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Engagement Rings Gentleman's Guide

The Gentleman's Guide to Choosing an Engagement Ring

Everything you need to know about popping the question.

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The Five C's

Carat weight refers to how big a gem is.

Cut describes the shape of the stone and how many facets are cut or how much brilliance is going to be reflected in the diamond.

Color signifies the lack of color in the stone—colorless is the most ideal in a diamond.

Clarity grades how clear the stone is, whether or not it has any inclusions or little flaws inside the diamond that can be seen.

Communication, Tacori’s “fifth C” is just as important as the rest. Choosing to communicate about everything that goes into the purchase of a ring is the best way to ensure a great proposal with the perfect ring for her.

Platinum vs. Gold

Both metals have distinct qualities for you to evaluate when deciding on a metal base for your setting.

Platinum is a naturally white metal. Platinum is often preferred for its purity and versatility. Because it reflects white light, it will show the brilliance of your diamond in the best way possible.

Gold is a naturally yellow metal. Yellow gold and rose gold create a gorgeous vintage hue.

White gold is yellow gold turned white through chemical mixing, and may require more maintenance over the lifetime of the ring to retain its white look.

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Tacori Settings

Showcase the diamond by selecting a setting that compliments the center stone. We recommend a Tacori setting with our perfectly engineered diamond bloom, which creates a halo around the center stone. Or, choose larger side-stone spotlight diamonds to highlight your center stone.

Diamond Shapes

The shape of a diamond can dramatically alter the overall look and style of the engagement ring, so this might be one of the most important decisions to consider as you’re selecting a setting.

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Tacori Ring Vocabulary

Tacori artisans use special language when creating the structure and form of a Tacori ring. Every handcrafted detail is carefully considered. Discover the meaning behind each key element.

The aerial perspective is the top view of the ring, where you see the center diamond and the ceiling of the ring. Tacori settings use techniques designed to enhance the center stone, allowing it to be the focal point of the ring.

The crown holds the center diamond. A Tacori crown is perfectly engineered to securely hold the diamond and allow for maximum light reflection.

Tacori spotlight diamonds decorate and accent the center stone, increasing the overall sparkle of the ring. Spotlight diamonds create a Tacori Bloom halo effect that enhances the size or shape of the center diamond.

The ceiling is the outer ridge of the band, which is often decorated with additional diamonds to enhance the sparkle of the ring.

Windows of light are the carefully crafted open arcs within the setting that allow light to reflect from every angle so that each diamond really sparkles; the more windows of light, the better.

Tacori's signature design element is defined by interlocking half-moon arcs, with the windows of light between each crescent reflecting the brilliance of the diamonds placed within each design.

The foundation is the portion of the ring below the crown of the ring. Tacori foundations are carefully curved and shaped to perfection, creating the most flattering silhouettes.

The inner face is the side view of the ring that shows its entire shape and silhouette. From modern and sophisticated designs, to elaborate, beautifully detailed patterns, the Tacori touch is always present on the inner face, delivering beauty from every angle.

The interior is the inside of the band, where the ring touches your finger. We stamp all of our interiors with the TACORI name, which is a mark of unparalleled quality in our craftsmanship process.

The single iconic Crescent is a special crescent and a distinguishing mark. Look for it at the resting point of your Tacori ring as a signature statement.

The resting point is the bottom portion of the ring, oriented at the opposite side from the center diamond.

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Buying Wise

Work with a jeweler you trust. Visit a reputable jewelry store, and have the associate guide you through each step. Ask them about how to select the perfect setting style, how to pick the best diamond for your money, payment options, delivery timeframe, and anything else you may have on your mind.

Timing is everything. Make sure to give yourself enough time to plan your proposal and create a really special day with a realistic timeline in mind.

The Question

Whether your girlfriend is classic or less traditional, she has probably been thinking about this moment.

Come up with something creative and distinctly you. Do something that’s memorable and suitable, because this will become the “proposal story” that you, and she, will be telling for the rest of your lives.

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A Tacori Couple

Achieve perfect harmony with matching Tacori engagement ring and wedding bands. Choosing complimentary wedding bands is the ultimate expression of devotion and brings modern style to a classic tradition. 

You’ve put a lot of thought into selecting the perfect ring for your other half, but don’t forget that this is also a very important time for you. Take a moment to think about the details that make her ring special and unique, and try to incorporate those details into your ring. That connection will make her ring even more special.

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