What better way to say “I love you” and memorialize your vows to each other than with a brilliant diamond engagement ring? Engagement jewelry is the most popular form of fine jewelry, with endless design options to choose from. Whether your love’s heart leaps at vintage or antique jewelry or she goes gaga for the latest contemporary ring styles, you can find the perfect engagement ring with some savvy shopping tips. Here’s how:
Diamonds are forever
Diamonds are the centerpiece of most engagement rings, and choosing the right diamond for your love can be overwhelming, with so many varieties and classifications. Keep in mind the Four Cs when shopping for diamonds and you’ll be on the right track. The Four Cs include cut, clarity, carat weight and color.
Designer Engagement Rings
Engagement rings come in all shapes, sizes and designs, so you’re sure to find the best ring to suit your partner. Barkev’s offers unique designer engagement rings such as the Three Stone Diamond Ring, which includes a dazzling round diamond flanked by two smaller diamonds. Each stone symbolizes a stage in your relationship – past, present and future.
For the woman with a penchant for antiques, look for a vintage or antique engagement ring. Vintage-inspired rings feature styles from bygone eras with the security of new diamonds and settings. Natalie K engagement rings include vintage pieces, such as the pictured center stone ring flanked by pave-set smaller diamonds.
If chic and trendy is more your love’s speed, contemporary engagement rings showcases sleek, modern designs sure to please.
A classic engagement ring is best for the woman who appreciates tradition and enjoys timeless styles. Tacori offers a variety of classic and elegant engagement rings, such as the Dantela Collection, which blends classic engagement ring styles with modern designs.
Danhov features award winning designer engagement rings, including the Eleganza Collection, which includes a round braided engagement ring with elegant lines and a one-of-a-kind design. Verragio also caters to the woman with an eye for fine design, with cutting-edge lines and innovative looks in the Couture Collection.
Engagement Ring Shopping
When shopping for an engagement ring, you have a variety of options, ranging from big chain jewelers to local independent jewelry stores and jewelry districts. Jewelry districts or warehouses offer discounts by cutting out the middle man. Online shopping is also a popular option.
Online retailers such as BarclaysJewelry.com carry a wide selection of designer engagement jewelry, including Tacori rings, Natalie K rings, Verragio rings and Danhov rings.
Other online retailers like DiamondEngagement.com offer conflict-free certified loose diamonds and diamond engagement ring settings that allow customers to design their own engagement rings.
If you are in the diamond engagement ring shopping phase of life, definitely check out The Yes Girls. They plan creative and unique engagements for boyfriends proposing to their girlfriends. They plan engagements all over the country. If you are in the Denver area, I am thrilled to be their Denver engagement photographer and I would love to photograph your live proposal! I interviewed The Yes Girls – read it HERE. You can also connect with The Yes Girls on Facebook.