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Best Engagement Ring Settings Under $7,500

At $7,500 and below, your options for a diamond engagement ring setting are vast. For most mass-market diamond retailers like Blue Nile, James Allen, Brian Gavin, and White Flash, ring settings at the top of this price range are near the higher end of what they offer. This is a great thing for anyone looking for ring settings at $7,500 and below but it also means you now must sift through the hundreds of ring settings these retailers have to offer. If you want to pick a ring setting that is within your budget yet represents the best of the best, we can help.

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14K White Gold Abbraccio Swirl Engagement Ring by Danhov James Allen
Find this Ring at James AllenThe diamond studded swirl perfectly protects your center stone. It’s the perfect combination of style and elegance. © James Allen

Tips for this Budget Range

Because your options are so vast in this price range, decide what you want to optimize: number of carats or style. This will help you narrow down your choices. If you want to maximize carat weight, go with a multi-stone setting. If you want to maximize style, choose a pave antique setting.

Best Solitaire Engagement Ring Setting Under $7,500

Fancy Figure-8 Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

Fancy Figure-8
Find this Ring at Brian GavinFancy Figure-8 © Brian Gavin

The Fancy Figure-8 solitaire diamond engagement ring is a fascinating piece that features a tension-style design with warped bands swishing in a figure-8 shape. The shoulders taper off at the crown to embrace a suspended solitary diamond. The ring’s unique design is reminiscent of contemporary art sculpting, and comes in either platinum or 18k white, yellow, or rose gold.

Omega Soft Hard Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

Omega Soft Hard
Find this Ring at Brian GavinOmega Soft Hard © Brian Gavin

Another tension-style solitaire diamond beauty, the Omega follows the Greek letter’s form to present a symmetrical yet aesthetically pleasing engagement ring setting. The Omega can be set with a rectangle (emerald-cut) diamond and is available in either 18k rose, white or yellow gold, or platinum.

Best Antique Engagement Ring Setting Under $7,500

Catarina Oval Antique Diamond Engagement Ring

Bella Vaughan for Blue Nile Catarina Oval Diamond Blue Nile
Find this Ring at Blue NileBella Vaughan for Blue Nile Catarina Oval Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum (1 3/4 ct. tw.) © Blue Nile

This Bella Vaughan signature piece is a gentle, yet iconic design destined to become a family heirloom. Bedazzling with a melee of diamonds along the bands, the crown is a menagerie of one centerpiece diamond surrounded by a halo of brilliants and two heart-shaped side stones. This beautiful piece comes in platinum or 18k white or rose gold.

Scia Antique Diamond Engagement Ring

Bella Vaughan for Blue Nile Scia Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum Blue NiIle
Find this Ring at Blue NileBella Vaughan for Blue Nile Scia Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum © Blue Nile

Another Bella Vaughan iconic piece, the Scia features a beautiful halo of stones set around a pear-shaped center diamond. This on-trend ring setting is accentuated by an intricate trellis design that lends motion and elegance to the ring’s bands with two heart-shaped side stones completing the vintage-inspired design.

Tacori Petite Crescent Antique Diamond Engagement Ring

18k White Gold Tacori HT2549CU Petite Crescent Twisted WhiteFlash
Find this Ring at WhiteFlash18k White Gold Tacori HT2549CU Petite Crescent Twisted Diamond Engagement Ring © WhiteFlash

The Tacori Petite Crescent diamond engagement ring setting features a classic bloom centerpiece design that maximizes the brilliance of the center round stone. The ring’s shanks split into a helix shape at the shoulders, with each helix covered with brilliant accent stones. The Tacori Petite Crescent is available in platinum or 18k rose, white or yellow gold.

Best Multi-Stone Engagement Ring Setting Under $7,500

Oval-Cut Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

The Gallery Collection™ Oval-Cut Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring Blue Nile
Find this Ring at Blue NIleThe Gallery Collection™ Oval-Cut Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum © Blue Nile

A unique oval cut characterizes this stunning piece from The Gallery Collection™. Three oval diamonds mounted on a simple yet classic cathedral-style girdle result in an extremely brilliant ring setting. The ring setting comes in platinum, which adds to the overall dazzling nature of this gorgeous piece.

Elaine’s Reverie Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

Elaine's Reverie Platinum Brian Gavin
Find this Ring at Brian GavinElaine’s Reverie Platinum © Brian Gavin

Elaine’s Reverie is the kind of ring that makes you keep looking to take in the intricate designs blending into the crown. Three stones set atop the prongs capture light and reflect it off each other to give off an exuberant look. Running down the insides of the ring’s bands are detailed milgrain designs that enhance the overall appeal of this three-stone diamond engagement ring.

Graduated Oval-Cut Side Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

The Gallery Collection™ Graduated Oval-Cut Diamond Blue NIle
Find this Ring at Blue NileThe Gallery Collection™ Graduated Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum (5/8 ct. tw.) © Blue Nile

Contemporary and hip, this side stone diamond engagement ring setting is a modern take on a classic style. The setting, which comes in platinum only, puts the center stone and four side stones on individual gallery rails, resulting in a well-pronounced view of all stones and enhanced brilliance of each stone.

Eterna Natural Side Stone Diamond Engagement Ring  

Eterna Natural Diamond Ring With Clarity
Find this Ring with ClarityEterna Natural Diamond Ring © With Clarity

The Eterna side-stone diamond engagement ring blends a classic milgrain design with a contemporary emerald-cut center stone and side stones. Accentuating each stone is a halo of round-cut brilliants. Further enhancing the ring’s design is a set of closed pavé stones running along the ring’s outer shanks. Under the bridge, you will find fine milgrain detailing that rounds off this fabulous ring setting.

Best Halo Engagement Ring Setting Under $7,500

Grandeur Oval Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Bella Vaughan for Blue Nile Grandeur Oval Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum
Find this Ring at Blue NileBella Vaughan for Blue Nile Grandeur Oval Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum (2 ct. tw.) © Blue Nile

The Grandeur diamond engagement ring setting accentuates a large oval center diamond with a halo of round diamonds. The ring’s bold face is emphasized by the triple band of pavé-set accent stones lining the ring’s bands. The ring is available in platinum and can be customized to fit any size of stone you choose.

Grande Falling Edge Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Platinum Grande Falling Edge Halo Engagement Ring James Allen
Find this Ring at James AllenPlatinum Grande Falling Edge Halo Engagement Ring © James Allen

Brilliantly set with a disco of diamonds, this exquisite piece’s design covers the upper half of the ring with diamonds. The centerpiece diamond is surrounded by a single line halo of smaller round stones while the shanks are covered in tiny pavé-style diamonds lining the outer edges two thirds around the band. The ring setting is available in platinum and 14k/18k rose, white, or yellow gold.

Kiss Pavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Kiss Pave Brian Gavin
Find this Ring at Brian GavinKiss Pave © Brian Gavin

This enchanting ring’s design has one sole purpose, to accentuate the brilliance of the center diamond. Combining a pillow design crown with a round stone creates an asymmetrical design that is easy to fall in love with. Along the band of the ring, you will find open pavé-set stones, climaxing in a hooked bridge under the crown.