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Rings: 411 on Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

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If you’re confused about the engagement ring, the wedding band, or how to wear them, you’re in luck! There is no one, correct way to wear them together or separately. But here is some useful information whether you’re going for the traditional or more creative route. Firstly, there is a difference between the engagement ring
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Rings: Insuring Your Wedding Ring

Your wedding ring is more than a fashion statement. It is a symbol of everlasting love and commitment. So it goes without saying that insurance is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you glance down at the wedding ring on your finger. Insurance can never replace the sentimental value of a
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 6

When you have reached the point in your relationship that you are much happier with this woman in your life than you were before you met her and you cannot see yourself without this person in your life, it is time to buy the ring. If you do not already know your bride-to-be’s ring size,
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 5

One of the next decisions to make is what shape you want the diamond to be. The most popular shapes are: Brilliant Cut Round – This shape is considered the standard for all other diamond shapes and accounts for more than 75% of diamonds sold today. Its 58-facet cut, divided among its crown (top), girdle
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 4

There is nothing wrong with bargain shopping or shopping around for a ring or a stone because the standard markup on a diamond is 300%. Depending on where you live, it could be more. That means the jeweler may have purchased the stone for $1,000.00 but is selling the stone for $3,000.00, It is important
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 3

Carat – Refers to the weight of the stone. Most people confuse carat with the size of the stone, when it is actually a measure of the weight of the stone. True the bigger the weight usually the bigger the stone, but don’t be confused when you think of carats you need to think weight.
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 2

What to look for when shopping for a diamond: When shopping for a diamond, look for the Four C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. Cut – Refers to the angles and proportions a skilled craftsman makes when transforming a rough diamond into a polished diamond. A well-cut diamond will reflect light internally from one mirror-like
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 1

Buying an engagement and/or wedding ring will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be offering you tips on what to look for when shopping for an engagement ring. Keep in mind what your fiancé likes and buy accordingly. An engagement ring does not
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Rings: Wedding Bands

Traditionally the engagement ring usually is included with a matching wedding band.  Though, in some cases, you may want to buy just the engagement ring and then select a set of matching wedding bands.  Keep in mind that the wedding band is worn beneath the engagement ring.  Try both rings on to make sure they
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Rings: Wedding Ring Alternatives

Traditionally, the diamond is the expected gem used in an engagement ring. Diamonds are very beautiful gems, but many couples opt for gems with more personal meaning such as a birthstone or favorite gem. Opals and pearls are also striking. You may like the idea of using the settings from an heirloom ring and replacing
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