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…

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’…

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…

Shape Series: Radiant Cut Diamonds

Shape Series: Radiant Cut Diamonds

We reveal why radiant cut diamonds are the something squarish you’ll want to cherish. If the adage “opposites attract” could be summed up in one diamond cut, it would have to be radiant. This sparkling cut marries an angular shape…

The Royal Wedding: Matching Rings Made in Heaven

The Royal Wedding: Matching Rings Made in Heaven

With the royal wedding almost upon us, we’ve taken the liberty of picking out matching wedding rings for Markle’s sparkle. The big news out of Kensington Palace last year was Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle. Oh, and that ring….

Diamond Eternity Rings for Love That Lasts

Diamond Eternity Rings for Love That Lasts

Eternity rings rock all around, literally: these bands are surrounded by glittering diamonds or gemstones. Whether as wedding bands, anniversary rings, or gifts for special occasions, eternity rings are a great way to celebrate infinite love. These rings give a…

Proposal Series: How to Propose with Flying Colors

Proposal Series: How to Propose with Flying Colors

Before you get down on one knee, check out our pro tips on how to propose like a boss. Our previous article in this series, Buying an Engagement Ring 101, took you back to the basics of ring shopping. With…

Shape Series: Princess Cut Diamonds

Shape Series: Princess Cut Diamonds

A popular alternative to the classic round cut, princess cut diamonds provide maximum brilliance in a striking square form. Looking for a diamond shape that’s a bit different, but that doesn’t stray too far from the traditional? With its clean,…

Round Cut Diamonds with Brilliant Sparkle

Round Cut Diamonds with Brilliant Sparkle

The most popular diamond shape for engagement rings by far, round cut diamonds are a surefire way to shine. Round cut diamonds are sometimes called round brilliant diamonds because of the brilliant cut most of them feature. Browse Round Cut…

Spring Emeralds: the May Birthstone

Spring Emeralds: the May Birthstone

Go green with an engagement ring or gift featuring the May birthstone! Emerald, the May birthstone, is one of the rarest of the rarest gemstones out there. Literally meaning “green” in Greek (kind of like an orange being called an…

Try Your Hand at Our Virtual Engagement Ring Try-On

Try Your Hand at Our Virtual Engagement Ring Try-On

Get to know any ring like the back of your hand with our virtual engagement ring try-on. It’s only natural to want to try before you buy, especially with a purchase as important as an engagement ring. Our nifty virtual…

Engagement Rings Inspired by Most-Loved Books

Engagement Rings Inspired by Most-Loved Books

Behind every great book and every engagement moment is a unique and meaningful story. National Book Day is finally here! To mark the moment, we polled the team at James Allen to find our top all-time book favorites. These selects are…

Buying an Engagement Ring 101

Buying an Engagement Ring 101

Let’s be honest: we could all use a class called Buying an Engagement Ring 101 at some point in our lives. Some of us have absolutely no clue where to start when buying an engagement ring. “Pavé”? How is that…

Get the Look: Country Stars’ Engagement Rings

Get the Look: Country Stars’ Engagement Rings

Country stars’ engagement rings are just like their songs: filled with heart, all about love, and packed with fire. In honor of this year’s Country Music Awards, check out our favorite country stars’ engagement rings. Plus, walk the shine with…