Engagement Ring Buying Guide

You've got the girl and you've got the nerve. Buying an engagement ring should be the easy part, right? However, sometimes just walking in to a jewelry store can be overwhelming.

Zales is "The Diamond Store" for good reason. We offer a huge selection of diamond engagement rings and the expertise to help you find exactly what you want for the one you love. Begin your search here, and you're certain to find the ring that fits both her dreams and your budget.

There so many styles of rings to choose from. Following is an overview of the basic designs:


Solitaire

One single, sparkling diamond; one exceptional way to say "I love you." An instant classic, the diamond solitaire engagement ring showcases a single magnificent diamond in either a four- or six-prong setting. We offer a wide range of metal settings, including platinum, rose, white or yellow gold and even sterling silver. Choose the diamond shape that suits your bride-to-be. Our Five Cs of Diamonds Guide will help you select the perfect diamond for her.


Solitaire with Side Accents

If she's the type of girl who loves to sparkle, a solitaire with side accents is a good choice. With an exquisite diamond center stone as its focus, this ring features additional smaller accent diamonds framing the center stone, in the setting or the shank, creating a big, bold and dazzling look. Solitaire with side accents engagement rings are available in a wide range of styles and a variety of precious metals. Our Five Cs of Diamonds Guide will help you select the perfect diamond for her.


Bridal Sets

She likes to be perfectly coordinated at all times. Celebrate your engagement and marriage with a magnificent bridal set. Radiant with diamonds, both the engagement and wedding bands are perfectly paired and designed to complement each other - just like the two of you. Our Five Cs of Diamonds Guide will help you select the perfect diamond for her.


Trios

Perfect for the bride and groom on a budget, bridal trios offer a lot of look at an affordable price. Expertly designed to symbolize your loving commitment, this set of three rings includes an engagement ring and wedding band for her, along with a coordinating wedding band for him. Styles are available in white or yellow gold and sterling silver. Our Five Cs of Diamonds Guide will help you select the perfect diamond for her.


Three Stone Ring

Wonderfully romantic, a three stone ring honors your past, celebrates the present and signifies hope for a long and happy future together. Zales offers an extensive selection of magnificent three-stone diamond rings in rose, white and yellow gold, sterling silver or platinum. Two-toned or tri-toned styles bring additional options to the mix. Our Five Cs of Diamonds Guide will help you select the perfect diamond for her.


Promise Rings

Prior to a formal engagement, a promise ring may be exchanged to express growing love and a commitment to the relationship. Generally smaller than an engagement ring, the meaning is still significant. Zales carries hundreds of promise rings in a multitude of shapes and styles. Choose from diamond or gemstone promise rings in white, yellow or rose gold or sterling silver. Our Five Cs of Diamonds Guide will help you select the perfect diamond for her.


Semi-Mount Settings

If you are fortunate enough to have a family diamond or gemstone, or have purchased a loose diamond, a semi-mount setting may be the optimal choice. It's practically perfect - your magnificent diamond paired with our exquisite setting. Choose from a variety of styles in gold or platinum, most with additional accent diamonds or gemstones. It's the ideal marriage.


Create Your Own

Create the ring of her dreams by designing it yourself. Bring your own diamond or gemstone, or you can choose from over 40,000 diamonds in our inventory. We have hundreds of exquisite settings that range from simple to extravagant, in rose, white and yellow gold, platinum or even palladium. You're sure to find the style she'll love. Before you start designing, learn more about choosing the perfect diamond with our Five Cs of Diamonds Guide.