A common misconception about ring shopping is that you need to drop some serious cash for serious beauty, and that's just not true! We've put together affordable engagement rings in the past, but today we've gone even further and found twenty (and honestly, this is just the first cut!) incredibly stunning and unique engagement rings that fall below $1000, so you can seize the day and ask your love to marry you this holiday season.

Indie Etsy jewelry designers, Catbird stars, and cult favorites alike, your love will be saying yes, yes, yes to these gorgeous sparklers. And even beyond the stellar price, these rings are strikingly unique, adorned with sapphires, rose petal designs, raw stones, vintage halo settings and marquise diamonds just to name a few.

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I firmly believe that it's the thought and gesture that matters, and quite frankly would rather spend extra money on a luxurious honeymoon getaway than have all that money spent on jewelry only I get to wear. But whatever your reason, don't let out-of-budget engagement rings be the reason you can't propose. Surely, one of these sparklers will fit your fancy.

Marquise Moissanite Engagement Ring

Marquise Moissanite Engagement Ring by Gioielli Rings via Etsy

Rose-cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Rose-cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring by Envero Jewelry via Etsy

Montana Sapphire Engagement Ring

Galia Ring by Valley Rose Studio

Art Deco Engagement Ring

Marquise Moissanite Engagement Ring by NY Fine Jewelry via Etsy

Minimalist Pear Diamond Engagement Ring

Pear Diamond Engagement Ring by Melissa Tyson Designs via Etsy

Gray Sapphire Engagement Ring

Light Gray Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring by Envero Jewelry via Etsy

Leaves Diamond Engagement Ring

Leaves Engagement Ring by Doron Merav Weddings via Bridal Musings

Pear Moissanite Hidden Halo Engagement Ring

Pear-cut Moissanite Engagement Ring with Hidden Halo by Flawless Moissanite

Toi et Moi Emerald Moissanite Engagement Ring

Double Stone Emerald Engagement Ring by AH Bogem Studio via Etsy

Diamond Constellation Engagement Ring

Pleiades Ring by Valley Rose Studio

Pink Sapphire Engagement Ring

La Vie en Rose Ring by Jennie Kwon via Catbird

Aquamarine and Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Halo Engagement Ring with Secret Heart by ARPELC via Etsy

Minimalist Solitaire Moissanite Engagement Ring

Cushion-cut Engagement Ring by Dainty by Joy via Etsy

Rose Quartz Engagement Ring

Rose Quartz Floral Engagement Ring by NCY Jewelry Design via Etsy

Emerald-cut Moissanite Engagement Ring

Art Deco Engagement Ring by Dainty by Joy via Etsy

Oval Aquamarine Engagement Ring

Handmade Engagement Ring by ARPELC via Etsy

Rainbow Sapphire Engagement Ring

Rainbow Stardust Ring by Sofia Zakia via Catbird

Hidden Halo Oval Moissanite Engagement Ring

Oval-cut Rubover Moissanite with Hidden Halo by Flawless Moissanite

Princess-cut Morganite Engagement Ring

Princess Square Morganite Engagement Ring by Capucinne via Etsy

Black Diamond Engagement Ring

Super Nova Black Diamond Ring by Valerie Madison Jewelry

Is budget not an issue? Here are our favorite shops for engagement & wedding rings in all styles and price points!