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Engagement Ring Guide

Diamond Ring
With This Ring... Her engagement ring is something she’ll treasure forever. She’ll show it to all her friends, family. Mom!
Of course you want it to be spectacular, right?
At Amidon Jewelers, you can choose from hundreds of engagement ring styles to find the one that is perfect for her.
Some people think you have to drive all over town to find the perfect ring, until you’re blue in the face. But with Amidon Jewelers situated in the Connecticut River Valley, we can take the exhaustion out of the process.
  • How to Buy an Engagement Ring She'll Love
  • Select the Right Metal
  • Know her ring size
  • Are her preferences hard to pin down?
  • Do I need a Matching Wedding Band
A critical question when selecting a perfect engagement ring is that whether or not she will like it. A little research will go a long way to getting it right. Consider her lifestyle, ask her friends and relatives for any possible likes and dislikes regarding jewelry or try to discreetly find out from her on your own. Any effort expended in this regard will be worth it, even if you don't come up with much information. At least that way, you will have made a "good faith" effort.
 
  • How to Buy an Engagement Ring She'll Love
    A critical question when selecting a perfect engagement ring is that whether or not she will like it. A little research will go a long way to getting it right. Consider her lifestyle, ask her friends and relatives for any possible likes and dislikes regarding jewelry or try to discreetly find out from her on your own. Any effort expended in this regard will be worth it, even if you don't come up with much information. At least that way, you will have made a "good faith" effort.
  • Select the Right Metal
    If she has taken you window shopping for rings, she may have already shared this important information with you and your jeweler. If not, don’t sweat. There are several covert ways to get the size right. You might consider using one of her rings as a guide. Maybe she has a discreet friend or relative who might know her size.
    If you are still concerned, it is alright to present the ring first and size later. In fact, rings today are stocked in the most common sizes anywhere between size 6 and 7. Most jewelers can have the ring sized in fast fashion. Because of the delicate nature of the setting, it is always best to have the ring sized once instead of twice due to a sizing mistake.
  • Know her ring size
    If she has taken you window shopping for rings, she may have already shared this important information with you and your jeweler. If not, don’t sweat. There are several covert ways to get the size right. You might consider using one of her rings as a guide. Maybe she has a discreet friend or relative who might know her size.
    If you are still concerned, it is alright to present the ring first and size later. In fact, rings today are stocked in the most common sizes anywhere between size 6 and 7. Most jewelers can have the ring sized in fast fashion. Because of the delicate nature of the setting, it is always best to have the ring sized once instead of twice due to a sizing mistake.
  • Are her preferences hard to pin down?
    An alternative approach is to shop together. The universal tradition is to surprise your prospective bride with a marriage proposal, but if you feel it's in your best interest to get some direct input from your spouse-to-be, then you may opt to have an inexpensive, simple ring to present when you “pop the question” and tell her that the "real" engagement ring is something that you two can pick out together.
  • Do I need a Matching Wedding Band
    If your bride wants to wear her wedding band on the same finger as her engagement ring then you can opt for settings with matching bands. You can be as ornate or as plain as you wish. Take some time to look at the range of options that are available to you. Many couples find that picking out wedding bands together is a an experience they will treasure for a lifetime.
What Setting Makes Sense?
solitaire
Solitaire Ring

A solitaire setting is one in which a single diamond is held securely atop the ring by several prongs, or by a circular band of metal around the edge of the stone. This latter is called a bezel setting. Solitaire settings are the most common way of displaying a diamond on an engagement ring.

sidestone
Sidestone Ring

A popular option is an engagement ring with side stones. Diamonds or gemstones are set into the body of the ring and can be done as an addition to a solitaire setting or as part of mounting that holds the main diamond. The intent is to add additional sparkle to a ring, and if colored gemstones are used, give the ring a burst of color. Also, setting stones into the body of the ring provides a greater level of protection to the stones.

three stone
Three Stone Ring

A popular approach that has gained a lot of traction in recent years is the three-stone setting. Three stones, usually all diamonds, represent the past, present and future of your relationship. Lastly, with the advent of build-your-own ring software, you can create your own ring, making it even more meaningful. However, not everyone has a keen eye for design, so keep that in mind if you try this approach.

halo
Pavee Ring

A halo setting is the queen of highlighting the center diamond. The main stone is surrounded by tiny diamonds to add sparkle and the illusion of greater size. This style is extremely on trend, but yet it is a style that's allure will not soon fade. It is the new modern classic.

 
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