22 Diamond Engagement Rings Under $5K

For all of the joy engagement rings bring, it’s upsetting how decidedly unjoyful their price tags tend to be. Fortunately, there are plenty of hidden gems that look expensive but come in under the national average—which is approximately $5,000. To prove it, we’ve rounded up the best styles ranging from unique gray diamonds to unconventional baguette bands to heirloom-worthy vintage-inspired settings. Here, 22 sparklers to fall in love with.