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Five Exquisite, Local Engagement Rings for Less Than $1,000

Rings by Claire Kinder from <a href="http://fiatluxsf.com">Fiat Lux</a>—thin baguette diamond bateau in 14k yellow, rose or white gold with six baguette diamonds set along the tips of the pointed ring, $980
Rings by Claire Kinder from Fiat Lux—thin baguette diamond bateau in 14k yellow, rose or white gold with six baguette diamonds set along the tips of the pointed ring, $980

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The idea that an engagement ring should cost three months salary is not only passé, but for Bay Area residents would result in the kind of enormous rock that might send a girl's heart racing, either with excitement or fear of wearing such a gem in public. Not everyone likes that much bling, and not everyone has three months rent to spare, especially after paying three months of rent in San Francisco.

Luckily, we've got plenty of local jewelry makers and sellers who can hook up a bride and groom on a budget. We've rounded up five San Francisco rings, each splendidly original and priced at less than $1000. Some even bring their fair share of bling. Ready to put a ring on it? Anne Jude Kiesow


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