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Top 5 beautiful engagement rings under $1,500 on spring 2013

Today, March 20, 2013 is National Proposal Day! We couldn’t pass this day up without giving it some special recognition to all the folks that will be getting engaged today or in the near future. Because we know that the high cost of rings can sometimes delay the whole engagement process, we’ve come up with the top 5 beautiful engagement rings under $1,500 that will brighten up your loved one’s face:

1. Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring 14k White Gold



This distinct 14 karat white gold setting features a unique band that gracefully sweeps upward in an elegant twist adorned with a total of six princess cut side stones to cradle your centerpiece round cut diamond. Price: 1,250 $

2. Pave Swirl Diamond Side Stone Ring in 14k White Gold



This 14 karat white gold swirl side stone diamond ring features stunning diamond accent stones totaling 1/3 carat and a brilliant 1/2 to 1 1/2 carat round prong set diamond center stone of your choice, for the perfect combination of style and elegance. Price: 1,250$

3. Halo Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in Palladium



This stylish palladium diamond engagement ring features a 9/10 to 1-1/4 carat princess cut center stone of your choice gently set in an alluring diamond halo of 44 round pave-set diamonds, for a design of classic elegance. Price: 1,110$

4. Half Bezel Floral Swirl Diamond Ring in Palladium



This exceptional palladium engagement ring setting beautifully enhances the center stone diamond of your choice. The two round cut diamonds totaling at 1/2 carat are elegantly embraced by swirls. Price: 1,490$

5. Diamond and Princess-Cut Sapphire Engagement Ring



This distinctive 14 karat yellow gold setting features a unique band that gracefully sweeps upward in an elegant twist adorned with a total of six princess cut blue sapphire side stones to cradle a 3/4 to 1 carat round diamond of your choice. Price: 1,010$

If you’ve been thinking about getting engaged, take advantage of these rings all under $1,500 that will get you one step closer to the alter.

Happy National Proposal Day!

Princess Cut Engagement Rings

This post will briefly explain why princess cut engagement rings are so popular. This cut has only been around since the seventies and the popularity is only growing. The princess cut diamond differs quite a bit from the round or cushion cut diamond. I will also give you some helpful hints that might help you when choosing your engagement ring.

Princess cut engagement ring

The princess cut diamond is very beautiful and that is the main reason it is so popular. If you look at it you will see that it almost looks like an upside down pyramid with it’s square or rectangular shape. The diamond is flat on the top which can also make it appear larger which is a good thing.

The reason princess cut engagement rings has much more sparkle and brilliance than other shapes is because it has 76 facets which was created to incorporate the best features of round and square cut diamonds to give the princess cut diamond unmatched brilliance and fire.

The princess cut diamond has pointed corners which may chip easier than other diamonds. The best way to prevent this is to choose a setting that protects the corners of the diamond. Bezel or secure channel settings are best for this. Another thing to consider is the fact that the color of the setting may affect the appearance of the princess cut diamond. White gold, platinum or titanium is the best choices for princess cut engagement rings. I would highly suggest you design your own engagement ring by first choosing the diamond and then the setting and have the company set them together for you at no charge. Towards the end of this article I will reveal the place I used to do this.

As with any other style, princess cut engagement rings can vary substantially in price. The size of the stone, the clarity, the color of the diamond, and the skill with which the diamond was cut will all have an effect on the value of the stone. It’s a good idea to spend some time shopping around so that you can find the highest quality diamond at the best possible price.