Tag: engagement ring advice

Essential engagement ring advice for anyone planning to pop the question. The James Allen blog explains everything you need to know about engagement rings; from setting a budget to purchasing and, finally, presenting your ring.

Engagement Ring Advice from Real Couples

Engagement Ring Advice from Real Couples

Here are the dos and don’ts from James Allen customers who got it so, so right – including how to nail the ring and why the proposal matters!

10 Timeless Vintage-Style Engagement Rings

10 Timeless Vintage-Style Engagement Rings

Our customers left amazing reviews on these vintage-style engagement rings, including milgrain and beaded diamond designs. Bring on the nostalgia!

Our Top 10 Solitaire Engagement Rings

Our Top 10 Solitaire Engagement Rings

Read customer reviews of our top 10 solitaire engagement ring styles! Shop this can’t-go-wrong setting in classic, unique, and modern designs.

Engagement Ring Etiquette: 5 Big Questions

Engagement Ring Etiquette: 5 Big Questions

We surveyed 2,800 women about engagement ring etiquette – what are the rules for getting engaged, and which of those rules are meant to be broken?

How to Take Care of Your Diamond Jewelry

How to Take Care of Your Diamond Jewelry

Brilliant tips to take care of your diamond jewelry, including how to clean your engagement rings and jewelry and how to choose the smartest insurance.

Engagement Ring Engraving Ideas

Engagement Ring Engraving Ideas

Choose an engagement ring engraving that’ll create your moment in your own words (on us!). Every couple has their own special way of communicating with each other, filled with tokens of love and had-to-be-there private jokes. We’re all about those…

Twisted Engagement Rings: That Spiral Style

Twisted Engagement Rings: That Spiral Style

Twisted engagement rings put a new spin on the classic solitaire ring setting. Everything is more interesting with a twist: gin and tonic with a twist of lime, M. Night Shyamalan movies, those poles outside barber shops. The same goes…

Finding Her Engagement Ring Style: A Wink & A Smile

Finding Her Engagement Ring Style: A Wink & A Smile

Whether you’re a secret agent or a straight shooter, check out our pro tips for finding her engagement ring style. Everyone has a personal style. Some are more understated than others and, therefore, harder to discern. Your job as Buyer…

Shhh! Keeping the Ring a Secret

Shhh! Keeping the Ring a Secret

With your sparkler safely in the bag, the next crucial step is keeping the ring a secret. Buying the engagement ring is the easy part. Keeping it a secret from your SO is where the real challenge lies. You’re up…

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…

How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring

How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring

We asked one of our brilliant customer service representatives how much to spend on an engagement ring. Their answer was perfect… How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring? “There’s a ring and a person for everyone, and that’s also…

Choosing a Diamond: Be in the Glow

Choosing a Diamond: Be in the Glow

Precious advice for those who will soon be choosing a diamond for their engagement ring. We recognize that gleam in your eye! No, we’re not talking about the way you look at your SO (although that is adorable). If there’s…

Destination Proposal Ideas & Tips

Destination Proposal Ideas & Tips

Here’s what you need to know to plan your show-stopping destination proposal! Destination Proposal Ideas & Tips Want an unforgettable way to start a lifetime of adventures together (with amazing photo ops)? Think big with a travel proposal! To make…

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…

11 Gorgeous & Affordable Engagement Rings

11 Gorgeous & Affordable Engagement Rings

Who ever said affordable engagement rings can’t be excellent quality and jaw-droppingly gorgeous? These rings prove otherwise. Sorry not sorry. That “Three Months’ Salary” myth about how much you need to spend on the ring? We’re here to say once…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…