We asked one of our brilliant customer service representatives how much to spend on an engagement ring. Their answer was perfect…
How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring?
“There’s a ring and a person for everyone, and that’s also true for the price you have in mind,” says our customer service expert. “There’s no set formula for how much you have to spend on an engagement ring.” Follow her tips to buy the dream ring for your budget!
Save on Your Engagement Ring with a Solitaire Setting
“To really put all the focus on the center stone, you can make an absolutely gorgeous solitaire engagement ring for under $1,000,” says our expert.
“Solitaires are also great because you can personalize them and dress them up with a wedding band.”
When choosing how much to spend on an engagement ring, remember that you have the rest of your lives together! “As time goes on and finances change, you can always remount the center stone and add different diamond bands to create that stackable effect.”
Elongated Shapes are the Best Diamonds on a Budget
“Any of these shapes with a halo setting will give you the biggest wow factor and not break the bank at the same time.”
Give Your Engagement Ring Diamond Some Context
“The image that you’re seeing on the screen is not the same thing that you’re going to see in person and in the ring,” says our expert. To better understand which diamond inclusions will be visible when it’s set in a ring, you can chat with us through our Diamond Consultation Service.
Our non-commissioned gemologists will take you through the specs of the diamond in 360° HD so that you confidently get the best diamond for your money.
When choosing how much to spend, make sure to understand how the diamond will look in the ring setting! Diamond color is a great example to consider. Our expert explains: “For those who are more comfortable with having a bit of warmth to their center stone, it ends up working really well with a yellow gold or rose gold setting.”
“This kind of rich appearance can help you to get a larger carat weight within the same price range.”
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(Pssst… there’s more than one way to finance your ring. Learn more about James Allen’s special financing options.)
Stay tuned to this proposal series for expert advice about collaborating on the ring!
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