The trick when seeking a budget-friendly engagement ring is to not search for an engagement ring at all. With engagement rings, prices are often marked up, as retailers know that brides-to-be (or nervous grooms-to-be) are willing to pay a premium. There is, however, a plethora of stunning rings that fit the bill—they're just filed under categories like demi-fine jewelry. While comic relief is enjoyable, it's even more enjoyable to find the perfect loop to slip around your finger and wear for a lifetime.
That's why we've rounded up 25 of the most beautiful engagement rings under $1000 (even if they're not listed as engagement rings).