Engagement Rings Under $300!

With "proposal season" upon us, I was recently inspired by an article I saw making the rounds on social media.  The article, which was originally posted on the website InspireMore, is about the McCays - a pair of newlyweds who suffered through an engagement ring shopping experience that was second to none - and not in a good way.

To summarize the article, Ariel McCay recites the experience she and her now-husband had when they were shopping for engagement rings.  A jeweler called the $130 Pandora rings that they were selecting 'pathetic.'  Although the jeweler who made the statement had no idea that they were selecting them for her wedding set; Ariel relates how the exchange made her then-fiance feel and how upset he was at the idea that he was failing her because he couldn't afford the traditional, big diamond set with the corresponding big ticket price.  Ariel's response was classy, mature and the epitome of what 'love' means.  Rather than giving away a spoiler, I'll let you read the original article by Josh Starling here.

But what it did do was inspire me to find some of the most amazingly beautiful, classic, modern and nontraditional engagement rings all under $300 in honor of the millions of loving couples who are getting ready for that walk down the aisle on a budget.  Because after all, this is when Love truly should trump hate, materialism, jealousy and disdain.  And to Ariel McCay, if by any stretch of my imagination, you ever read this....I just want to say, "You Go Girl! And, here's to wishing you and Quinn a lifetime of love, happiness and the fairy tale everyone deserves!"

Traditional Marquise Solitaire in yellow gold, .23ctw from QualityUcanDependOn, $190.

Full set in 10k white gold totaling .31 ctw from Wilson Brothers, $219.99.

Vintage 14k white gold, .19 carat princess cut solitaire from UpcycledUpstyled, $150.

Classic 14k yellow gold round solitaire engagement ring totaling .21 carats from ViviansGirl, $157.

A classic pear in yellow gold, .20 carats from ThingsGrandmaKept1, $175.


This modern 14k white gold, bezel set diamond with attached band totals .10 ctw is from DGXJewelry, $195.

A modern marquise sent in yellow gold with a rope twist detail totals .20 ctw is from GlanYrAfonVintage, $220.

This modern round set in 14k white & yellow set totals .57 ctw worth of diamonds from BiPolarPassion, $240.

Of course for a really modern look, skip the big diamond & go for this fabulous 18kt yellw gold band with
a cable design interior from ClassicPlatinor, $262.


Take of Princess Diana & pop the question in color!  This 1 ct. lavendar blue topaz in a diamond
halo 9kt yellow gold setting is from MamaTreeShop, $138.51.

Personally, I am in love with this Victorian era 14kt yellow gold & pyrite ladies ring, circa 1800s,
from VintageInTheRaw, $175.  It's the perfect engagement ring!

Want a big stone?  Pop the question with this amazing blue topaz set in a yellow gold basket setting
from VtgClutterCloset, $230.50.

The color on this tanzanite solitaire set in 14k white gold is stunning & on sale from LoveItShop, $100.

There's no rule that says you have to have a gemstone or diamond in your engagement ring!  This 1950s,
18k yellow gold lovers knot ring with feather detailing is perfect as an engagement ring, from Quieora, $198.90.

An antique Edwardian rhodolite garnet with a white sapphire halo in rose gold is perfect as an engagement ring
from LoveVintageJools, $165.07.

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  2. These are so beautiful rings of various color and design, It is too fashionable and good for engagement. Buy the wide range of elegant and beautiful Gold Engagement Rings at budget price.

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  4. You have shown the beautiful collection of engagement rings under the $300 price.Last Month i purchased a 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Cluster Ring from H&H Jewellery at the discounted price AU $1,750.00


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