Category Archives: Engagement Rings

Engagement Rings have been popular since the 1400’s. Proposing with an amazing diamond ring is a way of professing your love to your significant other. There are so many different styles, center stones, etc. that a person can choose from to use during a proposal.

Top 10 Soft Square Halo Engagement Rings

As I’ve said before, the soft square halo is hot hot hot. This shape is perfect for brides who want the classic feel of a round brilliant center stone, but the on-trend look of a cushion shaped ring. My favorite designers do these rings in multiple styles (Verragio, Simon G., Tacori, A. Jaffe and Gabriel all rock this look!) And this setting was a huge hit this year among Instagrammers and Pinners alike. Below, the top 10 soft square halo engagement rings! First up, this custom 3 carat cushion cut diamond was the centerpiece for a soft, micropave halo we crafted from Read More →

What Determines Diamond Pricing?

Update – This post is one of my most popular, possibly because of the insanely gorgeous Gabriel NY ring below, but also due to this juicy topic at hand. I’m re-posting it for my new readers (hello!) and to show off a few more gorgeous Tacori engagement rings from DBRL. Enjoy! You already know I can’t tell you how much a 2 carat diamond costs. And I can’t tell you exactly why any given 2 carat diamond costs exactly what it does. I can, however, let you know factors that give us diamond pricing. Diamond pricing is determined by a delicate balance of a Read More →

9 Unique Engagement Rings You Need to See

Is it just me, or does the demand for unique engagement rings seem to have skyrocketed? It can’t be just me! I’m basing my statement on the trifecta of observational evidence: (1) literally everyone I know is getting engaged and married, (2) I spend more time than should be legal ogling beautiful engagement rings online, and (3) working for Raymond Lee Jewelers & Diamonds by Raymond Lee grants me front-row access to the best trends in engagement rings. This isn’t my imagination people, more and more brides are requesting unique engagement rings. And why? It’s not like brides throughout history Read More →

Antique Engagement Rings

So on Tuesday, we chatted about vintage engagement rings. The word vintage is meant to denote a specific age, but because it’s not specific in jewelry (as opposed to its use in the wine world) it’s open to interpretation and abuse. When it comes to vintage engagement rings, you can get away with calling a 20 year old ring vintage, but it won’t have that “look” you’re likely going for. If you stick to the 50 year old range, you’re getting closer. And the term “vintage style” refers to a modern ring that borrows from eras of past glamour. But Read More →

A Weird Way To Save Money On An Engagement Ring

Wanna know a weird way to save money on an engagement ring? Yes, I’m aware this sounds like that ad with Apple Cider Vinegar that insists a Harvard grad used it to lose 30,000 lbs. But you still clicked, right? And this isn’t clickbait. I’ve got some practical takeaways for you. The first “weird” thing…shop in person. I don’t care if you spend every night for a month researching diamonds on every single online jeweler you can find on Google. Actually I do, but only because I love you and care about your sanity. I also don’t care if you pin Read More →