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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Couples Take the BuzzFeed Engagement Ring Challenge

Couples Take the BuzzFeed Engagement Ring Challenge

The Engagement Ring – to Surprise or Not to Surprise Proposals are still, much more often than not, a surprise. The engagement ring, however, does not need to be. Today, many couples are opting to choose the engagement ring together,…

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…

How to Find the Perfect Diamond Shape

How to Find the Perfect Diamond Shape

Diamond Shapes: Which One to Choose? Confused about choosing the right diamond shape? Fear knot (pun intended)! We’re here to provide you with info that will make the luminous stone a mystery no more. DIAMOND SHAPES 101 Here are some…

Is the Engagement Ring Really That Important?

Is the Engagement Ring Really That Important?

The Tradition of Engagement Rings The story dates all the way back to pre-historic times, when cavemen would braid strands of grass and tie them around the ankle, waist and wrist of the woman of their choice. Today, the tradition looks…

How to Choose an Engagement Ring She’ll Love

How to Choose an Engagement Ring She’ll Love

So, you’re thinking of popping the question, but you’re at a bit of a standstill, because you have no idea what ring to buy. Why would you? Did you grow up dreaming of diamonds and princess cuts versus pear shapes?…