If the great gold price hike of the past decade has shown us anything, it’s that jewellery can be made affordable by using a variety of other materials that still give a fine jewellery look.
This ring by Lee Bonk Boutique uses natural zircon (your choice of colour) as the intriguingly set stone. The Etsy seller is not clear on materials, saying silver and gold. My guess is this is sterling silver, gold plated, but please ask if you are buying.
This sells for USD$147.