6 Tips to Buy an Expensive-Looking Engagement Ring Without Spending a Fortune

Buying an engagement ring can be daunting and the sheer amount of options available only make things more complicated. What also doesn’t help is the societal pressure to buy an expensive engagement ring. Unless you are a rich bloke who can walk into any store and buy things without checking the price tag, you have stumbled upon the right post. We reveal the 6 secret tips to buy an engagement ring that looks and feels expensive without breaking the bank.

Select Pave Diamond Setting

Anyone would agree on the fact that the number of diamonds on a ring greatly influences it’s perceived value. Enter pave diamonds. These are tiny diamonds that are clustered together to add more sparkle to a ring. These are typically studded on the outer surface of the band, which compliment the centerpiece and makes the ring look expensive. While a beautifully crafted pave diamond design looks expensive, it’s actually quite affordable. It’s the centerpiece rock that actually drives up the cost.

Buy 1.9 Carat Ring Instead of 2

Buying a little shy of 2 carats can save you loads of money. This comes highly advised by most jewelry experts. Browse any exclusive UK engagement rings collection and you will find the cost of rings with 2 carat diamond is significantly higher than a ring that’s fitted with a 1.8 or 1.9 carat rock. It’s almost impossible to tell the difference between a 1.8 carat and 2 carat stone, but selecting the former you end up saving a lot of money.

Choose Titanium or Palladium Instead of Platinum

Platinum is an expensive metal and unlike diamond, it’s actually rare. Therefore, if you want an engagement ring with a platinum band you have to pay a premium cost. If you are looking to save money, we suggest buying a palladium or titanium ring. They have the same luxurious white metal look and they are both hypoallergenic.

Buy Certified Engagement Rings Online

If you are prone to impulse buying and are susceptible to sales tactics, visiting a physical store is a bad idea. Instead, buy an engagement ring from a reputed online store. This will allow you to compare prices and find a good deal. However, make sure the ring you buy comes with a Hallmark and a gemological certificate. You can explore some wonderful hollow finger rings as well. 

Pick a Ring with a Diamond Halo

One of the easiest ways to make the centerpiece stone look bigger is by a halo design. This is where the stone is bordered by several tiny diamonds. When viewed from a distance the halo and the center stone looks like one, which grants a more luxurious look to the ring. There are plenty of stylish ring designs for you to choose from. 

Never Compromise on Cut

While there are a lot of ways to save money, but we do not suggest compromising on the cut. You can get away with selecting a stone with slightly poorer clarity or color. The emerald cut is a timeless style that’s slightly more affordable than others. This particular cut makes the stone looks bigger as it has fewer facets.

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Amazing Blue Gemstone with Square Design Gold Ring Via

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Appealing Silver Sterling Men Ring Via

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Beautiful Diamond Ring for Engagement Via

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Black Solitaire with Diamond Design Via

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Blue Pearl with Golden Patterned Ring Via

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Crystal Diamond Jewelry Ring for Engagement Via

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Cute Blue Drop Shaped Gemstone Ring Via

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Fabulous White Diamonds and Sky Sapphire Ring Via

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Sapphire Ring for Spring Bride Via

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Simple Silver Rings for Bride and Groom Via

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Slaying Red Pearl Ring with Floral Design Via

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Solitaire Engagement Ring for Bride Via

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Stylish Diamond Ring for Engagement Via

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Tiny Diamond Ring for Cute Bride Via

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