When it comes to engagement rings and wedding rings in general, you don't have to spend a bunch of paychecks on something wildly expensive. The diamond industry keeps asking why millennials aren't buying as many diamonds and it's clear: diamonds aren't the only way to go anymore.
I found a whole bunch of super affordable wedding rings with colored semi-precious stones, opals, sapphires, Tahitian pearls, and yep, even a few gorgeous diamonds (and black diamonds!). The metals range from sterling silver to white gold and beyond, so choose carefully if you're looking for something more or less durable.
Let's go shopping for some purty sparklies that are all under (some WELL under) a $500 price tag…
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