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Bridal Jewelry Sets: Find Your Look

These 6 bridal jewelry sets are fit for any aisle, whether you’re writing your fairytale or breaking all the rules.

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Every bride deserves sparkling wedding day jewelry specific to her wedding style. We’re with you: find your bridal style below and we’ll match it with a complete set of gems!

Add these bridal jewelry sets to your dream wedding outfit:

Bold Glamour Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride rocks a red lip and a wedding dress with stunning details. This look is the cherry on top of an unforgettable day.

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Low-Key Vintage Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride nod to nature and vintage fashions with unique boho vibes. Best accompanied by a crafted flower crown.

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Creative Whimsy Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride has had her DIY mason jar cocktails planned since day one. Her jewelry set adds a crafted touch to a thoughtful wedding plan.

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Modern Simplicity Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride goes for a gown with clean lines and understated drama. With this minimalist set, less is more in all the best ways.

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Fairytale Romance Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride is living her happily ever after with princess details and grand romance. Bring on the dreamy tulle gown!

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Independent Chic Bridal Jewelry Set

This bride loves to break convention. Calling all rule-breakers: pair these pieces with a non-white dress or jumpsuit and a creative ceremony.

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Inspired by these wedding jewelry sets and want to mix it up?

Bridal Jewelry Sets: Make It Yours

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* How to Nail the Wedding Day Schedule *

* The Complete Guide to Men’s Wedding Rings *

* The Complete Guide to Women’s Wedding Rings *

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10 Timeless Vintage-Style Engagement Rings

Customers are overwhelmingly choosing vintage-style engagement rings as their “something old.”

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As the saying goes, you can’t look to the future without embracing the past. Vintage-style engagement rings perfectly encapsulate the glitz and glamour of the time, transporting the wearer to a place of romance. Thanks to modern setting techniques and materials, the durability of these rings has greatly improved, allowing for more intricate craftsmanship.

VINTAGE-STYLE ENGAGEMENT RINGS: GLOWING REVIEWS

Who doesn’t love a sparkly throwback? Our customers certainly do, which is why they’ve lavished the most praise on these vintage-style engagement rings. Bring on the nostalgia!

1.Petite Filigree Vintage Ring

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  • “It has an almost flower type feel, making the whole ring look more botanical.” – Sarah V.
  • “This ring offered the unique, one-of-a-kind design that I was looking for, as well as the vintage, elaborate style that my girlfriend likes.” – Michael R.

2. Milgrain Infinity Vintage Ring

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  • “If she wants simple, but not too simple, then it’s perfect. My fiancée loved it.” – Emmanuel G.
  • I could not believe the quality! Even down to the fine details that one normally wouldn’t see unless you study it closely.” – Wehry J.

3. Bezel and Pavé Vintage Ring

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  • “It’s timeless, vintage, beautiful. It looks great on her petite fingers.” – Phi V.
  • “The quality of the stones and the detailing of the metal is stunning.” – Tara

4. Beaded Open Span Vintage Ring

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  • “A ring made for a princess! Beautiful design, very sparkling and eye-catching.” – Beata A.
  • “The beading, shank, and open span are nice, but what is really amazing is how it sparkles in the light because of the diamonds on top of the band.” – Greg C.

5. Pavé Embossed Vintage Ring

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  • “My fiancée loves the diamonds and the intricate etching around the band!” – Daryl S.
  • “As soon as I laid eyes on this ring, I knew it was the one. Once it arrived, I was blown away by how much more beautiful it was in person.” – Ian

6. Pavé Knife Edge Vintage Ring

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  • “It’s a very classic look, but with a modern twist.” – Braulio M.
  • “The ring truly is a result of excellent craftsmanship!” – Jack S.

7. Floral Bouquet Vintage Ring

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  • “The vintage side details and floral elements are so elegant and delicate without being overstated.” – Jordan W.
  • “Beautiful, exquisite and gentle ring.” – Olga D.

8. Engraved Pavé Vintage Ring

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  • “I love the classic design. It’s beautiful and flawless.” – Vindhya P.
  • Classic yet interesting; great balance between simple and intricate.” – Matthew N.

9. Bird of Paradise Vintage Ring

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  • “The setting is unique and definitely not something you see often.” – Robin S.
  • “I get lost staring at the fine cut of the diamond and the bird of paradise design. It is unique and everything I hoped for.” – Dillon M.

10. Royal Engraved Vintage Ring

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  • “I absolutely love it. It’s decorative without being flashy and flamboyant.” – Inger D.
  • “The ring sparkles like it’s worth a million dollars. The setting has an antique look that makes the ring that much more special.” – Mandy F.

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Met Gala Looks 2019 + Jewelry

We’re getting inspired by the dramatic “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme of this year’s Met Gala looks!

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Despite some initial confusion (the gala theme was “camp” as in “campy” or theatrically overdone, not as in summer camp), red carpet celebs did not disappoint. We rounded up our favorite 2019 Met Gala looks and fine jewelry so that you can be just as extra.

These looks overwhelmed us in all the best ways:

1. Jared Leto + Ruby Diamond Ring

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One of the most unforgettable Met Gala looks of the year, primarily because Leto, er, thought a-head. The next thing we noticed, though, was his scarlet red, embellished gown. Steal some of that drama with a red-hot ruby engagement ring!

2. Zendaya + Aquamarine Diamond Ring

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As if Zendaya’s spot-on Cinderella hair and styling weren’t enough, jaws dropped as her ball gown lit up at the wave of a wand. Want to capture the magic of the actress’s blue gown? Shop this aquamarine ring lit up by a floating diamond halo.

3. Naoki Kobayashi + Men’s Carved Ring

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This Japanese dancer’s metallic animal-print jacket made serious moves across the red carpet! Kobayashi had one of the more reserved men’s Met Gala looks of the night, and we still loved it. Get that striking print mixed with classic form with this carved men’s wedding ring.

4. Janelle Monáe + Pink Sapphire Necklace

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It’s almost impossible to keep Monáe off these red carpet lists because she always takes incredible risks. In this case, we’re so glad she was thinking pink. For a similar bold, graphic burst of color, get our pink sapphire halo necklace.

