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By Zara H/Hello Giggles
March 21, 2017
Courtesy of Respective Brands

It’s no secret that weddings are expensive. If you are your partner are worrying about shelling out for an engagement ring before diving into the wallet-draining thing that is wedding planning, we’ve got some news for you: You don’t have to spend a bundle on a ring!

You can still have a beautiful, meaningful, special piece of jewelry without shelling out $20k. Better yet, you’re more likely to have something totally offbeat and original if you opt for this route. So whether you’re trying to save some cash, aren’t that into diamonds, or simply want to stand out among the crowd, these unusual, affordable rings have your name written all over them. They are all stunning, unusual, fairly priced, and totally modern. No massive diamonds here — just a whole bunch of gorgeous statement pieces for the modern-day bride.

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

Jaipur Lapis Ring, $505

Birthstone Halo Ring, $120-125

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Gold and Sterling Silver Luna Ring with Cultured Freshwater Pearl, $395

Courtesy of Angara

Tapered Shank Cushion Cut Morganite Ring, $1,129

Courtesy of Stephanie Gottlieb

Colored Sapphire Band with Princess Cuts, $1,245

Courtesy of Brilliant Earth

Amethyst Willow Ring, $1,600

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Black Diamond Aura Ring, $2,050

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Amethyst Marquise Ring, $210

This story originally appeared on Hello Giggles.

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