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Round Engagement Rings

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Round Engagement Rings

The round diamond is the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings, and for good reason. Its 58 facets offer unparalleled brilliance and beauty. The versatile round shape makes it a stunning, classic choice in a wide range of engagement ring styles—from solitaire to vintage designs.

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The brilliance of a round cut stone is its most appealing quality. You’ll want to look for an ideal or excellent cut diamond to ensure the most brilliance and beauty.

For diamond color in round cuts, we recommend a G-I grade, but specifically one that appears white in relation to its setting. For diamond clarity, look for an eye-clean stone. In most round diamonds, you can find a VS1 clarity or VS2 clarity diamond that’s clean to the naked eye without paying more for a higher clarity grade. For the most aesthetic round cut, choose a length-to-width ratio of 1.00-1.03.

When designing your round cut engagement ring, consider the style you want long-term. If you want a classic look, consider a cathedral or solitaire setting. If you want a modern style, consider a channel set.

James Allen James Allen is the leader in online diamond sales. Their imaging technology is the same as inspecting a diamond with a jeweler's loupe. They have the largest exclusive loose diamond inventory online and fantastic prices. They also have the nicest collection of lab-created diamonds online.
What we love about them:
  • No questions asked returns within 30 days of shipment. James Allen will send you a paid shipping label to return the ring.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free International Shipping
  • Free prong tightening, repolishing, rhodium plating and cleaning every 6 months
  • Provide insurance appraisals
  • One free resizing within 60 days of purchase
  • Free ring inscriptions
  • Best-in-class high quality imagery of all diamonds in stock
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Best-in-class packaging
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Blue Nile Blue Nile is the largest and most well-known internet jewelry seller. They have a very large exclusive online inventory. Their high-quality images are catching up to James Allens' and their prices are amazing. 
What we love about them:
  • No questions asked returns within 30 days of shipment. Blue Nile will send you a paid shipping label to return the ring.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • Free prong tightening, repolishing, rhodium plating and cleaning every 6 months
  • Provide insurance appraisal
  • One free resizing within the first year of purchase
  • High quality images of about half of their diamonds
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • 100% credit towards future upgrades (must be at least double in value)
  • Best in class fulfillment
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