Category Archives: Engagement Rings For Dummies

If you have no idea about diamond cut, clarity, carat or color you have come to the right blog. These are some of the key things you need to know if you are ready to buy an engagement ring. The jewelry business is one of the hardest to understand. Depending on the smallest of details a price of a product can change dramatically. Breaking down the ways thing work in an easy to read simple way can slowly adjust you to understand the language of jewelry. Diamonds are one of the most complex stones to understand because of all the characteristics that go into determining the price. Gemstones can be used as center stones as a diamond alternative as well. If you do your research and read these posts you should be able to understand why some things are better priced and most likely get a bargain deal on your engagement ring. It is okay that you don’t know everything about engagement rings. We are here to help!

15 Things you Probably Didn’t Know About Engagement Rings 1. The first engagement ring dates back to the ancient Egyptian period. The ring was placed on the third finger of the left hand because it was believed there was a vein that connected all the way to your heart. This vein was considered the “Love” vein. 2. The most expensive engagement ring belongs to singer Beyonce Knowles. It is 18 Carats and cost around 5 million dollars. This ring was given to her by Rapper Jay-Z. 3. In the olden days, engagement rings were given as a promise to always Read More →

Designing your own Engagement Ring Lets say you are one of those picky brides-to-be and you want to find the perfect engagement ring. It can be nearly impossible because no jewelry store has exactly what you want. Usually jewelry stores now allow you to design your own engagement ring and wedding band! It is a lot more simple than many think! There are four key things to keep in mind. What shape diamond, then deciding on a setting, do you want diamonds in the setting as well, and last the metal type for your ring. When picking a diamond you Read More →

If you’ve decided that you would rather buy an engagement ring from an online store or pawn shop, you should know how to spot a fake diamond ring. Your girlfriend might not appreciate being proposed to with anything other than the real deal. Sure, you may think you’re an expert at identifying fake gems, but with some of the new diamond facsimiles on the market, even a professional might not be able to spot the imposters. Here are a few things you can do to tell the difference. Tips to Help Avoid Buying a Fake Diamond Ring Ask the seller Read More →

  WeddingWire, a company that offers technology support for the wedding industry, estimates that a third of all proposals take place between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Jewelers and the wedding industry know the holidays to be a remarkably romantic time of year and push to get buyers to close on an engagement ring. Holiday Savings: Get a Steal of a Deal on an Engagement Ring You might think that the increased demand would make it impossible to find a deal on an engagement ring, but armed with the right knowledge you can still discover great savings. Learn these 3 Read More →

Why Choose a Custom Engagement Ring? You’ve made a huge step by deciding to ask your girlfriend to marry you, but now comes a big obstacle: choosing the right engagement ring. Do you know what kind of ring she would want? If you’ve searched and searched but just can’t find a ring that would suit your bride-to-be’s style and personality, you may want to consider creating a custom engagement ring just for her. There are many benefits that come with creating a custom engagement ring: By creating an engagement ring for your girlfriend, you are able to ensure that you’ll Read More →

Men, it’s about that time – time to pop the question and turn your girlfriend into your fiancé. But don’t get ahead of yourself. Before you can ask for her hand in marriage, you need to find the right engagement ring for her. Here’s how to go about it. How to Buy an Engagement Ring If you plan on shopping for the engagement ring with your girlfriend, discuss styles, stones and budget. You’ve always heard that you need to spend two to three month’s salary on a ring, but that’s just a myth. Spend an amount you are comfortable with. Read More →

Men – it’s hard enough having to build up the guts to ask the love of your life to marry you, right? Wouldn’t it be nice if buying her an engagement ring was a simple process? Well, through the years people have come up with some silly myths when it comes to engagement rings, so let’s get things straight right now. Myth #1: You have to spend 2 month’s salary on a diamond engagement ring. Really? There is absolutely no set rule as to how much you need to spend on her ring. You can spend whatever you want to Read More →

Choosing a Diamond: A Step-by-Step Process for Dummies The time has come for you to purchase the ring that your future wife will be wearing as long as you both shall live. However, if you don’t know much about diamonds, it’s important that you do your research and learn all that you can. You need to familiarize yourself with what determines the cost of a diamond, The four C’s: Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat. Click to see a chart of all cuts. CUT – When cut correctly, the diamond reflects light from one facet to another, then distributes through to the Read More →

  There has been increased hype about a new trend in engagement rings, putting the traditional metal of choice into question. Recently there has been a rise in the sales of platinum engagement rings over gold rings, and there has to be some reason why. Here are some of the benefits:   Price: According to Forbes, the price of platinum has very recently dropped below the price of gold. Platinum, mirroring the appearance of white gold, has an advantage over the popular metal right now because of its price, which, of course,  is a main factor when it comes to picking out a Read More →