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How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

Mon, Oct 31, 2022
How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring An engagement ring is considered by most a symbol of your love. It is one of the most important pieces of jewelry you will ever purchase. It is a ring that you will wear forever, and it should be perfect. How do you pick the perfect engagement ring? We are going to take a look at a few of the most important factors and by the end you will know how to get started on your search for the perfect engagement ring for your fiancé!

Solitaire or Unique? Your fiancés' personality

One of the first things to think about when choosing an engagement ring is the style. Do you want a solitaire diamond, or a more unique ring with multiple stones? This decision often comes down to your fiancé's personality. If they are more traditional, a solitaire diamond may be the way to go. If they are more unique and outgoing, a ring with multiple stones, an unusual setting or even a vintage style engagement ring may be better suited.

Engagement rings come in an infinite number of unique styles and designs. It can be tricky to find your fiancés' taste without tipping her off. We recommend enlisting a trusted friend to bring up the subject and maybe shop through styles together. That way, her friend can gather that information for you and relay it safely without raising suspicion.

White Gold, Yellow Gold or Platinum?

Another important consideration when choosing an engagement ring is the metal type. The three most popular options are white gold, yellow gold and platinum. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks that should be considered before making a purchase.

White gold is probably the most popular metal type for engagement rings mainly due to how well it pairs with beautiful bright white diamonds however there are a few drawbacks, such as fading. All white gold rings contain some amount of yellow gold depending on their particular alloy mix. Thus the white can fade over time revealing a yellow undertone. White gold rings typically need to be re dipped in rhodium every 2-3 years. Platinum is a great alternative to white gold and does not share this same problem but can come with a heftier price tag! Yellow gold is also a very popular option and is a classic choice for a diamond engagement ring.

You will also want to factor in gold purity when purchasing an engagement ring. Generally the higher the purity the more rich the color will look. The lower the purity the sturdier the ring actually is. So if your fiancé works with their hands often or could be potentially hard on a ring in everyday life, a 10k white or yellow gold ring may be more suitable to help protect against damages, but if this is not a concern a 14k or 18k ring will have a stronger gold look to it.

Sneaky ways to get her ring size

One challenge you may face when shopping for an engagement ring is getting your fiancé's correct ring size without them knowing. There are a few sneaky ways to do this, such as borrowing one of their rings and having it sized at a jeweler, or secretly measuring their finger while they sleep!

It can be very risky but with the right planning can be accomplished. Finding a ring she normally wears on her ring finger to bring in to check the size is the best case scenario. If you do not have access to another ring to reference a size for, we actually do not recommend using an online ring sizing chart or print out as printer settings can vary and jewelers sometimes work with slightly different sizes. Instead, it might be best to hold off on having a ring sized until after the proposal. That way you do not risk spoiling the surprise and can safely get the size once the ring is revealed. One of the many great perks of shopping with The Castle Jewelry online is that we offer a free ring sizing for any rings over $300 (certain restrictions apply, reach out with your preferred ring for details) and you can redeem that after your proposal plans.

Budget

Another important factor in choosing an engagement ring is budget. Engagement rings can range in price from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars depending on the quality of the diamond and other factors such as metal type and setting style. It's important to set a budget before beginning your search so that you don't fall in love with a ring that's out of your price range!

There are many cultural ideas about budget, such as you should save up 3 months salary to spend on a ring but many of these "rules" are antiquated and no longer apply. It really comes down to finding the right ring for the right price.

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If you're looking for the perfect engagement ring, look no further than The Castle Jewelry! We have a wide variety of rings to suit any budget and style preference! Shop some of the great deals below and see all of our engagement rings here!



