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  • Writer's pictureGlenda Craddock

Cheap Engagement Rings at Hilltop Pawn Shop | Virginia Beach

You may be worried that you'll have to spend a ton of money to purchase a stunning engagement ring. Even though you might be hoping to buy yourself or your bride-to-be their dream engagement ring, you might have come across some jaw-dropping prices while doing your engagement ring research. Don't worry -- Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry here in Virginia Beach is here to help. We specialize in offering a wide selection of affordable engagement rings. Greatly reduce the average cost of buying a ring while finding the ideal cut and style by shopping with us. Our in-store diamond experts will be more than happy to help you with picking out the perfect ring!



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Where to Buy Cheap Engagement Rings in Virginia Beach

You don't have to shop online or travel out of town to find affordable rings in the most popular styles. In Virginia Beach, all you have to do is visit Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry, right here on Laskin Road. You've probably already visited us to take out a pawn loan or to buy an affordably priced, important piece of jewelry. Visit us now at this important stage of your life, and we'll help you find the perfect cheap engagement ring.


Are Antique Engagement Rings Cheaper?

Some people love the idea of having a vintage or antique engagement ring in a classic style, while others are more interested in a more modern and trendy piece. If you have budget on your mind, you could be wondering...are traditional engagement rings more affordable than modern rings?

​Really...it depends. There are affordable vintage and antique engagement rings, and there are some that are much more expensive. It's really best to decide whether you prefer a traditional style or something more modern when shopping for your own engagement ring. We can help you find an affordable option either way.

Cheap But Real Engagement Rings

You may have heard of cheap engagement rings, but you might assume that most (or all!) of them have a "fake" center stone. For example, it's true that can find pretty rings that feature a cubic zirconia as the center stone, or that has lab-grown diamonds or a diamond stimulant instead of a center diamond and real side stones.

Some of these rings are quite pretty, but they just aren't the same as a real thing. It's normal to want to buy an engagement ring -- whether a solitaire, halo engagement ring -- that features a natural diamond. It's also possible for you to do so, all while still buying an affordable engagement ring.

How Much is a Cheap Engagement Ring?

​So, just how much does a cheap engagement ring cost? Of course, that depends. What one person considers to be affordable might be a little out of another person's budget, and vice versa. What is considered an affordable engagement ring for you is what matters.


There is no longer a reason to go with outdated methods of determining an engagement ring budget. You don't have to follow the three months' salary rule, nor do you have to use some fancy online engagement ring budget calculator. Naturally, you'll probably want to save up a little bit so you can buy something nice, but you shouldn't put yourself in a bad financial situation over it. There's really no reason to, when there are so many affordable options out there for you to choose from. There is a ring available at every price point. No matter what your budget is, we can guide you in buying a nice ring.

Of course, it's smart to take a little bit of time to think about how much you can -- and want to -- spend on an engagement ring. Do the math, and then visit our pawn and jewelry store. We will help you find a beautiful diamond ring that suits you or your loved one's personal style while fitting your budget.



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How to Buy an Engagement Ring Cheap

Buying an engagement ring with a smaller price tag is much easier than you probably think. These are a few tricks you can try to keep your cost down:

  • First and foremost, you can literally slash your engagement ring budget in half by buying pre-owned from a pawn and jewelry store like Hilltop Pawn Shop. Not only do we have the same rings you can find in brand new jewelry stores -- but for a whole lot less -- but we also have unique and antique rings that you won't find just anywhere. Come to us to keep your costs down or to get a much bigger and better ring for your budget.

  • Whether you're buying a pre-owned ring or a new one, going with a ring with small diamonds rather than a larger diamond will generally help you keep your cost down. However, there are little tricks that can help you buy a ring that looks bigger than it is but that is still quite affordable. For example, choose a ring with a relatively small center stone but that has a "halo" of tiny diamonds surrounding that center stone. This allows you to buy a ring with a lot of shimmer, sparkle, and shine, all without having to spring for a bigger and more expensive diamond.

  • Consider going with a slightly lower-quality diamond. Diamonds are valued based on things like color, cut, and clarity. In some cases, minor imperfections or color differences are barely visible with the naked eye, so you can buy a cheaper diamond that still looks fantastic.

  • Set your budget before you come in. This will help you avoid making the mistake of looking at -- and potentially buying -- a ring that is outside of your budget.

  • Let us help you! We have years of experience with helping our customers find the perfect affordable engagement ring. Tell us more about your budget, whether you prefer a traditional or contemporary style, whether you have a preference for the design or diamond cut, and more. We'll show you options that we think you'll love. Our goal is to help you find your dream ring!

  • Bring items to trade in for in-store credit that you can use to purchase the ring! Perhaps you have a Rolex or a couple of gold chains that you'd be willing to sell. We'll give you in-store credit, making affordable diamond engagement rings more in your reach, since you'll have to pay less out of pocket.

  • Consider buying your wedding ring pre-owned, too! Like on an engagement ring, you can save a lot on your wedding band by buying it here. You can also look for a nice bridal set that includes both the engagement ring and wedding ring.

You don't have to spend a fortune on an engagement ring. If you know where to shop for affordable engagement rings, you can find and buy the perfect ring at a price point that works for you. When you're ready to start shopping for nice but cheap diamond rings, just stop by Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry. Take a look at our selection, and let us know what you're looking for. We're more than happy to show you our selection of white gold engagement rings and more, and if we don't have what you're looking for, don't worry. Our sister store, Greenbrier Pawn, might have the perfect ring for you! Plus, our inventory changes all the time, so with a little bit of shopping, you should be able to find the perfect engagement ring for an affordable price.




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