When you have found the person you want to spend your life with and you are confident that they want to spend theirs with you, the time has come to purchase an engagement ring. Naturally, you will want an elegant ring that suits your future fiance's taste and you certainly don't want to seem cheap. Unfortunately, not every budget allows for big spending on the ring itself. Consider the strain that a huge debt may place on your new marriage, then seek out cheap engagement rings online or in a store. The size and cut of the stone in the band are usually the main components that drive the price higher. A small stone cut and set elegantly in the setting can be more beautiful than a huge stone that looks too big and out of place. It may also be wise to trade stone size for higher quality metal in the ring or vice versa. Consider which is more important, a large stone or a higher quality metal and then make a decision. If your sweetie has their heart set on a band that is too expensive, you may be able to find a similar band for less. The internet is a good source for bands from different sellers whose prices may be lower than the big jewelry stores. It might also be possible to find a similar ring on the website of the store where the more expensive ring was found. It is certainly worthwhile to check for sales and special offers in the stores as well as online. Most stores offer financing options to those who qualify that can cut the cost into to easy monthly payments, allowing you to buy the ring of your choice. Stores may also offer the financing options for some of their lesser expensive bands. This makes it easier for those in love but on a budget to buy a nice ring.
Be warned however, the payments will still need to be met on time. Never purchase a ring that you will not be able to afford now or later, even with monthly payments When you can't afford a shiny new ring, consider buying a uniquely beautiful antique ring. Sometimes these rings are cheaper because the gems in them are of less value. The charm and style of an antique ring more than make up for this fact. Remember, you should always consider your future fiance's taste before purchasing any ring. They may not like the antique look and the cost of the ring won't matter if it is not suited at all to their taste. Finding a suitable engagement band that you can afford but is not a cheap engagement band is not an impossible task. Stores both online and walk-in offer many different options and will often work with you to find a solution that fits your financial needs. Using this knowledge and a little research, a beautiful ring can easily be found for your beloved.