Broke-Ass Tag: budget friendly

11/16

Affiliate Disclaimer NewBABs, let’s talk rings. Yeah, that ring.

As Broke-Asses, we typically like for our ring to match our lifestyle — classy but savvy, fun but smart, stunning but brilliant. And that means finding the most bang for your buck with that all-important engagement ring. You know what you like, now you just have to find the one that makes the most sense for your taste and your partner’s (and your!) wallet. So, as your dutiful editor, I’ve rounded up 100 amazingly gorgeous engagement rings, all under $1000. With stones ranging from real diamonds to moissonite and morganite (super affordable diamond alternatives) to gemstones of any color, there’s sure to be a ring (or 20) to fit your every desire. Etsy is a treasure trove, but even the larger companies (Kay, Jared, etc.) still have stunners well under a grand.
Addy Art Deco Engagement Ring

Art Deco Ring, $367.19 from Etsy seller Addy

WanLoveDesigns White Topaz Three-Stone Ring

White Topaz 3-stone Engagement Ring, $375 from Etsy seller WanLoveDesigns

TheresaPytell White Gold Moissonite Oval Ring

White Gold Moissonite Oval Engagement Ring, $488 from Etsy seller TheresaPytell

TheAladdinsCave Natural White Sapphire Solitaire Engagement Ring

White Sapphire Solitaire Ring, $79.99 from Etsy seller TheAladdinsCave

TANSO Sapphire Engagement Ring

Art Nouveau Sapphire Engagement Ring, $398 from Etsy seller TANSO

TANSO Diamond and Sapphire Ring

Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring, $889 from Etsy seller TANSO

SwankMetalsmithing New Moon Crescent Engagement Ring

Moon Phase Ring with Black Diamonds, $265 from Etsy seller SwankMetalsmithing

SivanLotan Unique Marquise Engagement Ring

White Topaz Marquis Engagement Ring, $759 from Etsy seller SivanLotan

ShopClementine Square Rose Cut Black Diamond Ring

Square Rose Cut Black Diamond Ring, $620 from Etsy seller ShopClementine

SellerOfJewels 14K White Gold Diamond and Padparadascha Ring

14K White Gold Diamond and Padparadscha Ring, $579 from Etsy seller SellerofJewels

ScotchStreetVintage Vintage Blue Topaz and Diamond Cluster Ring

Blue Topaz and Diamond Cluster Ring, $350 from Etsy seller ScotchStreetVintage

ScotchStreetVintage Blue Topaz Engagement Ring

2 Carat Blue Topaz Ring, $400 from Etsy seller ScotchStreetVintage

RockCandyCollection1 2.5 Carat Radiant Lab Cut Diamond

Radiant Cut Lab Created Diamond, $795 from Etsy seller RockCandyCollection1

ProvenanceJewellery Edwardian Opal Ring

Edwardian Opal and Diamond Ring, $765.63 from Etsy seller ProvenanceJewellry

PristineCustomRings Ruby Flower Ring

Ruby Flower Ring, $800 by Etsy seller PristineCustomRings

PointNoPointStudio Rose Cut Brilliant Ring

Rose Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, $900 from Etsy seller PointNoPointStudio

PointNoPointStudio Black Diamond Engagement Ring

Black Diamond Engagement Ring, $600 from Etsy seller PointNoPointStudioonegarnetgirl Oregon Sunstone Ring

Oregon Sunstone Ring, $298 from Etsy seller OneGarnetGirl

OliviaEwing Verona Engagement Ring

Verona Engagement Ring, $998 from Etsy seller OliviaEwing

NinadesCriquets Delicate 18K Gold Diamond Ring

Delicate Gold and Diamond Engagement Ring, $390 from Etsy seller NinadesCriquets

NangijalaJewelry Silver Gold Branch Engagement Ring with Green Stone

Green Moissonite Woodland Engagement Ring, $450 from Etsy seller NangijalaJewelry

moonkistdesigns Victorian Filigree Lavender Moonstone Ring

Victorian Filigree Lavender Moon Quartz Ring, $93.50 from Etsy seller MoonkistDesigns

MinimalVS Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement RIng

Yellow Gold Triangle Diamond Engagement Ring, $880 from Etsy seller MinimalVS

Amazon Emerald and Opal Ring

Emerald and Fiery Opal Ring, $399.99 from Amazon

MinimalVS Pear DIamond Engagement Ring

Pear Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, $680 from Etsy seller MinimalVS

MichaelGabriels Three Stone Round Brilliant Cut Ring

Three Stone Round Brilliant Cut Engagement Ring, $525 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

White Gold Sapphire and Pearl Ring from Amazon

Sapphire and Pearl Engagement Ring in White Gold, $343 from Amazon

MichaelGabriels Round Brilliant Cut Engagement Ring

Round Brilliant Cut Champagne Diamond Ring, $200 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

