Engagement Rings

Shop the most affordable
Engagement Rings in SA

We offer a wide range of stunning diamond rings without sacrificing quality for price. Whether you are looking for a classic solitaire ring or something more unique and modern, we have something to suit every taste and budget.

Shop Diamonds By Shape

From round cut diamonds to princess cut diamonds and everything in between.
Find the diamond shape that speaks to you.

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You want something no one else have? Design your own Custom Engagement Ring in 5 easy steps.

Shop Engagement Rings by Style

You have your own unique style. From classic favourites to
the more contemporary, you will find ‘The One’ here.

Quality & Style

We embrace a modern approach to diamonds and engagement rings, because we value your ability to choose what matters to you. Our diamond rings are handcrafted with precision without ever compromising on quality.

Solitaire Engagement Rings

If you’re shopping for engagement rings, you’ve probably noticed that solitaire rings are very popular. A solitaire ring is a single diamond ring, with the diamond being the focal point of the ring. The diamond is usually set in a prong setting, which allows the light to shine through the diamond to strengthen the sparkle. Solitaire engagement rings are classic and timeless, and they are a great choice for many women.

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SJ Gems offer High Definition 360 videos of all our diamonds, so you are left with no surprises! We have diamonds in all the popular shapes like round, princess, pear, cushion, oval and marquise.

Halo Engagement Rings

If you want to make the proposal even more special, a halo engagement ring is the ideal choice. This style features a central diamond surrounded by a “halo” of smaller diamonds, giving the impression of a much larger stone. Not only does it have an attractive and eye-catching design, but it also makes any sized diamond look stunning. Make sure your proposal is remembered for years to come with a timeless halo ring.

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Three Stone Rings

Three stone rings feature three diamonds or other gemstones of your choice set in a row. They can be set with stones of different sizes for a more dramatic look, or with stones of equal size for a more classic feel. Trilogy engagement rings are a beautiful and unique way to symbolize your past, present and future together.

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Engagement Ring Education

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do you spend on an engagement ring?

DeBeers started with a campaign about how much a man should spend on an engagement ring and how much he should spend compared to his salary. This idea stuck with us for many years, even though it’s outdated now.
A man is supposed to spend about two months of his salary on the engagement ring. Nowadays this isn’t really a thing anymore – according to Forbes, in 2015 men have spent an average of R60,000 on engagement rings.
There’s no specific answer, but it depends on a few factors. We’ll help you figure out what you can and can’t afford so that you don’t go over your budget. A better way of thinking about it would be to ask: “What could I afford?” – or even better being more specific and asking “How much do I want to spend on the engagement ring?”

How much is an engagement ring in South Africa?

It is good to know how much is an engagement ring in South Africa before you commit yourself and spend thousands on a designer engagement ring. So, what are the average prices of different kinds of engagement rings? Let us look at some examples:
A stunning 0.5 carat engagement ring costs an average of R35 000 in South Africa. A modest 1 carat diamond engagement ring with a platinum band costs, on average, around R100,000. A designer diamond solitaire ring with a platinum band and a 1 carat diamond costs an average of R130 000.

How do I know that the engagement ring I purchase from SJ Gems is of good quality?

When you purchase an engagement ring from SJ Gems, you can be assured that you are getting a high-quality piece of jewellery. Our manufacturer is also responsible for other “high-end” brands, so your ring comes from the same factory at a fraction of the price.

Is there a difference between an engagement and wedding ring?

When it comes to engagement and wedding rings, there is often confusion about whether or not there is a difference between the two. In short, an engagement ring is a ring that is given to someone as a symbol of an impending marriage proposal, while a wedding ring is a ring that is exchanged between spouses during the wedding ceremony.
However, there are some cases where the terms are used interchangeably. For example, if you are buying an engagement ring and wedding band set from a jeweller, they may refer to the set as your “engagement and wedding rings.” Additionally, if you are planning on proposing with a family heirloom ring or another type of ring that will double as your wedding band, it may be referred to as your “engagement and wedding ring.”

Is R4000 a good price for an engagement ring?

It depends. If you have the money, R4000 might be a good price for an engagement ring. However, if you don’t have that amount of money, R4000 is still a lot! While this might be a lot of money to you, remember that your fiancée will wear it every day for the rest of her life!
You will not find any gold rings in that price range. A good option might be to consider a alternative metal type like silver. Designer jewellers will not be able to help you with a specific design, but department chain stores like American Swiss will have a large variety on offer.

Why are SJ Gems’ engagement rings so affordable?

We have a very efficient way of doing things- we work closely with diamond manufacturers and we don’t have the same overheads as other luxury jewellers. This allows us to pass on the savings to our customers. We pride ourselves on offering the best price for Engagement Rings in South Africa. If you find a better price elsewhere, let us know and we will beat it.

Do husbands get engagement rings?

Although it is not as common, some husbands do get engagement rings. Just like with anything else in a relationship, communication is key when it comes to deciding whether or not to purchase an engagement ring for your husband.

Some husbands may feel left out if their wife is the only one with an engagement ring, while others may feel that an engagement ring is unnecessary because you are already married. Ultimately, it is up to the couple to decide what works best for them and their relationship.