5. Katy Perry + Chevron Drop Earrings

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Perry transformed into a tres-chic chandelier that actually lit up. We can’t help but connect this to Zendaya’s light-up dress, mostly because Katy Perry totally looks like Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast. Fall under the singer’s spell with these dangling, sparkling earrings.

P.S. Get the details on Katy Perry’s engagement ring here!

6. Priyanka Chopra Jonas + Gemstone Necklace

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We’re floored by this entire Met Gala look, from Chopra Jonas’s bold hair and makeup to those colors cascading down her dress. If only there was a way to wear that sparkle and color combo any time… Oh wait. There is. Shop this gemstone and diamond cluster necklace!

7. Saoirse Ronan + Blossoming Diamond Ring

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That silhouette, that fire, those bright, shining colors – and somehow it all goes together flawlessly! Mirror the gold swirling detail on the sides of Ronan’s look with this side-stone blossoming vine engagement ring. Then, check out of GoT blog for more dragon dazzle 😉

8. Lady Gaga + Butterfly Ring

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Extra, extra, read all about it! We had four (FOUR.) costume changes to choose from before we landed on Gaga’s original hot pink, bow-embellished beautiful monster. Fly like Gaga’s gown with this show-stopping and playful pink sapphire diamond ring.

Choose your own fashion-forward sparkle!

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To-Die-For Game of Thrones Jewelry

Warning: these 10 Game of Thrones jewelry pieces feature dragons, kingdoms, sparklers, and occasional spoilers!

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If there’s anything GoT season 8 has taught us, it’s that epic fire is worth the wait. Check out these Game of Thrones-inspired jewelry pieces for the perfect fandom gifts and engagement rings.

Game of Thrones Jewelry: The Iron Throne

Radiant Open Diamond Necklace

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Of course, we need to begin with the Throne itself. If there’s anything more coveted than ruling the Seven Kingdoms, it’s this dramatic necklace. And to be honest, we’d take these 16 round and baguette cut diamonds over 1,000 daggers – but you know, to each their own.

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: The Red Wedding (Ring)

Vintage Ruby and Diamond Ring

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“The Rains of Castamere” pulled off one of the most impressive and terrifying twists on TV with the Red Wedding. For a slightly happier ending, might we suggest this red wedding ring instead? This way, you can tie the knot with vintage glory and none of the gory.

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: Winter is Coming

Snowflake Burst Diamond Earrings

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Throwing it back to the very beginning of the series, these snowstorm earrings embrace the House of Stark’s strength and connection to nature. They’re a meaningful gift for someone with Winterfell-worthy loyalty.

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: White Walkers

Topaz Half Moon Bypass Ring

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White Walkers’ icy blue eyes are haunting in all the ways. Still, there’s undoubtedly something magical about them. This ring echos the mysterious, legendary power of the creatures from the far north without threatening the destruction of all seven kingdoms.

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: The Crown

Crown Diamond Ring

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Joffrey may have been a poisonous sociopath, but at least he was a poisonous sociopath with style. Now that we think about it, you may be more worthy of the golden crown than Cersei’s son. Why not give it a try?

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons

Cluster Gemstone Necklace

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Sometimes the best wedding gifts are the ones you didn’t think to put on your registry, like Daenerys’ three dragon eggs. Snap up this necklace with diamonds and red, yellow, and orange gemstones for a look that’s similarly born from the fire.

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: Khal Drogo

Men’s Carved Pattern Wedding Ring

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This ring’s black bark detailing has us missing the legendary warrior Drogo, a feeling Daenerys knows well. Emulate the boldness of the Great Khal – both in battle and in love – with this unique wedding ring.

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: The Faceless Men

Reversible Diamond and Sapphire Ring

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The ability to choose your face at all times: creepy or convenient? In the case of this reversible ring, we’d say more convenient. Choose whether you’re feeling diamonds or sapphires on any given day, with a Perfect Fit to hold the stones in front.

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: Moon of My Life

Pearl Crescent Moon Ring

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It’s been a while, but we’ll never forget the way Drogo called Daenerys “Yer Jalan Atthirari Anni” (“Moon of My Life” in Dothraki). Make a grand romantic statement by gifting this ring to someone who is your entire world.

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: Bow and Arrow

Arrow Diamond Bangle Bracelet

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Although arrows don’t make as dangerous a weapon as dragons, this bracelet is just as killer. In rose gold, this one’s a tribute to Ygritte and her red hair. It’s a piece that proves, once and for all: you know nothing, Jon Glow (too soon?).

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Game of Thrones Jewelry: Even More Frost

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Our Top 10 Solitaire Engagement Rings

Classic, unique, or totally modern – solitaire rings let your diamond take center stage. And if there’s anything we love more than this can’t-go-wrong setting style, it’s your glowing reviews! To keep it real, we’ve rounded up our top 10 solitaire engagement rings according to you.

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Keep in mind – each of these top 10 solitaire engagement rings can be customized with a different diamond shape, metal, or even a vivid gemstone:

1. Comfort Fit Solitaire Engagement Ring

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The buzz about this solitaire engagement ring:

  • “Selection of it, the time till delivery (during a holiday period of time), her reaction… It was all perfect!”- David W.
  • She loves the thin band and thinks that it is the most beautiful piece of jewelry ever.”- Erik D.

2. Six-Prong Knife Edge Solitaire Engagement Ring

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The buzz about this solitaire engagement ring:

  • Really over the moon. Had so many positive comments. Not least from my fiancé who LOVES it!”- Micah V.
  • “Simply stunning and very impressed with the presentation. The ring is amazing.”- Kennedy D.

3. Twisted Rope Solitaire Engagement Ring

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The buzz about this solitaire engagement ring:

  • “The rope setting has an elegant yet distinctive simplicity, and it really highlights the diamond. If you’re looking for a traditional style engagement ring, but don’t want it to look like every other engagement ring, this is definitely the setting to go with.”- David B.
  • “The only thing I was not nervous about that night was about how much she would love the engagement ring. It was perfect.”- Guerrero G.

4. Modern Tulip Solitaire Engagement Ring

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The buzz about this solitaire engagement ring:

  • “It’s simple, elegant, and beautiful.”- Juan M.
  • “It features the diamond in a beautiful gallery from all angles. The diamond sits low on the finger yet there is an illusion of a cathedral setting with sides tapering up to the stone. The under gallery is perfectly finished and polished. Superb craftsmanship.”- Chris T.

