In 2006, $5,200 was the average amount spent on an engagement ring. With the downturn in the economy, the average ring price dropped, but now 8 years later budgets are once again inching up to where they once were. Is $5,000 your engagement ring budget? If so, you’re probably itching to see what other’s have gotten for their money at this price point.
Have you visited the Blue Nile Recently Purchased engagement ring page lately? It is one of my favorite places to browse real engagement ring pictures and see exactly how a ring stacks up – literally. If you’re lucky enough to have a $5,000 budget, you’ve got lots of options to create a gorgeous ring of any style. For inspiration, take a look at some beautiful rings customized for under $5,000 on the Blue Nile, below.
Blue Nile Studio Petite French Pave Crown Diamond under $5000
Petite Pavé has been a popular trend for a while now, but this setting from Blue Nile takes it up a notch with extra pavé details in the crown. Visit Blue Nile to see this gorgeous ring in 360-degree rotation to view the hidden details. Also available in white and yellow gold on their website.
Petite Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum under $5000
Yes! A $5,000 budget can get you a 1+ carat diamond AND a platinum setting if you choose wisely. This fiancé-to-be customized Blue Nile’s Petite Cathedral solitaire setting with a 1-carat cushion-cut diamond to create this simply stunning ring. The raised mount of a cathedral setting makes this large diamond look even larger, and the colorless D grade diamond is shown off to its best advantage in a platinum setting.
Designer Vintage Floral Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum under $5000
Ok, but can you get a designer engagement ring for less than $5000? The answer is still YES. Check out this vintage-inspired setting by Monique L’Hullier also available at Blue Nile. A round 0.70-carat diamond is surrounded by a pavé halo which makes it appear larger, and the setting itself is set with another 1/4carat of diamonds for a sparkling effect.
Trying to work within a certain budget for your engagement ring purchase? Let me know what it is and I can help you find the right ring, too!
Inspired? I hope so! Now go ahead and create your own engagement ring, at any budget, on Blue Nile.