5 Tips for Finding Affordable Engagement Rings

An engagement ring is not just a piece of jewelry; it’s a symbol of love and commitment.

Unfortunately, finding well-priced engagement rings is difficult. Love and marriage have become so overly commercialized that as of 2017, the average American now spends $6,351 on their engagement ring. In the last six years, engagement ring spending rose by 25%, and that trend seems set to continue.

Finding a high-quality engagement ring is essential, but today, we seem to equate how much we love each other with how much we spend. However, you don’t have to break the bank to buy affordable wedding rings. At Gema&Co, you can find engagement rings under 400 dollars, with the same quality as a traditional diamond ring.

Let’s take a look at how you can find inexpensive engagement ring options.


The True Cost of an Engagement Ring

One of the biggest frustrations loving couples have is budgeting for an engagement ring. You might have looked up the different qualities of gemstones, such as clarity, cut, and color. After browsing, you may believe that high costs are unavoidable.

Don’t destroy your finances to prove your love. Forget about having to spend two months’ salary on a ring.

What if we told you that you could find a beautiful, timeless engagement ring with the same qualities as a diamond ring? We specialize in the sale of moissanite rings. These low-cost engagement rings are manufactured from moissanite, which is a mineral found only on meteorites. It’s rarer than diamond and is grown in a lab.

Plus, because moissanite gemstones are created in a lab, you know your ring is conflict-free and guaranteed to be of high quality.

Our engagement rings match the clarity, color, and cut of a top-quality diamond ring for less than a third of the price.


Tips for Finding Affordable Engagement Rings

We always recommend doing your research to narrow down your options before committing to a purchase.

If you’re looking for affordable engagement rings, follow these top tips.

1. Avoid Platinum Rings

The cost of the gemstone is just one part of the equation. The band also contributes to the overall cost of your engagement ring significantly.

Even though platinum is trendy, it’s the one precious metal that’s more expensive than gold. When comparing low-cost white gold engagement rings with diamond-platinum rings, you’ll find almost a 100% difference in price.

Stay away from platinum to keep your costs down.

2. Try Moissanite Instead of Diamonds

Moissanite is a lab-grown mineral that matches the quality of even the best diamonds.

Today, market moissanites are mostly colorless within the D-I range, which are the two highest tiers in jewelry.

We sell rings from the Charles and Colvard’s Forever One collection. These rings feature incredibly high-quality stones and are guaranteed to hold D/E/F ratings in color and a minimum of VS2 clarity.

3. Avoid the Big Store Chains

All jewelry sold at big brands like Tiffany & Co. and Signet comes with high markups. Although these companies have never revealed their true markups, many experts estimate that pieces are marked up by 100%.

Online jewelers and local jewelers with a single store will never use these same markups.

4. Buy Secondhand

There’s a big market for cheap and affordable engagement rings bought second-hand. The high divorce rates may be responsible for this — and allow you to find the ideal ring for a low cost.

Buying a secondhand ring may not be romanticized, but it’s much cheaper than buying a brand new ring.

5. Don’t Buy the Highest C Ratings

The truth is that once you get to the higher clarity and color ratings, the difference is practically unnoticeable. Only an expert jeweler with a loupe can tell the difference between a D and E-rated gemstone.

Yet, the price difference is significant. Is it worth paying for a different letter for something that won’t be noticeable on your finger?


Shop Gema&Co for Affordable Engagement Rings

Where should you turn for cheap and affordable engagement rings?

Gema&Co sells moissanite rings in a variety of styles. We believe in ethically sourced jewelry and accessibility for all loving couples. So, why should you buy from us?

  • Our moissanite rings are a fraction of the price of diamond rings.
  • We sell very affordable engagement rings that are conflict-free and ethically sourced.
  • Moissanite rings have the same colorless, pristine cut as diamonds. The average person cannot tell the difference between our well-priced engagement rings and equivalent diamond rings.


Where to Buy Affordable Wedding Rings– Gema&Co

Buying an inexpensive ring doesn’t have to be rocket science. You don’t have to sully your love with rampant commercialization.

A Gema&Co moissanite ring can match any high-grade pristine cut diamond ring. Yet, we do it at a fraction of the price.

Find a ring you’ll fall in love with at Gema&Co!

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