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.

engagement rings inspired by most-loved books

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 the tales that have taken us to magical, romantic, and adventurous worlds. If one of these reads is your SO’s favorite, we have suggestions for the perfect engagement ring!

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Engagement Rings Inspired by Most-Loved Books

If her favorite book is The Great Gatsby…

Intrigue, drama, and a secretly snarky narrator – what could be better? She’ll be the envy of both East and West Egg with these art deco vintage-inspired engagement rings.

Art Deco Floral Halo Engagement Ring

14K Yellow Gold Art Deco Inspired Floral Halo Engagement Ring

Milgrain Octagon Halo Engagement Ring

14K Yellow Gold Octagon Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

If her favorite book is War and Peace…

Good news: it’ll take you a shorter time to find the dream ring than it takes to finish Tolstoy’s epic. Take a page from 19th century Russian aristocracy with rose gold and clusters of diamonds.

Twisted Pavé Engagement Ring

14K Rose Gold Twisted Pavé Engagement Ring

Vintage Pavé Arch Engagement Ring

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If her favorite book is Harry Potter

Do we love Harry Potter? After all this time? Always. Whether she’s a cunning Slytherin, a brave Gryffindor, a witty Ravenclaw, or a kind Hufflepuff, find your SO the perfect magical engagement ring.

Twin Pavé Crossover Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Twin Pavé Cross Over Diamond Engagement Ring

Vintage Milgrain Halo Engagement Ring

14K Yellow Gold Milgrain Navette Halo Engagement Ring

If her favorite book is Pride and Prejudice

The best part of Jane Austen’s classic is the heightened Victorian approach to love. Be the Mr. Darcy to your brilliant Elizabeth and go for a ring with beautiful complexity.

Floral Scroll Pavé Engagement Ring

14K Yellow Gold Floral Scroll Engagement Ring

Engraved Solitaire Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Engraved Solitaire Engagement Ring

If her favorite book is Me Before You

Anytime we think of the red dress Lou wore on the first date or the Parisian café where she read Will’s letter, we’re swept away with romance. Bring her to (good!) tears with one of these sparklers.

Three-Stone Ruby Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Three Stone Pear Shaped Ruby Engagement Ring

Verragio Parisian Engagement Ring

14K White Gold And Rose Gold Parisian Engagement Ring By Verragio

Ready to design your ring? Let the story begin.

Bonus: get inspired by our customers’ adorable book engagement photo shoot!

harry potter engagement rings inspired by most-loved books

If you want to propose with her favorite book in mind, read up on this poetic proposal and this creative book engagement ring box.

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Tova Kamioner

Tova is a lover of fantastic stories, and although she is skeptical of romantic comedies, she can quote most of the classics by heart.

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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.

carrie underwood country stars' 14K White Gold Trellis Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

In honor of this year’s Country Music Awards, check out our favorite country stars’ engagement rings. These rings take celebrity engagement rings to the next level. Plus, walk the shine with a James Allen lookalike!

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Get the Look: Country Stars’ Engagement Rings

Carrie Underwood’s Engagement Ring

carrie underwood mike fisher country stars' 14K White Gold Trellis Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

All-American girl Carrie Underwood got engaged to hockey player Mike Fisher with a canary yellow diamond engagement ring that sings almost as beautifully as she does.

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Jessie James Decker’s Engagement Ring

Jessie James eric decker country stars' 14K White Gold Double Row Pave Engagement Ring

NFL wide receiver Eric Decker popped the question to the country and reality star with a micro-pavé engagement ring. We’re super bowled over by this sparkler.

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Kellie Pickler’s Engagement Ring

kellie pickler's 14K White Gold Pave Halo Engagement Ring (Round Center)

A perfect halo engagement ring for a match made in country music heaven! Pickler and fellow singer Kyle Jacobs chose beach settings for both their engagement and their wedding.

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Brittany Kerr Aldean’s Engagement Ring

brittany kerr jason aldean's 14K White Gold Split Shank Diamond Halo Engagement Ring By Martin Flyer

American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr decided to tie the knot with “Dirt Road Anthem” singer Jason Aldean with a split shank, princess cut diamond showstopper.

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Laura Bell Bundy’s Engagement Ring

laura bell bundy's 14K Yellow Gold Floral Halo Engagement Ring

“Omigod, you guys!” The Kentucky native and original Elle Woods on Broadway said “yes” to TBS exec Thom Hinkle with a floral halo vintage-style engagement ring.

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Hillary Scott’s Engagement Ring

Hillary Scott's 14K White Gold Graduated Triple Row Pave Engagement Ring

If we could sing a song to the Lady Antebellum frontwoman’s engagement ring, it’d be “Need You Now.” Drummer Chris Tyrrell proposed during a 4th of July Tennessee sunset.

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Kelsea Ballerini’s Engagement Ring

Kelsea Ballerini's 14K White Gold Cushion Outline Pave Engagement Ring

Ballerini sang “Love Me Like You Mean It,” so Morgan Evans answered: “I Do!” The cohosts of Australia’s Country Music Channel Awards got engaged with a cushion halo diamond ring.

