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how to buy an
engagement ring

set a budget

We believe that no rule should dictate the budget you set, but before selecting an engagement ring you should decide on a budget you feel comfortable with to ensure you find your ideal option.

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learn about the 4 cs

Diamonds are the classic choice for an engagement ring. To find the right diamond for you, we recommend selecting a shape and then finding a balance between size and quality.

looking for a colored gemstone?

Sapphires, which come in every color of the rainbow, are an alluring alternative to diamonds. Emeralds, rubies, and semiprecious gemstones are also a distinctive choice. We'll show you what to look for when selecting one of these lively gems.

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choose a setting

We offer a broad range of settings, but we’ll help you narrow down the options by taking into account the style preferences, lifestyle, and personality of your partner.

precious metal options

Platinum and gold are the most popular choices, but learn about your precious metals options before selecting the right metal for your engagement ring.

find her ring size

If you don't know your partner's ring size, that's no problem at all. We'll teach you a few simple tips and tricks that can help you figure it out.

Purchase process

jewelry care

Because your jewelry is so precious, it deserves your full care and regular attention. Basic care will help preserve and protect your jewelry for years to come.

why brilliant earth

An engagement ring is a symbol of your love, so it is important that it reflects your values. We are passionate about cultivating a more transparent, sustainable, and compassionate jewelry industry. From our personalized shopping experience to our unique jewelry designs, everything at Brilliant Earth is held to exceptional standards.


The rest is up to you! Whatever you decide, your proposal will be a meaningful moment the two of you will cherish. Read unique ideas to make your proposal unforgettable.

View Proposal Guide