When you start shopping for engagement rings, you might feel like you’re stuck with just two options:
- big, flashy, way too expensive
- small, unattractive, slightly less expensive
Your options aren’t so limited, though. A lot of people are under the impression that a good ring has to cost a lot of money, but that’s not the case anymore.
Inexpensive, affordable rings are abundant, and they’re also beautiful. Forget about blowing all your savings or making sacrifices in order to buy a ring that’s out of your price range just because you feel like you have to. If you’re not convinced, here are just a few of the many benefits of buying an inexpensive engagement ring:
You’ll Have More Options
Ring: The One and Only ($54.95)
If you’re on an engagement ring budget, chances are your choices are limited in the “luxury ring” world. Should you go for the small diamond, or the really small diamond? Why are certain cuts more expensive? She likes rose gold, but it costs way too much!
You can say goodbye to those difficult decisions when you switch to affordable rings. Every cut, color, style, and size is open to you. Rose gold is just as inexpensive as yellow gold, and suddenly the flashy rings that you know she’ll love are back on the table. In fact, you might begin to have trouble deciding with all the options that suddenly become available!
You Can Save the Money for Better Use
Young people looking forward to marriage in this day and age have a lot to contend with when it comes to starting a life and a family. You and your future spouse probably have dreams of owning a home, or traveling the world for a few years. Why should these dreams take a backseat to something like a ring? The more money you save on the ring, the more you can set aside for a downpayment on a house, a romantic honeymoon, or a trip around the world. And if kids are even remotely on your radar, you’ll want to start saving for those long 18 years (or more) as soon as possible.
You Won’t Have to Panic if You Lose It
Ring: The Alexandria ($59.95)
Oh, that dreaded moment when your ring isn’t where it’s supposed to be. If you’ve ever misplaced your cell phone, keys, wallet, or something else of vital importance, you’re familiar with this feeling. Many people go through the process of taking out insurance on engagement rings because of how expensive they are. Beyond that, did you know that if you travel, it’s recommended that you don’t wear expensive jewelry so that you’re not marked out as a target for robbery or pickpocketing? Expensive rings open up a whole new world of possibilities that are less than ideal, stressful, and just plain not worth it.
When you have an inexpensive ring, on the other hand, you know it can easily be replaced, it didn’t cost you a huge chunk of change, and you won’t have to feel guilty if anything happens to it. And with all that you have to be focused on these days, it’s no small luxury to be able to cross one thing off the list.
The decision to spend your life with someone you love shouldn’t get muddled up in thoughts of expense and worries over finances.
At the end of the day, making practical choices that take the future into account says more about your commitment than a big, flashy diamond ever could.
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