30 Affordable Engagement Rings That Actually Look Expensive

All of which cost less than £1,000.

You’d think finding The One was hard enough, but finding an engagement ring worthy enough for your soulmate can feel like an unsurmountable task.

Whether you’re covertly trying to figure out their ring size – find a helpful guide here – or looking for one that suits their style and your budget, it’s often a hefty investment.

Choosing the ring that looks the part often requires a little homework. Whether you’re buying together or surprising your partner, think about what will suit their taste. The easiest way to start is looking at their existing jewellery collection. Do they prefer a particular metal? Do they wear a lot of jewellery or is their taste more subtle? This should give you a clue as to what ring to choose.

Louise/HuffPost UK
Louise/HuffPost UK

If you’re planning to surprise them, this is the time to go full detective: sneakily ask their friends, as they might have mentioned their dream design, and check their social media for clues as to the kind of jewellery they may have liked in the past.

So, if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration or are actively shopping around, we’ve rounded up the Etsy stores with the most beautiful, handmade engagement rings, from vintage to custom–made, all under £1000.

Gold Ruby Engagement Ring, Etsy
Gold Ruby Engagement Ring, Etsy
Oval Rose Gold Engagement Ring, Etsy
Oval Rose Gold Engagement Ring, Etsy
9ct Mixed Gold Square Diamond Engagement Ring, Etsy
9ct Mixed Gold Square Diamond Engagement Ring, Etsy
Vintage Oval Moissanite Engagement Ring, Etsy
Vintage Oval Moissanite Engagement Ring, Etsy
Green Tourmaline Recycled Gold Ring, Etsy
Green Tourmaline Recycled Gold Ring, Etsy
Wood Engagement Ring, Etsy
Wood Engagement Ring, Etsy
Personalised 9ct Gold Diamond Engagement Ring, Etsy
Personalised 9ct Gold Diamond Engagement Ring, Etsy
9ct Mixed Gold Square Diamond Engagement Ring, Etsy
9ct Mixed Gold Square Diamond Engagement Ring, Etsy
Sterling Silver & Ebony Bent Wood Ring With Amethyst Inlay
Sterling Silver & Ebony Bent Wood Ring With Amethyst Inlay
Oval Cut Black Onyx Engagement Ring, Etsy
Oval Cut Black Onyx Engagement Ring, Etsy
9ct Yellow Gold & Morganite Halo Ring with Diamonds, Etsy
9ct Yellow Gold & Morganite Halo Ring with Diamonds, Etsy
Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring, Etsy
Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring, Etsy
9ct Rose Gold Pink Peach Spinel Floral Alternative Engagement Ring, Etsy
9ct Rose Gold Pink Peach Spinel Floral Alternative Engagement Ring, Etsy
Three Stone Lab Sapphire Engagement Ring, Etsy
Three Stone Lab Sapphire Engagement Ring, Etsy
Pink Sapphire Engagement Ring, Etsy
Pink Sapphire Engagement Ring, Etsy
Yellow Gold and Opal Ring, Etsy
Yellow Gold and Opal Ring, Etsy
Vintage Pear-shaped Moonstone Engagement Ring, Etsy
Vintage Pear-shaped Moonstone Engagement Ring, Etsy
Garland Four Stone Ring with Rough Cut Montana Sapphires, Twig Engagement Ring, Etsy
Garland Four Stone Ring with Rough Cut Montana Sapphires, Twig Engagement Ring, Etsy
Blue Topaz Engagement Ring in 18K Gold, Etsy
Blue Topaz Engagement Ring in 18K Gold, Etsy
Diamond Solitaire Twig Engagement Ring, Etsy
Diamond Solitaire Twig Engagement Ring, Etsy
Three Diamond Silver Ring, Etsy
Three Diamond Silver Ring, Etsy
Pear shaped Black Quartz Rutilated Engagement Ring Vintage, Etsy
Pear shaped Black Quartz Rutilated Engagement Ring Vintage, Etsy
Yellow Sapphire 18k Gold Engagement Ring, Etsy
Yellow Sapphire 18k Gold Engagement Ring, Etsy
Carnelian 18 Ct Gold Ring
Carnelian 18 Ct Gold Ring
Stack of Five 9ct Yellow Gold & Champagne and White Diamond, Ethical Skinny Rings, Etsy
Stack of Five 9ct Yellow Gold & Champagne and White Diamond, Ethical Skinny Rings, Etsy
Stunning Art Deco Styled Vintage Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Etsy
Stunning Art Deco Styled Vintage Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Etsy
Vintage Garnet and Diamond Accent Ring, Etsy
Vintage Garnet and Diamond Accent Ring, Etsy
Baroque Wedding Ring, Etsy
Baroque Wedding Ring, Etsy
Triple Diamond Ring, Etsy
Triple Diamond Ring, Etsy
Antique Engagement Ring, Etsy
Antique Engagement Ring, Etsy

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