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Top Tips on Picking an Engagement Ring

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The holidays are almost here, and that means engagement season is upon us, too! If you’re getting engaged soon, or you’re thinking about popping the question, you won’t want to miss these top tips on picking an engagement ring from Engage Diamond Studio. Read on to find out more…

Top Tips on Picking an Engagement Ring

1) Deal with a diamond professional.

When you’re picking an engagement ring, work with someone who has genuine diamond knowledge. It’s always helpful to deal with an expert… someone who can give you solid answers to your questions so you don’t have to just rely on your own research for answers. The folks at Engage Diamond Studio are certified diamontologists, so you can rest assured they know their facts.

2) Get a GIA or AGS certified diamond.

Diamond grading laboratories are not created equal… some are more lenient than others in their grading and so it is fairly common for many diamonds to be graded with higher grades than they truly deserve. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and AGS (American Gemological Society) are the most strict in their grading standards and thus the most respected certifications in the diamond industry.

3) Make sure it comes with a warranty.

Verify your engagement ring’s warranty policy. Engagement rings are one of the few things people wear everyday and being on your hand, they will face a lot of wear. A solid warranty will help ensure your ring can remain looking brilliant and perfect no matter what happens.

For instance, if your ring from Engage gets dull over time, they’ll actually restore the original polish. These extras are things to consider when picking out an engagement ring that’s perfect for her.

4) View your diamond under a microscope.

Always request to view your diamond under a microscope. If you’re given a jeweler’s loupe (the eyepiece that jewelers use), don’t bother with it…it takes proper training to see a diamond properly through this.

A gem microscope will allow you to see your diamond clearly at 10X magnification or greater so you know exactly what you’re buying with no training required.

5) Work with a top-notch company.

A company that puts customer service at the forefront is important: it means you’ll have a more personal experience. Also, pick an engagement ring from a company that only carries the top diamonds. Engage Diamonds only carries the top 10% of diamonds in the world, guaranteeing a brilliant sparkle. They also offer a custom approach, working one-on-one with diamond cutters and suppliers to ensure all protocols are followed properly.

6) Trust your intuition.

Go with your gut, as they say! Picking an engagement ring is an exciting and important time. Make sure to research before you buy so your purchase is as perfect as your proposal.

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Shop for Diamonds in a New Way

Engage Diamond Studio does diamond rings differently. Find out why in their video where you’ll get an inside look into their business and why they’d love to work with you.

This is a sponsored post by Engage Diamond Studio.

Branch Engagement Ring >> Photo of the Day

This branch engagement ring caught my eye, and I thought maybe it would catch yours, too. Because sometimes a diamond isn’t everything… and an amethyst stone with a branch setting can be quite the alluring engagement ring. What do you think?

branch engagement ring

At the very least, it makes one heckofa beautiful gift.

branch engagement ring inspiration

It’s handmade, too, which means it’s 1000x cooler than most rings you’ll find anywhere else. That’s because it’s made to order. Made just for you.

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Branch Engagement Ring

Spotted at Firefly Collections.

xo
-E.

8 Incredible Handmade Engagement Rings

handmade engagement rings

If you’re shopping for the perfect engagement ring, don’t forget about handmade engagement rings! A handmade engagement ring is custom-made just for her, can be personalized with accents that she’ll love (like a twig-style band, a uniquely shaped stone, or a particular gemstone instead of a traditional diamond), and is made with two hands. If the search for the perfect engagement ring is underway, you’re sure to find an incredible one in today’s post: we’re sharing eight beautiful designs by Kristin Coffin! Take a peek at what she’s been working on in her studio…

Handmade Engagement Rings

So, what makes handmade engagement rings different from the others? For starters, you can request custom designs, swap certain stones for others (artisan willing), have unique band detailing (like twigs, which we’ll show you below), and it is made just for you by two hands. That’s pretty incredible. Here’s Kristin’s studio just to give you a glimpse of the work that goes into each piece.

On to the list!

1. Halo

diamond halo engagement ring

2. Emerald Cut Moissanite

emerald cut moissanite twig engagement ring

3. Moissanite with Twig Style Band

moissanite twig style ring

4. Pear Shaped Sapphire

pear shaped sapphire engagement ring with twig band

5. Budding Twig Diamond Ring

budding twig diamond engagement ring with twig style band

6. Diamond with Twig Band

diamond ring with twig band

7. Princess Cut Moissanite

princess cut moissanite engagement ring

Bands, Alternative Stones + More!

You can see more at Kristin Coffin. If you love handmade and want to see more engagement rings, visit these! We work with an incredible team of handmade artisans in our exclusive Handmade Wedding Shop.

xo
-E.