Looking for an affordable engagement ring or wedding ring?
You probably also want a killer look and top quality. But don’t worry, because we made this article to help you find the perfect affordable ring without compromising either look or build quality.
But what exactly is the best option for you?
How to pick the best ring
Not too long ago, affordable wedding rings were synonyms for cheap wedding rings. But diamond rings were, and still are, too expensive. So, Blush & Bar was made with a goal in mind: to provide exquisitely-looking rings with the highest build quality available at an affordable price.
But here, we have always strived to go above and beyond.
We ensure all our materials are ethically sourced, so our team can lovingly craft you the best rings, from wedding bands to engagement rings and other kinds of rings. They take care of all our pieces, from stone setting to polishing the finished product.
That is not all, though. We also offer a lifetime warranty for craftsmanship issues and a questions-asked policy.
Now, let’s talk about the best option for affordable rings for you.
What is Vermeil?
Most of our rings are Vermeil (sometimes referred to as silver-gilt or gilded silver), solid sterling silver covered by a thick layer of gold. That means they are more durable and can be the perfect company for all occasions, not having to worry about discoloration or scratches like on gold rings. It is also superior to gold-plating, as any material like tin or steel can be used as the base for the coating.
Vermeil is usually covered by yellow gold, but it can also come with rose gold. Or you can get a plain 925 sterling silver ring, which also looks stunning.
Sterling silver is such a reliable and beautiful material that often boasts diamonds and other gemstones, always sharing the spotlight on cheap and expensive wedding rings and other jewelry.
And when talking about gemstones, did you know there are also other options instead of diamonds to display proudly?
Alternatives to Diamonds
There is an old tradition of buying diamond rings to propose, which might keep you on edge. It is not only because of anticipation but also the sheer amount of investment and that massive hole in your bank account. Sometimes even going for smaller diamonds or lab-grown diamonds isn’t an option.
With technological improvements and increasing market demand, jewelers and scientists worked together to develop other options to help people on a budget, providing virtually the same beautiful, shiny, and stunning looks and quality for a fraction of the price.
Cubic Zirconia is a lab-grown gemstone renowned for its particular beauty and similarities to diamonds.
Even though it is incomparably cheaper than diamonds, they deliver similar radiance and are sure to steal the attention of your wedding guests.
Cubic zirconia rings are among the most sought-after pieces in affordable wedding and engagement rings while highly durable and pretty.
Discovered by the French Chemist Henri Moissan in 1893, moissanite is a naturally occurring gemstone that quickly caught everyone’s attention. It is durable, strong, bright, and incredibly beautiful, regarded as a perfect replacement for diamonds.
They are generally brighter than diamonds, bringing that extra shine to your jewelry. Moissanite is almost as hard as diamonds, too, rendering them scratch-proof to nearly anything you might bump into.
Fortunately, its lower price point is not reflective of lower quality. It is an excellent alternative for cheap wedding rings that will look the part.
When looking for beautiful jewelry pieces, there are so many options that it becomes hard to decide. The good thing is, we don’t need to rely only on the most expensive alternative.
Rings made with gemstones like moonstone, emerald, topaz, and many others, are also great alternatives to give your look a colorful yet rich complement. There are many options to choose from, be it for a simple outdoor setting or the most important day of your life.
Fortunately, we live in a time when looking for cheaper options in wedding and engagement rings doesn’t mean compromising quality.
Beautiful gemstones can be used to match 925 sterling silver, gold, Vermeil, tungsten. You name it. There are many great options to consider.
We believe that going cheaper is better because you’ll have one less thing to worry about when planning that expensive wedding or party. Also, you can look for something truly unique that perfectly matches your personality, taste, and last but not least, pockets.
Since material and build quality is not a concern here at Blush & Bar, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is customizing your next piece of jewelry.