The Best Engagement Rings for Every Budget

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best engagement rings for every budget

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we can expect to see many engagements and proposals popping up on our timelines. 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

Your partner can feel like royalty wearing this beautiful double-banded engagement ring. It's a fashion-forward ring sure to make heads turn.


A breathtaking engagement ring featuring a princess-cut center diamond framed by Marquis and radiant round diamonds.


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

Under $3,000

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$2,708 AT ZALES

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.


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



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