Engagement Rings for Every Budget

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best engagement rings for every budget

While tying the knot in a ceremony isn't something in the cards for most until restrictions on big social gatherings ease amid COVID-19 precautions, getting engaged is still on -- especially with Valentine's Day around the corner!

If you are planning to make the commitment soon, you're most likely seeking the perfect engagement ring. Whether you're shopping for jewelry for a surprise proposal, safely browsing together at a jewelry store with your loved one or looking to send a hint, we've gathered a range of diamond ring styles for popping the question.

Even when it comes to fine jewelry purchases, being smart about funds is crucial right now during this uncertain time. That's why we've found diamond options for every budget: under $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 options.

Shop ET Style's top picks of stunning engagement ring designs below and also check out tips from jewelry experts on choosing the one.

Under $5,000

This Zales Diamond Ring Engagement Set is the perfect bridal set for your engagement. This jewelry duo features a 1 c.t t.w engagement ring and wedding band.

Moritz Glik
We love this unique shaker ring, handmade from 18-karat gold, boasting 0.60 carats of loose diamonds encased in sapphire crystal windowpanes.

A three-stone style is utterly elegant. Choose this stunner with brilliant princess-cut diamonds set on a 14k white gold band.

Oval diamond engagement rings continue to be a huge trend (a favorite among celebs like Hailey Bieber). Opt for this dazzling solitaire with 1-carat diamond for a sophisticated look.

Under $3,000

Jemma Wynne
This pearl and diamond ring feels both modern and timeless, which is a definite yes in our book.

This show-stopping ring from VOW by Ring Concierge features an emerald-cut center stone. 

This horizontal, east-to-west design offers a fashionable twist to a classic emerald diamond engagement ring.

Anna Sheffield
Delicate yet ornate, this curve band yellow gold ring features a pear cut diamond surrounded by more small diamonds, totaling 0.27 carats.

Blue Nile
This round stone center diamond engagement ring has a romantic, vintage-inspired flair thanks to the six-prong setting and decorative band.

Under $1,000

Want a pearl ring that steals the show? This is is, and for that extra sparkle, it includes a small white diamond on each side.

A ring fit for one who loves glamour. This geometric 10k white gold style features a center clustered with round diamond stones and an embellished band.

Joie De Viv
Joie De Viv Olivia Twin Band Diamond Ring
Joie De Viv
Joie De Viv
For something minimalist, consider a timeless band style like this ring with two rows of radiant diamonds worth 0.12 carats. The rose gold hue adds a feminine touch. It can also be great as a wedding band.

Kendra Scott
A sleek yellow gold ring with a baguette diamond at center between two tiny diamond stones.


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