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Choosing the perfect engagement rings on 2013

You’ve met the love of your life and the time has come for you to get engaged! When this happens, you’ll be faced with lots of decisions, and one of the first (and often one of the hardest) is choosing the perfect engagement ring. Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring is a daunting task, as it’s not only something you’ll wear the rest of your life, but also an everlasting symbol of your love for one another. When picking out a ring, there are many options to choose from, so to make it a little easier, we’ve broken it down to our top choices.

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 Halo Engagement Rings

The Halo engagement ring is often characterized by a center stone bordered by diamonds that emphasize and maximize the look of the stone. (This is a great setting for a woman who has the “bigger is better” mentality.) While the round halo engagement ring is generally what most people think of when they imagine the style, they can also come with rectangular diamonds (emerald cut), princess cut, cushion cut, or oval diamonds too. The halo engagement ring has been popular since the 1920s, and while many feature designs reminiscent of vintage rings, this setting is anything but outdated.

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 Classic Solitaire Engagement Rings

The classic solitaire engagement ring is one of the top styles of engagement rings due to its simple, elegant design. Solitaire engagement rings are uncomplicated, yet bold , often only featuring the band and one stone (typically a diamond). The purity of the diamond and the band on which it’s set make a great statement.

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 Vintage Engagement Rings

The traditional style of an antique vintage engagement ring, combined with modern diamond cuts and outstanding designs, makes for an unforgettable looking engagement ring with a vintage feel. With the beautiful diamonds of today combined with antique-style settings, your bride-to-be will never stop shining bright.

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 Designer Engagement Rings

When it comes to a designer engagement ring versus a non-designer engagement ring, designers are the experts in creating unique and stylish engagement rings that are of the highest quality and will have the longest longevity. If you want something as unique and special as the love that you have for each other, ask your jeweler about the quality, service and design originality of the engagement ring you’re considering buying.

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 Unconventional Engagement Rings

If you have the opposite point-of-view, or are on a budget that prohibits you from buying a designer ring, there is also the option to choose an unconventional engagement ring. Embrace a non-diamond gemstone or a ring with a unique shape. Ultimately, if a ring speaks to you and it doesn’t look like a typical engagement ring, there is one one rule above all: it’s your ring, so do what you want. The importance lies in what the ring symbolizes and the memories you create while wearing it every day.

These are just a few of the many options to choose from when picking out the perfect engagement ring. 77 Diamonds is a leading diamond e-tailor with the world’s largest collection of diamonds, check out their new collection of engagement rings.

Hopefully this post has been helpful, and I hope that you are successful in finding a ring that will help create a lifetime of memories for you and your future wife!

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Celebrity Inspired Engagement Rings For Less

Well, last week we finally got a peek at newlywed Blake Lively’s designer engagement ring, which boasts a massive oval cut light pink diamond at the center, set on a simple band lined with smaller diamonds. It’s dazzling, it’s huge, and it’s incredibly valuable; everything you’d expect from the engagement ring of a fashion forward Hollywood starlet like Lively. While diamond jewelry of the rich and famous always trends toward larger size stones and unconventional designs, there’s no reason the rest of us can’t get in on the action and add a little Hollywood glamour to our own gems. If you’ve got an open mind and some understanding of your fiance’s style  you can pick up a celebrity inspired engagement ring for a fraction of the price you’d expect.

If Blake Lively’s rock is any indication, oval cut and other fancy shaped diamonds are in, and often these cuts make for larger looking diamonds than standard round cut brilliant or princess cut diamonds. Score! Look specifically for pear, oval or marquise shaped diamonds, which have an elongated shape that can give them an appearance of a higher carat weight than a traditional cut.

Another way to achieve a bigger “wow” factor is to opt for a cluster setting, which combines several gems together in a single setting. These multi-stone settings allow for a higher combined carat weight for a lower price than would be possible with a single diamond of the same carat weight. A common example is the three diamond setting, but we’ve also seen a ton of multi-stone settings in celebrity engagement rings lately, including the wildly popular halo style engagement ring. This vintage inspired setting features a center stone surrounded by a ring of smaller stones that accent the main stone and provide added sparkle.

The bonus is there’s no reason to restrict yourself to a white diamond for the center stone (think of Princess Kate’s famous hand-me-down sapphire halo engagement ring originally owned by Princess Diana). An alternative stone can bring the price down considerably without sacrificing style. Check out some of our affordable, on-trend halo engagement rings and bridal sets.