21 Impressive Engagement Rings For Under R5000

Your love should last forever but the debt from a wedding ring shouldn't.


Kelleigh Korevaar |

Some things last forever, your love for example should be one of those things. But the debt that an engagement ring could incur? Now that shouldn’t be one of them. And luckily, there are plenty of engagement rings out there that are affordable and beautiful that don’t have to cost three month’s salary.

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By the way, that idea that you have to spend three month’s salary on an engagement ring? Well, that was just a clever marketing strategy by the De Beers diamond cartel that started in the 1930s. What started off as a month’s salary was then increased to two, and before we knew it – it just kept on growing.

That’s why we’ve done the research and scoured the web to find 21 engagement rings that make a splash without leaving you with no cash. Plus, if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got the details on the kind of ring you should get for that special someone: whether she’s classy, bold, artsy or anything in between.

If she’s classy and elegant… Go for a round cut

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Best part? It comes with a band, too. This you could save and use as a wedding band.

R 2 190

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Simple yet elegant, this style is one of the most popular for engagement rings.

R 1 390

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Nothing says 'I love you' like a beautiful stone. But 7 stones? Now that's impressive.

R 699

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An infinity symbol is a nice touch when you're promising eternal love.

R 299

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If she’s a hopeless romantic… Go for a vintage design

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This 9ct white gold diamond trilogy ring is the perfect combination of contemporary and vintage.

R 2 692 (was R5 384)

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This unique design is made in Rose Gold with a Topaz and Pink Tourmaline.

R 3 000

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This ring's band is inspired by a leaf and vine design.

R 2 600

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If she’s modern… Go for a princess cut or square shape

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Rose gold is the latest trend in engagement rings but it's a trend that's here to stay.

R 1 799

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This unique ring has a natural and uncut speckled diamond.

R 4 000

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This classic solitaire ring is made with sterling silver and cubic zirconia.

R 299

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If she moves to the beat of her own drum… Go for a pear shape

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A classic looking ring with a subtle twist, this is a great choice.

R 1 779

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This ring features a large prong-set pink crystal centrepiece. The band is embellished with pavé for extra sparkle.

R 2 490

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If she’s extroverted… Go for a halo ring

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This ring is made of 9ct Gold and Cubic Zirconia. Did we mention it's 50% off?

R 2 692 (was R5 384)

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A 9ct white gold halo ring that would look good on any hand.

R 4 077 (was R8 153)

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If she’s quirky or artsy… Go for a cluster or tension ring

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The ring consists of a pear, cushion and five round topaz gemstones. Plus, you can choose which colour pear gemstone you want.

R 2 500

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What about a set of two three-claw mini black diamond (yes, black) stacking rings in 9ct rose gold?

R 4 200

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This dainty traditional band with a twirled shank frames a petite round tension set diamond

R 4 999

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If you’re in a same-sex couple… Go for one of these

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This 9ct gold band makes a statement.

R 4 499

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Fancy this black anodized tungsten band with a matt centre?

R 1 800

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The geometric testure makes this band stand out from the crowd.

R 4 900

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Who said men can't wear diamonds, too? This grooved D shape band has a Swiss set diamond centre

R 3 000

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