How Much Does a 3-Carat Engagement Ring Cost, Anyway?
They say good things come in threes, but if you’re in the market for a 3-carat engagement ring you might be wondering just how much that good thing is gonna cost you. Three-carat engagement rings come in a wide price range depending on the quality of the stone, whether you opt for earth-mined or lab diamonds, and what style of setting you select.
If you’re heart (or hers) is set on a 3-carat ring, take a look at these engagement rings below created by real shoppers at James Allen. You’ll see where they spent, where they splurged and how they were able to create 3-carat engagement rings and stick to a budget below $30,000!
3+ Carat Round Diamond in Rose Gold Setting
For a classic look, a round diamond in a 4-prong setting can’t be beat. But when the setting is rose gold and the diamond is 3.45 carats then it’s time to sparkle. Of all the 3-carat diamond engagement rings found on James Allen’s Recently Created Rings page, this one had the lowest price and the highest carat size. Why? This shopper took advantage of the best hack for rose gold fans. A K-color diamond.
Picking one of these less-than-colorless stones can save big time on the price of your ring, and when set in a rose gold setting, the slight tinge of color is often imperceptible. And with a diamond this big…will you even care?
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3+ Carat Radiant Cut Solitaire Under $24,000
I’m loving the substantial look of this radiant cut diamond in a tapered bezel yellow-gold setting – and even more so because it comes in under $24K at $23,850. Picking a “J” color – at the low end of the near-colorless spectrum and “VS2” clarity helps keep the price below $30,000.
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3 Carat Solitaire Under $25,000
Also keeping their 3-carat engagement ring under $25,000, this shopper picked a replica of the famous Tiffany & Co. setting. By setting it with an excellent cut diamond with an “I” color and slight inclusions they were able to keep the diamond price lower, but still pull off an impressive, sparkly 3-carat stunner.
While picking an “SI” or “slightly included” diamond is a way to reduce your diamond cost significantly, and many inclusions are not visible to the naked eye, it is always best to have a gemologist review your selection before you order. James Allen’s certified gemology staff is available 24-7 to help you pick the best diamond from their huge online assortment.
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3 Carat Princess Solitaire Under $28,000
Don’t want to compromise on clarity, cut OR color to get your 3-carat engagement ring? You don’t have to. Here’s another brilliant hack for maximum sparkle. Pick a princess for your princess. While princess cut diamonds are considered a “fancy” cut, round diamonds are still the most popular and come at a premium. This shopper picked an “H” color diamond with “IF” Clarity – (internally flawless!) and an Ideal cut and still had budget left over for a sparkly french-cut pavé setting.
So, when looking for your large diamond, make sure you explore shapes other than round to find the best deals. And of course, shop online where you’ll get the best diamond prices a-round.
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3-Carat Oval Engagement Ring Under $27,000
A classic pavé halo setting in platinum is a timeless choice and can easily be mistaken for a Tiffany Soleste or an Henri Daussi halo. when it comes with a 3+ carat center stone. This shopper customized the setting from James Allen with a 3.01 carat, “I” color “VS2” “Very Good” cut diamond and still managed to come in under $27K at a final price of $26,575.
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