For any David Yurman fan, an engagement ring from their sophisticated Capri Collection – pictured above – is the epitome of romantic wish-fulfillment. Unfortunately, the high markup for designer rings like this one may place it out of many of our budgets. But there is a close look-alike for this David Yurman style – that smart shoppers have been customizing to get the designer look for less. Enter the James Allen cabled halo setting. With a cabled band reminiscent of the most iconic pieces from David Yurman, this collection of settings from James Allen allows shoppers to customize the look while saving money.
This look-alike setting from James Allen has cabled shanks similar to the David Yurman style and a halo which can be customized for a round, princess, cushion, emerald, oval, radiant or asscher cut diamond. How’s that for flexibility. To keep your costs low, pick a 14 or 18kt gold setting instead of platinum, and select a diamond from the extensive collection of loose stones James Allen has to offer. Once you’ve customized you David Yurman replica engagement ring, pick a cabled wedding band to match.
Get the David Yurman Capri Look for Less
So how much does a David Yurman engagement ring cost anyway? David Yurman does not post engagement ring prices on their website, so I had to do some sleuthing. Looking on resale sites like “I Do Now I Don’t” and “1st Dibs”, I’ve seen used rings selling for over $7,000 on rings that were purchased for $14,000. With below-1-carat center stones.
Now, let’s see how a James Allen shopper customized their nearly identical setting for less:
Selecting platinum for the setting metal and a high-quality G color, VS1 clarity, Very Good cut cushion diamond gives this look-alike ring the weight and sparkle of a high-end designer ring. At over 1-carat, this ring is still $10K less than the one I found listed on “I do now I don’t” selling re-sale for $7K from a $14K original purchase price – which they are now trying to sell for 50% less than originally purchased.
I can’t stress enough how pointless it is to pay a markup for a designer ring when so many gorgeous look-alike styles exist, and at the end of the day, diamonds and platinum are commodities. Scroll down to read reviews from happy James Allen customers who customized this setting for themselves.
See the full details of this ring below, and click the image to create your own.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS OF THIS JAMES ALLEN DAVID YURMAN CAPRI HALO LOOK-ALIKE
BREATHTAKING with an emerald cut!
Thank you, thank you, thank you James Allen! I have literally had other women lose their train of thought, gasp and reach over the table to get a better look at my ring in the middle of a meeting! When my husband and I first began looking at rings, I found that I loved the minimalist look of the cabled styles from David Yurman, but all of the cabled bands were so thick they overshadowed the center stone. Unbeknownst to me, my husband was taking mental notes the whole time! I have no idea how he found James Allen, but he picked out this ring and had it set with a 1.16 carat emerald cut diamond. I was totally speechless when he surprised me with it on New Years Eve! You can’t tell from the pictures above, but the band is very delicate and feminine. The diamonds in the halo are bright white, crystal clear and sparkle like crazy. They accentuate the center stone and don’t detract from it, exactly the way a halo is supposed to! I’ve worn the ring for a year now without so much as a scratch or loose prong. My husband said the customer service was exceptional too!
Jim M.| Verified Buyer
5-star rating 09/16/18
1.06 carat, J color VS2 clarity diamond GIA
We could not be happier with this ring. We learned a lot by researching certifications. Knowing it was GIA certified made a big difference. We looked in the franchise stores and there was no comparison….we would have paid thousands more. James Allen enabled us to get a ring that was better quality, more beautiful and less expensive. We loved seeing all the reviews when we were looking and so we thought it would help others if we did the same. You cannot go wrong with purchasing a ring here!!