at the mall can get your ring sparkling like new.
Find the Perfect Affordable Wedding Rings with Daniel’s JewelersReady to shop for affordable wedding rings? Great financing options can make it easier to afford the ring you want, because you’re only paying a set monthly amount. Plus, if you can pay off no-interest credit on time, you’ll pay only what you would have paid in cash at the beginning, anyway! Apply for Daniel’s online financing here.