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6 Rules to Live by When Choosing an Engagement Ring

You’ve already chosen the guy, the hardest part, now you just need the bling to seal the deal. No biggy, right? Wrong! Like every picky bride-to-be, you’ll want to navigate your options with a clear agenda and list of priorities. Fortunately, with the help of Gottlieb & Sons, you can collect the ultimate tips for sifting your way through thousands of rings and come out with the winner. Here we go, ladies!

 

Personality is Everything

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A ring can be super beautiful and glamorous, but if it lacks personality, it can get boring really quick. Sigh! It’s important to choose a ring that’s meant for YOU, and not necessarily the ring that has the most pins on a bridal board. Basically, if the ring doesn’t capture your unique flare, you’re going to fall out of love with your sparkler fast! So, to avoid a casual fling with your ring, find the one that’s going to be a relationship for the long haul.

 

Shape Up or Ship Out

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The number 1 thing that gives a ring its overall “look” is the diamond’s shape. Are you a fan of the oval style? radiant or princess cut? Or maybe heart-shaped suits your fancy. Whatever shape you choose, make sure it bodes well with your hand shape. If you have long, slender fingers you can go more round, but if your hands are on the stubbier side, try to go for straighter lines that will elongate your hands like this one from Gottlieb & Sons.

 

Mull over the Metal

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Once you’ve selected your diamond shape, you’re going to want to choose your metal wisely. Think of what color metal you tend to wear the most. Your engagement ring doesn’t always have to match, but it’s best to try to choose a ring that goes well with a lot of your other pieces. White gold and rose gold are both very popular colors for 2017, but you also need to think of your long-term commitment. Wear gold and silver equally? Choose a mixed band like this knockout.

 

Don’t Break Your Budget

Weddings are an expensive time for all of those involved, so remember that the engagement ring is just the start. Set a reasonable budget and choose a ring within it. You can also work with your Gottlieb & Sons retailer to make sure your dream ring doesn’t break the bank (and your honeymoon savings).

 

Pick the Right Setting

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A beautiful diamond can go from a 10 to a 3 if it’s encased in uncreative “meh” filigree. It’s like having a great figure and then wearing a paper bag—it does nothing for your shape! So, don’t make the mistake of underdressing your diamond and give it the outfit it deserves!

 

Don’t Rush It

Last but certainly not least…TAKE YOUR TIME! This isn’t like you’re going to the store because you ran out of calorie-free sweetener— you’re going to be wearing this piece for a long time, and so the worst thing you can do is rush this process. Spend lots of effort collecting images and consulting your friends, so you feel confident about your final selection.

 

Try to think of this process as less of a chore and more of a shopping trip. Have some fun with it and remember at the finish line there’s a dazzling ring waiting for you (oh and a dashing man to put it on your finger!).

6 Ring Designs to Make Her Say β€œYes”

It’s a magical time of year. Snow flurries and twinkle lights make everything feel like a fairytale. So, maybe you’re thinking about your own happily ever after.  If the mistletoe and cozy nights by the fire are tempting you to pop that question this holiday season, then you’re going to need the perfect ring to make her say “yes.

The Classic

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You can’t go wrong with something classic. If she’s the picture of simplicity and elegance, then a ring that’s exactly that will be perfect for her.

No matter what her style or personality, she’ll love opening that little box to a classic ring. A design like this three stone semi-mount is simple and beautiful, as it features two round diamonds to compliment a diamond of your choice.

What girl could say no to triple the diamonds?

 

The Spin-Off Classic

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If your woman loves the classic look, but always likes a little extra something, then why not try a spin-off of a classic ring design?

A ring like this gives off the appearance of a round stone, but it’s actually a diamond cluster swirl ring. The spun metal is different from the typical band, but not too different. This design is beautiful and unique, but will never go out of style.

Something like this is perfect for the girl who’s classic with a twist.

 

The Feature

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This Gottlieb & Sons’ featured ring may be just what the leading lady in your life needs.

It is romance personified with its two rows of bead set round diamonds gently cradling one channel set round diamond. Could it be any more perfect? Its elegant design will set it apart from others.

You won’t find a ring like this on any other woman.

 

Diamonds Are Forever

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Why let the twinkle lights do all of the sparkling?

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, after all. If she loves diamonds and all things that glitter, then why not go all out with a design like this extravagant baguette cluster ring?

And better yet, if your love has an outgoing personality, then the diamonds will be the one doing the talking this holiday season. She’ll practically scream “yes,” the moment that she sees this stunning ring!

 

Modern and Majestic

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For the woman who’s all about keeping it fresh and new, something like this modern split triple row ring may be exactly what makes her say “yes!”

It features round and straight baguette diamonds, and its unique design is sure to blow her away. Doesn’t that just make you want to pop the question right now?

 

Blue Christmas

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If she’s what stopped your life from being black and white, then maybe a little color is exactly what her ring needs. Throw in some colored gemstones to the mix! Let the diamond be the main attraction, but surround it with some half-moon blue sapphires to make it extra special.

A ring this beautiful will have her saying “yes” before you even finish speaking!

 

These beautiful ring designs will make your beautiful woman extremely happy, no matter what type you think is perfect for her. Whether she likes to keep it simple, extravagant, or a little colorful, whichever ring you choose is sure to get a “yes” out of her!

