An engagement ring is a beautiful symbol of the love between two people. These elegant pieces will potentially be worn every day for the rest of a person's life. They should therefore be timelessly styled, so they can be worn with every outfit and never go out of fashion. A common misconception is that you can only get beautiful, high quality engagement rings for a huge amount of money. In fact, it's possible to find the perfect ring whatever your budget.
Your first step should be to decide how much money you have to spend on a ring. While it's often said that an engagement ring should cost 2 month's salary, this is not always viable. Work out a budget to see how much you can afford to spend on a ring. If you choose to by a ring on credit or finance, make sure that you can comfortably afford the monthly repayments. You should also ask your fiancee what type of jewellery she prefers. If she doesn't like diamonds, you may be able to find a more affordable ring featuring a different gemstone.
If you fiancee want a diamond ring, it is possible to find one to suit your budget. Generally, smaller diamonds are more affordable than larger ones. You could choose a ring that has a subtle diamond accent rather than a large solitaire. Also, clusters of many small diamonds offer the appearance of one large diamond, at a fraction of the cost.