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1. Set Your Budget

Ask around and you'll hear a variety of answers; from two to three months of one's salary or more. The truth is that you should set your own budget. The price of an engagement ring is determined by a variety of factors from the cut and carat of the diamond to the design of the ring setting. If there's a ring design she loves, that's the best place to start. If there's a diamond shape she loves, begin there.

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2. Size Up her Style

With careful observation, you can learn a lot about what kind of ring she wants. If she doesn't wear rings, and an engagement ring will be a big adjustment, she might love a Solitaire Engagement Ring. If she loves sparkle, start by browsing our Halo Engagement Rings. If she's a classic beauty who prefers clothes with a simple and clean design, view our Classic Engagement Rings. If you want to get her an amazing work of art with incredible sparkle at every angle, view our Masterworks Engagement Rings. Be sure to take notice of the color jewelry she wears. Is it a white metal, yellow gold, or rose gold? Choose the color she wears more often. You'll find that there are a variety of precious metals with a range of weight, durability, and ease of care.

3. Choose A Ring

If you really want to be sure, go a step further, and ask her friends or her mother for ring ideas — chances are she shared her wishes with a confidant. If you want to keep your proposal a surprise, and are unsure of her style preferences, propose with a simple solitaire setting, then the two of you can shop together after the proposal for the perfect ring.

To give her a true work of art, choose one of our ring designer's favorite rings, from our Masterworks Engagement Rings selection.

4. Decide on a Diamond Shape

Consider the gems in the jewelry she wears. Round diamonds are classic, with beautiful sparkle. Square diamonds like Asscher- or emerald-cut diamonds offer a more symmetrical sparkle. Choose pear or oval-shape for something beautiful and unique. If you'd like to see the most popular diamonds being purchased today, view our Diamond Trends. Learn more about different Diamond Shapes.

5. Choose the Four Cs

We've hand-selected all our diamonds to meet our stringent standards that ensure they will have the most sparkle. All Ritani diamonds are graded by the AGSL or GIA labs, the most respected labs in the world, and are at least J-color, SI2-clarity, with a cut grade of Good or better.

If making tradeoffs between color and clarity, consider that even slight color is more easily visible to the eye from an arm's distance than minute inclusions.

If she wears yellow gold — then you can select a G-, H-, or I-grade color as any color in the diamond will be unnoticeable set in golden metal.

If you want to be certain you're giving her the absolute finest quality diamond available, consider our Ritani Reserve Diamonds.

For help with any of your questions about finding the engagement ring she'll love, you can call Ritani customer service at 1.888.9RITANI (1.888.974.8264) or Chat with them online.

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