5. Cross Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring

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The buzz about this solitaire engagement ring:

  • She said, ‘Yes!’ before I could even propose… She liked that the diamond only sat a little above the ring because she’s a hair stylist, she didn’t want her ring to be caught in peoples hair and she loved the width. It wasn’t too skinny; it wasn’t too big; it was just right.”- Clinton A.
  • “The ring was elegantly designed and reflects expertise and and hardwork from the maker. Excellent job!”- Louie I.

6. Bypass Solitaire Engagement Ring

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The buzz about this solitaire engagement ring:

  • “I get compliments all the time. And the diamond… OMG, is BEAUTIFUL and it sparkles for days. It’s not the normal solitaire; simple, yet different… very elegant.”- Lisa P.
  • The ring is exceptional, unique, beautiful from multiple angles, and really showcases the diamond that you choose to put in it…. My fiance and I have not yet seen a ring that even comes close.”- Ryan
  • “My fiancé loves the design, especially the intertwining prongs. Every time she shows her friends, she takes it off to show the details of the underside too. Truly an amazing ring with a great design.”- Mike

7. Engraved Solitaire Engagement Ring

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The buzz about this solitaire engagement ring:

  • She’s always loved antiques and vintage things, but I knew she’d want her engagement ring to be her own. This ring’s etchings gave it a special look that really fit her style, and the open setting really lets the diamond shine in even low lighting.”- Kyle
  • “My gorgeous woman said yes! And she absolutely loved the ring. The engravement is beautiful and the ring is nice and sturdy… I absolutely recommend it.”- Aldo G.

8. Contemporary Solitaire Engagement Ring

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The buzz about this solitaire engagement ring:

  • “The ring is set with perfection and attention to detail. The bands are petite and the basket has a low profile. The claw prongs are small and symmetrical. I highly recommend.”- Gianna K.
  • “Was looking for something simple with a little uniqueness. This was an ideal choice. The design and materials are superb, and people are always asking what the style is called.”- Kiefer E.

9. Twisted Cable Solitaire Engagement Ring

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The buzz about this solitaire engagement ring:

  • “It put a modern twist (pun intended) to the ring. She absolutely loved it!”- Daniel A.
  • “The cable band offers the ring a sense of daintiness to it.”- Danielle L.
  • “This band is simple, elegant, and in some way looks very traditional with a vintage style to it without doing too much to draw attention to itself (sometimes less is more).”- Stephen L.

10. Etched Profile Solitaire Engagement Ring

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The buzz about this solitaire engagement ring:

  • “Really liked the simplicity of the top and the intricacy of the etching and milgrain.”- Joshua R.
  • Lovely etched detail. I get compliments about it every time! Fits amazingly and sparkles!” Sarah T.

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Top 10 Solitaire Rings: Read On

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Engagement Ring Inspiration from Celeb Proposals

Now trending: the most obsession-worthy celebrity rings of 2019 so far! Get your engagement ring inspiration from these rocks with superstar quality.

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It’s been a year of gorgeous celeb love already, and we’re only three months in! Can you say engagement ring inspiration?? From colorful center stones to elongated diamond shapes (spoilers: there are a lot of those), these celebrities have sparked the hottest engagement ring trends of 2019.

THE KATY PERRY ENGAGEMENT RING

Baby, this is a firework! A true lord of the rings, actor Orlando Bloom proposed to pop superstar Katy Perry with a floral diamond halo surrounding a pink center stone. The perfect choice for a colorful and playful artist.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

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Personalize this floral halo ring by setting it with a pink diamond or pink sapphire.

THE JENNIFER LAWRENCE ENGAGEMENT RING

Surprise: this Silver Linings Playbook actress got engaged with a gleaming silvery metal band. J. Law’s fiancé Cooke Maroney proposed with a simple solitaire that pulls all the attention to its modern emerald cut diamond.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

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Take our über-popular comfort fit solitaire engagement ring and set it with an emerald cut diamond.

THE JASMINE CEPHAS JONES ENGAGEMENT RING

Tell me how to say yes to this! Cephas Jones’ Hamilton co-star Anthony Ramos blew us all away with this three-stone stunner. The ring maximizes the trend factor by incorporating not un, not deux, but trois emerald cut stones.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

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Rock this three-stone ring with an emerald cut center stone flanked by smaller emerald cut side stones and a pavé.

THE MELISSA BENOIST ENGAGEMENT RING

Melissa Benoist’s glee was overwhelming when her “Supergirl” co-star Chris Wood proposed with an oval cut diamond surrounded by a pavé halo. The engagement ring halo is our kryptonite – it makes an elongated diamond sparkle even more brilliantly.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

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For one of the our most-loved setting styles, take this pavé halo ring that is designed especially for oval cut diamonds.

THE KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER ENGAGEMENT RING

Guardian of the galaxy Chris Pratt proposed to his author girlfriend with a jaw-dropping cushion cut ring. Although many cushion cut diamonds are more symmetrical, Schwarzenegger rocks a colossal elongated cut. And when you add the micro-pavé band? Everything is awesome.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

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Set an elongated cushion cut diamond in this french cut pavé engagement ring.

THE DEBBY RYAN ENGAGEMENT RING

Twenty-One Pilots drummer Josh Dun proposed to actress Debby Ryan in a New Zealand treehouse (!) with a three-stone beauty that makes our hearts skip a beat. Her angular side stones add a modern edge to an already trendy emerald cut center.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

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Mix the softness of a round cut center diamond with this fresh geometric trapezoid side stone engagement ring setting.

THE MIYA X ENGAGEMENT RING

Way to go, Roger! Sister, Sister actor and musician Marques Houston posted dreamy shots of his proposal to girlfriend Miya X. Her ring features a cushion cut center stone set in a pavé style. In addition to the diamond-encrusted band, her diamond is held by a glittering basket.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

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Customize this pavé crown engagement ring (for the full effect, view it in 360°!) with a cushion cut diamond.

