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Buying a Cheap Engagement Ring | Chesapeake

The best engagement rings don't have to be overpriced. If it's time to buy the perfect ring, but if you're hoping to stick to a lower price point, Greenbrier Pawn can help you out. We always keep a nice variety of cheap diamond rings, as well as nice engagement rings with other colorful gemstones. Drive past the mall jewelry stores and visit our Chesapeake pawn and jewelry store. Then, you can check out our selection of yellow gold or white gold engagement rings and more. When buying such an important piece of jewelry, it's critical to shop at the right place. We would be honored to help you find your dream ring!

Cheap Affordable Engagement Rings

You might be excited about popping the question, having a great wedding, and spending the rest of your life with the person you love. What you might not be excited about is ring shopping. Many people worry about this step. Some worry for financial reasons. After all, many people believe you have to spend a lot of money to buy an engagement ring. Luckily, you don't have to spend as much money as you might think. There's no reason to pay the high price tag of a ring from a mall jewelry store. Whether you're looking for a halo engagement ring, a solitaire, or one of the popular three-stone rings, you can buy a great ring without busting your budget.


Others worry that they'll have a hard time finding the right ring. There's a lot of pressure to purchase the perfect ring. After all, it's a very important purchase, and the love of your life will be wearing the ring every day. If you don't have much experience with buying jewelry, it's understandable to be a little nervous, but you shouldn't be. When you shop for your love's dream engagement ring at Greenbrier Pawn, we'll help you every step of the way. We have tons of experience with engagement rings, and we have a great selection of different rings at great prices, so we can help you find the right ring.


Some people think the best way to save money on a ring is to avoid buying a ring with a diamond center stone. You may think you should look for a ring with a cubic zirconia stone, or you could be interested in lab-grown diamonds. There are some inexpensive engagement rings out there that don't have a traditional diamond, but that's not your only option for saving money. Many don't like lab-created diamonds because they don't hold their value like real diamonds, and they just don't have the same type of sparkle.


There are a few ways that you can bring a ring that has one or more natural diamonds. Buying from a pawn shop is the first way to find a ring at an affordable price. When you get here, there are certain things you can look for in cheap engagement rings. Choosing a ring with a smaller carat weight often helps; after all, smaller diamonds are usually more affordable than a large diamond, but they are often still quite beautiful. One hack is to look for halo settings; then, you can purchase a ring with a smaller (and therefore cheaper) diamond, but the halo of small diamonds around it will make the ring look bigger and more expensive than it actually is. Another trick is to go with one of the cheaper diamond shapes. Instead of buying an expensive round-cut diamond engagement ring, consider a diamond cut that is a little more affordable, such as an emerald cut engagement ring. Another option for saving money is by going with cheaper precious metals; for example, choosing a ring with 10k or 14k gold will be cheaper than a similar 18k gold ring.


Our in-house jewelry experts will show you beautiful option after beautiful option until you pick the perfect ring, all without going over your budget. These are just some of the high quality, affordable options for gorgeous engagement rings you can find here:

●      Solitaire engagement ring

●      Vintage engagement rings

●      White gold ring

●      Round diamond engagement rings

●      Princess cut engagement rings

●      White sapphire rings

●      Alternative engagement rings

It's our goal to provide affordable jewelry for people with smaller budgets, all while providing you with a luxury, high-end experience! We are truly the best place to get in-person guidance in purchasing the perfect affordable engagement ring. You'll likely find other jewelry that you like here, too, such as accessories for you and your spouse-to-be to wear to the wedding!

How To Buy A Cheap Engagement Ring

The first step to buying a cheap engagement ring is to do a little bit of engagement ring research. If you're buying a ring for your spouse-to-be, take note of her jewelry style. If you can, find out her ring size; even though the ring can be re-sized if needed, this can be avoided if you know which size to buy. You should also sit down for a minute and come up with an engagement ring budget. You don't have to follow the three months' salary rule. Instead, determine how much you can realistically afford to spend on a ring. It's good to have this information in mind before you shop. This gives you a starting point when you're shopping, and it helps you avoid accidentally spending more than you intended.


Once you've done your research and came up with your budget, drive to Greenbrier Pawn. We have years of experience with buying and selling jewelry, including traditional engagement rings and unique engagement rings. You can save a lot of money while still buying a flawless diamond ring from us. Plus, we'll help you with each step!


