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Engagement Ring FAQs
What is the average cost of an engagement ring?
The average cost of an engagement ring is between $3,000 to $4,000. However, there is no set rule here. Most buyers make a realistic budget they can afford and stick to it (the old "rule" of spending three months' salary is usually not followed). Don't be embarrassed to discuss it with a family member, a diamond expert, or a jeweler. Decide what is essential and how much you are comfortable spending before purchasing.
Should you get a ring with a certified center diamond?
The answer is yes if you care about quality and want to buy confidently. Third-party certification labs like the GIA or IGI are independent and can accurately evaluate the diamond quality and authenticity with your purchase.
Should I get a natural diamond or a lab created diamond engagement ring?
There is no right or wrong choice between a natural diamond or a lab-created diamond for your engagement ring. Both are excellent choices, but if you are conscious of your budget, lab created diamonds are the more cost-effective choice, as they are 50% to 80% less expensive than natural diamonds.
Should I purchase insurance for my engagement ring?
An engagement ring is undoubtedly an investment, and to protect it from damage and theft, consider purchasing insurance. Our experts can guide you in getting the right policy.
Is there a difference between a wedding ring and an engagement ring?
An engagement ring is presented or given as part of the proposal. A wedding ring, usually without a central diamond or stone, is traditionally received when you exchange your vows during the wedding ceremony and wear them from then on.
Should you finance your ring?
It is always important to weigh your options and decide how to pay for your ring based on your given budget (most retailers also let you pay for an order with multiple payment options). With many financing options, like Affirm or PayPal credit, you can buy her dream engagement ring on flexible terms without maxing out your credit.
How long does it take to complete an engagement ring?
Planning your proposal and allowing enough time to receive your ring is essential. The average lead time for engagement rings can vary between 2 to 8 weeks (some custom designs may take longer) based on the complexity of the ring.
What are the 4Cs of a diamond?
The 4Cs stand for color, clarity, cut, and carat weight and are the critical parameters for diamond quality. Each of the Cs affects the look of a diamond differently, and it can significantly impact the price of the diamond. Learn more about diamond quality with our diamond buying guide.
What is the recommended carat weight for diamond engagement rings?
The average consumer in the United States purchases a 0.90-carat center diamond in their engagement ring. Diamond prices rise at quarter-carat increments, and opting for a "0.90" carat can save you money versus a 1-carat center. However, there has been a shift towards slightly larger stones where couples go for a 1.50-2.00 carat center due to the increased popularity of lab-grown diamonds and how affordable they are compared to natural diamonds.
What is the best engagement ring setting?
Finding the perfect setting for an engagement ring is a challenging task. An engagement ring setting physically holds the center stone of your choice securely, so it is best to choose a setting that will elevate the center stone and highlight its beauty even more. The most well-known setting is the prong setting, which is usually paired with round-shaped diamonds, and the halo ring setting is a popular choice for princess cut stones. Other settings are the bezel setting, channel setting, pavé setting, and cathedral setting.
What is the best engagement ring style?
There are four core engagement ring styles: solitaire, diamond band, halo, and three-stone ring styles. A solitaire engagement ring features a single center stone, typically a diamond. The solitaire ring is the most iconic of all engagement ring styles, loved mainly by minimalists and purists. The diamond band ring is set with micro diamonds around the band with one large center gemstone. The halo engagement ring style features small diamonds set around the circumference of the center stone. The trilogy engagement ring style features one large center diamond with two smaller diamonds on the side. Your taste and preference are the determining factors when selecting engagement ring styles.
How often should I clean my engagement ring?
If you wear your engagement ring daily, it is recommended to gently clean it every other week to keep it in top shape. You can use gentle soap (not toothpaste or harsh chemicals) and warm water to restore its sparkle and keep the bacteria at bay. It is also best to have your engagement ring thoroughly cleaned and professionally inspected once a year.
Is it safe to shop for engagement rings online?
Yes, absolutely. Just make sure to shop at a reputable retailer. You can save up to 80% by buying engagement rings online compared to buying them from your local jeweler.
Can you customize engagement rings?
If you want an engagement ring style that's not shown on our site, our exceptional jewelry designers will gladly create a custom design that meets your specifications. This ensures your future bride stands out and has a unique diamond ring. For more information, click here.
All of our rings are crafted here in Boynton Beach, Florida. Questions? Chat with an Expert for advice and guidance.