If you have a budget of $2000 you can find a beautiful diamond engagement ring that your fiancé will cherish for years to come. You just need to know where to look, and how to spend your money wisely. Ring budgets are relative – while two thousand dollars may seem cheap to some, to others its a fortune. In fact, you may even be able to get a 1 carat ring at that price. If you’re careful. But you need to know what you’re buying.
In this article, I’ll give you some of my best tips to find a diamond engagement ring under $2000. From finding a reputable seller, to avoiding some common mistakes. Then, I’ll show you some of the best bets I’ve found online at Amazon. Yes, Amazon!
What Does a $2000 Engagement Ring Look Like, Anyway?
I see this question a lot. It is not uncommon when starting out to not know what to expect from a diamond ring in this price range without seeing the ring on a finger. Since so many of the best deals on engagement rings are online, you need to know where to look to find pictures of rings on buyers fingers. (Seller pictures are great, but the top qualification of an engagement ring hand model is having small hands.) Seeing the ring on a range of hands of all shapes and sizes will provide a better expectation of what this ring will look like when it arrives on your doorstep.
Buying An Engagement Ring on Amazon
What makes Amazon a great place to buy an engagement ring? The sheer volume of both buyers and sellers on Amazon means that you have access to more information about purchasers experience than on any other website. Engagement rings on Amazon are not all sold BY Amazon. This marketplace features sellers ranging from small family owned jewelers like Kobelli known for their fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, to large wholesalers like Diamond Manufacturers USA with huge buying power and price advantage. I’ve written previously about the benefits of shopping on Amazon for an engagement ring at any price.
Whichever seller you pick. Make sure to check these items:
- Seller Ratings: Every Amazon seller has a page listing all positive and negative feedback received from customers. You can find this by clicking the “View Shipping Rates and Policies” link from any product page under “Product Description”.
- Return Policy: This should be clearly stated in the main bullets next to the product image or on the seller’s profile page. Do not buy from a seller without an explicitly stated return policy.
- “CTW”: This is an abbreviation for Carat Total Weight and is the sum of all the diamonds included in the ring. Do not mistake this number for the weight of the center stone alone. Sometimes a ring will look like a great deal until you realize that the “1 CTW” means that the center stone is only 0.5 carats, and the remaining half carat is composed of the smaller stones in the ring.
- Diamond Type: Know what you’re buying. Is the listing for a natural diamond, lab-created diamond which has all the same properties as a diamond, or a Moissanite which is another man-made brilliant stone with slightly different properties. This should be explicitly stated in each listing.
With all that being said, here are some of the best engagement rings under $2000 currently being sold on Amazon based on seller ratings and customer reviews.
Top-Rated Engagement Rings Under $2000
4.6 STARS | 9 CUSTOMER REVIEWS | 8 PHOTOS
Houston Diamond District is hands-down one of the top-rated engagement ring sellers on Amazon. This ring gets great reviews, but please note: The center stone on this ring is the1 carat mentioned at the end of the long title description, not the 1.46 weight at the front of the description – that number includes the weight of all the side stones.
5-STARS | 4 CUSTOMER REVIEWS | 1 PHOTO
You can’t get a Tiffany & Co. Engagement Ring for under $2000, BUT you can copy their iconic style with the 6-prong solitaire setting which they made famous. This setting from Diamond Manufacturers USA comes in yellow, white and rose gold. So pick the look you love, and save.
4.4-STARS | 39 CUSTOMER REVIEWS | 8 PHOTOS
This ring has a ton of reviews AND photos, but one more thing to note – the Questions. 27 questions have been asked and answered by both the seller and others who have purchased it on Amazon. Don’t ever be shy to ask a question on the product page of a ring you love. This is a great resource for buyers and I encourage you to take advantage of it before buying.
5-STARS | 19 CUSTOMER REVIEWS | 2 PHOTOS
Lots of photos on this very popular style from Houston Diamond District. If your budget permits, take a look at this ring with a larger center stone as well.
4.6-STARS | 2 CUSTOMER REVIEWS | 7 PHOTOS
Simplicity defined! Put your budget into the center stone and walk away with a full carat diamond ring under $2000. If you’re concerned about the K-color not being white enough, consider setting it in rose or yellow gold instead.
4-STARS | 9 CUSTOMER REVIEWS | 6 PHOTOS
This extremely popular engagement ring setting under $2000 comes in several configurations from ND Store. The one listed here contains a GIA certified diamond, but they also sell this style with uncertified stones in a range of other sizes.
5-STARS | 2 CUSTOMER REVIEWS | 3 PHOTOS
While this ring is not technically “UNDER” $2000, it comes pretty close. Oval diamonds are elegant, finger-flattering, and particularly popular right now so I thought I would be remiss if I did not include an oval option on this list as close to $2000 as possible from a well-reviewed seller on Amazon. Here it is!