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From completed designs to custom engagement rings, we have the perfect ring to help you pop the question. Explore some of our most popular styles below.
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Our experts have selected a few trending styles, and some bonafide classics, to consider for your own custom engagement ring.

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Whether you want help finding the right engagement ring style, have a question about fit or need help choosing the perfect diamond, our experts are here 24/7 to help.
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Engagement Ring Buying Tips

There are several things to keep in mind when you’re shopping for an engagement ring. It's important to know your partner’s style, their ring size and the 4Cs of diamonds. Many people think they need to spend three months of their salary on an engagement ring, but this is not a real rule. Instead, you should focus on choosing a ring that best fits your partner and your budget. Our experts have put together additional tips to help you choose the perfect ring.

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Engagement Ring Style Guide

At Blue Nile, we’ve made it easy to find the perfect engagement ring online. We carry a wide range of styles, sizes and customizable rings for any budget. Whether you’d like to design your own solitaire ring, pick a preset halo design or choose the exact gemstone for your ring, our engagement ring collection has your fit.  Learn more about some of our most popular engagement ring types below.

Explore Even More Engagement Rings

We offer a wide range of preset and custom engagement rings for any budget and style. When you’re ready to buy an engagement ring, you can choose the perfect diamond or gemstone for your ring with natural and lab grown diamonds that perfectly fit many of our ring settings. Popular diamond shapes for our engagement rings include round, princess, cushion, oval, emerald, pear, Asscher, heart, radiant and marquise. 

 Our experts can also help you choose the perfect feature or center stone for your custom engagement ring, making it simple to find the perfect ring for popping the question. Browse some of our most popular rings to start your engagement ring shopping.

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Our highly skilled artisans exceed industry standards with sparkling GIA-graded diamonds, the finest-quality materials and outstanding engagement ring design at an amazing value.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Engagement Rings

Welcome to the Blue Nile Engagement Ring FAQ, featuring everything you need to know to maximize sparkle—and your budget. As the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry, we can say with confidence that you’ve come to the right place to buy an engagement ring. Our selection, quality and expertise are unsurpassed. We’re here to help you find or design an engagement ring that reflects your intentions, your budget, your relationship, and basically everything and anything that matters most to you.

How many carats should an engagement ring be?

Diamond carat refers to the weight of a diamond, though there is a widely understood link between a diamond’s carat weight and its size. You can refer to our diamond carat size chart to learn more about the general carat weight and size correlations for the most popular diamond shapes. 

A classic diamond engagement ring with one elegant center stone often weighs about one carat, while a slightly larger, two-carat diamond is also a popular weight. But there is no "right" size for a diamond or gemstone engagement ring. The best engagement ring carat size depends on your budget and the wearer’s unique personal style. 

We offer a wide variety of natural and lab created diamond rings, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your special someone. 

How much should I spend on an engagement ring?

The amount you spend on an engagement ring is a personal choice that should take your finances and priorities into account. Beautiful men’s and women’s engagement rings are available for a range of budgets, and our experts are happy to help you find the best value at a price you're comfortable with.

What should I know before buying an engagement ring?

When shopping for a gemstone or diamond engagement ring, keep in mind that the shape and cut of a stone are more important than its size. Understanding the 4Cs of diamonds and the details about gemstone qualities can help you create the perfect ring for your partner. 

Even more important is the wearer's personal style and lifestyle. Choose a gemstone or diamond ring that fits the wearer’s personality, whether that's a pink cushion diamond in a vintage gold setting, a lab grown diamond ring or a classic round diamond in a sleek and modern platinum setting. And if the wearer is very active, choose an engagement ring with a low profile. 

What's the difference between an engagement ring and a wedding ring?

Traditionally, an engagement ring is what’s presented during a marriage proposal and a wedding ring is what partners give to each other during the wedding ceremony. It’s also common for an engagement ring to be more ornate than a wedding ring

One of our best-selling combinations is a round diamond solitaire engagement ring paired with a diamond pavé wedding band. On the flip side, we have many customers who love to turn tradition on its head: some customers forgo the engagement ring altogether and choose matching bands. Other couples double up on sparkle, with stacking rings that bookend the engagement ring. Some couples take an updated approach, choosing lab grown engagement rings for a different pairing. 

What are the different diamond shapes for engagement rings?

Diamonds for engagement rings and other jewelry come in round and fancy shapes. With nearly 60 facets to reflect light, round-cut diamonds have unsurpassed brilliance. Each of the fancy shapes—princess, emerald, Asscher, marquise, oval, radiant, pear, heart and cushion—is beloved for its own, distinctive look and style. There is no single best diamond shape for an engagement ring—choose the shape that speaks to your heart.

What metals are used in engagement rings?

A popular engagement ring metal among Blue Nile customers is definitely platinum (or white gold for people who want a platinum-look at a lower cost). Over the last few years, however, rose gold engagement rings are a fast-rising trend. Rose gold was often used in settings in the late nineteenth century, and is appreciated today for its naturally romantic appeal that particularly suits rings with vintage-inspired styles. Most recently, yellow gold engagement rings are capturing the attention of people who appreciate the way this metal’s beautiful warm glow complements engagement ring settings with colored gemstones.