When you come in, you can walk around and look on your own, or you can ask one of our friendly associates for help. Let us know how much you're planning to spend and a little more about what you're looking for. Maybe you think your bride-to-be will love a classy rose gold ring, or you may know that your loved one would prefer a more trendy ring. We'd be happy to show you different diamond cuts -- such as round, cushion cut, and princess cut -- so you can see the differences. You can look at a few nice solitaires, or we'll show you rings with center diamonds and side stones or a halo.


If you don't see what you're looking for, don't give up! Instead, you can check the inventory at our sister store, Hilltop Pawn in Virginia Beach. between the two stores, we feel confident that you'll find something that you really like. Also, people sell us rings all the time, so our inventory is always changing. Even if you weren't able to find what you were looking for last time you were here, there's a good chance we'll have the perfect ring for you today.


Once you've found a stunning engagement ring that you're excited to present to the love of your life, you can buy it on the spot in cash if you want. We also offer other options to help make your ring purchase more affordable. Our layaway program is very popular; you just need 30% of the purchase price to get it set up, and you'll have 90 days to pay it off and pick up your ring. Another option is to trade in other items of value. For example, if you have a luxury watch that you don't want anymore, you can bring it in and trade it in. Put the store credit toward the cost of the ring!


Even after you've purchased the engagement ring, we can continue to help. If you find that the ring needs to be resized, that's not a problem. Just come in and let us resize it. Later, when your loved one wants to have her ring professionally cleaned, you can use our jewelry cleaning services to make the ring sparkle and shine like it did when it was brand new. If the ring later needs repairs, we can help with that, too!


Where to Buy Cheap Wedding Rings

Greenbrier Pawn doesn't just have affordable engagement rings, but we have cheap wedding rings, too! You can buy the wedding band at the same time that you buy the engagement ring. In fact, we do carry bridal sets that include both the engagement ring and wedding ring. If you don't find a full bridal set that you like, don't worry. We'll help you choose a wedding band that matches nicely with the engagement ring that you have picked out.


We don't just sell women's wedding rings, either. We always have a nice selection of men's wedding bands. You can choose a wedding band that matches your bride-to-be's band, or you can go with something that is a completely different style. It's up to you! Come in and try on a few rings; we'll help you determine your ring size and show you some great options.


We offer a variety of other affordable jewelry here, too. You might find earrings, a statement necklace, or other jewelry to wear to the wedding and beyond. We invite you to come check out our selection; we think you'll find more than a few things here that you like. Plus, with all of the money that you're saving on your ring, you'll have money left in your budget to treat yourself to a few other nice things, too!


Pawn Shops Sell Affordable Wedding Rings

At Greenbrier Pawn, we offer a variety of products and services for people in and around the Hampton Roads community. You might have come to us before to sell unwanted jewelry or take out a pawn loan. If you've never taken the time to look at our jewelry selection, you're really missing out. Because we offer beautiful diamond engagement rings in popular styles, as well as wedding bands, we should be your first stop when you're shopping for bridal jewelry.


Pawn shops like ours offer a variety of other services, too. In addition to selling affordable wedding rings and engagement rings, we also have other affordable jewelry. We buy and make loans on jewelry, too. You can even come to us for your jewelry repair needs. Visit us in Chesapeake today to find out what we can do for you!


Jewelry Store or Pawn Shop for a Cheap Engagement Ring?

​If you're looking for the perfect engagement ring and are hoping to avoid high prices, you could be wondering where you should stop. An obvious choice is to visit a jewelry store. Jewelry stores do often offer a nice variety of rings at different price points, so you may be able to find what you're looking for.


When budget is important, and when you want to get more for your money, shopping at a pawn shop is a great idea. You can choose from a nice variety of beautiful yet affordable diamond engagement rings by shopping at Greenbrier Pawn in Chesapeake. You can literally save hundreds -- or even thousands -- of dollars by shopping with us. We carry the same designer brands and popular styles that you'll find at a jewelry store.


If you're ready to start shopping for an engagement ring now, or if you're just thinking ahead about the future, shopping with us is a great option. Greenbrier Pawn is here to help at our Chesapeake location. Stop in when you have a chance to look at our selection of high-quality diamond engagement rings. We feel confident you'll find the perfect ring and have a great experience at the same time. You can also visit Hilltop Pawn in Virginia Beach; that's our sister location, and we offer beautiful engagement rings and jewelry for great prices there, too!


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Our daughter Nina runs Greenbrier Pawn and our youngest Dane, runs Hilltop Pawn. Dealing with them is dealing with me......  Glenda Craddock

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