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The budget you decide on for an engagement is a personal decision. There are many schools of thought on this: for example, some say you should spend around two months worth of your salary. But truthfully when buying an engagement ring, there is no one-size-fits-all budget. Instead, find a style and price that you both love and feel comfortable with, and the decision on how much to spend on a wedding ring will come easily.
In most cultures, the engagement ring is worn on the fourth finger of your left hand. People used to believe that a vein from this finger ran directly to the heart, making this finger an ideal symbol for love and marriage. However, you can wear your wedding ring on any finger that has meaning.
It’s a bit risky to buy an engagement ring online, which is why we don’t recommend it. Instead, we suggest discovering your preferences by browsing online and then visiting an authorized reseller to view your ring in store before making a purchase. An engagement ring is a big investment, and we always recommend taking the time and effort to do extensive research before making a final decision.
The number of carats in your engagement ring will depend on the style and budget you’ve set aside to purchase the ring. Carats are not the only element that should be taken into consideration – you’ll also want to consider metals, setting and band style.
Traditionally, one partner (typically the groom-to-be) will plan the proposal and engagement ring as a surprise. However, an engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase that should be made carefully and thoughtfully. Many couples choose to go through the process together to make sure the ring is perfect, in terms of both style and budget. If the groom-to-be wants a stress-free surprise proposal, our Shop Confidently Program® offers to exchange a registered engagement ring within one year of purchase for another of equal or higher value.
While engagement rings have traditionally included a diamond center stone, the perfect ring is a matter of personal preference. There are stunning options and gemstones available to fit every style and taste.
Find the perfect customized and unique diamond engagement and wedding rings from Gabriel & Co.
- When shopping for an engagement ring, there are many options to consider. Fortunately, we’ve made finding the right ring for your future fiancé easier than ever. It starts with our vast collection of rings for every woman and every style.
Start by choosing between nine different styles/settings of rings (Halo, Double Halo, Three Stone, Straight, Solitaire, Three Stone Halo, Free Form, Wideband, and Split Shank) that serve as the foundation of every engagement ring. We know the importance of creating jewelry to highlight and compliment a woman’s personality, and a ring’s metal can make it stand out with style. A Yellow Gold finish calls back to a vintage look that is as captivating now as it was hundreds of years ago.
Rings with a Platinum or White Gold finish are sleek and sexy – an elegant bridge from the classic to the modern. A Rose Gold finish gives the ring a vintage, romantic feel with an update to the traditional design. Finally, mix and match metals to create a unique look that will create conversation. Use our Store Locator to find an authorized retailer near you to see a free preview of what your ring will look like before making a commitment. .. See More
Steps of buying a perfect and unique designer engagement ring
Until the 20th century, proposing with an engagement ring was the exception, not the rule. The presence of an engagement ring, like many other things, depended on the religion of the couple and their position in society. The modern tradition of giving an engagement ring arose relatively recently – in the first half of the 20th century – largely due to the heavy influences of Hollywood and jewelry marketers. In other parts of the world, like in Europe, it was customary to exchange wedding bands at the registrar’s office, and the engagement ring was considered a bourgeois ritual. In general, whether or not to give a ring for an engagement depends on what views you and your partner hold.
Is a diamond unique enough?
Unless your girlfriend has alluded to the contrary, rest assured a diamond is a solid choice for an engagement ring. If not a diamond, most likely you already know about her other favorite gems so you can easily choose from them. If you fear that only something truly unique and original will do for the future wife, then you can choose a colored diamond but note that in most cases they will be significantly more expensive than their colorless counterparts. However, even a smaller but the bright yellow, pink, or blue diamond in a high-quality setting will look original.
Is a surprise best or is it better to choose a ring together?
Depends on the situation. Today’s modern woman will inform you herself if she wants to choose a ring together. If this is your situation then it’s best to first discuss the budget and go to the jeweler together. But if your girlfriend is the traditional type and wants to be surprised then you have some thorough research work ahead of you. Firstly take a close look at her general style and the type of jewelry she wears. If she tends to wear classic clothing, doesn’t take crazy fashion risks and her jewelry box is filled with timeless everyday wear baubles then she would likely prefer a similar type of engagement ring. Solitaire is a classic choice or a simple diamond band with a brilliant-cut center stone is another no-brainer. If you notice she prefers geometric patterns in her jewelry and clothing such as rectangular or squared shapes she may love the crisp lines of a princess or emerald cut stone.
Getting her ring size?
It is also important to determine her approximate ring size. A small error is permissible and can be easily fixed by the jeweler at a later time. Your best bet is to purchase a mandrel for under 10 dollars. I like this one from Etsy.
You can sneak a ring from her jewelry box, even one she wears on her middle or index finger to gauge her approximate size. The ring finger would then be one size down from this one. So if her middle finger ring measures as a size 7 then a size 6 for her ring finger is a safe bet. Many people find that a variance of a half size or less will still fit comfortably most of the time.
I have a family heirloom I want to incorporate
Your first option is to give the ring as it is and explain its family story during your proposal. Many believe that a ring passed down in the family from a long and happy marriage will bring the same such fate to the new couple. If you are worried that it’s not her style, then let her decide for herself how she wants to proceed after the engagement. For example, a jeweler can melt the ring into the diamond setting of her dreams- then the gold or platinum in the ring still holds sentimental value and a tie to the original family heirloom. If she likes the design of the ring but not the stones, a jeweler may be able to swap out the stones for diamonds or sapphires or anything else she may prefer. This way your family history and her taste are fused together to form her dream ring.
Things to think about before you buy
Gabriel & Co. promises to deliver an easy and one-of-a-kind experience. Inspired by art and culture from around the world, each piece of jewelry is handcrafted with the highest care and examined by expert gemologists to create something you will treasure for generations to come.
Each piece has a unique identification number to track how it was made and who purchased it. Under our warranty, we can verify your ownership so, in any unfortunate accidents or losses, you will always have your precious jewelry. Our large and trusted network of independent jewelers has been vetted and verified to meet our rigorous standards of quality. Our retailers offer the finest customer service and care because that’s what you and your jewelry deserve.
Shop Confidently: a Gabriel Exclusive® is our exchange program where you can exchange any ring for an equal or higher value at no additional cost within one year of purchase. Register your ring within 30 days of purchase to enroll in all three warranties.
FREE lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects.
We take such pride in the quality and precision of our jewelry that we will make any necessary repair, or replacements to correct manufacturing defects at no additional costs, for the lifetime of the jewelry.
One Year Warranty for Normal Wear & Tear. Our first-year warranty protection covers damages and jewelry repairs resulting from normal wear and tear. This is valid for one year from the original purchase date.
One Year Warranty for Accidental Damages. We get it . . . life happens. So, go ahead and make this treasured part of your lifestyle. If by chance you damage or destroy this ring within the first year, Gabriel & Co. will repair or replace it at no charge. Finally, we offer a free View-In-Store Preview Program for all of our rings. Look, touch, and try on the ring before you buy it so you feel confident in buying the ring you want.