A survey from theKnot.com reveals that the average American couple spend $5,200 on an engagement ring. Doing a “Recently Purchased” search on Blue Nile does show a large concentration of rings around that price point, but these rings are anything but Average!
If every diamond is unique, then every engagement ring is a piece of art. Reflecting the bride’s taste, aesthetic, and even her values (size vs. quality?).
Take a look at some of my favorite recently purchased rings around this national average, and let me know which one is your favorite.
If you love floral motifs, check out this Rosette Pave Engagement Ring from Blue Nile. Customized with a .90 ct round diamond, this delicate ring strikes just the right balance between feminine style and brilliant sparkly bling. A nice departure from the round halo settings that are so popular right now, this floral petal-style halo gives your center stone a little more heft (ie. makes it look bigger!) without looking like you are trying too hard.
Love Art Deco style with a twist? This knife edge halo pave engagement ring from Blue Nile is truly unique with two spirals twisting around your center stone along with knife edge detail. This buyer customized it with a 0.70 ct round diamond for a one-of-a-kind look. This ring gets amazing customer reviews from buyers on Blue Nile so be sure to check them out here.
Combine two of the most popular trends in engagement rings with an 0.70 ct round diamond and you get this gorgeous Split Shank Halo engagement ring which comes in right under that national average at $5,189. This gorgeous ring packs a lot of sparkly punch and proves the fact that you don’t need a 1 ct diamond to impress when you are setting it in a halo setting.