Tips to Keep in Mind when Shopping for Engagement Rings in Dallas

[Posted on March 12th, 2014 by Beth Bowes-Carter]

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You don’t have to travel to California to find a ring with star quality; engagement rings in Dallas include some of the jewelry industry’s most valuable and beautiful options. While budget is a factor in any big gift purchase, your recipient’s personality has never mattered more. Not only should her ring look stunning and natural on her finger, it should also symbolize how well you know her.

Start with Style

Shopping for engagement rings in Dallas, TX — or anywhere else, for that matter — doesn’t get much easier than Dickinson by Design’s interactive EZ Ring Builder. Our customization tool lets you visualize different combinations of options, from metal type to stone clarity. But if you haven’t settled on the essential details — cut, style, and carat size — don’t overwhelm yourself with nuances like accent stones or brilliance just yet.

GQ gives simplified advice for finding the perfect engagement ring, breaking the style choices down into three main categories: traditional, vintage and custom. Consider more than just her personal style; when trying to narrow down your choices, remember the abstract too. For example, why did you fall in love with her? If her classic beauty won you over, a traditional ring will complement it well; if she’s unlike anyone you’ve ever met, you already know she deserves a one-of-a-kind custom ring.

The choices don’t stop at style. Our extensive gallery of vintage rings is proof that it’s only one step toward the ring of her dreams.

Find the Right Cut

Engagement rings in Houston and Dallas may not end up on glossy magazine covers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take inspiration from real-life Hollywood glamor. According to Martha Stewart Weddings — the magazine that got exclusive access to Blake Lively’s wedding to Ryan Reynolds — cuts go even farther than settings in determining a diamond ring’s complete effect.

Rings often take front and center in famous romances; diamond close-ups are among the few paparazzi shots that stay relevant for years, because no matter how long a relationship lasts, future engagement rings are always judged by comparison. While that often means carat size, celebrity jewelers rely increasingly on cut to set their custom creations apart.

When NBA star Dwayne Wade proposed to actress Gabrielle Union, the multi-talented duo chose a square cushion-cut diamond on a platinum band, with soft lines and antique appeal. Brad Pitt didn’t stop at a custom setting for unconventional superstar Angelina Jolie; their jeweler actually crafted an emerald cut specifically for her hand.

From pear and oval shapes to cushion and princess cuts, engagement rings in Dallas take many forms. You don’t have to go bankrupt to make an unforgettable choice; if you know someone well enough to marry them, you might find you know the right ring when you see it.