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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How to Propose with Flying Colors

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…

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…

Winning Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

Winning Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

Yellow gold lends engagement rings a luxurious, classic quality. Yellow gold engagement rings have been in vogue for as long as the engagement ring itself, which gives the rings a beautifully timeless quality. The engagement ring metal is just as…

7 Things to Do After Getting Engaged

7 Things to Do After Getting Engaged

Essential prep for the days, weeks, and months after getting engaged. You’re on cloud nine after getting engaged and you don’t ever want to come down. Why would you? It’s super comfy up there! But, at the same time, you’ve…

Hearts and Arrows Diamond Perfection

Hearts and Arrows Diamond Perfection

Discover True Hearts by James Allen™ – The Symmetry of Sparkle. Everyone knows relationships are all about compromise, but one thing you shouldn’t have to compromise on is the diamond. True Hearts by James Allen™ is our premier collection of…

Shining White Gold Engagement Rings

Shining White Gold Engagement Rings

White gold engagement rings are a beautiful and more affordable alternative to platinum. White gold is yellow gold alloyed with other elements, which give it a silvery color similar to platinum. 14k white gold is a great choice for engagement…

Fancy Color Diamonds: a Game of Tones

Fancy Color Diamonds: a Game of Tones

Fancy color diamonds are vibrant and super valuable. “But wait,” you interject, “I know all about diamonds from James Allen’s diamond education page, which says that diamonds are more prized if they have no color at all!” That is true….

Style Series: Modern Tension Engagement Rings

Style Series: Modern Tension Engagement Rings

Tension engagement rings are what the kids these days might call “tight.” A tension please! With hypermodern, almost futuristic style, tension rings hold their diamond in place by physical force alone. Many tension set diamonds seemingly levitate in their setting. Although…