Finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is a journey unique to everyone. The same can be said for finding the perfect engagement ring. This highly personal decision is based on a variety of factors—knowledge, taste, and budget among them. Choosing “the one” looks different depending on whether you’re starting from scratch, have some direction but need a bit of assistance, or know exactly what you’re looking for. No matter where you are on the spectrum, our ultimate engagement ring guide has it all.
We’ve tapped our network of jewelers and industry experts and rounded up our most comprehensive budgeting and shopping tips. We’ll walk you through the “Four Cs” that determine the quality and price of a diamond and break down the symbolism behind gemstones like sapphires and emeralds. We’ll teach you how to measure your ring size at home and answer your most pressing questions like where to buy an engagement ring and how much to spend on one. It’s all you need to make this important purchase with complete confidence, all in one place.