The Best Engagement Rings for Every Budget

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best engagement rings for every budget

If you're 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. That's why we've found diamond options for every budget: under $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000. 

Shop ET'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.

$3,869$3,090 AT ZALES

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.

$4,000 AT ZALES

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.

$4,000 $2,800 AT JARED

Under $3,000

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.


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

$2,450 AT YLANG23

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


Under $1,000

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

$995$696 AT EFFY

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.


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



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