Choose Your Ring

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Blue Nile offers a wide variety of engagement settings. For help in choosing, here's a summary of the three main styles.

Solitaire Settings Solitaire Settings
This is our most popular engagement ring setting. The prongs position the center diamond to catch the most light. A four-prong setting shows a bit more diamond, while a six-prong setting offers a slight security advantage. View our solitaire settings.

Settings With Sidestones Settings with Sidestones
A setting with diamonds or gemstones adds additional sparkle or color. Channel settings protect sidestones from abrasions by keeping them flush. The bar-channel setting allows more light to enter the sidestones, and creates a scalloped edge of brilliance. View our settings with sidestones.

Settings with Matching Bands Settings with Matching Bands
If you'd like a wedding band to wear on the same finger with your engagement ring, consider settings with wedding bands designed to match. View our settings with matching wedding bands.

Three-Stone Settings
Three-Stone Settings

For a classic ring that's truly unique and created by you, choose all three diamonds to be set in a three-stone setting. The three-stone ring has one diamond for the past, one for the present, and one for the future. You can follow four simple steps to customize a three-stone ring.

How to choose a ring she'll love without her knowing?

How do you know if she'll like the ring if she doesn't pick it out? If you consider her tastes and lifestyle, you'll be sure to make the right choice.
  1. Take a good look at the color of jewelry your partner wears. What color is the metal?

  2. Ask her friends or mother if she has mentioned a preference for a particular type or style of ring.

  3. Is she very active or not used to wearing jewelry? If so, consider a cathedral or contour setting, which will protect a diamond from rough treatment.
Engagements are rarely an out-of-the-blue surprise, so it is common to discuss engagement ring choices with your partner. The only way to ensure you find a ring that will match her taste and style is to shop for a ring together. Whether you're shopping together or not, start by finding her ring size. Your engagement ring or loose diamond will arrive in a lacquered wooden box, and a diamond ordered loose will be set in a temporary tension setting, ready for you to present to her on bended knee.

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