100 Beautiful Engagement Rings on a Happy Budget

Blaise & I have been tossing around the idea of our engagement ring.

It’s a happy, bright moment around here! But when he talks about the thousands of dollars he wants to invest in a diamond, I’m jolted by a slight shock that runs through every nerve in my body. This little ring, a big symbol of our love & commitment, could potentially be a trip across the world, a kitchen remodel, an investment portfolio, or heck, even a nice portion of a down payment for a house we could share with our friends & family. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE a beautiful diamond as much as the next girl, but I definitely love the beauty of the memories we could make more! So I’ve done some extensive research, & here’s my little {ha!} round up of classy, alternative rings for a unique bride-to-be, that fits every tier of a budget under $1,000 with grace. You’ll find gemstones, alternative natural stones, & options that I’ve never even thought of, mostly curated from Etsy artists. Don’t forget, there’s always the opportunity to replace the center stone with a diamond when you hit the jackpot. Enjoy!

Hop over to my Engagement Rings on a Budget pinboard to find the links for them all, & more.
Cheers! Court

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Artifact Uprising – Gift Your Instagrams!

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I love the idea of book design. Each spread is a blank canvas – yet together, an entire body of work is concluded between a cover, that you can hold, touch, journey with, and keep forever. I also love the idea of Instagram, my little artistic library of square photos that have been documenting not only my life, but my closest friends and design gurus for years. These little live streaming (and carefully curated) set of photo memos keep me connected to a beautiful world of inspiration. [Ah, designer daydreams …]
Enter my new discovery, Artifact Uprising. I’m stoked! Pull your favorite ‘Grams and turn them into a gorgeous catalog of your smartphone explorations. I’ve wanted to create a 2nd year anniversary book for Blaise – in my copious spare time, HA! – and many of our most beautiful shots are already in my Instagram account. Their Instagram Friendly Books and this Set of 12 Prints seems like a sure bet, hurray!
ps – These would be stunning gifts you could quickly toss together for the holidays (hint, hint!).

Check out Aritifact Uprising »

Cheers! Court