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Diamond Alternatives: Sizing Your Ring Options

Personalize your engagement ring with a non-traditional gemstone

How to Design a Gemstone Engagement Ring

With planning, you can have a beautiful piece of jewelry

How to Wear a Wedding & Engagement Ring

Incorporate new and symbolic rings into your daily life

How to Select Conflict-Free Diamonds

Select a socially-responsible gemstone for your wedding and engagement rings

What Is the Meaning of a Ring in Marriage?

The symbol of unity has a long history

Alternatives to Diamond Engagement Rings

Heirloom pieces, cubic zirconia and colored stones make good alternatives to diamond engagement rings

How to Figure Out Ring Sizes

There are several easy ways to make sure the ring fits

How to Select Beautiful, Meaningful Wedding Band Inscriptions

Add special meaning to your wedding rings with an engraved expression

How to Figure Out Your Girlfriend's Ring Size

Make your proposal more surprising by figuring out her ring size in advance

An In-Depth Look at the 4 Cs

The four Cs that determine a diamond's grade also determine its cost

How to Customize Engagement Rings

Combine the right details to add personality to this important piece of jewelry

How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring

Buy a diamond ring at a price you can afford

How to Design Your Own Engagement Ring Settings

Honor your unique relationship with a custom engagement ring

What You Need To Know: The 4 Cs of Diamonds

Clarity, color, carat and cut determine the price and quality of your stones

How to Wear Wedding Bands and Engagement Rings

Care and handling of the most enduring symbols of your marriage: rings

Negotiating Diamond Ring Prices

Find the perfect ring for a price you can stomach

Alternatives to Engagement Rings

There are several suitable options for grooms seeking something beyond the conventional

Ethical and Green Wedding Ring Options

Make an environmentally-responsible wedding ring purchase

How to Design a Diamond Engagement Ring

Learn how to select a diamond and setting that your partner will love

Ways to Finance an Engagement Ring

You've found the perfect ring, but where will you find the money to pay for it?

History of the Eternity Ring

This symbol of everlasting love makes a perfect wedding or engagement ring

History of Wedding Rings for Women

A symbol of forever and ever

How to Design a Wedding Ring

There's lots to consider when designing your own wedding rings

The Engagement Ring Salary Rule

Learn the traditional guidelines for how much to spend on an engagement ring

What Is a Bridal Set?

Bridal sets are matched engagement and wedding rings

Planning Reminder:

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Something that sparkles

Once upon a time, the groom surprised the bride with a ring he picked himself. The uber-romantic may still opt for this route. But ring-shopping can also be a joint venture (much like the marriage itself). Discuss ring preferences (vintage? side stones?), or if you want the ring to be exactly right, design it.

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Wedding Glossary


A diamond that comes from an ethical source. A certification of origin guarantees that child labor, human labor abuse, violence and environmentally unsound methods were not part of the diamond's history.

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