But just because you’re not a millionaire doesn’t mean you have to skimp or sacrifice when it comes to an engagement ring. There are plenty of great options — affordable, diamond, classic-looking options — to be found if you do your homework. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 20 gorgeous rocks that anyone would be thrilled to receive, none of which break a $3,000 price point, but aren’t so cheap that it seems kind of sketchy ($200 for a diamond ring? In what world?!). Scroll through, favorite it, send it to your love as a really big hint, but you definitely need to feast your eyes on these spectacular sparklers.
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of thousands of women, snapping pictures of their left hand and uploading them to social media. It’s engagement and wedding season, people — as well as National Proposal Day today — and whether you have been with your honey for quite some time, are newly involved, or are still on the hunt for that special someone, one thing’s for certain: making it official-official can be pretty pricey.