Trying to figure out your partner’s taste in engagement rings while hiding the fact that you’re ring shopping? If they use Pinterest (and they probably do), here’s how to make it your secret weapon in the search for that dream ring.
Pinterest is a brainstormer’s utopia, which is why it’s used by TONS of ring enthusiasts to virtually window shop. When your partner uses Pinterest (if they don’t, give them a nudge!), you have front-row access to exactly the rings they love. And remember, you can contact our customer service team at any time for hands-on help.
DISCOVER THEIR STYLE
Quickly identify your partner’s ring style by identifying trends on their Pinterest boards. As you browse their ring pins, ask yourself which ring characteristics show up most often:
- Type of setting (pavé, solitaire, halo…)
- Ring metal (rose/white/yellow gold…)
- Diamond cut (round, emerald, oval…)
Head to James Allen’s Engagement Ring board and easily search rings by your partner’s fav categories. Once you’ve collected your ring inspo, save the pins to a secret board (more on that below). Share them with our customer service team and within minutes they’ll help you pin-point THE ring!
Next up: how to get Pin-spired without raising any ring-shopping suspicions.
Triple Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring
“I took all of the best elements from my fiancée’s Pinterest and combined them into this ring. She is absolutely over the moon with it.”
To follow your partner without them knowing:
- Create a Pinterest account using a non-specific username and a first name/last name that’s not your own.
- Search for your partner by their email address (or Pinterest username if you know it)
- Go into their profile and click “See all boards”
- Choose the relevant engagement ring-related board and click “follow.”
- All the pins you follow will appear in the “following” tab at the top of the page.
Split Shank Solitaire Engagement Ring
“When the time was right I scoured her Pinterest page looking at photos she had collected over the years. Through these pictures I had an idea of what she liked.”
– Zachary T.
SAVE THEIR RINGS
Once you’re following your partner, it’s super convenient to save all their relevant pins in one location. You can do this by saving their pins to your own secret board, or you can download their pins and save them on your computer – or both!
How to save rings to a SECRET board
To ensure everything stays private, all you have to do is make your board secret. Just click on the pencil icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the board tile. A pop-up will appear. Scroll down and activate the option “keep this board secret.”
If your partner visits your profile, they won’t be able to see any of your saved pins on this secret board. Your secret will be safe.
Vintage Filigree Engagement Ring
“I immediately was drawn to one ring that I had seen on my girlfriend’s Pinterest page once… I knew it was perfect for her and she absolutely loves it!”
– Zahnlecker M.
COLLABORATE WITH FRIENDS/FAMILY
How can you use Pinterest to collaborate with your partner’s friends and family? Invite them to pin to your ring board and comment on the rings you’ve found!
To get input from the people who know your partner’s tastes best, first search for your ring helpers via username or email – but don’t follow them. (If you do follow them, anyone can see you’re connected.) Then, invite them to collaborate on your secret board.
Once they accept, your partners-in-crime can help by adding ring pins and commenting directly on specific rings.
Entangled Vines Engagement Ring
“My fiancée had a specific ring in mind (Which she made very well known via Pinterest) and James Allen was one of only a handful of online retailers to carry this specific design.”
– Curtis M.
FIND SIMILAR RINGS
Found a James Allen ring on Pinterest that looks almost perfect, but not quite? Open the pin and enlarge the ring to see similar-looking rings.
Our legendary customer service team is also an incredible resource. They’re available 24/7 – and super responsive! Reach out and you’ll be chatting with them within minutes. They’re fantastic at helping to narrow down ring options once you’ve got an idea of your partner’s style.
Cushion Outline Halo Engagement Ring
“I was on my fiancée’s Pinterest and saw a ring from James Allen…Now everyone she comes into contact with always asks about her ring and the compliments never stop!”
DO YOUR RESEARCH
So now you’re an expert, buff up your ring expertise by following James Allen Rings on Pinterest. Get the most info for your follows by starting with these James Allen Pinterest boards that are chock-full of educational advice:
- Diamonds 101
- Engagement Rings
- Wedding and Anniversary Rings
- The Most Popular Jewelry Styles of the Year
Petite Pavé Engagement Ring
“I noticed that 90% of her rings on Pinterest had pavé bands, so I found a really nice diamond and put the ring together. She loves it.”
On a stealthy ring hunt? Read on for clues:
- How To Keep The Ring A Secret
- Hint-Dropping Like A Boss
- How To Propose With Flying Colors
- Engagement Etiquette: How To Do It Right
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