MichaelGabriels Oval Diamond Engagment Ring

Oval Diamond Engagement Ring, $549 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

MichaelGabriels Micro Pave Wedding Band

Micro Pave Diamond Ring, $280 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

MichaelGabriels Marquis Diamond Engagment Ring

Marquee Diamond Ring, $499 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

MichaelGabriels Halo Round Brilliant Ring

Halo Set Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring, $549 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

MichaelGabriels Five Stone Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring

Five Stone Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring, $399 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

Garnet and Fiery Opal Engagement Ring from Amazon

Garnet and Fiery Opal Cluster Ring, $489 from Amazon

MichaelGabriels Emerald Cut Diamond Ring with Pave Band

Emerald Cut Diamond with Micro Pave, $899 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

Levian Garnet Ring with Diamonds Set in Strawberry Gold, $699.99 from Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

MichaelGabriels Diamond Bezel Cut Engagement Ring

Bezel Set Half-Halo Diamond Engagement Ring, $650 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

mastergoldcraft Round Natural London Blue Topaz

Natural London Blue Topaz with Diamond Halo Ring, $695 from Etsy seller MasterGoldCraft

MagpieVintageJewelry Art Deco 18K Gold Diamond Ring

Art Deco 18k Gold Diamond Engagement Ring, $295 from Etsy seller MagpieVintageJewelry

MaejeanVintage Antique 14K Rose Gold Ring

Antique 14k Rose Gold 1/5 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Ring, $365 from Etsy seller MaejeanVintage

LuxCrown White Sapphire and Opal Halo Ring

White Sapphire and Opal Halo Ring, $249.99 from Etsy seller LuxCrown

LuoJewelry Emerald Engagement Ring

Emerald Ring, $280 from Etsy seller LuoJewelry

LoveAlwaysGalicia Antique Gold Orange Blossom Ring

Art Deco White Gold Orange Blossom Diamond Ring, $489 from Etsy seller LoveAlwaysGalicia

lolide Rose Gold Moissonite Stacking Wedding Ring Set

Moissonite Rose Gold Stacking Engagement Ring Set, $625 by Etsy seller Lolide

ldiamondsforever Round Shape Brilliant Moissonite Ring

Brilliant Moissonite and Diamond Engagement Ring, $602 from Etsy seller ldiamondsforever

LaMoreDesign Rose Gold Halo Black Diamond Ring

14k Rose Gold Halo Engagement Ring with Black Spinel, $648 from Etsy seller LaMoreDesign

LaMoreDesign Halo White Topaz Engagement Ring with Pave Diamonds

Halo Diamond Engagement Ring with White Topaz, $898 from Etsy seller LaMoreDesign

LaMoreDesign Floral Aquamarine Ring

Floral Aquamarine Engagement Ring, $798 from Etsy seller LaMoreDesign

LaMoreDesign Cushion White Topaz and Diamond Ring

Cushion White Topaz and Diamond Engagement Ring, $748 from Etsy seller LaMoreDesign

LadyRoseVintageJewel Vintage Engagement Ring

Vintage Floral Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring, $645 from Etsy seller LadyRoseVintageJewel

LadyRoseVintageJewel Vingage Old Cut Engagement RIng

Vintage Old Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, $695 from Etsy seller LadyRoseVintageJewel

LadyRoseVintageJewel Antique Filigree Engagement Ring

Antique Engagement Ring with Orange Blossom Motif, $845 from Etsy seller LadyRoseVintageJewel

LadyRoseVintageJewel Antique Engagement Ring with Old European Cut Diamond

Antique Old European Cut Engagement Ring, $795 from Etsy seller LadyRoseVintageJewel

karenjohnsondesign Rose Gold White Sapphire Ring

Rose Gold White Sapphire Ring, $664.06 from Etsy seller KarenJohnsonDesign

JewelryAsteria Gold Topaz Ring

Gold and Blue Topaz Ring, $349.99 from Etsy seller JewelryAsteria

Amazon Yellow Diamond Three Stone Ring

Yellow Diamond Three Stone Ring, $879 from Amazon

JewelryAsteria Gold Peridot and Cubic Zirconia Ring

Peridot Three Stone Ring, $129.99 from Etsy seller JewelryAsteria

JewelryAsteria Art Deco Blue Topaz Ring

Art Deco Blue Topaz Ring, $299.99 from Etsy seller JewelryAsteria

JewelryAstaria Red Gemstone Engagement Ring

Garnet Halo Ring, $249.99 from Etsy seller JewelryAsteria

JamieKatesJewelry Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring Yellow

Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring, $399 from Etsy seller JamieKatesJewelry

JamieKatesJewelry Vintage Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring

