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5 Ways to Build an Affordable Engagement Ring

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Shopping for an engagement ring doesn’t have to be stressful and cause a little voice in your head to pipe up and say, “You can’t afford that.”

This moment should be filled with excitement for the future and the anticipation of surprise. Money shouldn’t get in the way of that.

As your friend in the jewelry business, we’re here to help. Here are five ways to build the perfect engagement ring with spectacular sparkle that won’t break the bank.

1. Consider a solitaire style. Classic, simple and chic. And wallet-friendly too. Solitaire rings typically cost less than similar styles with accent stones and let that perfectly cut center stone steal the show. With a solitaire, you have the flexibility to put more money toward the center stone and still stay within your budget.

2. Try a pear shape. We carry thousands of sparkling loose stones in a variety of gorgeous shapes. While a round diamond may be the traditional route, shapes like pear, marquise or oval cost less than round stones of the same grade and carat weight. They also have a greater surface area that creates the appearance of a larger stone. It’s a win-win.

3. Go with a halo. Aside from the cut, there are other ways to accentuate the size of the center stone. Give it a bigger look by encircling it with a sparkling halo of smaller diamonds. These eye-catching rings make any size diamond look even more impressive while keeping you, her and your wallet happy.4. Choose a sapphire instead of a diamond. Color her world with a gorgeous sapphire center stone instead of a traditional diamond. If she loves to add a pop of color to her outfits, why not do the same with her engagement ring? Sapphires cost less than diamonds of the same size. We offer thousands of hand-picked natural sapphires in over 12 stunning shades like pink, yellow and even classic white!

5. Take advantage of our upgrade policy. While your budget may say one thing today, it may speak a completely different language a year from now. Build the perfect ring for your budget today and you can always upgrade your center stone down the road. With our upgrade policy, you can take her diamond to the next level for as little as $1.

 

Brianna joined the Shane Co. family in June 2017 as a Social Media Community Coordinator and is now our Social Media Coordinator. In this role, Brianna is responsible for moderating social platforms and curating content for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Brianna enjoys hiking, iced coffee and watching re-runs of Friends.

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