Affordable Engagement Rings: The Best Budget-Friendly Bling

Shopping for an engagement ring for less than £1000? Take a look at some of our favourite cheap engagement ring ideas

Cheap engagement rings

The notion that you need to spend three months salary on an engagement ring is no longer strictly true! If you are looking for an engagement ring on a budget then don’t worry, there are plenty of unique and beautiful designs to choose from.

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If you want to keep things traditional then a small but beautiful diamond is within reach, alternatively consider other precious and semi-precious stones if you know your partner would like some serious bling but you don’t want to completely blow the wedding budget.

We have handpicked some of the best engagement rings that all cost less than £1,000.

Engagement Rings Under £1000

If your engagement ring budget is roughly £1,000 then a traditional diamond engagement ring is certainly within your budget, alternatively stones such as sapphires, rubies and morganite with diamond accents would also be a gorgeous option.

Tanzanite 9ct Gold Ring – By Emily

Affordable engagement ring

If you are looking for an unusual engagement ring then this stylish design from By Emily is a stunning option. A twisted 9ct gold band leads to a four claw setting holding a cushion cut tanzanite. It’s the perfect design if you know your other half wants an engagement ring that is a little bit different.

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Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring – Diorah Jewellery

Budget engagement rings

This pretty engagement ring from Diorah Jewellery features a larger centre diamond with two smaller diamonds either side. You can choose from a yellow gold, white gold or rose gold band so you can choose the style that suits your other half perfectly.

Cushion Cut Morganite and Diamond Engagement Ring – Goldsmiths

Rose gold morganite ring

For an engagement ring with a real fairytale feel, we love this morganite and diamond engagement ring from Goldsmiths. A cushion cut morganite is surrounded by a 0.2ct halo of diamonds and set on a diamond encrusted 9ct rose gold band.

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Vintage Style Diamond Engagement Ring – Emeralds for May

Cheap vintage engagement ring

This trilogy ring from Emeralds for May has three sparkling diamonds set on an 18ct yellow gold band. The vintage style makes it a timeless classic and the three diamonds add up to 0.5ct – that’s an impressive amount of diamond for an engagement ring under £1,000!

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Fairtrade Gold and Diamond Engagement Ring – Shakti Ellenwood

Cheap engagement rings

This certified fairtrade engagement ring Shakti Ellenwood is created with fairtrade yellow gold and an ethically sourced diamond, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your ring is conflict free. A solitaire diamond is surrounded by 18ct yellow gold and has a unique contemporary style.

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White Gold and Diamond Halo Engagement Ring – Ernest Jones

Cheap halo engagement ring

If you are buying an engagement ring on a budget but you still want some serious bling then an illusion setting or halo setting are the most cost efficient ways to make the ring appear bigger – this white gold and diamond engagement ring from Ernest Jones features an illusion setting around the centre stone and a halo of diamonds.

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Engagement Rings Under £500

With an engagement ring budget of £500 you could choose a subtle diamond ring or look into other centre stone options to help your budget stretch further.

White Gold and Diamond Illusion Set Solitaire Ring – Ernest Jones

Cheap solitaire engagement ring

For a simple and elegant engagement ring under £500, this design from Ernest Jones could be perfect. A dainty 9ct white gold band leads to a single solitaire diamond in a delicately designed four claw setting that really helps the diamond sparkle in the light.

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Dotty Solitaire Engagement Ring – Alison Macleod

Cheap vintage engagement ring

This subtle diamond ring from Alison Macleod is an elegant art deco style that is perfect if you are looking for something unique. The band is made from a tiny row of balls that then lead to a small solitaire diamond. You can choose from a platinum, yellow gold, white gold or rose gold band and have a matte or polished finish.

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Rose Gold and White Sapphire Engagement Ring – Ring Only

Cheap engagement rings

If you are searching for an engagement ring on a budget then swapping a centre diamond for a white sapphire will give you a similar look but with a much more affordable price tag. This rose gold and white sapphire engagement ring from Ring Only is a beautiful vintage style and is priced at less than £500.

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9ct Gold and Amethyst Guinevere Ring – Alison Moore Designs

Cheap gold engagement ring

For an alternative style engagement ring, this 9ct gold and amethyst Guinevere ring from Alison Moore Designs is a beautiful choice. An elegant emerald cut amethyst sits in a four claw setting on a textured 9ct gold band. It’s the perfect choice if you know your other half wants something completely unique.

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Moissanite Trilogy Ring – The Aladdins Cave

Cheap engagement rings

If you love the style of a trilogy ring but you don’t think your engagement ring budget will stretch to diamonds then a moissanite ring from The Aladdins Cave could be a stunning alternative. This gemstone is similar in appearance to a diamond but is much more cost effective.

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Engagement Rings Under £250

If you have an engagement ring of £250 or less then take a look at some stunning designs that will suit your budget.

Blue and White Sapphire Engagement Ring – Amelia May

Budget engagement ring

This blue and white sapphire ring from Amelia May is a beautiful option if you are shopping for an engagement ring on a budget. An oval blue sapphire is nestled between two white sapphires and set on a 9ct gold band. It’s the perfect option if you are looking for an elegant and timeless design.

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Oval Morganite Engagement Ring – Brilliant Forever

Rose gold engagement ring

Morganite is beautiful alternative to a traditional diamond and it has a beautiful peachy tone that gives a subtle glow. This morganite ring from Brilliant Forever has an oval centre stone that is flanked by six tiny solitaire diamonds.

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White Gold and Cubic Zirconia Ring – Goldsmiths

Budget halo engagement ring

This white gold and cubic zirconia ring from Goldsmiths would make a perfect placeholder ring – whether you wanted to propose with it then save up fora diamond ring or if you wanted to then have your other half pick out their own engagement ring.

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Rose Gold and Crystal Ring – Swarovski

Placeholder ring

For an impressive looking ring on a budget this rose gold and crystal style from Swarovski is perfect. The asymmetrical design gives a modern finish and the crystals give a sparkling finish that is so pretty.

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Sapphire and Man-Made Diamond Ring – The Aladdins Cave

Cheap sapphire engagement ring

This sapphire and diamond engagement ring from The Aladdins Cave features a made-made diamond – making it much more affordable than a mined diamond. The centrestone is sat between two deep blue sapphires and the ring is available in sterling silver or white gold.

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If you are still looking for your dream engagement ring then take a look at our ultimate guide to buying an engagement ring.