Engagement Ring Guide

An engagement ring is the first step toward marriage, so it needs to be perfect.

It should represent your relationship and fit your significant other’s preferences. However, it can be hard to check all those boxes without in-depth understanding.

Here is a guide to help you understand more about engagement rings and how to pick the right one.

Engagement Ring vs. Wedding Ring

First things first, let’s talk about the different types of wedding jewelry. Engagement ring and wedding ring are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are distinct. An engagement ring is presented at the time of the proposal and is generally more ornate, often using a sparkly gemstone in the center as well as accent stones, band designs, and precious metals.

Wedding rings are usually exchanged during the wedding ceremony and are worn by both partners. (Whereas an engagement ring is typically reserved for the bride to be.) Wedding rings can be ornate or plain and come in a wide variety of metals, including industrial metals like titanium and tungsten.

You can wear an engagement ring and a wedding ring together as a set, which adds sparkle and luxury, or wear only one of the rings at a time. Some wedding bands are made to match the engagement ring and are thinner than other wedding rings.

Wedding rings for both spouses don’t have to match. One spouse can choose a black cobalt ring while the other picks a thin yellow gold band.

Engagement Ring Cost

Diamond Decisions

Popular Styles

The style of an engagement ring should represent the style of your fiancée, so it’s important to consider all your options. Some common styles you’ll find include:




Three Stone


Of course these styles don’t have to be used separately. You can combine a three stone head with a vintage band or a halo with a side stone shank. You can include different gemstones to add contrast or choose a different setting to make your gem stand out.

Best Metal Choices

Choose the perfect option for your soon-to-be fiancée.

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