When it comes to engagement rings, we used to think that the bigger the diamond, the better. Or that it should be worth as much as three months of your salary. But getting engaged doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. After all, there’s so many more things you have to spend on after getting engaged: your wedding, your flat, renovations… the list goes on.
The good news is, there are affordable options that look just as fab as Kate Middleton’s engagement ring. From lab-grown diamonds to coloured gemstones, there are plenty of ways you can save money and stay on budget when buying an engagement ring. Here are five brands offering that signature sparkle without the hefty price tag.