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How to Find the Perfect Engagement Ring Even With So Many Options

When you are looking for the perfect engagement ring, it can feel like there are too many options to choose from. How can you possibly find a unique ring that is one of a kind? It may seem impossible, but it is not! We will give you some tips on how to find the perfect engagement ring, even when there are so many choices. Finding yourself here is the perfect place to start as vintage engagement rings and antique diamonds are already one-of-a-kind from the get go!

Here are some tips on how to find a unique engagement ring that is suited to you:

  • Do your research: It is important to do your research before you start shopping for an engagement ring. You should have a good idea of what style you are looking for, as well as what shape diamond and metal you would like. This will help narrow down your options and make the process less overwhelming. Settings range from solitaire, three stone, cluster, and halo. Antique diamond shapes range from old mine (squarish round), old European and transitional (round), emerald and Asscher cut, marquise, and rose. Fine engagement rings typically come in platinum and 18k yellow gold and rose gold. It is very common to find vintage and vintage inspired engagement rings in two-tones for example a platinum mounting with a yellow gold band, best of both worlds!
  • Find a jeweler that resonates with you: This is an important step. Your engagement ring is a piece you will keep for a lifetime. One which will at some point require repair or cleaning. This is also a purchase similar to a car, one which you want to feel confident about. The only way to achieve that is by trusting your jeweler and knowing that you are getting the best quality and value for your budget.
  • Customize it: if you are having trouble finding a ring that is unique, you can always customize one! This way, you can choose every detail of the ring to make sure it is perfect for you. You can even add a special meaning to the ring by incorporating family diamonds or heirlooms using our set your stone service.
  • Shop at a jewelry store that specializes in unique engagement rings: this is a great way to find a one of a kind ring. The staff at these stores will be more knowledgeable about unique engagement rings and can help you find the perfect one. Going vintage surely guarantees a unique ring as most of these pieces are one offs and each unique from the other. Another fun aspect about going vintage is you can really have fun with the setting. Vintage rings came in so many interesting silhouettes and some really magnificent gems. We hope these tips help you find the perfect engagement ring! Remember, there are so many options out there, so don't be afraid to reach out to our antique jewelry experts for advice!


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