How to Start


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You've found the one woman with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. Now you are ready to find, or create, the one ring that will tell her exactly how you feel. Before you begin shopping, here are a few essential tips to help you get started.

Start With Style

It's the ring she'll wear forever, so it should reflect her personal style. Take a look at her jewelry box, her clothes and her accessories. Does she love the classics? Is she drawn to glamour? Does she favor sleek, contemporary designs?
Once you understand her style, you're one step closer to finding her ideal ring. For more information visit our ring style guide .

Shape and Settings

In addition to the 4 Cs (cut, color, clarity and carat), understanding the shape of the stone and the type of setting she'd love is incredibly important. The shape of the diamond refers to the geometry of the stone. Common shapes include round, princess, emerald, oval and cushion. There are also unique shapes like pear, heart, marquis and radiant. The setting can set the tone for your ring. Besides the style, you'll want to get a feel for her taste in jewelry. Does she prefer platinum to yellow-gold? Does she wear a lot of rose-gold? Look at the jewelry she wears over the period of a few weeks to see what she likes.

Establish Your Budget

There isn't one right price for the one right ring, but it's wise to set a budget before you begin shopping. For more information on determining your budget, here are some tips .

Take Your Time

This is an important, once-in-a-lifetime decision, so give yourself time to find the perfect ring. Once ordered, a ring can take a little time to arrive, especially if you are having it custom-designed. For more information on getting started, check out , an expert source for jewelry advice. Or visit your nearby Jared the Gallery of Jewelry, where our expert jewelers will be happy to help you get started.

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