Ring Styles for your Personality

So, your significant other listened to Beyoncé, and wants to put a ring on it?  Congrats!  But, are you now a little overwhelmed by the mission to find just THE perfect engagement ring?  Does it seem like Mission Impossible with so many options out there?  Well, the best strategy is just to relax and let your instincts (and maybe also your budget?) guide you.  Because ultimately, choosing the right engagement ring is pretty much an instinctive thing – you will likely be naturally drawn to designs that reflect your personality and taste, and you will know which ring should adorn your finger the minute you spot it.  It will be one of those Oprah’s “Aha” moments!

 

 

Practical

If you’re someone who chooses function over fashion, consider a solitaire set. With its classic simplicity, this setting evokes a subtle beauty—perfect for ladies who prefer taking a quieter approach to being fabulous. And best of all, it can easily match with your other jewelry pieces, making the art of coordination a delightful no-brainer.

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Trendy

If you’re a diva who likes to stand out from the crowd, there are plenty of contemporary designs available. Halo settings, where your stone is encased by a heavenly pillow of small diamonds, is hugely popular. You could also explore the different shapes of stones available, from circular to marquise.

If you’re still not sure, you can add some oomph with a mixed metal band, or a pop of color such as rose gold. Who says engagement rings can’t make a statement?

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Classy

Maybe you’re the traditional type? In that case, you’ll adore all things antique. Get the classic look with a gorgeous vintage inspired engagement ring, featuring rose and white gold. Elegantly complimenting your freshly polished manicure and designer clutch, you’ll be thinking, “I’m so fancy. You already know!” while sipping on your low-fat latte and reapplying your rouge lipstick.

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Glitzy

For the foot-stomping bridezilla, glitz is the way to go! Jam-packed with high-quality diamonds, sapphires and a fat rock, you’ll join the exclusive club of A-list engagement rings.  While inexpensive (and totally brag-worthy), you can treat your finger like royalty, giving her a crown fit for Kate Middleton herself.

You can wear it alone as a stunning statement piece or go wild by matching it with other jewelry. Go bling or go home!

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Bohemian

If you’re a bohemian or a romantic soul, you’re best to simply follow your heart. Ignore the trends, the hype and the pressure to be fashionable and choose a ring that genuinely speaks to you. It could be unique, quirky or vintage— walk your own line when it comes to finding the perfect design. This way, whatever you choose will make a natural accompaniment to your carefree style, whether you’re a guitar player, hemp wearer or completely addicted to sriracha.

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There are, of course, a few other styles betwixt and between those mentioned here.  But the point is, to think about and settle on a handful of descriptors that feel true to your personality and style before you embark on your engagement ring quest.  And once you’ve armed yourself with this critical criteria, it shouldn’t be too long before you’ll be waving your left hand in front of your friends to the tune of their sincere “Ahhs” and “Wows”!

RaeLynn and Josh Davis are engaged!

The Voice alum's boyfriend, financial advisor Josh Davis, proposed at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

 Check out her ring and find a gorgeous engagement ring of your own at Gottlieb & Sons.

Check out our version below! http://www.gottlieb-sons.com/bridal/engagement-rings/29055

Alison Brie and Dave Franco are engaged!

Congratulations to Community and Mad Men star Alison Brie and movie star Dave Franco on their engagement! Check out her ring and find a gorgeous engagement ring of your own at Gottlieb & Sons.

http://www.gottlieb-sons.com/bridal/engagement-rings

 

 

The Knot's Popular Engagement Ring Trends

Looking for the latest Engagement Ring Trends? The Knot selected 17 Popular Engagement Ring trends and featured our Rose Gold Pear Shaped Engagement Ring. Love this look? Visit http://www.gottlieb-sons.com/bridal/engagement-rings/29506 for a closer look or search our site for your perfect engagement ring.

 

Cooper Hefner, Is Engaged to The Vampire Diaries' Scarlett Byrne

Congratulations go out to the Vampire Diaries' Scarlett Byrne on her engagement to Playboy heir Cooper Hefner! Check out her gorgeous Yellow Diamond Engagement ring!  Do you love Yellow Diamonds and want one of your own?  Check out our version below! http://www.gottlieb-sons.com/bridal/engagement-rings/29418 

 

To many more adventures with this lovely lady @scarleybyrne

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Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe Is Engaged To Shawn Booth

Kaitlyn is a Bachelorette no longer! Congratulations go out to Kaitlyn Bristowe on her engagement to Shawn Booth.  Kaitlyn accepted Shawn's proposal on the finale of The Bachelorette with a gorgeous 3.5 carat cushion cut diamond halo engagement ring.  Love her gorgeous engagement ring? Take a look at http://www.gottlieb-sons.com/product/detail/27745 or visit our entire engagement ring collection at http://www.gottlieb-sons.com/bridal/engagement-rings 

  

 


 

 

 

Dog Swallows Engagement Ring

Don't worry, this story has a happy ending.  An adorable French Bulldog named Tux made a snack out of a Miami woman's engagement ring. Luckily the veterinary hospital was able to safely remove the ring and it is now back on the woman's finger.  Both Tux and the engagement ring came out unscathed.

 

 

Congratulations on your Wedding Elizabeth!

Congratulations on your beautiful wedding!  May you both have a lifetime of love and happiness! Thank you for choosing a gorgeous Gottlieb & Sons engagement ring! πŸ’  Visit http://www.gottlieb-sons.com/bridal/engagement-rings to find your perfect engagement ring.

 

Married! #pulliamwedding2014 Thank you all for your love and support! πŸ’œ

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