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If it’s an education in sparkle you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. The James Allen blog is your one-stop-shop for all things engagement ring, fine jewelry, and proposal related. Get invaluable tips and inspo from the pros at JamesAllen.com.

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….

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: 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…

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…

The Rise of Rose Gold Engagement Rings

The Rise of Rose Gold Engagement Rings

We are excited to share this guest article by Angelica Carsolin from Comparakeet, which talks about rose gold engagement rings. How often do you see rose gold accessories and devices around you? While the color itself has been in use…

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…

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…

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…

How to Find Her Engagement Ring Size

How to Find Her Engagement Ring Size

So you’ve decided to pop the question? Congrats! The hardest step in proposing is making the decision to do it. Now it’s time to start planning. It all begins with the perfect engagement ring, of course! That’s a whole journey…

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