Stephanie Hallett
November 07, 2018 8:00 am
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Even if you’ve never heard the words “proposal season,” you’re probably well aware that many couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. It’s the time of year when the weather is cozy, we’re around our loved ones, and all we want to do is nest—the perfect storm for pledging a lifetime of love to your partner.

But if your budget doesn’t allow for Meghan Markle-level diamonds, fear not. Cheap engagement rings exist—and we don’t mean cheap as in low-quality. These unique pieces may not feature diamonds, but in many cases they’re crowned with much more ethical stones. And who doesn’t want an engagement ring that’s gorgeous and good for humanity? Browse 15 affordable engagement ring options below.

1Oval halo ring

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$179.97 Tiger Gemstones available at Etsy Opens a new window SHOP IT Opens a new window

Featuring a manmade diamond, this classic ring is set in sterling silver with rose-gold plating.

2Vintage-inspired ring

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This vintage-style band is topped with a cubic zirconia and is made to order.

3Lotus flower ring

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This is definitely an offbeat engagement ring, but for the right person, it’s a dream come true.

4Sapphire engagement ring

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$171.79 Shiny Jungle Jewellery available at Etsy Opens a new window SHOP IT Opens a new window

She’ll feel like Kate Middleton in this gorgeous lab-created sapphire.

5White sapphire ring

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$209 Jamie Park Jewelry available at Etsy Opens a new window SHOP IT Opens a new window

A beautiful white sapphire on 14k gold makes this ring a classic.

6Art deco ring

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Made from sterling silver and lab-created diamonds, this ring is sure to wow.

7A totally unique boho ring

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$199+ Raw by Olivia Mar available at Etsy Opens a new window SHOP IT Opens a new window

This alternative engagement ring features a blue apatite stone, and we’re smitten.

8Pretty pearl ring

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Perfect for a dainty hand.

9Moissanite engagement ring

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This beautiful rose gold band and cluster of moissanites is truly unique.

10Vintage opal ring

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This opal ring is crowned with a halo of sapphires for a look that’s sure to turn heads.

11Pear-shaped ring

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This pear-shaped simulated diamond sparkles on a band of 14k white gold.

12Minimalist engagement ring

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$125.99 Facets and Karats available at Etsy Opens a new window SHOP IT Opens a new window

Made with synthetic diamonds and 18k white gold, this minimalist engagement ring is a stunner.

13White fire opal ring

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$229.99+ Villani Designs available at Etsy Opens a new window SHOP IT Opens a new window

This statement-making ring is crafted from 14k solid rose gold.

14Herkimer diamond ring

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$199+ Raw by Olivia Mar available at Etsy Opens a new window SHOP IT Opens a new window

The gorgeous raw herkimer will look powerful on the hand of your beloved.

15Budding branch ring

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$250 Teri Lee Jewelry available at Etsy Opens a new window SHOP IT Opens a new window

This branch-like band features a 4mm moissanite stone and is sure to wow.

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