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Buying Engagement Rings and Wedding Rings

Your engagement and wedding rings are some of the most important purchases you'll make in your life. Before you buy them, click here to read buying advice, information on diamonds, how to get great deals, what gemstones to avoid, and more.
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How to Buy an Engagement Ring
An illustrated guide to buying an engagement ring, from budget to bling.

Buying Engagement and Wedding Rings - The Basics
Considering buying wedding or engagement rings and confused about where to begin? Here is all the information you'll need, including most common metals, choosing your style, the most durable gemstones, and the 4 c's of diamond buying.

Tips on Buying Wedding Rings
When shopping for a wedding ring, it's easy to be swayed by heightened emotions, idealized examples from movies, and the marketing of the diamond industry. Under such pressures, you might end up with wedding rings that aren't right for you. Before you go shopping, read these tips on how to buy a wedding ring that fits your budget, style, and taste.

Looking for a way to personalize your wedding bands? Why not engrave your...
Even a simple wedding ring can be incredibly personal with something engraved inside. Here are suggestions for traditional, romantic, funny, and modern things to engrave on your wedding rings.

Ashoka Diamond - Definition and Pictures of an Ashoka Diamond
Ashoka Diamond - Definition and Pictures of an Ashoka Diamond

Top 10 Rules on Shopping for an Engagement Ring
If things go right, you'll only be buying one engagement ring in your lifetime. But an engagement ring is a big investment. With your lack of experience, how are you going to make sure you find one that your sweetheart likes but is still a wise purchase? Follow these ten steps, and you're sure to find the perfect engagement ring.

Figuring Out What Size Engagement Ring to Buy
Here are four easy ways to sneakily find out her engagement ring size without her knowing.

The Four Cs of Diamond Buying
Looking to buy a diamond engagement ring or wedding ring? Before you do, click here to read about the four c's, and other information you'll want to know before you buy. I'll tell you all you need to know to get the most bang for your buck.

Moissanite Engagement Rings -- An affordable alternative to diamond...
Before you think you can't afford an engagement ring, consider moissanite. This lab-created mineral looks like diamond, can have the same brilliance as a diamond, and is almost as hard as a diamond. Yet moissanite costs just a fraction of a diamond's price. Here's all you need to know about the gemstone.

Antique Engagement Rings - Styles, Pros and Cons of Antique Engagement Rings,...
Antique engagement rings feature unique styles, charm, craftsmanship and value. Considering an antique engagement ring? Click here to learn all about them, including pitfalls to avoid, and places to look for one.

Men - Should you have a wedding ring?
Men getting married today may feel divided on whether or not to wear a wedding ring. Most likely your fathers don't wear wedding rings but your friends do. Before you decide, read this information that you may not have considered.

Tattooed Wedding Rings
Looking for a non-traditional wedding ring? Consider having your rings tattooed! Although the practice has been around for centuries, it's newly trendy. Celebrities including Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, and model Mia Tyler and her fiance - musician Dave Buckner, have jumped on this trend and fueled it. Read the pros and cons here.

Buy Wedding Rings
When shopping for a wedding ring, it's easy to be swayed by heightened emotions, idealized examples from movies, and the marketing of the diamond industry. Under such pressures, you might end up with wedding rings that aren't right for you. Before you go shopping, read these tips on how to buy a wedding ring that fits your budget, style, and taste.

Show and Tell: Your Engagement Ring
Your engagement ring might be gift from your fiance, but as soon as it's on your finger, everyone else wants to see, touch, hear, exclaim, squeal! And we here at About.com are no different. So show it off girls! We want to hear all about your engagement ring, where it was purchased, how you feel about it, why it's awesome. See submissions See submissions

Tattooed Wedding Rings
Looking for a non-traditional wedding ring? Consider having your tattooed wedding rings! Although the practice has been around for centuries, it's newly trendy. Read the pros and cons of this new trend here.

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