ring styles
ring styles

Choosing a Ring Style, Setting, and Metal


There are many ring metal and setting options for diamond rings, not to mention different overall styles. Learn the pros and cons of different combinations of metals, settings, and styles.

Best Rings for Men in 2022

Best Rings for Men in 2022

Jewelry for men is an ancient concept. Traditionally, the owning and wearing of jewelry served as a demonstration of someone’s...
Read More
The 10 Best Places to Propose in the USA

The 10 Best Places to Propose in the USA

You don’t have to travel too far to find an exciting proposal destination. Here are our choices for the top...
Read More
Romantic Proposal Ideas for Everyone

Romantic Proposal Ideas for Everyone

Overwhelmed by romantic proposal ideas that seem too expensive or creative for you? Here are some options for every budget...
Read More
Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her in 2022: Diamond Jewelry

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her in 2022: Diamond Jewelry

This Valentine’s Day, make her feel special with diamonds. Learn how to shop for diamond jewelry Valentine’s Day gifts for...
Read More
Vacation Proposal Guide

Vacation Proposal Guide

Proposing during a romantic getaway is a dream for many people. Learn how to prepare for a vacation proposal and...
Read More
Six Simple Proposal Ideas

Six Simple Proposal Ideas

Simple doesn’t mean boring. Here are six simple proposal ideas to help you create a low-key but special and memorable...
Read More
Outdoor Proposal Ideas: A Quick Guide

Outdoor Proposal Ideas: A Quick Guide

Proposing in the great outdoors can be a wonderful experience. If you're looking for some outdoor proposal ideas and inspiration,...
Read More
Proposing at Home: Seven Great Ideas

Proposing at Home: Seven Great Ideas

Proposing at home has recently increased in popularity. Looking for some inspiration? These seven ideas can help you plan the...
Read More
How to Choose a Metal for Your Engagement Ring

How to Choose a Metal for Your Engagement Ring

Platinum and gold are the two most popular and most expensive metals for engagement rings. But are they the best...
Read More
The Best Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Rings For Every Budget

The Best Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Rings For Every Budget

Asscher diamonds get their name from the Royal Asscher Diamond Company, the Dutch company that invented the cut. It features...
Read More
The Best Round Engagement Rings For Every Budget

The Best Round Engagement Rings For Every Budget

Round cut diamonds have been around for centuries. As a timeless diamond cut, they offer exceptional resilience in popularity when...
Read More
Best Pear Engagement Rings For Every Budget

Best Pear Engagement Rings For Every Budget

Pear engagement rings are gaining popularity again. Their elegant, yet unique shape has an elongating effect on the finger and...
Read More
Top Engagement Ring Trends for 2022

Top Engagement Ring Trends for 2022

Here are the top engagement ring trends for 2022... Ultra-Thin Solitaire  14K white gold comfort-fit solitaire from James Allen. It...
Read More
The Best Cushion-Cut Engagement Rings For Every Budget

The Best Cushion-Cut Engagement Rings For Every Budget

Cushion-cut diamonds are the second most sought-after diamonds on the market today. The cut's popularity comes from combining two other...
Read More
The Best Engagement Ring Settings For Every Budget

The Best Engagement Ring Settings For Every Budget

Finding the right engagement ring setting at the right price can seem like an uphill task. With thousands of engagement...
Read More
The Best Oval Diamond Engagement Rings for Every Budget

The Best Oval Diamond Engagement Rings for Every Budget

Oval diamonds are consistently one of the most popular diamond cuts on the market. Oval diamond engagement rings are popular...
Read More
The Best Diamond Wedding Bands for Men for Every Budget

The Best Diamond Wedding Bands for Men for Every Budget

14K White Gold 6mm Satin Trim Black Diamond Band from James Allen After spending all that time and care picking...
Read More
How to Match a Wedding Band and Engagement Ring

How to Match a Wedding Band and Engagement Ring

Platinum Matching Wedding Band and Engagement Ring from James Allen You’re engaged! Congratulations! Now it’s time to pick out the...
Read More
Does Diamond Hardness Really Matter?

Does Diamond Hardness Really Matter?

18K Yellow Gold Marquise Cluster Halo Diamond Engagement Ring by James Allen. What Does Mineral Hardness Mean? Mineral hardness refers...
Read More
How Wide Should My Engagement Ring Band Be? 

How Wide Should My Engagement Ring Band Be? 

So, you’ve chosen your diamond and you’ve chosen your ring metal. But have you considered how wide you want your...
Read More
Engagement Ring Guide: Know Your Options

Engagement Ring Guide: Know Your Options

Looking for something besides the classic round white diamond? Our engagement ring guide will help you find the alternative gem...
Read More
High-Performance Diamonds: Worth the Money or Just Hype?

High-Performance Diamonds: Worth the Money or Just Hype?

High-performance diamonds are marketed as perfectly symmetrical stones of exceptional quality. Learn if they’re worth the extra money you’ll spend...
Read More
Best Diamond Color for Rose Gold Rings

Best Diamond Color for Rose Gold Rings

What diamond color will look best in a rose gold engagement ring? In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need...
Read More
Best Diamond Color for Yellow Gold Rings

Best Diamond Color for Yellow Gold Rings

Finding the best diamond color for your budget and style can be a challenge. Learn how to choose a diamond...
Read More
Best Diamond Color for White Gold Rings

Best Diamond Color for White Gold Rings

Finding the best diamond color for a white gold engagement ring can be tricky. Read our complete guide to finding...
Read More
Vintage Engagement Rings: Guide to Four Eras

Vintage Engagement Rings: Guide to Four Eras

Vintage engagement rings come in many different styles, but designs from four eras are very popular today. Learn more and...
Read More
Engagement Ring Setting: What's Your Style?

Engagement Ring Setting: What's Your Style?

Choosing a setting is the most important decision when shopping for a ring. Read about your options in this comprehensive...
Read More
Hearts and Arrows Diamond: Is it Worth it?

Hearts and Arrows Diamond: Is it Worth it?

Although cut for perfect symmetry and top performance, is a Hearts and Arrows diamond worth the high price? Learn more...
Read More

Never Stop Learning

When you join the IGS community, you get trusted diamond & gemstone information when you need it.

Become a Member

Get Gemology Insights

Get started with the International Gem Society’s free guide to gemstone identification. Join our weekly newsletter & get a free copy of the Gem ID Checklist!