How to Buy an

Engagement Ring

At Dórnor, we strive to make purchasing the ideal engagement ring as painless as possible. This article will show you how to pick a one-of-a-kind engagement ring that you'll be proud of for a long time.

Set a budget for

Your engagement ring

We believe there should be no upper limit on your spending, but before choosing an engagement ring, we recommend setting a financial limit to ensure you find the best solution. For example, an engagement ring should cost three months' salary, but that isn't always the case. Instead, your partner's desires and circumstances determine a budget for the ideal engagement ring.

Settle budget

At Dórnor, you don't have to settle for a sub-par diamond just because of budget restrictions. We will help you find the perfect balance of size and quality within your price range. If that doesn't work for you, we also offer lab-created diamonds and other substitutes like moissanite, which are more affordable options. Our ring financing makes it easy on the wallet with flexible payment options, including 12 months of no-interest layaway and Affirm monthly payments.

Select an

Engagement ring setting

The setting refers to the overall form of a ring. Consider the setting another way to convey your style, whether vintage-inspired or modern-yet-timeless. Specific settings enhance certain kinds of diamonds better. For example, a Two Tone engagement ring works best with colorless diamonds because the platinum prongs will not add color to the center stone. On the other hand, a Halo engagement ring makes diamonds of a lesser carat weight appear more significant on the finger frequently. When it comes time to select a setting for your jewelry, keep these combinations in mind.

Select a Ring

It can be challenging to find the perfect engagement ring for your partner. We offer a range of options and will help you narrow them down by considering your partner's preferences, lifestyle, and personality. Halo engagement rings, solitaire rings, or even a custom engagement ring may be perfect for your fiance; our experts will ensure you find the right setting.

Think about the sorts of apparel and accessories your partner enjoys—this can help you decide whether they'd want a traditional, modern, nature-inspired, glamorous, or combination of rings. Keep an eye out for hints that your spouse may be dropping. If you have talked about getting married, there's a good chance their preferences have been saved to the Pinterest board. We provide 30-day free returns and exchanges.

How do I know

my ring size?

Professional sizing is the most accurate method to determine your ring size. However, a homemade ring sizer may also be used.

To find your ring size, take the sizer and thread the end through the buckle to form a circle. Then slip your finger through the loop, and pull the slack until it's snug but not too tight—you should still be able to slide it over your knuckle easily. Once you've found a comfortable fit, check where the black arrow points for your corresponding ring size.

Understand the 4C's and

Selecting a Diamond

Diamonds are the most popular engagement ring stone. Understanding the four C's, cut, color, carat weight, and clarity, may assist you in determining the finest diamond for your budget and ring. We recommend picking a diamond shape before looking for a balance between size and quality when finding the ideal diamond for you. For example, a smaller diamond might help you obtain a higher quality stone with less money. Choosing a bluish or lower-cut grade may give you more weight within your budget than selecting darker or higher-cut grades.

Because they are less expensive than naturally mined diamonds of comparable form and carat weight, choosing a lab-grown diamond is another intelligent way to get the most out of your center diamond within your budget.

Purchase Process and care of

An Engagement ring

Your jewelry is precious and deserves your time and attention. Proper care will prolong the life of your jewelry significantly. Please explore our website to learn more about how to take care of different jewelry types properly.

An engagement ring is more than just a symbol of your love - it should also reflect your values. At Dórnor, we are passionate about creating a more transparent, sustainable, compassionate jewelry industry. From our personalized shopping experience to our unique jewelry designs, everything at Dórnor reflects our commitment to excellence.


All you have to do now is put it together—that's where the rest of the planning comes in. Whichever stunning engagement ring you pick will be a special memory for you; read some innovative ways to make your proposal unforgettable.

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