THE JOSEPHINE SKRIVER ENGAGEMENT RING

We’re split between what we love more about this Victoria’s Secret model’s engagement: musician Alexander DeLeon’s (a.k.a. Bohnes) angelic proposal under the northern lights, or her emerald cut diamond split-shank ring. We’re open to both!

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Go for drama with this split-shank ribbon engagement ring set with an emerald cut center stone.

THE BRITTANY SNOW ENGAGEMENT RING

With this much frost, we say let it snow! Brittany Snow’s fiancé Tyler Stanaland proposed with a modern classic – a pavé engagement ring with diamonds along the band. The diamond detailing complements a brilliant round cut center.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

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2019 Oscars-Inspired Jewelry

This year’s Academy Awards hosted some of our favorite red carpet looks ever. Read on for our Oscars-inspired jewelry picks!

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Top Looks & Oscars-Inspired Jewelry

And the nominees for Oscars-inspired jewelry are…

Michelle Yeoh

The Crazy Rich Asians actress stunned in a metallic and light pink gown with floral details – achieving a similar spectacular effect as the rose gold and diamonds in our pavé sunburst engagement ring.

Oscars-Inspired Jewelry: Pavé Sunburst Engagement Ring

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Chris Evans

Captain America had us swooning double, both when he supported winner Regina King when her dress got caught and when he debuted this teal jacket on the red carpet. Crush it like Chris with our east-west emerald cut blue topaz ring (and read on about the December birthstone!).

Oscars-Inspired Jewelry: Blue Topaz Stackable Ring

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Helen Mirren

Hot dame, we loved this look! The 2007 Oscar winner rocked a tulle gown with multiple layers of pink. Achieve the color texture and diamond accents with our rose gold pink sapphire stackable diamond ring.

Oscars-Inspired Jewelry: Pink Sapphire Diamond Ring

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Charlize Theron

The Long Shot actress shocked us all with her new dramatic brunette bob paired with a dusty blue gown. For another light blue that packs a punch, check out our aquamarine floating halo ring (bonus: learn more about the March birthstone!).

Oscars-Inspired Jewelry: Aquamarine Halo Ring

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Danai Gurira

In a glowing ball gown, long braids, and a golden headpiece, this Black Panther star looked like a total goddess. Get Danai’s ethereal look with our yellow gold bezel set stackable diamond ring.

Oscars-Inspired Jewelry: Open Bezel Diamond Ring

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Tina Fey

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt show creator opted for a bold strapless dress over her Bossypants. Mirror the effect of that striking blue with our cushion cut sapphire halo tennis bracelet (or consider a sapphire and diamond engagement ring!).

Oscars-Inspired Jewelry: Sapphire Tennis Bracelet

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Emma Stone

Why win a gold statuette when you can be one instead? We’re stuck on The Favourite star’s unique sleeves and glittering pattern. Bee just as sweet with our citrine honeycomb stackable ring (and learn more about the November birthstone!).

Oscars-Inspired Jewelry: Citrine Honeycomb Ring

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We’d like to thank the Academy for this season of velvet jackets! This If Beale Street Could Talk actor treated us to a custom tux in fire engine red. Go from three-piece to three-stone with our trillion ruby engagement ring (then read all about the July birthstone!).

Oscars-Inspired Jewelry: Trillion Ruby Engagement Ring

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Engagement Ring Etiquette: 5 Big Questions

The results are in! 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?

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Engagement Ring Etiquette: “The 2 Months’ Salary Rule”

There’s an age-old myth that you’re supposed to decide how much to spend on the engagement ring based on how much you’d earn in two months. However, when we actually asked, 69% of women disagreed. The engagement ring etiquette consensus: a ring should cost whatever you can afford – the relationship is the most important thing.

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Engagement Ring Etiquette: Forgo the Flash Mob

It might be best to stay away from dramatic and/or jumbo-tron proposals; 56% of women surveyed said they prefer an intimate proposal with just the two of you, while 28% said they want something small with close friends and family. Only 4% told us they’d rather go big than go home.

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Engagement Ring Etiquette: Who Proposes?

So when it comes to heterosexual partnerships, are guys always supposed to be the ones to pop the question? In this modern age, survey says… mostly yes. 79% of women said the guy should propose. On the other hand, 12% said they have no problem with a woman proposing to the man, while 9% said they’d only propose if their guys waited around for too long.

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Engagement Ring Etiquette: Have Your Sparkly Say

Collaboration is key! 84% of women surveyed said they’d be happy to drop hints, provide pictures, or tell friends/family about the engagement ring they prefer. Might as well make it a date night activity; 15% of women surveyed said they want to look at rings with their partners. Meanwhile, only 3% of women said they’d keep it straightforward and tell their partner their exact ring choice.

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Engagement Ring Etiquette: Splitting the Cost

The answers to this one were surprisingly split – 58% said they think their partner should save up and pay for the engagement ring alone, while 42% are open to sharing the check (with 26% adding the caveat that he can’t afford it on his own). Looking for the absolute best engagement ring option for your budget? We’re here for you, 24/7 – chat with customer service now.

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Our New Washington, D.C. Diamond Experience

We just opened our Washington, D.C. diamond experience – we can’t wait to tell you all about it, and we especially can’t wait to see you there!

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We’re the new gems of Georgetown! At our brand new location in the heart of D.C., jewelry meets tech for the epitome of modern love. Sound incredible? We know. We’re just getting started…

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The Washington, D.C. Diamond Debut

To kick things off, we hosted an opening bash worthy of D.C. Think refreshments, music, jewelry and engagement rings to try on, cutting-edge tech, complimentary manicures, and a fireside chat with our leadership. Plus, one lucky guest won a $500 diamond necklace!

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Find Your Dream Diamond Ring in D.C.

Say hello to this next-level location! Our airy and gorgeous Washington, D.C. diamond shopping experience features…

Open Product Display

Love the sparkle you see? Help yourself! There’s a 10-foot table containing our bestselling engagement rings right when you walk in – reach in and try ‘em on, no assistance needed.

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Virtual Reality

Learn all about diamonds in an immersive, 3D guide. Our virtual reality simulation takes you through the 4Cs – including what they actually stand for and helpful tips for choosing a diamond.

