Category Archives: Engagement Ring Eye Candy

Engagement Rings that have massive center stones are brightly colored accent stones are becoming more attractive than actual candy. Rings that have the most fabulous details are considered eye candy.

Diamond Shapes by Personality

When it comes to diamond shapes, there may not be many (under a dozen) but the setting is what makes their personality – and yours – shine through. That’s where you can get really custom, really crazy, and really unique. Or Uneek. Whatever floats your boat. A funny thing though – the most popular of the diamond shapes seem to attract specific personalities. It’s fun to guess which ones my friends will pick out when we all wax poetic about diamond shapes over a glass of vino. I can usually peg them, but sometimes they surprise me (and I have Read More →

What to Do if You Don’t Like Your Engagement Ring

You’re engaged! Congratulations! But your ring is…not what you imagined. It’s ok! Now is when you and I disquiet that inner monologue, playing out like the comments section of a clickbait Facebook post. You are not a gold digger. You are not a materialistic monster. Obviously the most important thing about your engagement is that you love the great guy you’re marrying. But it’s not the only thing! The ring is allowed to be an important part of your engagement (otherwise I wouldn’t spend so much time talking about it!) And all those haters in our imaginary comment thread probably relished Read More →

Exactly How to Get a Great Deal on a Diamond

It’s easy for me to share how to get a great deal on a diamond with maybe overcomplicating things…a bit. Once I get started on my 4 C’s, it’s just so easy to delve deeper and deeper into them, finding little subcategories in each one that could potentially save you hundreds – if not thousands. But I know that can be overwhelming. When my brother in law started ring shopping I sent him a ZIP FOLDER full of info. A straight up compressed attachment, because I bombarded him with so much info. That’s too much. And I don’t want to Read More →

Engagement Ring Budget Series: Under $8000

This week, I’ll be sharing my favorite engagement rings in our most popular budgets. The average ring at RLJ sells for anywhere from $4,000 – $8,000, (which makes sense, with he average US engagement ring falling right around $5,000.) We have a generous amount grooms who do shop above this budget, but for the most part, we want to ensure we have a huge selection for our guys shopping in that budget. Now that we’re up to the $8,000 price range, I want to include some designer settings. At this price point you can really take advantage of building a Read More →