Find the Engagement Ring of Your Dreams

There are few moments in our lifetime as exciting as the one when we propose or the day we get married, if we do decide to go that route, that is. However, a lot of things need to happen before a wedding day, or even a proposal can happen. Of course, finding the person of your dreams is a big part of the equation. Without your other half, you may not need an engagement ring. There’s nothing wrong with that either, as many people find plenty of personal fulfillment without ever getting married. That being said, it is an absolutely special moment in the life of those who do.

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If you feel like you’re there, like you’ve found the person of your dreams, your partner in crime, or the Claire Prtichett to your Phil Dunphy, you may also be thinking about finding the engagement ring of your dreams. Proposing can be beautiful, but it can also be downright nerve wracking. Having an engagement ring ready to go that you love, can be the confidence-boost you need to make your proposal everything you want it to be.

Here are just a few tips to finding the engagement ring of your (and their) dreams. 

Making a Choice Between mined and Lab Grown

First and foremost, there is some base-line knowledge that you should have when entering the engagement ring shopping journey. For example, the differences between lab-grown diamonds and mined diamonds. While the word mined carries a very positive connotation in today’s society, mined diamond mining is actually very harmful to the environment. The machinery and operations involved create a massive carbon footprint that the entire diamond-mining industry is responsible for. Not only this, but the diamond mining industry has come under fire long before the societal shift to focus on the value of environmental sustainability. 

Long before the environment became a focal point for modern consumers, the diamond mining industry was renowned for its malicious and sometimes inhumane labor practices. All-in-all, as gorgeous as mined diamonds can be, they sometimes come from a very ugly past.

Lab-grown diamonds, on the other hand, are produced, well, in a lab. Lab-grown diamonds present a few upsides to their mined counterparts. First and foremost is their environmental sustainability. Jewelers that make use of lab-grown diamonds in their jewelry can attain a net-zero carbon footprint. This represents a much more sustainable market than the one represented by mined diamonds. 

Furthermore, because lab-grown diamonds are more readily available, they can be priced more affordably. This is all due to the economic laws of supply and demand, but either way ends up benefiting the consumer. As such, opting for a lab-grown diamond over an mined one for your engagement ring can help you save both the planet, and money. 

Choosing the Cut of the Stone

The cut of the gemstone you choose is one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make when it comes to designing the engagement ring of your dreams for the partner of your dreams. 

Popular cuts among engagement rings are the princess cut, the oval cut, the round cut, the radiant cut, the trillion cut, the marquise cut, the asscher cut, the cushion cut, and the emerald cut. 

Take your time reviewing the different cuts that are available and choosing the one that you like the best. 

Selecting a Setting That Speaks to You

Finally, it’s time to select the setting that the stone will sit in. Once again, there are a variety of popular choices to choose from here. VRAI engagement rings, for instance, can be customized with several gemstone setting styles. 

There’s the traditional solitaire setting, the halo and hidden halo setting, the two tone setting, the three-stone setting, the cathedral setting, the bezel setting, and the vintage-inspired setting. All show off the diamond ring in their own unique and elegant way. 

An Engagement Ring With Personality

More important than anything else in a wedding are the two people getting married and joining together in union. Their personalities have to mesh, and they must be a good fit. The same thing should be said about an engagement ring.

An engagement ring should represent both the personality of the person asking, and the person being asked. Not only that, but it should also be a reflection of the love that those two people share. 

Wrapping up on Engagement Ring Selection

If you’re looking for an engagement ring that will really wow your partner, you may want to consider a lab-grown diamond engagement ring. Lab-grown diamonds are identical to mined ones and come at a fraction of the cost, as well as a fraction of the carbon footprint. In fact, it takes a professionally trained gemologist armed with specially designed equipment to tell the difference between an mined diamond and a lab-grown diamond. 


If you want to create the engagement ring of your dreams don’t be afraid to embrace a lab-grown diamond.


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Stella Cooter

Journalist, traveller and mother, Stella writes about fashion and style, luxury and adventure.





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