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Expert Consultations

We’re here for you every step of the way! Meet with a certified gemologist (a.k.a. diamond specialist) to find the perfect diamond engagement ring within your budget.

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Engagement Ring Photo Booth

Take your selfies with the perfect lighting, then add fun effects to create shareable pics, GIFs, and more.

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The Brilliance Bar

Receive personalized diamond jewelry service from our team, including repairs and cleaning.

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Coffee Bar

Relax and enjoy a cup of free freshly brewed coffee. We don’t mean to brag, but we’ve been told it’s delish. Plus, it’s a sweet opportunity for a coffee cup ring selfie!

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Want to see a specific engagement ring, diamond, or piece of fine jewelry in person? Let us know and it’ll be there waiting for you in our Washington, D.C. location.

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Visit the Washington, D.C. Diamond Experience

We’re located on Georgetown’s cobblestoned streets along with boutiques, galleries, and upscale dining, so you may as well make a day of it 😉

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Maisel-Inspired 1950s Engagement Ring Styles

If there’s anything more obsession-worthy than The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, it’s the mid-century aesthetic that lights up the show. We’ve rounded up these 1950s engagement ring fashions in honor of Maisel’s season 2. *Potential spoilers ahead!*

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These 1950s engagement ring styles have us swooning around the Upper West Side, dancing along the Seine River, and dropping some Susie-inspired F bombs (… fabulous. What did you think we meant?).

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1950s Engagement Rings: Stand-Up Sparkle

We couldn’t help but notice that Midge is still wearing her glamorous 1950s engagement ring in Maisel season 2, and we totally get it. Who’d want to take that beauty off??

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Baguette Side-Stone Engagement Ring

Mrs. Maisel barely gives us a glimpse of her ring because she moves as quickly as she speaks. From what we can catch, though, her engagement ring from Joel is a yellow gold stunner with side stones. Not a surprise given the costume designers’ keen eye and 1950s engagement ring trends; side stones, especially baguette shape diamonds, were huge at the time.

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Tapered Pavé Engagement Ring

1950s Engagement Rings: Star Power

Female powerhouses in Midge’s era are legendary both for their actions and for their impact on fashion. Take Jackie Kennedy for example, who brought fresh energy to the 1950s engagement ring scene with her emerald engagement ring.

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Scalloped Halo Emerald Engagement Ring

Household name and ingénue Audrey Hepburn sparked yet another alternative engagement ring trend: stackable rings! She opted for a sleek channel-set baguette diamond eternity ring and added two more gold rings when she got married.

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1950s Engagement Rings: Think Pink

Potentially more sacred than Rose’s pink soap: Midge’s pink wardrobe! If her all-pink ensembles are any hint, we think Mrs. Maisel would plotz over a rose gold ring with a pink sapphire center. Mirror her style by setting a gemstone in one of these vintage rings.

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Engraved Vintage Engagement Ring

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The Fine Jewelry Trends of 2019

The spring 2019 runways debuted bold, creative, and instant-classic new jewelry. More good news: we’ve rounded up the hottest styles so that you can rock the fine jewelry trends of 2019!

Love is in the air this year… and in our case, the love is for all the show-stopping fine jewelry trends. Whether for your wedding day or everyday, discover your something new for 2019:

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Fine Jewelry Trends: Colorful Gemstone Clusters

Cheer is here! The 2019 runway shows were filled with completely colorful eye candy – jewelry combining gemstones from the softest morganites to the deepest sapphires. Like you and your SO, it turns out gemstones are even better together.

Diamond and Sapphire Gemstone Cluster Bar Necklace

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Sapphire and Zircon Gemstone Cluster Earrings

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Fine Jewelry Trends: Hoop Earrings

Retro’s been reimagined with a glimmer of hoop. Studded with diamonds, gemstones, or both, this sleek silhouette compliments your face shape while elevating any outfit. Opt for a huggie earring style or go all out with oversized statement hoops.

Inside Out Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Freshwater Pearl Hoop Earrings

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Fine Jewelry Trends: Arm Cuff Bangles

Jewelry trends have something new up their sleeve! It’s all about location, location, location – as in, the upper-arm location of these elegant cuff bracelets. This edgy upgrade has been spotted across fashion weeks and on our favorite celebrities.

Pssst… Need a bracelet guide? We got you.

Criss Cross Diamond Cuff Bracelet

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Vine Motif Diamond Cuff Bracelet

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Fine Jewelry Trends: Silvery Metals

White gold and platinum fine jewelry are having their moment. Nod to tradition with this classic metallic hue in updated designs, like bold key pendants and open silhouette rings. The best part? These metals highlight diamonds’ brilliance and make gemstones pop.

To choose between the silvery metals, read up about white gold jewelry and platinum jewelry.

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Fine Jewelry Trends: Chain Drop Earrings

Delicate, dangling chains have arrived and we’re all ears! 2019 shows featured plenty of these ethereal earrings. Wear ‘em with your hair down for an instant shining highlight or with your hair up for a flattering, elongating effect.

Multi Gemstone Drop Earrings

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Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings

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Shape Series: Emerald Cut Diamonds

For an alternative to traditional brilliant cut diamonds, head straight for the linear luster of emerald cut diamonds.

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Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring

Emerald cut, not to be confused with the vivid green gemstone of the same name, is a diamond cut known for its beauty and precision. An increasingly popular shape for engagement rings, emerald cut has charmed its way onto our fingers and into our hearts.

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Emerald Cut Diamonds: Why the Long Facet?

It’s not hard to see the appeal of emerald cut diamonds. Elegant long lines give them a look of subtle sophistication, while beveled corners add a touch of timeless glamour.

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Pavé Set Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Elongated facets intersect the lower portion, or pavilion, of the diamond, creating a mirrored effect that results in dramatic flashes of light.

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Step Up Your Game

The emerald cut diamond is so named because this style of cut was originally reserved for — you guessed it — emeralds. It’s created using a step cut, which is most commonly associated with square or rectangular diamonds. Unlike brilliant cut diamonds, which are distinguished by triangular and kite-shaped facets, step-cut diamonds have rows of long, narrow facets that resemble a staircase.

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Pavé Set Split Shank Engagement Ring

Thanks to their unique formation, emerald cut diamonds possess a glacier-like clarity, the likes of which you wouldn’t find in a brilliant cut stone.

