12 Inspiring Engagement Rings Under $500

You're the kind of bride who might want to get married at City Hall, wear flats or sneakers down the aisle, and toast your nuptials with a round of Bloody Marys instead of Dom.... So, we're thinking that spending a year's salary on a piece of jewelry might just seem insane to you.
And if that's the case, this post is for you. We've picked through the virtual jewelry box that is the Internet and found the alternative engagement rings (yep, that means stones other than diamonds) that cash in under $500.
Now, since you're saving cash in a very serious way, perhaps it might be worth extending your honeymoon another week or so? Because, let's be honest, you're the kind of bride who know that that's the best thing about getting married, anyway (or at least one of 'em!).