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Julianne Hough’s Engagement Ring

Julianne Hough's 14K White Gold Petite Pave Engagement Ring

This country singer, dancer, choreographer, and actress has even more carats in her diamond than she has titles! Hockey player Brooks Laich proposed to Hough with a pavé oval cut diamond stunner.

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Inspired by these country stars’ engagement rings?

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Tempted to write a country ballad to one of these rings? Sound off on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Tova is a lover of fantastic stories, and although she is skeptical of romantic comedies, she can quote most of the classics by heart.

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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.

buying engagement ring 101

Some of us have absolutely no clue where to start when buying an engagement ring. “Pavé”? How is that even pronounced? (protip: “pah-vay”). And how does one narrow down all of the sparkly choices??

Still, we know the process is worth the perfect reaction. For such a meaningful choice and such an important spend, how do you surprise your SO with exactly what they want?

Buying an Engagement Ring 101

Deep breaths! Our non-commissioned Customer Service team is here to answer your questions, 24/7. To start you out, we sat down with our Customer Service certified experts to mine their most helpful tips and tricks.

No idea what you’re doing? Start with the diamond shape.

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If you’re not sure what kind of ring to get, our experts suggest you start by choosing the diamond shape: “There’s lots of little nuances between all the different faceting styles,” explains one of our Customer Service reps. The first and most basic decision is whether your SO would want a fancier shape or a more timeless diamond.

So, what do we know about your SO’s style?

find style buying engagement ring 101

Would she love to rock a more unique diamond? “When it comes to fancier shapes, such as a heart, a pear, an oval, marquise, etc., I always ask if she’s mentioned that she likes that specific shape,” says our rep. It’s better to know in advance if your SO would want a unique diamond shape, which tends to be more polarizing. If she is looking for trendy, “then ovals and pears are a great direction to go in. Marquises are really starting to gain strength as well!”

14K White Gold Pave Halo And Shank Diamond Engagement Ring
Pear Shape Diamond Engagement Ring

If you’re just not sure, you might want to stick with a more classic diamond shape, like round, princess, or cushion cut diamonds.

You can’t go wrong with a round cut diamond!

“Whenever someone is very unsure or just completely clueless about what style to get their significant other, I always resort to a classic round center stone,” one of our experts says.  

round cut diamonds buying engagement ring 101

Benefits of the round cut diamond? It has amazing sparkle, it’s not going out of style anytime soon, and it’s by far the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings.

14K Rose Gold 2.2mm Wire Basket Solitaire Engagement Ring
Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

For more in-depth diamond education, check out our Diamond Shape Series!

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Next step: choose the engagement ring setting.

Now onto Buying an Engagement Ring 101, lesson 2! The setting of the engagement ring is, basically, everything but the center diamond. The type of ring, if you will. The most important consideration when choosing a setting according to our Customer Service team:

How will the ring fit with your SO’s lifestyle?

How active is she on the day-to-day? If she goes rock climbing, for example, or if she works in a medical field where gloves are necessary, you might want to go for a setting without exposed diamonds on the band, like a solitaire or channel-set ring.

The diamonds grooved into this ring’s band and the center stone’s basket minimize the risk of diamonds getting caught or falling out:

14K White Gold Channel Set Round Diamond Engagement Ring
Channel-Set Engagement Ring

This sleek and modern engagement ring’s center diamond is strongly protected by a bezel setting:

14K Yellow Gold Bezel Set Diamond Engagement Ring
Solitaire Bezel-Set Engagement Ring

If her day-to-day is less hands-on, you can consider a wider range of settings like the super-popular pavé setting which features more exposed diamonds on the band.

14K White Gold Petite Pave Cathedral Engagement Ring

Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

Is your SO more trendy or low-key?

Like with diamond styles, our experts suggest you look at how trendy your SO is on the day-to-day. Some helpful guiding questions: Does she like to keep up with the latest fashions? Is she somebody who likes to read all the fashion magazines and blogs? If so, you might want to go for a more daring setting, like a romantic vintage engagement ring or a hyper-modern tension ring:

14K Yellow Gold Bird Of Paradise Engagement Ring
Bird of Paradise Vintage Engagement Ring
14K White Gold Spiral Tension Set Engagement Ring
Spiral Tension-Set Engagement Ring

Or is your SO a bit more low-key? If the usual wardrobe is T-shirt and jeans, and especially if she doesn’t usually wear jewelry, our experts suggest opting for a simple, more classic style, like this baguette diamond stunner:

14K White Gold Tapered Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring
Baguette Side-Stone Engagement Ring

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The Conclusion(ish)

Still, feeling lost? Our Customer Service experts suggest a foolproof combo: “You can never go wrong with a solitaire setting and a classic diamond shape, like round, princess, or cushion cut.”

Ready? Get Started on Buying Your Engagement Ring! And don’t forget to get jewelry insurance at checkout.

Don’t worry, this won’t end with Buying an Engagement Ring 101! Stay tuned to this proposal series for expert advice about proposing on a budget, proposing on vacation, collaborating on the ring, and more!

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For now, check out the 10 Essential Proposal Tips we mined from our customers’ experiences.

Finding this engagement ring buying advice helpful or have tips of your own to share? Let us know in the comments below, or on our social channels: Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or Twitter.

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