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Three Stone Pavé Split Shank Engagement Ring

Who Rocks Emerald Cut Diamonds?

Celebrity engagement ring trends show that emerald cut has overtaken oval as the fashionable go-to among celebs. Those flashing the cut include Liv Tyler, Kristen Bell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anne Hathaway, Hayden Panettiere, and Amal Clooney.

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Three Stone Trellis Diamond Engagement Ring

But perhaps the most eminent emerald cut belongs to Beyoncé. Hubby Jay Z lavished the pop diva with an eye-watering 18-carat flawless diamond. Nothing but the best for Queen Bey!

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Twisted Pavé Shank Solitaire Engagement Ring

What to Know About Emerald Cut Diamonds

If you’re in the market for an emerald cut diamond, you should take the following points into consideration:

    • Flaws, or inclusions, are more noticeable in step-cut diamonds, so it’s well worth investing in a high clarity grade.
    • Pay attention to diamond color, which tends to be more prominent in less sparkly stones.
    • Emerald cut diamonds can be set vertically or, for a more original look, turned ninety degrees on their side (this is known as the “east-west” setting).
  • Step-cut diamonds will usually cost less than their brilliant-cut cousins.

A Step in the Right Direction

Don’t forget — you can view all of the emerald cut diamonds on JamesAllen.com in 360° HD at up to 40x SuperZoom.

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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.

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Some of us have absolutely no clue where to start when buying an engagement ring. “Pavé”? How is that even pronounced? (protip: “pah-vay”). And how does one narrow down all of the sparkly choices??

Still, we know the process is worth the perfect reaction. For such a meaningful choice and such an important spend, how do you surprise your SO with exactly what they want?

Buying an Engagement Ring 101

Deep breaths! Our non-commissioned Customer Service team is here to answer your questions, 24/7. To start you out, we sat down with our Customer Service certified experts to mine their most helpful tips and tricks.

No idea what you’re doing? Start with the diamond shape.

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If you’re not sure what kind of ring to get, our experts suggest you start by choosing the diamond shape: “There’s lots of little nuances between all the different faceting styles,” explains one of our Customer Service reps. The first and most basic decision is whether your SO would want a fancier shape or a more timeless diamond.

So, what do we know about your SO’s style?

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Would she love to rock a more unique diamond? “When it comes to fancier shapes, such as a heart, a pear, an oval, marquise, etc., I always ask if she’s mentioned that she likes that specific shape,” says our rep. It’s better to know in advance if your SO would want a unique diamond shape, which tend to be more polarizing. If she is looking for trendy, “then ovals and pears are a great direction to go in. Marquises are really starting to gain strength as well!”

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Pear Shape Diamond Engagement Ring

If you’re just not sure, you might want to stick with a more classic diamond shape, like round, princess, or cushion cut diamonds.

You can’t go wrong with a round cut diamond!

“Whenever someone is very unsure or just completely clueless about what style to get their significant other, I always resort to a classic round center stone,” one of our experts says.  

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Benefits of the round cut diamond? It has amazing sparkle, it’s not going out of style anytime soon, and it’s by far the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings.

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Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

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Next step: choose the engagement ring setting.

Now onto Buying an Engagement Ring 101, lesson 2! The setting of the engagement ring is, basically, everything but the center diamond. The type of ring, if you will. The most important consideration when choosing a setting according to our Customer Service team:

How will the ring fit with your SO’s lifestyle?

How active is she on the day-to-day? If she goes rock climbing, for example, or if she works in a medical field where gloves are necessary, you might want to go for a setting without exposed diamonds on the band, like a solitaire or channel-set ring.

The diamonds grooved into this ring’s band and the center stone’s basket minimize the risk of diamonds getting caught or falling out:

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Channel-Set Engagement Ring

This sleek and modern engagement ring’s center diamond is strongly protected by a bezel setting:

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Solitaire Bezel-Set Engagement Ring

If her day-to-day is less hands on, you can consider a wider range of settings like the super-popular pavé setting which features more exposed diamonds on the band.

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Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

Is your SO more trendy or low-key?

Like with diamond styles, our experts suggest you look at how trendy your SO is on the day-to-day. Some helpful guiding questions: Does she like to keep up with the latest fashions? Is she somebody who likes to read all the fashion magazines and blogs? If so, you might want to go for a more daring setting, like a romantic vintage engagement ring or a hyper-modern tension ring:

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Bird of Paradise Vintage Engagement Ring

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Spiral Tension-Set Engagement Ring

Or is is your SO a bit more low-key? If the usual wardrobe is T-shirt and jeans, and especially if she doesn’t usually wear jewelry, our experts suggest opting for a simple, more classic style, like this baguette diamond stunner:

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Baguette Side-Stone Engagement Ring

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The Conclusion(ish)

Still feeling lost? Our Customer Service experts suggest a foolproof combo: “You can never go wrong with a solitaire setting and a classic diamond shape, like round, princess, or cushion cut.”

Ready? Get Started on Buying Your Engagement Ring! And don’t forget to get jewelry insurance at checkout.

Don’t worry, this won’t end with Buying an Engagement Ring 101! Stay tuned to this proposal series for expert advice about proposing on a budget, proposing on vacation, collaborating on the ring, and more!

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Jewelry Picks Inspired by our Favorite 2018 Grammys Looks

The 2018 Grammys had their highs and lows, but the red carpet looks were absolute music to our eyes. Turns out Bruno Mars wasn’t the only one with 24K Magic at this year’s awards; check out the 2018 Grammys looks that rose to the occasion and our matching James Allen jewelry picks.

2018 Grammys Looks & Jewelry Picks

Ashanti + Yellow Gold Pavé Engagement Ring with Pear Shape Diamond

Much like Ashanti, this trending pear shaped engagement ring is Always on Time. Both the gown and this ring shimmer from every angle in radiant gold.

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Ne-Yo + Yellow Gold Etched Comfort Fit Wedding Band

Ne-Yo’s unique crushed yellow velvet jacket earns him the title of Mr. Independent. Echo the class and texture of Ne-Yo’s look with this etched gold wedding band.

