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Find the Right Engagement Ring

Giving an engagement ring as a symbol for your “intent to marry” is a tradition that can be traced back to ancient Rome. Although details like the trendiest cut or the most sought-after metal will always ebb and flow, the ritual of proposing with a ring continues to stand strong.

With all the styles available today, the process of choosing an engagement ring can be overwhelming. Zales has a wide selection of traditional engagement rings including gemstone and diamond options to choose from. No matter what style you have in mind, we can help you find it.

You’re confident you’ve found The One, but now it’s time to start looking for an engagement ring. It all starts with a little research. With classic ring styles and trends as your map and your partner’s preferences and personal style as your compass, you can start narrowing down your options to find the ring of their dreams.

Once you have an idea what you’re looking for, it’s time to start browsing our selection of styles to find a ring that really stands out.

Engagement Ring Styles Engagement Ring Styles

Engagement Ring Styles

Wondering how to choose an engagement ring your partner will love when there are so many different styles available? The engagement ring you select should be a celebration of your unique relationship. And with so many different and distinct styles to choose from — including customizable styles — you’re sure to find the right engagement ring for the one you love.

From the shape and cut of the stone to the band metal, there are certain details to consider as you shop for a ring. The best place to start in your search is to understand some of the styles you’ll come across.

Engagement Ring SizesEngagement Ring Sizes

Engagement Ring Sizes

You’re not the only person wondering, how should an engagement ring fit? Ring size isn’t usually common knowledge and if you want your proposal to be a surprise, you can’t exactly ask. There are a few different methods for measuring ring size including the string test and the paper test. You can also try comparing other rings your partner owns to our ring size chart.

No matter what, remember you can always bring your ring back to be resized after the big proposal, so don’t stress too much about getting the perfect size.

Diamond Engagement RingsDiamond Engagement Rings

Diamond Engagement Rings

At a 10 on the Mohs scale, diamond is one of the hardest and most durable substances on earth. Add the sparkle and prestige, and it makes sense that diamonds have held the coveted number one spot for engagement ring stones for decades.

A diamond will always be a classic choice, but there are a few things to consider before you choose a diamond for your one and only. An engagement ring is an important purchase, so how do you know you’re choosing a quality diamond? It all starts with understanding the 4Cs of diamonds: carat, clarity, color and cut.

Once you have an idea what you’re looking for, it’s time to start shopping!

Gemstone Engagement RingsGemstone Engagement Rings

Gemstone Engagement Rings

While diamonds are still the number one choice for engagement rings, the trend towards more unique designs has given colorful gemstones like ruby, sapphire, emerald, and many others a whole new purpose.

From the main center stone to smaller accent stones surrounding a diamond, gemstones can be incorporated in many different ways to create an engagement ring that is personal and meaningful. Additionally, a gemstone engagement ring can also be more affordable than a diamond.

Zales has a wide selection of gemstone engagement rings to fit anyone’s sense of style. Start browsing to find one that your partner will love.

Custom Engagement Ring DesignCustom Engagement Ring Design

Custom Engagement Ring Design

An engagement ring is a symbol of your unique bond. What better way to capture how you feel about each other than with a custom-designed ring? Zales offers three different options for creating a personalized ring that fits your needs. With the help of detailed renderings, you’ll be able to visualize your ideas and make tweaks along the way.

Upgrading an Engagement RingUpgrading an Engagement Ring

Upgrading an Engagement Ring

Starting your lives together may mean you have financial priorities to focus on beyond purchasing an engagement ring. Consider buying a simple ring now and planning to upgrade the design in the future. From wedding vow renewals to milestone anniversaries, building on your engagement ring is the perfect way to celebrate the lives you’re building together. Learn more about some common ways to do a ring upgrade.

More Engagement Resources

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