Vintage Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring, $399 from Etsy seller JamieKatesJewelry

GoldAdore Vintage White Gold Diamond and Sapphire Ring

Vintage White Gold and Sapphire Engagement Ring, $845 from Etsy seller GoldAdore

gispandiamonds Leaves Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Rose Gold Leaves Engagement, $650 from Etsy seller GispanDiamonds

gispandiamonds Art Deco Yellow Gold Ring

Art Deco Yellow Gold Engagement Ring, $850 from Etsy seller GispanDiamonds

GilatArtzi Diamond Past Present Future Ring

Past, Present and Future Diamond Engagement Ring, $549 from Etsy seller GilatArtzi

FRomaG Pear Cut Diamond Ring

Pear Cut Diamond Ring with Pave and Black Diamonds, $880 from Etsy seller FRomaG

FergusonsFineJewelry Vintage 1950s Engagemetn Ring

Vintage 1950s / Mid Century Engagement Ring, $995 from Etsy seller FergusonsFineJewels

FergusonsFineJewelry Antique Art Deco Engagement Ring

Antique Art Deco Engagement Ring, $725 from Etsy seller FergusonsFineJewels

FergusonsFineJewelry Antique Art Deco Engagement Ring Dainty

1920s Art Deco Engagement Ring, $725 from Etsy seller FergusonsFineJewels

FergusonsFineJewelry Antique 1920s Engagement Ring

1920s Art Deco Filigree Engagement Ring, $950 from Etsy seller FergusonsFineJewels

Kay Jewelers Black Diamond White Gold Ring

Black Diamond and White Gold Ring, $699.99 from Kay Jewelers

ExquisiteGem Magenta Tourmalinge Engagement Ring

Magenta Pink Red Tourmaline Engagement Ring, $750 from Etsy seller ExquisiteGem

ExquisiteGem Australian Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

Australian Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring, $550 from Etsy seller ExquisiteGem

EngagedwithDiamonds Art Deco 1920s Engagement Ring

Art Deco Ring, $850 from Etsy seller EngagedwithDiamonds

EngagedJewelry Montana Sapphire and Raw Diamond Engagement Ring

Montana Sapphire and Raw Diamond Trio Ring, $795 from Etsy seller EngagedJewelry

EngagedJewelry Blue Raw Diamond Engagement Ring

Blue Raw Diamond Engagement Ring, $650 from Etsy seller EngagedJewelry

EJCOLLECTIONS White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring with Black Diamond

White Gold and Diamond Halo Ring with Black Diamond Center Stone, $935 from Etsy seller CJCollections

DiamondSoulShop Sapphire Art Deco Ring

Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring, $699 from Etsy seller DiamondSoulShop

DiamondSoulShip Aquamarine Art Deco Engagement Ring

Art Deco Aquamarine Ring, $600 from Etsy seller DiamondSoulShop

DiamondsMine Ruby Engagement Ring with Micro Pave

Ruby Engagement Ring with Micro Pave, $849 from Etsy seller DiamondsMine

DiamondsMine Braided Black Diamond Engagement Ring

Braided Black Diamond Engagement Ring, $877 from Etsy seller DiamondsMine

DiamondsMine Black Diamond Marquise Engagement Ring

Marquise Cut Black Diamond Engagement Ring, $864 from Etsy seller DiamondsMine

DiamondsMine Art Deco Back Diamond Engagement Ring

Art Deco Black Diamond Ring, $819 from Etsy seller DiamondsMine

CypressCreekVintage Rare Black Diamond Engagement Ring

Vintage Carbanado Engagement Ring, $398 from Etsy seller CypressCreekVintage

CrownJewelsCo Brilliant Cut Engagement Ring

Brilliant Cut Solitaire with Accents Engagement Ring, $749.94 from Etsy seller CrownJewelsCo

capucinne Baguette Diamond RingBaguette Diamond Ring, $870 from Etsy seller Capucinne

Blue Nile Sapphire and Diamond Halo Ring

Asscher Cut Sapphire and Diamond Halo Ring, $895 from Blue Nile

Blue Nile Morganite and Diamond Halo Cushion Ring

Morganite and Diamond Halo Cushion Ring in Rose Gold, $980 from Blue Nile

BelmarJewelers Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring

Round Brilliant Vintage Engagement Ring, $695 from Etsy seller BelmarJewelers

Jared the Galleria Levian Garnet Ring with Diamonds in Strawberry Gold

LeVian Garnet Ring with Diamonds in Strawberry Gold, $899.99 from Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

ASecondTime Twig Style Engagement Ring

White Topaz Twig Style Ring, $450 from Etsy seller ASecondTime

ASecondTime Raw Uncut Rough Diamond Solitaire

Raw Uncut Rough Diamond and Sterling Silver Ring, $295 from Etsy seller ASecondTime

