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How much should you spend on an engagement ring, and what is the best way to propose?


An engagement ring is a symbol of commitment and love. You propose your partner with a ring that is meaningful, valuable and most importantly attractive. There is no specific plan for spending on an engagement ring. It is more to do with the budget you have and the preference of your partner. When you are ready to propose your partner, the most crucial step is just in line; choosing the engagement ring. For many men, it can be an exhilarating experience. Read on to get a few tips on how should you be spending on an engagement ring.

  1. What would your partner like? The engagement ring should be purchased keeping in mind the preference of your partner.
  2. What size stone would she prefer? Most women like a big sized diamond to flaunt it to her friends and family.
  3. The most important thing – What is your budget? The budget matters the most because no matter what ring you choose, you will need to have the amount to pay for it. Get a ring that is affordable, preferably a clarity enhanced diamond ring.
  4. Do not settle for a cheap engagement ring.

So now you have purchased the perfect diamond ring for your sweetheart. The next step that is in line is the proposal. Proposing to your loved one for marriage or engagement can be nerve wrecking. First of all, you need to stay calm because nervousness can ruin any situation. Take control of the proposal and make sure you know it is the most important part of your life. Your future life depends on this proposal so give your best shot to impress your love. We have a few tips to help you out.

  1. You should know your girl to be able to propose her in the best way.
  2. Set a romantic date that should not be too general (like a dinner).
  3. If your girl likes attention than propose at a place where there is a crowd.
  4. Make it meaningful by saying a few words.
  5. Don’t adopt the traditional ‘proposing on the knees’ trick. Bring something new like proposing her on a hot air balloon, high in the sky.

Remember, proposing your girlfriend should come from the heart. Make the proposal meaningful and give your girl the best memories that she could cherish forever.



Vintage Diamond Engagement Rings

Diamond engagement ring season is quickly approaching.  April, is the most popular month for engagements.  This years most popular theme is vintage engagement rings.  Vintage engagement rings feature hand engraved etched designs.  Milgrain and filigree etching is also characteristic of vintage diamond engagement rings.  Antique diamond engagement rings are also similarly referred to this style.  Antique diamond engagement rings are also considered vintage or art deco.  These unique and stylish engagement rings will set you apart from all the classic diamond engagement rings.  These are some of our most popular vintage diamond engagement rings fashioned in 14k white gold, 14k rose gold, and platinum.


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We are constantly designing new engagement ring styles.  Our designer looking vintage diamond engagement rings are high quality and half the price as other name brand mall jewelers.  Halo diamond vintage engagement ring designs are mostly pave and prong set.  Some come with matching milgrain bands.  Be unique and show off your vintage style engagement ring and keep some cash in your pocket.

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What diamond engagement ring should I buy my girlfriend?

With the internet there are many diamond engagement ring options.  Start with a budget, GIA and De Beers recommend spending approx. three months salary on a diamond engagement ring.

You have the budget now, the next option to picking out the perfect diamond engagement ring is figure out here style.  Is your girlfriend traditional, vintage, or modern.  Traditional classic styles are commonly solitaire engagement rings set in four or six prongs.  Vintage style diamond engagement rings have milgrain or hand engraving.  Modern diamond engagement rings have curves or hard lines.  Here are a few classic, modern, and vintage style diamond engagement ring examples;


Click here to view larger image$1599 2.25CT Vintage Real Diamond Engagement Ring


Click here to view larger image$579 .60CT Diamond Engagement Ring 14K White Gold


Click here to view larger image$799 .90CT Halo Diamond Split Shank Ring 14K White Gold


Shape; Round or Princess cut diamond engagement ring.  Both are very nice, princess cut is more unique and different.  I would recommend this shape for the person that likes modern diamond engagement rings.  Round brilliant cut diamonds have more sparkle and brilliance because of the cutting and generally look larger.  Round brilliant cut diamonds are best for the person who likes vintage, or classic diamond engagement rings.  Princess cut diamonds hold a lot of weight below the girdle so naturally look smaller than round diamonds.  Pompeii3 has the largest selection of round diamond engagement rings and specializes in antique vintage style rings.  If you’re in the market for a vintage style diamond engagement ring that no one has at an exceptional value, shop pompeii3.com.

Size; Everyone likes huge diamonds.  Something to consider, the larger the diamond the more visible inclusions can be.  In an apples to apples comparison larger diamonds will sparkle more because of the larger facet sizes.  1/2ct is the average diamond engagement ring size, Pompeii3 makes affordable real diamond engagement rings with sizes up to 4.00ct.  Yes bigger is generally better unless you’re after museum quality.

Metal; Platinum is about four times as expensive as white gold.  White gold looks just as good and will also last a lifetime.  The facts are as follows;

-Platinum is 1.8X as heavy

-Platinum is much more expensive

-Platinum is tarnish resistant

-Platinum is hypoallergenic

So why not go with platinum?  Diamond engagement rings are meant to last a lifetime and while platinum does a good job, its actually softer than white gold.  We recommend white gold for all diamond engagement rings because of the hardness.  Yes it will need to be rhodium plated once a year, but as a general rule you should have your ring checked about once a year.  C’mon you’re wearing the ring everyday its possible something can come loose.  Its better to be proactive than surprised when something happens.  We recommend spending more on the diamond than the metal which looks exactly the same and will ding and dull much quicker than white gold.

I hope this posting has been helpful, in conclusion spend approx three months salary on a diamond engagement ring.  Pick a style modern, classic, or vintage.  Pick a shape, round or princess cut diamonds.  Pick a metal; white gold or platinum.

Staff pick;

Click here to view larger image$999 1.15CT Vintage Halo Diamond Gatsby Style Ring 14K White Gold -