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Lady Gaga + Vintage Filigree Engagement Ring with Round Cut Diamond

Lady Gaga turned heads with her dramatic black sheer lace Armani ensemble. We’re obsessed with the couture lace details mirrored in this vintage engagement ring.

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Cardi B and Hennessy Carolina + Morganite and Diamond Halo Earrings

Sisters Cardi B and Hennessy Carolina complemented each other in show-stopping white gowns and light pink lipsticks. Find their Finesse with these gorgeous studs.

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Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) + Opal and Diamond Halo Necklace

Writer, actor, and musician or Donald Glover’s all-white three-piece suit: which makes a more heavenly trio? We’ll opt for white gold, opal, and diamond while we decide.

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Janelle Monae + Rose Gold Bow Tie Engagement Ring with Round Cut Diamond

Just when we thought nothing could top Janelle Monae’s signature look, she goes ahead and pulls out an embroidered masterpiece. Rock her bow-tie style with this glittering engagement ring.

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Camila Cabello + Ruby and Diamond Bracelet

We’re Havana tough time getting over Camila Cabello’s bold scarlet gown. Make your own diamond and ruby red statement with this gemstone tennis bracelet.

Camila Cabello White Gold Ruby and Diamond Bracelet 2018 Grammys Looks

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Get Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring for (Much) Less

Congrats! Heiress and Simple Life star Paris Hilton got engaged to Chris Zylka on Tuesday with a sparkler as huge as their smiles.

To be clear: that is super, super large. Paris Hilton’s engagement ring center stone is a 20 carat diamond, and in case you haven’t read up on the 4 Cs, that is one very heavy rock.

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Paris’s pear-shaped center stone was inspired by her mother’s ring and is framed by a diamond halo and a split-shank platinum pavé band. In the historic words of Paris Hilton herself, “That’s hot.” Pear cut diamonds are one of 2018’s top engagement ring trends, while halos add fire to an already gorgeous center stone.

For those who want to spend less than $2M on a slightly more practical lookalike of Paris’s bling, we’ve got you covered.

Selects Inspired by Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring

Split-Shank Pavé Halo Engagement Ring

Instead of opting for a colossal diamond, make your center stone look larger with this wide halo and split-shank pavé style

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Halo Pavé Engagement Ring

A diamond halo and a single pavé band highlight the center pear-cut diamond in this classic ring.

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Petite Pavé Cathedral Engagement Ring

Clean cut and glam, this ring’s band’s angles complement the unique shape of its geometric center stone.

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French Cut Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

Emulate Paris (or her name, at least) by opting for a French cut pavé, which maximizes the amount of light that hits the diamonds.

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Twisted Pavé Rope Engagement Ring

This style weaves the glitz of a pavé band with the understated elegance of lustrous bare metal.  

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What do you think of Paris Hilton’s engagement ring? Are you in love with one of these lookalikes? Sound off in the comments below or on our social channels: Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Our Most-Liked Engagement Rings on Instagram

So you’re engaged. What else is new? (Just kidding – may you have the wedding of your dreams and a blissful marriage!!!). Have you posted a picture of your engagement ring on Instagram that shined so brightly it virtually blinded everyone? Did it garner so many likes it almost broke the internet?

Pics or It Didn’t Happen.

Before you spark that #ringenvy, get inspired by our most-liked engagement rings on Instagram! Our followers have spoken… or, more precisely, they’ve double tapped. And they’ve loved these 8 sparklers.

Top 8 Most-Liked Engagement Rings on Instagram

1. PER LEI SINGLE SHANK HALO

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There’s nothing quite as heavenly as halos. The lucky wearer of this Per Lei Single Shank Halo Engagement Ring is giving us serious chill vibes, with her pavé-halo-clad hand gently resting on her headphones, beneath her golden curls.

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2. ANTIQUE BEZEL-SET AND PAVÉ

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This pic makes me want to light some candles, put on some sexy music and that dark red lipstick, and have a night to remember with this vintage Bezel and Pavé Set Engagement Ring.

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3. GRADUATED PAVÉ SWIRL

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If you’ve just been proposed to with this stunning rose gold Graduated Pavé Swirl Engagement Ring in Rome, the city of love, you’ve made it. You’re done. You can die now.

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4. FALLING EDGE PAVÉ

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This fab pic has us falling for its Falling Edge Engagement Ring. The rose gold halo together with those on-point rosy pink nails makes for a complete #ringgoals mirror selfie.

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5. WHITE AND ROSE GOLD COUTURE BY VERRAGIO

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Gimme s’more of that delicious dazzle! This pic combines 2 of my favorite things: chocolate and sparkle.  The contrast of rose and white gold on this Verragio Couture Engagement Ring has me melting like that perfect marshmallow.

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6. PAVÉ HALO (OVAL CENTER)

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You may have noticed that rose gold and halo rings are kind of a thing. More than just a passing trend, this vintage-inspired style never gets old. Lying elegantly there on that lovely dish, this Oval Center Pavé Halo Engagement Ring looks pretty enough to eat (sorry, I guess I’m still hungry from the previous ring pic).

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7. THIN FRENCH-CUT PAVÉ

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The way that those hands are holding this luminous French-Cut Pavé Engagement Ring makes it seem as though it’s a gift to moi. And all I can say is, OUI!

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8. CUSHION OUTLINE PAVÉ

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Make way for pavé, because this Cushion Outline Pavé Engagement Ring is here and it’s fabulous! Sometimes all a ring pic needs is the subtle beauty of a radiant ring and good lighting.

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Which of these rings would you say yes to? Tell us in the comments below or share these engagement rings on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Bonus: for more sparkling ring pics, check out our roundup of 2018’s hottest engagement ring trends.

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New Year’s Eve Jewelry for a Night Out

City lights, cocktail parties and that infamous glittering ball. Where else would you rather be on New Year’s Eve? By now, you’re probably thinking about what outfit to wear for such an eventful night. Perhaps the harder choice is deciding which jewelry pieces to complement your outfit. With so many precious stones out there, we feel you. Read on for our roundup of favorite New Year’s Eve jewelry to ring in 2018 right.