What are the 4Cs?

The 4Cs are the four main quality factors that determine the value of a diamond: color, cut, clarity and carat. The sparkle of a diamond comes from its cut and symmetry, while the carat size determines how big it will look on the wearer's finger. Use the 4Cs to help guide your engagement ring choice, but—as always—the "right" ring is the one that reaches out to you, whether or not it's deemed a "perfect" stone by experts.

How do I find the right ring size?

You can find out how to measure ring size at home using household items with our guide. You can also request a free plastic ring sizer through our website. When measuring a ring size, do so at the end of the day when the fingers are warm. Don’t forget to measure a few times for accuracy.

How do I find a ring that matches my partner’s style?

There are several ways to find an engagement ring style that matches your partner’s jewelry tastes. Their existing jewelry can tell you a lot about their preferences in terms of metals, styles and even sizing. Discreetly asking a trusted friend or family member can also help you determine your partner’s engagement ring style

What kinds of engagement ring styles are popular today?

Popular styles include engagement rings for women that feature a prominent center stone such as solitaire and halo rings. Pavé, twist band and milgrain designs are also in-demand styles. Lab created diamond engagement rings are also growing in popularity. 

Many of today’s emerging women’s engagement ring trends feature non-traditional takes on this symbolic jewelry style. This includes two-stone engagement rings, hidden halo rings and creative unique engagement ring settings.   

How much does the average person spend on an engagement ring?

There is no set rule for how much to spend on an engagement ring. You should focus on purchasing a ring that fits your partner and your budget. Our top engagement rings can help you see what options are most popular.

Who traditionally wears an engagement ring?

Traditionally, engagement rings are worn by the person that has been proposed to. Today, some couples are choosing to shake things up with the partner who popped the question sporting an engagement ring as well. With our wide selection of women’s and men’s engagement rings, it’s easy to choose any approach that works best for you and your partner. 

Engagement rings are worn on their own until the wedding ceremony when they are then paired with a wedding ring. They can also be worn with anniversary rings.  

Who buys the engagement ring?

Engagement rings are traditionally purchased by the partner who is proposing. But today, many couples are choosing to purchase their engagement ring or rings in a way that works best for them. Some women prefer to purchase their own engagement rings or to work with their partner on choosing rings together. Ultimately, it is up to you and your partner to determine which engagement ring buying approach is best.

Where can I hide the engagement ring before proposing?

If you’re keeping your engagement ring a surprise, there are many ways to keep it hidden until you propose. At home, engagement rings can be hidden in areas where your partner doesn’t often look. This may be up high, in a sock drawer or in other areas they may not visit frequently. Some people opt to hide their engagement ring in a safety deposit box or at a trusted friend or family member’s house.

What are some romantic proposal ideas?

Visit our blog for romantic, creative and memorable proposal ideas.

Does Blue Nile sell lab created diamond rings?

At Blue Nile, we offer stunning lab created diamond rings in popular engagement styles. Choose from lab made diamonds or natural diamonds for the perfect engagement ring. Learn more about how lab diamonds are made, how lab diamonds compare to natural diamonds and how lab diamonds compare to moissanite.

Are there any extra considerations when buying lab grown engagement rings?

If you’re considering a lab grown engagement ring for your partner, we make it easy to find the best fit. Lab created diamonds are the same as natural diamonds in terms of optical performance, chemical composition and durability. Because of these similarities, many lab made diamond rings are accompanied by reporting for the gem’s 4Cs. Just as with natural diamonds, you should consider the cut, carat, color and clarity of any lab created diamond engagement ring.

How can I make a ring more affordable?

Whether you’re choosing earth created or lab grown diamond rings, there are many ways to stay within your budget. Options such as white gold, fancy-shaped diamonds or lab created gems are popular choices for creating a stunning ring that’s more budget-friendly.

Are lab diamonds good for engagement rings?

Recent advancements in diamond growing processes make engagement rings with lab created diamonds a great choice for many styles. We offer a large selection of earth created and lab grown diamond rings. The choice of lab versus natural diamonds comes down to personal preference as both types of gems make excellent options for any engagement ring.

Can an engagement ring be upgraded in the future?

With our diamond upgrade program, it’s easy to switch out an engagement ring’s diamond if you’d like to do so in the future. You can review the program details to learn more about which diamonds are eligible for this service.

Do engagement rings have to feature a main diamond or gemstone?

Women’s engagement rings with a center diamond or gemstone are the most classic design, but there are many rings available with different looks. Two-stone, three-stone and five-stone engagement rings, for example, feature more than one stone and often share brilliance between multiple similarly-sized gems. Other rings, like cluster engagement rings, can create a unique look with gems of varying carats and shapes rather than one focal diamond or gemstone.

How quickly can I get an engagement ring?

We offer fast shipping on our engagement rings. Should you need your ring in a hurry, consider our ready to ship engagement rings.

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