/Engagement Ring Budget Series: Under $5000

Engagement Ring Budget Series: Under $5000

This week, I’ll be sharing my favorite engagement rings in our most popular budgets. The average ring at RLJ sells for anywhere from $4,000 – $8,000, (which makes sense, with he average US engagement ring falling right around $5,000.) We have a generous amount grooms who do shop above this budget, but for the most part, we want to ensure we have a huge selection for our guys shopping in that budget.

Today, we’re stepping up from $4000 to engagement rings under 5000 dollars – you’d be surprised what that extra $1000 can get you!

18k White Gold GLS Cert. 0.73ct Pink Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

This 18k White Gold GLS Cert. 0.73ct Pink Oval Diamond Engagement Ring features a treated center stone – thus the lower price point. However it gets you a very luxe look for $4295. The main stone is a pink, irradiated diamond with an SI1 clarity grade. The surrounding stones are H color. The surrounding diamonds (and the diamonds on the shanks) are VS2-SI1.

Bezel Set Diamond Engagement Ring

This bezel set vintage inspired diamond ring uses its setting to add presence on the hand. The center stone is a generous .80ct round brilliant with H/I color and SI1 clarity, the accent diamonds bump the total carat weight up to 1.56ctw in the lovely 14 karat white gold setting.

6 prong solitaire classic engagement ring

This 6 prong solitaire is the classic Tiffany style setting. We used a 14 karat white gold setting to hold the L colored, VVS1 clarity round brilliant weighing .78 carats.

beautiful three stone engagement ring or promise ring

This three stone engagement ring (one each for your past, present, and future) has three gorgeous round brilliants centered on a .55 carat center stone with a K color and SI2 clarity, plus two perfectly matched accent diamonds weighing .30ctw.

Platinum and Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring

This gorgeous vintage beauty is a platinum setting with .90ctw of Diamonds are I/J in Color and SI in Clarity.

Vintage inspired engagement ring

Finally, I’m sneaking this one in. It is a CZ center, but it’s one of my all time favorite settings and some couples are just fine with keeping a CZ center, so I figured I’d show this example. The setting is platinum with Approximately 0.37ctw of diamonds. Diamonds are G/H in color and VS in clarity.

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