Why Forget diamonds?
There are cheaper options for you when it comes to engagement rings. Here are some cheaper choices for couples seeking to cut engagement expenses.
The holidays are prime time for engagements. But diamonds are not always your wallet’s best friend, especially during engagement season.
The Knot 2016 study found the average engagement ring prices $6,163, which has helped push the average cost of weddings to an all-time high of $35,329.
Some couples have been saving bucks with affordable gemstones and cuts to get a ring still worthy of showing off.
“The main thing to keep in mind is that a couple selects a ring that they love for the appearance or design it and matches their finances
Here’s a look at the engagement ring alternatives and ways to save.
Give diamonds a look
“More and more brides are wanting to get their unique character shine through with their engagement ring, And color is a great way to do that.
One method to add color to a ring (and save on the cost) would be to opt for a colorful gemstone as opposed to a diamond.
We have seen an increase in gemstones for the middle stone or to the side stone,
Colorful gemstones like sapphires, emeralds, and rubies can serve as the primary stone or the accents, instead of all diamonds.
Blue, pink, and yellow are among the most well-known sapphires, while there’s a growing interest in purple sapphires. pink sapphire and peach sapphires.
Sapphire rings range ranging from several hundred dollars to more than $1,000, based on size and design.
For those who want the look and feel of a diamond without the hefty price tag, gemstones that resemble a diamond are a great alternative. Your friends are not
likely to request an appraisal on your engagement ring, therefore if that tasteful, adorned fashion is the most important to you, a diamond look-alike may be Ideal.
A synthetic diamond is always cheaper than a diamond that has been mined.
The very well-known “fake diamond,” cubic zirconia, cost a fraction of the price of a Diamond. This man-made gemstone comes from all over the world and can be obtained in just about any color. The typical cubic zirconia is less than a $100, You can discover cubic zirconia set in 14- or 18-carat gold or silver which range from several hundred dollars to $1,000, based on size and the setting.
White sapphires offer the sparkly appearance of a diamond but cost less. It will always keep is price better than a diamond. Some white sapphires have a tint of other colors and are color changing. A phenomenon that makes it very special and unique.
Think about the carat and the cut Gemstones are often sold on the round number.
If you buy a few points under the round number the naked eye can’t tell the difference, but you’ll feel it if on the cost tag.
For example, a 1.3-carat is cheaper than a 1.5-carat, but probably no one will be able to tell the difference.
The shape also matters when it comes to price. According to a 2017 National Jewelry Survey from WeddingWire, 22% of couples chose a round shape stone, only 7% chose the emerald cut,(cheaper than round). But, the emerald cut will always seem larger than other kinds of cuts
You’ll discover champagne sapphires, hand-crafted, modern rings, and classic choices in art deco and other fashions.
Our Etsy options also include customized and custom rings.
“It is all about personalization”.