You’ve been dropping carefully orchestrated, subtle hints to your man for months (5 months, 22 days, and 5 hours, but who’s counting?), and you always make sure to “pass by” a certain jewelry store that rhymes with “Biffany” whenever possible. Here’s another way to hint to your beau that you’re lusting for a gorg engagement ring with a fancy name. Send him this amber alert.
Way back in 2012, wedding juggernaut Vera Wang expanded her Simply Vera Vera Wang collection into bridal jewelry. And that brought a selection of budget-friendly engagement rings to Kohl’s, in stores and online.
Now we’ve seen lots of budget designer lines come and go over the years. But seven years later, Simply Vera Vera Wang bridal jewelry has become a mainstay at Kohl’s. Turns out, budget fashionistas love the high-design pieces with wallet-friendly price tags.
The collection includes engagement rings and wedding bands priced from $1,000 to $10,000. Carat sizes range from 1/4 to 1 1/2 carat total weight. The rings are all 14-karat gold with certified, near colorless diamonds.
Simply Vera Bridal Rings: Top Picks
When Money is No Object
Now if you and your guy have $10k to spend on a ring, I doubt you’ll be shopping for it at Kohl’s. But just to give you some perspective…this is the showpiece of the Simply Vera Vera Wang bridal jewelry collection.
The total carat weight of this ring is 1 1/2 ct., with the big stone in the middle weighing in at a 1/2 ct. The setting is rhodium-plated 14k white gold. And there’s no need to freak out at the p word (“plated”). It’s fairly common for white gold to be rhodium-plated for color.
For Something Sweet
If you crave a sweet, wholesome style for your wedding band, try this scalloped piece on for size. At less than 2 grand, it’s a nice buy — but offers way more bling than a standard gold band. The right design sure makes good use out of 1/2 ct. of total weight in diamonds.
To Cover all Color Bases
Gone are the days when all jewelry is either yellow or white. Now you’ve got rose gold in the mix, and that can cause some anxiety if you like your jewelry to be matchy. Overcome that hurdle with a tri-tone ring. Unless you prefer to ask for three wedding bangs, one in each color.
Because He Gets One Too
You can’t have your guy cruising around with a plain wedding band. Also, Kohl’s occasionally has BOGO sales on Simply Vera pieces, so it may work in your favor to give him a stepped-up design. This tungsten carbide ring is fancy in a manly kind of way.
What do you think about shopping for Simply Vera Vera Wang bridal jewelry at Kohl’s?
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Catherine, your Budget Fashionista style editor. I'm a bargain shopper at heart, as I love nice things but hate paying for them! I'm also a personal finance writer who's been featured on USA Today and MSN Money.
The Budget Fashionista® has been empowering fashion-minded women of all ages to look their best for less since 2003.
Catherine Brock and The Budget Fashionista have been featured on Fox2 St. Louis, ABC7 Chicago, CBS2 Los Angeles, WGN Chicago, WCPO Cincinnati and more.