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.
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.
Oval Rose Gold Engagement Ring, £65.82
Vintage Oval Moissanite Engagement Ring , £455.90
Wood Engagement Ring , £220.80
Oval Cut Black Onyx Engagement Ring, £483.74
Yellow Gold and Opal Ring, £198.26
Baroque Wedding Ring, £185
Triple Diamond Ring, £280
Antique Engagement Ring, £999.21
We all work hard to earn our money – so it shouldn’t feel like hard work to spend it well. At HuffPost Finds we’ll help you find the best stuff that deserves your cash, from the ultimate lipstick to a durable iron to replace the one that broke (RIP). All our choices are completely independent but we may earn a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase.