5 Budget-Friendly Engagement Ring Ideas

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5 Budget-Friendly Engagement Ring Ideas

The average engagement ring costs about $4,200. We know -- gulp! But the good news is the hottest engagement ring trends are actually budget-friendly. Here’s the rundown on the latest recession-proof ring trends!

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Alternative Metals

The price of gold has recently dropped some, mostly hovering between $800 and $900 per ounce, but is still relatively pricey. The same goes for platinum which costs slightly more than gold. But there are alternatives. You just need to know what to ask for. Consider palladium. It’s becoming really popular because it has a similar look and feel to gold, but you can get it for a fraction of the price. If you really love the idea of platinum, choose white gold for a more traditional-style setting. (While gold can still be costly, it’s still a great deal more affordable than platinum.)

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