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Molly Rusk

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Engagement rings are made up of two important components: the center stone and the ring setting. While some may argue that one is more important than the other, the reality is that your special someone will be wearing both for the rest of your lives together. If this is your first foray into the wonderful world of engagement rings, you may find all the options and factors that need to be considered a bit daunting. Luckily, we've already broken down everything you need to know about selecting a high quality diamond in this article. Now, for the fun part. Stones of nearly...

We’re not here to tell you that you HAVE to buy a diamond in order to get engaged. You don’t even HAVE to buy a ring at all, if you don’t want to. Getting engaged and married is a deeply personal decision, and the way you go about it should be the deepest reflection of who you are as a couple. We do want to honestly unpack why diamonds are so popular for engagement rings. So, what’s so special about diamonds? 1. They’re really old. Most diamonds are more than a billion years old, according to Smithsonian.com. The nerd in us likes this because...

In January 2016, Andrew and his girlfriend walked into Gold Art, a Ritani partner jewelry store in Manhattan, to look at engagement rings. They had talked about getting engaged a little bit already, and they wanted to get a sense for what she would like in person. They looked at halos, solitaires, and several other kinds of rings. There was an oval shaped diamond set in a halo that she was drawn to. Some of her friends were already engaged, so it was important to her to have something that was custom and unique. The oval diamond looked special...

We do a lot of things for love: write novels, sing ballads, travel far distances and propose marriage. Love knows no bounds. The Flytographer team has captured hundreds of surprise proposals and couples across the globe. We’re inspired to share some of their most epic love stories with you. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXF1weHGOgg?rel=0] Ready to make your own proposal dreams come true? Start by exploring Ritani's engagement ring collections. Photo Credits (top to bottom): 1) Sarah in Prague for Flytographer. 2) Roberta in Rome for Flytographer. 3) Chiara in Amalfi Coast for Flytographer. 4) Danielle in San Francisco for Flytographer. 5) Gonçalo in Paris for Flytographer....

When it comes to the location of your proposal, it’s a personal decision, based on your own preferences, your history as a couple (and your budget!). That said, if you’re looking for inspiration or advice in a specific city, we’ve got you covered. Over the years we’ve been creating lists of the best-loved proposal spots in many of America’s biggest cities. From Albuquerque to NYC to Seattle, we guarantee you’ll find the perfect spot to pop the question within our comprehensive list. Find Your City 5 Best Places to Propose in Albuquerque 9 Best Places to Propose in Austin 6 Best Places to...

Ritani Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring

The amount of money people spend on diamonds and engagement rings is usually shrouded in mystery. When it comes to diamonds, people aren’t very likely to talk about how much they spend. That makes it pretty difficult for most first-time buyers to even know where to start. If you’re thinking about getting engaged (and shopping for an engagement ring) then you’ve probably wondered how much to spend on the diamond. There is no set-in-stone rule for how much you should spend, and there are so many factors when it comes to the ring and the diamond that you might feel like...

How to calculate diamond price per carat | Ritani.com

Diamond prices are complicated. Their value is determined by dozens of factors: diamond prices fluctuate from day to day because of market trends, time of year and more, similar to gold or antiques. Diamond carat weight is the jewelry industry’s measurement of how much a diamond weighs; 1 carat equals 200 milligrams. Yet depending on diamond shape, weight distribution and cut quality, two diamonds with the same carat weight can have much different prices.   What Is Price Per Carat? The diamond industry uses a matrix called the Rapaport Price List to estimate a loose diamond's value. The Rapaport List assigns diamond values...

There are only a small handful of holidays in the year that encourage people to dress for celebration -- and we’re happy 4th of July is one of them, so we can deck ourselves out in red, white and blue! We celebrate the day we claimed our nation’s independence in 1776, but also our freedom and our fight for independence today, in 2017. We celebrate with parades, barbecues, picnics, political ceremonies, and of course, fireworks. Year after year, scores of Americans dress in their brightest reds, whites and blues and decorate themselves in stars and stripes. This year, pay tribute on the...