AroshaTaglia Coral Black Gemstone Statement Ring

Coral Black Diamond Ring, $241.80 from Etsy seller AroshaTaglia
AlisonTitusJewelry Raw Uncut Diamond Ring

Raw Uncut Diamond Ring, $985 from Etsy seller AlisonTitusJewelry

Addy Art Deco Diamond Ring

Art Deco Pierced Quatrefoil Five Stone Design, $429.69 from Etsy seller Addy

MilaJewelryDesign Pearl Engagement Ring

Rose Gold Pearl Ring, $260 from Etsy seller MilaJewellryDesignMilaJewellryDesign Pear Engagement Ring

Pear Diamond Engagement Ring, $460 from Etsy seller MilaJewellryDesign

sarajewelrystu prehnite engagement ring

 Prehnite and Diamond Ring in Rose Gold, $699.99 from Etsy seller SaraJewelryStuAmazon Round Cut Five Stone Black Diamond RIng

Round Cut Five Stone Black Diamond Ring, $160-$289 from Amazon

Jared the Galleria of Jewelry Levian Diopside with Diamonds in Strawberry Gold

Levian Diopside with Diamonds Set in Strawberry Gold, $749.99 from Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

Do you have a favorite out of these, BABs?

christen
  • 7/30

    Upcycling and being a Broke-Ass go hand-in-hand. Add some hot color, fun designs, eco-friendliness and an Etsy seller? Looks like we’ve got a BAB match made in heaven with Topaz and Opal.

    Kim, the mastermind behind Topaz and Opal, has a history of teaching, but a passion for making these super fun, bright baubles. Her decoupage skillz give bright new life to regular items (check out the jewelry trays) and add a fun pop to your bauble routine. Of her shop, Kim says this:

    If Topaz and Opal is anything it’s a lesson [many lessons] in how to use, reuse, re-imagine, and create new things using old or new, but not so spectacular things, and turning them into jewelry, art, and accessories.

    Doesn’t that sound like a page right out of the BAB Manual? I thought so, too. And those bangles would be a super fun, bright gift for your amazing bridesmaids, no? I’m glad we’re on the same page.

    Winning Wednesday Rock Upcycled Eco Bling from Topaz and Opal.jpg

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    And because it’s Wednesday, lucky you! Kim is doling out one $150 gift certificate (including the price of shipping + handling) to Topaz and Opal.

    As per usual, each option below is one entry method. The more tasks you complete, the more entries you get.

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    christen
  • 4/1

    The Broke-Ass Bride is proud to partner with Brides Against Breast Cancer, turning gently used designer gowns into a beacon of hope in the worldwide fight against breast cancer. If you'd like to donate your gown, here's how. If you're in need of a gown, Brides Against Breast Cancer runs a nationwide tour of gowns, and you should most definitely check it out when it…

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    3/31

    Daniel and I have three goals with our wedding: keep it cheap, keep it from looking cheap, and keep it unique. During these early stages of our planning, we’ve tried to come up with ways to save ourselves money without sacrificing our vision. Thus far, we’ve come up with several ideas that not only cut costs, but also make our wedding even more uniquely suited…

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    3/28

    Your wedding stationery is the first impression anyone will get about your wedding: it will give them cues about what to expect from the evening (or morning, or afternoon) and how to dress appropriately. No matter what your style, from traditional to modern, rustic to preppy, black and white to bold color, you're certain to find an invitation that suits your event and your budget…

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  • 3/21

    Photo courtesy of bridesmaiddressaleca Dear Heather, I need to find navy, knee-length, one-shoulder bridesmaid dresses. The catch - under $100 and something that stores carry. My maid of honor lives out of state and wants to try it on before she buys, and I totally agree! I've heard too many horror stories of online dresses not fitting right! Help me, please! Bride Seeking Little Blue…

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    3/18

    Angela and Jay had their beautiful wedding in January of this year, incorporating meaningful locations, the support of their community, and some Arizona flair. Seriously, how cute are these cactus favors? It goes to show that you don't need to spend $30,000 to have a beautiful, memorable wedding day...and since their family and friends were involved throughout, they were able to start their married lives…

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    3/10

    Brides Against Breast Cancer is an amazing charity that we've partnered with--they accept new and used gown donations, which they then send on roadshows across the country to sell to brides like you for an average price of $600! They also do "Run and Renew" 5K events as fundraisers, and every year, they raise around a million dollars for those impacted by cancer. Incredible, no?…

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  • 2/24

    Real Bride Kate's  Aussie fiance Daniel Gullotta used to work in fine jewelry and was kind enough to provide our readers with insider's tips on how to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to wedding jewelry. This guide is the next best thing to having him with you when you go shopping! And when it's all said and done, don't forget…

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