Where would be a good start when looking for engagement rings?
After saving up a good base amount of money, over the past two years I am ready to make the jump. Now I am looking to you all, in your vast infinite knowledge to help get me started.
My overall knowledge on types of settings, diamond specs, and etc is quite low. I would like to buy something very nice, but if there are any corners I can cut without losing visable quality I wouldn't mind it. What I've gathered already from hints here and there would be the following.
Gemstones could be a unique touch (sapphire)
and no yellow gold.
Being in college my budget is right around $2,500 to $3,000 if that helps. But other than that I'm pretty lost on quality jewelers that have good affordable rings. I'm sure that any information you can provide would be quite helpful.
There will also likely be another question posted regarding how to propose later. But one step at a time here.