With Valentine’s Day being just a few short days away, for today’s Real vs. Steal blog post I wanted to feature a special designer item related to love or romance. After some thoughtful consideration I decided to go with this beautiful and classic diamond studded gold ring by Cartier which is part of their famous signature ‘LOVE’ collection. I love, love, love the understated elegance and the minimalistic design of this ring which would make a gorgeous wedding band by the way, but I could certainly do without its $5.250 price tag (and that’s excluding sales tax, of course)! Definitely out of my personal budget and probably out of budget of most of my potential Valentine contenders!
Cartier Love Ring Pink Gold Diamonds, $5.250 || Cartier
Sterling Forever Classic Station CZ Band Ring
They say the best things in life are free, but while these Sterling Forever CZ band rings may not exactly be free, they are at least A WHOLE lot more affordable than Cartier’s super expensive real deal! Which goes to prove that there really is no need to spend a fortune or break the bank to bag a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift (of course, you could also always just gift it as a non-event related present to yourself if you’re not a V-Day fan). These rings may not be a spot-on Cartier dupe, but they will certainly give you the same coveted designer look for a tiny fraction of the cost. Make sure to check out Sterling Forever’s whole jewelry collection because they have quite a few designer dupes available in their jewelry range including many more dupes inspired by Cartier such as this Cubic Zirconia gold bangle which I also really…well, LOVE!
Sterling Forever Classic Station CZ Band Ring, $27.97 || HauteLook
Image source(s): Cartier, Sterling Forever