New Year’s Eve Jewelry Picks

ICONIC UPDATE

Little black dress on left and 18k White Gold Emerald Shaped Pink Tourmaline and Half Moon Diamond Three Stone Ring

The most classic of classics is the little black dress, aka LBD, when it comes to formal attire for any social mixer. To add some interest, pair it with something unexpected, such as a one-of-a-kind cocktail ring. With an emerald-shaped pink tourmaline and half-moon shaped diamonds surrounding it, this jewel is a bold one for sure.

FLORAL AFFAIR

Floral jumpsuit on left and White Gold Diamond Flower Clasp Bracelet

When picking out your New Year’s Eve jewelry, you can’t go wrong with a tennis bracelet. Here, we have a quintessential style with a twist—there’s a flower motif on the clasp. So why not take that idea to the next level? Wear it with a floral printed outfit. The solid color of the white gold complements the busy print of the outfit.

MYSTICAL MOMENT

New Year's Eve jewelry to match your Roberto Cavalli sequined dress

It’s easy to just throw on a sparkling silver mini cocktail dress and call it a day, but for those who dream of a brighter New Year’s Eve attire, pair your sequined grown with a bright aquamarine halo necklace. As the diamonds cover all sides of the setting, it’ll catch glimpses of light from every angle.

ETERNAL BEAUTY

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Maybe you got engaged recently and don’t have a ring yet. Hey, spontaneous proposals are sometimes the best ones. It has its perks, too. You can be a part of the ring selection process—something many only dream of. If this is the case, check out the above rose gold pavé twist diamond ring. Plus, it’ll match nicely with just about any New Year’s Eve outfit. We have a thing for rose gold – can you tell?

SCARLET RED

Red ruby and diamond earrings for your New Year's Eve jewelry look

New Year’s Eve jewelry with rubies are a surefire way to make a statement, especially with halo accents around a brilliant diamond. These white gold, ruby and diamond earrings are the perfect New Year’s Eve jewels to go with a deep red ruffled dress. Put on both and channel the Dancing Lady emoji. All eyes will be on you.

LUCK BE A LADY

New Year's Eve look: Green dress paired with emerald and diamond bracelet

Going green is always a good idea. Start off the New Year right with a positive mindset by wearing the color that has long been synonymous with luck. Play up the sparkle in this dress by adding a white gold emerald and diamond bracelet. With alternating emeralds and diamonds providing a bold burst of color, who knew perfection could be so easy?

DIVINE DECADENCE

New Year's Eve jewelry with geometric star pave diamond earrings

A New Year’s Eve jewelry guide is surely not complete without a pair of 14K white gold geometric star pavé diamond studs. Just like looking at the clouds, some may see this six-pointed shape differently, perhaps as more of a snowflake. Either way, when matched with a fancy ensemble, it’s a wondrous look indeed.

DARE TO DREAM

New Year's Eve Jewelry Open Swirl Blue Sapphire and Diamond Necklace

Going to a friend’s get-together at their home? All the more reason to look effortlessly chic in luxe loungewear. By adding a touch of New Year’s Eve jewelry, you’ll look dressed up in an instant. We say, go for this open swirl blue sapphire and diamond necklace. You don’t see these everyday. Now, get ready for the countdown—this is your year!

Which of these New Year’s Eve jewelry pieces do you fancy? Let us know in the comments below or on our social channels: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Fine Jewelry Trends 2018: From Layers to Clarity

With the new year comes new design, and we can’t wait for these fine jewelry trends to rock the scene! We’ve gathered all the best intel from designers, color forecasters, and experts to help you get ahead of the curve. Unwrap 2018’s freshest fashions:

1. NECKLACE LAYERING

The top designers at fashion week filled the runways with layers of super thin chains and delicate pendants. Have fun with it by switching up your chain lengths, pendant shapes, and metals!

Intertwined Diamond Circle Necklace

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Geometric Dot Necklace

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Emerald Shape Diamond Pendant

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2. ROSE GOLD

This metal has been super popular ever since Apple brought it back into the spotlight. Rose gold has been an up-and-coming choice for celebrity engagement rings, and is now making its way to fine jewelry.

Two-Prong Diamond Bracelet

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Sleek Diamond Bar Necklace

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Art Deco Pink Topaz and Diamond Earrings

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3. PEAR SHAPE

Social media influencers are all about this glam diamond cut. Pear shaped diamonds make light “dance” and have an elongating effect.

Pear Shaped Diamond Pendant

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Pear Shaped Diamond Earrings

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Pear Shaped Pink Sapphire Halo Ring

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4. INTENSE COLORS

Go ahead, paint the town red (or green, or blue, or purple… you get the point)! The color forecast for 2018 is in, and so are bright, bold hues. Choose a pre-set piece or match a gemstone to a setting.

Green Sapphire Flower Earrings

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Multi-Color Sapphire Bracelet

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East-West Rhodolite Halo Necklace

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5. TOTAL CLARITY

The other side of the spectrum will also be a stunner: prep for combos of translucent rocks and metallics. Crystals and diamonds with particularly clear asscher cuts  are perfect for this trend.

Kite Set Crystal Halo Ring

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Asscher Cut Diamond Earrings

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Prasiolite and Pavé Diamond Halo Necklace

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Get Inspired by Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Think you can’t afford a sparkler as magnificent as Meghan Markle’s engagement ring? Think again!

Everyone loves a fairytale wedding. If Prince Harry’s recent engagement to American actress Meghan Markle is any indication, we’re in for a royal treat come spring 2018. The prince proposed to the Suits star with a custom designed and deeply personal three-stone engagement ring that has caught the world’s attention. Of course, now the question on everyone’s lips is how can they match the exquisite beauty of that engagement ring? Quite simple, actually. Read on to find out how you, too, can recreate Meghan Markle’s engagement ring.

Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring: Behind the Gleams

In coming up with a ring fit for a princess, Prince Harry knew he needed to pull out all the stops. He opted for a classic three-stone yellow gold ring with a difference; the center diamond which appears to be cushion cut is from Botswana, a country that he and Meghan visited earlier this year. Adding to the ring’s sentimental value, the two round cut side diamonds are from the personal collection of his mother, the late Princess Diana (a connection shared by Kate Middleton, who wore Diana’s actual engagement ring to her and Prince William’s wedding in 2011).