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Diamond Shapes: A Glittering History


Keep reading to learn about each of these unique diamond shapes!

Don't Pick Your Engagement Ring Style Without Considering These 5 Things!


So you fell in love with that gorgeous princess cut halo ring that you pinned to your "future wedding board" on Pinterest, but have you thought about the practicality of it? Your engagement ring will be on your hand every day for years to come. If you're like most women, you're not going to want to have to remove it for anything. That being said, it's important to think about how different ring styles will fit in with your hobbies, work, exercise, everything.

Buying an engagement ring is the ultimate romantic act, but there are a lot of practical considerations that go along with it as well. Check these five things off your list so that you can concentrate on the sentimental and fun part of the purchase:

What Is The Average Price Of A Diamond Engagement Ring?

I can tell you from experience that one of the top questions of people's minds when they are thinking about proposing is - how much do engagement rings cost? I get asked this more than any other question related to engagement rings.

And I get it. There are a lot of rumors out there that engagement rings cost x month's salary, that they should be x percentage of your total wedding cost, and the list goes on.

Not only are there a lot of myths out there dictating how much you should spend, but there also isn't one good answer. Whenever I'm approached with this question, I always give the same response - it depends. This is usually followed with an eye roll and a "c'mon, you have to give me a ballpark number!" So, this is the explanation that I then follow up with:

The 8 Most Popular Engagement Rings For Teachers

When it comes time to buy an engagement ring, there are so many aspects to consider – What’s her personal style? Is her lifestyle more active or relaxed? What’s her ring size? But, one of the most important questions that is often overlooked is, what is her profession?

We often get people coming into the store whose significant other is a teacher. Teachers, like other professions where you take care of people, work with their hands constantly. In this way, she will need a ring that fits in seamlessly with her lifestyle, both professionally and privately. Most women dislike when they have to take off their ring for work, so you want to make sure you get your partner an engagement ring that she will be able to truly wear 24/7, from recess to romantic getaways.

If you want to make sure you get the woman who touches the lives of students constantly an engagement ring that will touch her life forever, take a look at our 3 most popular suggestions that we tell people when we hear that their girlfriends work in education, whether she is a preschool teacher or a college professor: