Shhh! Keeping the Ring a Secret

Shhh! Keeping the Ring a Secret

With your sparkler safely in the bag, the next crucial step is keeping the ring a secret. Buying the engagement ring is the easy part. Keeping it a secret from your SO is where the real challenge lies. You’re up…

Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Rings

Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Rings

Read on for some sapphire and diamond engagement ring inspiration… Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been associated with royalty for centuries. The gemstone brings to mind Princess Diana’s famous and beautiful sapphire and diamond ring, which now adorns Kate Middleton’s graceful…

Double Halo Engagement Rings: Twice the Ice

Double Halo Engagement Rings: Twice the Ice

Why settle for a single halo when double halo engagement rings offer twice the sparkle? When it comes to matters of sparkle, more is definitely more. More light play, more fireworks, more… POW! Double halos allow you to supersize your…

Engagement Ring Shopping: Collaboration Vs. Surprise

Engagement Ring Shopping: Collaboration Vs. Surprise

Breaking with tradition, many couples are engagement ring shopping together, leaving the element of surprise for the proposal. The question of whether to surprise your SO with a ring or include them in the selection process is as old as…

Choosing a Diamond: Be in the Glow

Choosing a Diamond: Be in the Glow

Precious advice for those who will soon be choosing a diamond for their engagement ring. We recognize that gleam in your eye! No, we’re not talking about the way you look at your SO (although that is adorable). If there’s…

Rebarkable Dog Proposal Ideas

Rebarkable Dog Proposal Ideas

Fall in wuff with these dog proposal ideas… Our customers’ pet proposals are doggone adorable. If your partner is a dog lover and especially if you have a dog in the family, prep an emotional pup proposal! Shop Engagement Rings…

How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring

How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring

We asked one of our brilliant customer service representatives how much to spend on an engagement ring. Their answer was perfect… How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring? “There’s a ring and a person for everyone, and that’s also…

Our Top 6 Summer Proposal Tips

Our Top 6 Summer Proposal Tips

If you’re planning on proposing during the sunny season, check out our ultimate summer proposal tips! Shop Engagement Rings Ah, summer. The season of picnics, performances, frozen drinks, and some of the most romantic proposals we’ve seen. Before you pop…

The Sound of Sparkle: We’re on Spotify!

The Sound of Sparkle: We’re on Spotify!

Come follow us on Spotify for a sparkling serenade! 🎶 Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds. Shine on You Crazy Diamond. Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend. Musicians have long been fascinated by the sparkly stones and feature them prominently in…

Cushion Cut Diamonds with a Classic Glow

Cushion Cut Diamonds with a Classic Glow

Cushion cut diamonds are the chic descendant of the historic old mine cut. A square shape with rounded corners, these pillow-shaped diamonds are a total dream. Browse Cushion Cut Diamonds Why Cushion Cut Diamonds? The cushion brilliant cut features 58…

Destination Proposal Ideas & Tips

Destination Proposal Ideas & Tips

Here’s what you need to know to plan your show-stopping destination proposal! Destination Proposal Ideas & Tips Want an unforgettable way to start a lifetime of adventures together (with amazing photo ops)? Think big with a travel proposal! To make…

Radiant Ruby: The July Birthstone

Radiant Ruby: The July Birthstone

Tap your heels together three times and think to yourself, ruby is the July birthstone, ruby is the July birthstone… The July Birthstone: A Royal Flush Adorned by royalty for centuries, the ruby has been crowned the ‘King of Gems’…

Pear Shaped Diamonds with Fruitful Flare

Pear Shaped Diamonds with Fruitful Flare

Pear shaped diamonds – the only part of your engagement you’ll want to go pear shaped! Imagine if Eve had picked a pear in the Garden of Eden instead of that darn apple. She would’ve stood out from all the…

Marquise Cut Diamonds with Pointed Precision

Marquise Cut Diamonds with Pointed Precision

Graceful and elegant, marquise cut diamonds are the only kind of side-eye you’ll ever want to give… or receive! If eyes are the window to the soul, then marquise cut diamonds are the sparkly window dressing. These eye-shaped beauties, with…

Heart Shaped Diamonds with Romantic Style

Heart Shaped Diamonds with Romantic Style

The cleft at the top of this cut gives heart shaped diamonds their unique, super-lovable form. Browse Heart Shape Diamonds Why Heart Shaped Diamonds? First, the obvious: who wouldn’t want to propose or give a gift marked with the international…

11 Gorgeous & Affordable Engagement Rings

11 Gorgeous & Affordable Engagement Rings

Who ever said affordable engagement rings can’t be excellent quality and jaw-droppingly gorgeous? These rings prove otherwise. Sorry not sorry. That “Three Months’ Salary” myth about how much you need to spend on the ring? We’re here to say once…

Engagement Ring Care: Have Bling, Will Travel

Engagement Ring Care: Have Bling, Will Travel

Slay on vacay with this essential guide to engagement ring care in the sun. When planning a romantic getaway, three L’s come to mind: Location, Location, Location. This makes sense as without a suitable destination, you’d still be, well, at…

Wedding Rings for Men: The Complete Guide

Wedding Rings for Men: The Complete Guide

Know what to look out for when shopping wedding rings for men. Wedding rings for men often get outshined by the sparkle-fest that is the engagement ring. But these boy bands are more than mere one-hit wonders. They’re likely the…

Be a Pal and Drop a Hint

Be a Pal and Drop a Hint

Get your bestie in on the act with our drop a hint feature. Because friends don’t let friends lack luster! Okay, so you’ve found your dream engagement ring on JamesAllen.com. You’ve spun it around 360° until you were dizzy with…

Beach Proposal Stories: Sandals & Sparkle

Beach Proposal Stories: Sandals & Sparkle

Take a look at customers who went coastal with their beach proposal. For many, beach season means hitting the gym and going on crash diets to get the beach bods they’ve always wanted. Here at James Allen, we like to…

Our “Younger” Engagement Ring Picks for Liza

Our “Younger” Engagement Ring Picks for Liza

*Younger Engagement Ring Picks and Spoilers Ahead!* Between Liza’s ex, Charles’ ex, Kelsey and Thad (RIP), Diana’s ex, Josh’s failed proposal to Liza (still crying), and Josh’s weird green card marriage (can someone please explain what happened there??), Younger has…

How to Create Your Personalized Proposal Video

How to Create Your Personalized Proposal Video

Start spreading the news with an adorable personalized proposal video! After you purchase your ring, we’ll email you a link to create a bespoke proposal video celebrating your engagement. Complete with pictures and videos of your relationship and proposal, plus…

Asscher Cut Diamonds with Incredible Clarity

Asscher Cut Diamonds with Incredible Clarity

Asscher cut diamonds are loved for their glacier-level clarity and concentric square pattern. Have you ever seen a diamond quite like this? Browse Asscher Cut Diamonds Why Asscher Cut Diamonds? Also called square emerald cut, asscher cut diamonds feature a…

Shape Series: Emerald Cut Diamonds

Shape Series: Emerald Cut Diamonds

For an alternative to traditional brilliant cut diamonds, head straight for the linear luster of emerald cut diamonds. Emerald cut, not to be confused with the vivid green gemstone of the same name, is a diamond cut known for its…

Baguette Diamond Rings: the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Baguette Diamond Rings: the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Get your Gatsby glam and sparkly headbands ready: it’s time to try a baguette diamond ring. Baguette diamond rings are elegant and edgy at once, a perfect encapsulation of the 1920’s Art Deco period during which they became popular. The…