By Nan Gibbons

If we’re being honest with ourselves, we know that a 2 million dollar engagement ring probably isn’t in our future.  Although you may not be able to afford a multi-million dollar rock, you can still channel inspiration from celebrities to choose a quality, stylish ring for your upcoming engagement.  Your personal taste and style mixed with the splendor of celebrity rings will result in the perfect look for you.  Here are some styles to consider:

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Classic Elegance

You can never go wrong with classic engagement rings.  The timeless beauty of a studded band like Carrie Underwood’s or a simple set of diamonds will always do the trick.  Underwood’s ring combines the style of a wedding ring with the sparkle of an engagement ring and makes for a pretty amazing result!  Standard rings with diamonds in the center of a plain band never fail to draw “oohs and aahs” from family and friends.

Vintage Charm

If you’re drawn to the idea of a vintage ring, there are several ways you can work this angle.  You can choose to go with an older style or base it off of family history.  Prince William combined both of these tactics when he gave his then fiancé, Kate, the same ring his mother Diana wore when she was engaged.  The gem had the splendor of an older style, plus the emotional value of family tradition.  Going for an older style ring or re-purposing a family heirloom can be a great way to re-create the style of Kate’s gorgeous ring.

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Bright and Colorful

Thinking outside the box and considering a less traditional ring is great for couples who enjoy being one-of-a-kind.  For her recent engagement, Jessica Simpson was given a stunning bright red ruby framed by two diamonds and set in a gold band.  It looks much more unique than the standard, but still incorporates the classic timelessness of diamonds.

No matter what your style preference, there is a great and affordable ring with your name on it.  Whether you prefer sparkly diamonds or colorful gems, you can use celebrity styles to inspire you in order to find the perfect ring for your budget.