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You know what shouldn’t keep you from proposing to the love of your life? The outrageous price of an engagement ring. While for some, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, there are a plethora of non-diamond engagement rings on the market that are stunningly gorgeous, much more affordable and push the boundaries of tradition to embrace a modernized take on a romantic union. And even if your partner has their heart set on a diamond ring, there are plenty of dazzling options that don’t have sweat-inducing price tags.
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From opals to amethysts and other non-traditional stones, read on for 10 unique engagement ring options that will wow your partner without breaking the bank.
Brilliant Earth Cassiopeia Opal & Diamond Ring
While this vintage-inspired Cassiopeia Opal & Diamond Ring from Brilliant Earth features two dainty diamonds, the opal center stone is the star of the show. For just under $1000, you can choose between a gold, rose gold or white gold band—we’re partial to the gold and rose gold because they pull out the glimmering iridescent shades of the opal. Available in whole and half sizes 3 through 9, this whimsical ring has a fairytale vibe, which is just what you need to get your storybook marriage underway.
Après Diana Yellow Gold & White Topaz Ring
It may look like a diamond ring, but the sparkling Diana 14K Gold & White Topaz Ring from Après features stunning white topaz. Set in a 14-karat yellow gold band, a baguette-cut white topaz gemstone glimmers at the