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Marquise Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K Yellow Gold
$1,298.00 $649.00
2.43cttw Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Accents
$19,363.00 $14,950.00
Crown Collection .50cttw Pear Diamond Halo & Cluster Engagement Ring
$1,995.00 $1,075.00
Square Cluster Engagement Ring 1cttw in 14K Yellow Gold
$2,990.00 $1,495.00
Pear Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Double Diamond Halo and Accents in 14k White Gold
$2,795.00 $1,595.00
1/2cttw Round Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring in Diamond Accented 14k White Gold Setting
$2,590.00 $1,295.00
Round Diamond Ring with Sapphire Accents in 14k Open Bypass Setting
$1,695.00 $859.00
Asscher Cut Diamond Ring with Double Diamond Halo in 14k White Gold Cathedral Mounting
$3,295.00 $2,595.00
1/4cttw Invisible Set Princess Cut Diamond Cluster DeBeers Style Engagement Ring in 10k White Gold
$918.00 $459.00
1/2ct Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold
$2,395.00 $1,195.00
3/4cttw Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Channel Set Diamond Accents in 14k White Gold
$3,495.00 $1,995.00
1cttw Princess Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold
$4,390.00 $2,195.00
Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold Tiffany Mounting
$4,550.00 $2,595.00
1/2cttw Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k Yellow Gold
$1,759.00 $879.00
1/2cttw Princess Cut Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold
$1,698.00 $849.00
1/2ct Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k Yellow Gold
$3,189.00 $1,595.00
Vera Wang "Wish" Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Diamond Halo and Accents in 14k White Gold
$1,899.99 $1,349.00
Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings with Channel Set Diamond Accents in 14k White Gold
$1,995.00 $995.00
1cttw Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Square Shaped Halo And Diamond Accented Split Shank Sides in 14k White Gold
$3,795.00 $1,895.00
Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Channel Set Diamond Accentes in 14k White Gold Bridged Mounting
$1,990.00 $995.00
.40ct Marquise Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold
$1,995.00 $1,095.00
1/2cttw Round Diamond Enagagement Ring with Diamond Accented Sides in 14k White Gold
$1,798.00 $899.00
Round Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum Cathedral Setting
$2,390.00 $1,195.00
1/2cttw Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k Yellow Gold
$1,990.00 $995.00
Gabriel & Co. Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Double Diamond Halo and Diamond Accented Split Shank Sides in 14k White Gold
$3,595.00 $2,595.00
1cttw Emerald Shaped Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring with Diamond Accented Twisted Split Shank Sides in 14k White Gold
$2,995.00 $1,495.00
Round Black Diamond Engagement Ring with White and Black Diamond Accents in 10k White Gold Split Shank Setting
$1,595.00 $795.00
1cttw Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Diamond Halo and Accents in 14k White Gold Split Shank Setting
$4,369.00 $2,495.00
1/2cttw Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring with Accents in 14k White Gold Swirled Bypass Design
$1,718.00 $859.00
1/2ct Oval Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k Yellow Gold 4 Prong Tiffany Mounting
$2,795.00 $1,595.00
.60ct Marquise Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k Yellow Gold
$3,150.00 $1,795.00
1/2cttw Three Stone Round Diamond Ring in 14k Yellow Gold
$1,190.00 $595.00
Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring with Cross Over Design in 14k Yellow Gold
$1,438.00 $719.00
Modern Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire in 18k Yellow Gold Cathedral Mounting
$3,995.00 $2,295.00
Round Brilliant Cut 1/2ct Diamond Engagement Ring SI1 G/H in 18K Yellow Gold
$4,390.00 $2,195.00
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Bridal Ring with Accented Sides in 14K Yellow Gold
$1,598.00 $799.00
Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire .55ct Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold
$2,795.00 $1,595.00
Quad Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring with Halo & Accents in 18k Two-Tone Gold
$4,998.00 $2,495.00
1cttw Princess Cut DeBeers Style 3 Diamond Ring in Platinum
$6,195.00 $3,495.00
1cttw Princess Cut Diamond Engagement with Round Diamond Halo & Side Accents in 14k White Gold
$3,295.00 $1,995.00
Elegant Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring with Round Diamond Accents in 14K White Gold
$2,795.00 $1,595.00
Beautiful Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring 1/2cttw Tapered Baguette Diamond Sides in 14k White Gold
$2,195.00 $1,295.00
EGL Certified VS2/H Emerald Cut 3/4ct Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold
$5,195.00 $3,495.00
Designer Scott Kay 1/2ct Diamond Engagement Ring European Shank in Platinum
$5,825.00 $4,079.00
DeBeers 1cttw Round 3 Diamond Anniversary Ring in 14K Yellow Gold
$3,990.00 $1,995.00
Three Stone DeBeers Style 1cttw Diamond Anniversary Ring in 14K Yellow Gold
$3,795.00 $2,195.00
.40ct Round Diamond Solitaire in 14k Yellow Gold
$2,190.00 $1,095.00
Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Accents in Ornate 14k White Gold Setting
$8,650.00 $4,895.00
1.75cttw Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Princess Cut Diamond Accents in 18k White Gold
$7,250.00 $3,495.00
1cttw Square Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring with Double Halo and Accents in 14k White Gold
$2,995.00 $1,495.00
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