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 choice. Don’t worry – you’re not alone; we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Design Her Perfect Engagement Ring in 3 Easy Steps
Step 1. CHOOSE THE METAL TYPE
This is the easiest to scratch off your list and help you feel like you’ve accomplished something, so let’s start with this!
Durable and great for those who work with their hands. Most expensive, since it resists tarnishing. However, it is also the most expensive to repair.
Easily matches most other jewelry. Has a silver-like appearance which will eventually wear off and need to be replaced. Comes in 14-karat or 18-karat gold.
Can show scratches or other abrasions, but repairs quite easily. Comes in 14-karat or 18-karat gold.
An alternative, more delicate metal to yellow gold, with a vintage feel.
Step 2. DETERMINE HER ENGAGEMENT RING STYLE
Good job! You’ve chosen the metal. Now it’s time to figure out what her ring style is. In order to do this, you don’t need to be Calvin Klein. You don’t even need to know who Calvin Klein is, for that matter. All you need is to know your partner. You can choose the ring setting based on her personal style.
Let’s walk you through it:
Classy, modest and reserved
Solitaire engagement rings
Delicate, elegant and refined
Pavé engagement rings
Stylish, practical and modern
Channel-set engagement rings
Bold, daring and passionate
Side-stone engagement rings
Social, established and traditional
Three-stone engagement rings
Courageous, non-conformist and artsy
Tension engagement rings
Extroverted, feminine and playful
Halo engagement rings
Sentimental, romantic and classic
Vintage engagement rings
Well done! You’ve chosen the setting type for the engagement ring.
Step 3. FIND HER RING SIZE
Now it’s time to determine her ring size. This step is easier than you think. You can even do it online with our free online ring sizer. Alternatively, you can request a free plastic ring sizer that will be delivered to your home. No matter what, rest assured that your ring can be resized for free within 60 days of your purchase.
If buying the ring as a surprise:
A. If you don’t know your girlfriend’s ring size, ask her close friends or family members. Tell them to keep it hush-hush so that they don’t accidentally ruin the surprise!
B. Borrow her ring (from the correct ring finger!) and use James Allen’s online or plastic ring sizer to determine the ring’s size.
If finding your own ring size:
A. Measure your finger at the end of the day, as your fingers tend to be warmer and larger at the day’s end.
B. Re-measure to make sure your calculations are accurate.
Congrats – you’ve chosen the engagement ring setting! Now let’s give that ring its sparkle – it needs a center diamond or gemstone!
If you need help at any step of the way, that’s what our friendly Customer Service team is here for, available and happy to help you 24/7.
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