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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…

Style Series: Sleek Channel-Set Engagement Rings

Style Series: Sleek Channel-Set Engagement Rings

Stay tuned to channel-set engagement rings… Channel-set engagement rings, like pavé engagement rings, have diamonds lacing the bands. The difference is that channel-set rings’ diamonds are secured to the band without prongs by a thin strip of metal. Aesthetically, this…

Style Series: Inspired Vintage Engagement Rings

Style Series: Inspired Vintage Engagement Rings

Vintage engagement rings fit those with a flair for everlasting fashion. Vintage and antique-style engagement rings mix the intricate craft of vintage rings with the diamond cuts and durability of modern engagement rings. These rings are inspired by various time…

Give Shanks with a Split Shank Engagement Ring

Give Shanks with a Split Shank Engagement Ring

Join some of our favorite celebs in “putting on the splits” with a super-trendy split shank engagement ring. Throughout history, many things have been split: the atom, the banana, the dinner bill (if you’re the progressive type). But perhaps none…

Style Series: Side-Stone & Three-Stone Engagement Rings

Style Series: Side-Stone & Three-Stone Engagement Rings

Do you have best friends who make you shine even brighter? Side-stone and three-stone engagement rings can relate. These rings feature at least two smaller diamonds or gemstones flanking the center stone. Side stones can be any cut or gem…

How to Nail the Wedding Day Schedule

How to Nail the Wedding Day Schedule

You’ve been dreaming about your big day for as long as you can remember, right down to the last rose petal. Every time you run through it in your head, it’s absolutely perfect; from the dress to the cake to…

Style Series: Heavenly Halo Engagement Rings

Style Series: Heavenly Halo Engagement Rings

Halo: brightness, our old friend. Halo, we love you, won’t you tell us your name? Along with infinite potential for wordplay, halo engagement rings hold glorious potential to highlight your center diamond. Halo settings feature smaller diamonds or gemstones which…

Style Series: Luminous Pavé Engagement Rings

Style Series: Luminous Pavé Engagement Rings

Pavé engagement rings have a way with breathtaking sparkle. These rings have small diamonds encrusted on the band, which makes it look like the entire band is made of diamonds. As you can imagine, the setting highlights the brilliant sparkle…

Everything You Need to Know About CanadaMark™ Diamonds

Everything You Need to Know About CanadaMark™ Diamonds

What sets CanadaMark™ diamonds apart, you ask? You’ve heard of the four Cs — we now present the three Es, covering everything you need to know about CanadaMark™ Diamonds: Ethical sourcing. Although all JamesAllen.com diamonds are certified conflict-free, CanadaMark™ diamonds…

Sparkle Squared: Princess Cut Engagement Rings

Sparkle Squared: Princess Cut Engagement Rings

Sometimes, you have to search the four corners of the earth before you find that special someone with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. Nothing symbolizes that lifelong search better than a princess cut engagement ring,…

Style Series: Timeless Solitaire Engagement Rings

Style Series: Timeless Solitaire Engagement Rings

There’s a reason solitaire engagement rings are a time-honored classic. Loved for their crisp design, engagement rings with solitaire settings feature a single stone placed on the metal band. These rings highlight the diamond like no other: those with narrower…

How to Buy an Engagement Ring

How to Buy an Engagement Ring

You’re about to embark on one of the most important journeys of your life – proposing. But before you even think about proposing you have to first find the right engagement ring. This handy  guide on how to buy an…

How to Budget for an Affordable Engagement Ring

How to Budget for an Affordable Engagement Ring

Here are tips on how to create an affordable engagement ring within your budget. Finding the Perfect Affordable Engagement Ring Let us say this once and for all: there is no such thing as a “right amount” to spend on…

How to Design the Perfect Engagement Ring

How to Design the Perfect Engagement Ring

There is no such thing as the perfect engagement ring, but there is such a thing as the perfect engagement ring for her. All you need is to put some thought into it, and you’re sure to make the right…

Should I Propose? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Should I Propose? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Should I Propose? So you’ve been in a serious relationship for some time now, and started imagining what the future might entail and asking yourself “Should I propose?” Before you pull the proposal trigger, here are 4 important questions worth mulling…

How To Make Your Diamond Engagement Ring Look Bigger

How To Make Your Diamond Engagement Ring Look Bigger

Whether your fiancée-to-be has been pining after Beyoncé’s mega diamond ring, or she’s more about the proposal than the size of her rock, do yourself a favor and learn a few tips to make your diamond ring look bigger than…

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Diamonds

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Diamonds

This one is for those among us whose life motto is “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and who go to sleep counting diamonds instead of sheep. Or for those who are busy preparing for their proposal and want to…