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15 Engagement Rings That Prove You Don't Need To Splash Out

If you like it, put a ring on it (but you don't need to spend £££).

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1. Baby Pearl Bud Ring, £126

Alex Monroe

All of Alex Monroe's jewellery is inspired by the English countryside – so think fine, delicate pieces with textured outdoorsy touches. I love this simple pearl ring, and the birds and nest ring, £150 would be particularly sweet for two love birds.

2. Tiny Diamond Oxidised Silver and Gold Ring, £125

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I love this ungirly ring by Ed Helien studio. Czech designer (but now based in Newcastle) Anna Rei's work is primarily in silver, but she experiments in gold too. Think textured, rough-around-the-edges rings that still have a dainty heart.

3. Ruby and Diamond Ring, £149

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This Birmingham-based Etsy shop has a lovely range of vintage rings, with fabulous photography too (always a bonus). Their stock tends to be on the flashier side (like this whopper (£99)), but this ruby and diamond gem is wonderfully classy.

Also, judging by the reviews, they're especially helpful answering questions about engagement rings.

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7. Single Hawthorn Ring, £140

This ring is hard to track down, as it's from a collection a few years ago, but Beards currently have it online. It's really comfortable to wear (I own one, so I can testify to this!) and is a real talking point.

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9. Garnet Sunbark Berries Ring, £142

Eily O Connell

Irish jewellery maker Eily O'Connell's work is just stunning. She forages for natural materials (like the berries and bark in this piece) then casts them into rings. While this particular ring is one of a kind, she's happy to commission it with different stones and metals. Which would make for a pretty special gift, I think.

10. Vintage Sapphire Ring, £105

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Watson's Attic is a well-curated vintage Etsy shop, with a reliably good range of items. Stock is varied, but it leans towards Victorian and Art Deco pieces. This ring uses cubic zirconia for sparkle, and a sapphire as the star attraction. If budget's a bit higher, I adore this Victorian ring (£471).

14. Minimalist Sterling Silver Sapphire Ring, £130

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MaaPstudio is an London-based Etsy shop run by two sculptors who specialize in sterling silver pieces. I love the clean lines of this minimalist ring, and how the point of the sapphire is suspended. This bright pink ruby ring (£130) is also striking.

15. Gold and Diamond Ring, £75

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Yorkshire jeweller Sarah Hargreaves creates pieces with an ethical element – the gold in this ring is recycled, and the diamond is ethically mined in Australia. If you wanted to, you could use your extra budget to buy another ring, with a champagne diamond, (£75) and stack the two together. Gorgeous.

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