Engagement Ring Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive engagement ring guide. Whether you're just beginning your search or looking to expand your knowledge, this guide will provide valuable information on ring designs, terminology, anatomy, and metal types, helping you make an informed decision when selecting the perfect engagement ring.

Ring Body Styles

When it comes to ring designs, they often stem from two main body styles: the traditional and cathedral settings. These two base structures serve as the foundation for a wide range of ring styles, including halo rings, three-stone rings, vintage-inspired rings, and other modern designs.

Traditional vs. Cathedral


Ring Designs

From the traditional and cathedral foundational styles, various ring designs emerge:

By understanding these ring designs and their unique characteristics, you can explore a variety of options and find the perfect engagement ring that reflects your personal style, captures the essence of your love story, and symbolizes your commitment to a lifetime of happiness together.

Ring Terminology & Anatomy

When exploring engagement rings at Princess Bride Diamonds, it's helpful to familiarize yourself with some important ring terms. These terms will enhance your understanding and facilitate effective communication when discussing and selecting your perfect ring. Here are several key ring terms to know:

Ring Anatomy

Here are several key ring terms to know:

Diamond Eternity

We offer our clients the flexibility to choose the extent of the diamond setting on their eternity band. You have the option to select from three different options: 50%, 75%, or 100%.

Metal Types

A comprehensive look at the makeup, maintenance, and other characteristics of 14K Gold, 18K Gold, and Platinum

Remember, the specific metals mixed with gold or platinum can vary, so for individuals with metal allergies, understanding the exact composition of their jewelry is crucial. Regular professional cleaning and inspections for all types of jewelry are recommended to ensure longevity.

Ring Sizing

Determining the correct ring size is a crucial step when planning to buy an engagement ring. An ill-fitting ring can cause discomfort and risk of loss. Here are some methods and tips to determine the ring size accurately:

Things to Remember:

  • The size of a person’s fingers can change throughout the day due to weather, diet, activity, and more. Try to measure the finger at a few different points in the day for the most accurate size.
  • The ring should fit snugly on the finger but still slide on and off relatively easily. If it's too tight, it could cut off circulation, but if it's too loose, it could slide off and get lost.
  • If in doubt, it's often better to err on the larger side. A ring that's too small may not go past the knuckle during the proposal, which can interrupt a moment that's ideally smooth and romantic. Having a ring that's a bit too large is generally less problematic. It will still be able to slide onto the finger during the proposal, and you can then have it resized for a perfect fit afterwards.

Getting the ring size right is important, but remember, the size can usually be adjusted after the proposal if necessary.