Starter Diamonds: Our Top Picks Under $1,000

Leah Bourne
Starter Diamonds: Our Top Picks Under $1,000
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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. The price of buying a piece of jewelry encrusted in diamonds? Not so much.
We’ve assembled our top picks of diamond jewelry under $1,000 to get you started. From a diamond engagement ring that costs less than a pair of Manolos to that wear everyday diamond cuff, there is something on this list for everyone.
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Scroll through our favorite starter diamonds in ascending order of price (there is seriously something on this list for every kind of jewelry lover).

Jennifer Meyer's gold and diamond thin ring ($175, is a quiet stacking ring that would match just about anything. The price couldn't be more right.

Jennifer Zeuner Jewelery's skinny diamond bangle ($220, includes a trio of diamonds that total .06 carats.

Loren Stewart's diamond and gold small rod stud earrings ($245, are a statement piece of jewelry that won't break the bank.

You've heard the rule that you should spend two months salary on a diamond engagement ring. There is no need thanks to Target's .33 carat diamond engagement ring ($499.99, in 10-karat white gold.

Monique Péan uses diamonds in unusual ways. Our favorite example is her woolly mammoth geometric ring with diamonds ($560,

The classic diamond staple is this Tiffany & Co. Solitaire diamond pendant ($825, with a .12 carat diamond.

Get in on the brown diamond trend with Fabrizio Riva's brown diamond heart pendant necklace ($875, 

Ippolita's sterling silver Stella teardrop earrings with clear quartz with diamonds ($895, are sure to get you noticed.

David Yurman's Infinity stud earrings ($925, made of 18-karat gold and .14 carats of diamonds are a classic.

Charriol's Classique diamond ID bracelet ($995, in steel, gold, 18-karat white gold with diamonds is a starter diamond statement piece.

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