Propose in style with stunning engagement rings under $2,000 from Blue Nile. Our vast selection of rings and beautiful, high-quality diamonds makes it easy to customize the ideal ring at any budget. Maximize value by choosing a center diamond with a high cut grade. As you shop, consider solitaire and halo settings, which make the center stone appear larger.
The ideal price for an engagement ring really comes down to your budget. There's no right or wrong answer. Once you've decided to save for an engagement ring, determine a budget, and choose an engagement ring that works within that budget.
What diamond shapes provide the best value?
Round-cut diamonds are the most expensive of all the diamond shapes. When you're trying to maximize budget, choose fancy-cut diamonds, which cost up to 25% less than a round diamond of equal carat weight and quality.
What affects the price of an engagement ring the most?
The center diamond is the biggest factor affecting the price of the engagement ring. As you shop for the center stone, balance the 4Cs to find a ring within your budget.
Are there ways to make the center stone appear larger?
A halo engagement ring is a great choice for making a center stone seem larger. This setting features a multitude of small accent stones surrounding the center diamond. Marquise, oval, and emerald cuts also look larger per carat weight compared with round diamonds.