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April babies are both blessed and cursed in the birthstone department. Diamonds may shine brighter, last longer, and inspire more Rihanna lyrics than their fellow gems, but all that sparkle comes with a hefty price tag.
That's why we rounded up 15 under-$250 diamond buys from indie designers who are committed to making the stones both affordable and ethical. From stacking rings made wallet-friendly with sterling silver, to delicate chains dotted with black and champagne diamonds (generally cheaper than their clear counterparts), check out our picks in the gallery above.