Ring Education Engagement Ring Guide A diamond engagement ring represents love and commitment. Many begin their ring shopping process without prior knowledge of fine jewelry – this is where we come in. Purchasing an engagement ring requires proper preparation and assistance in order to make the best possible, long-lasting decision. Engagement Ring Style Choose a Gemstone Choose a Metal Caring For Your Ring Learn more Wedding Ring Guide Finding a ring you will want to wear forever is both an exciting and daunting task. Instead of being swayed by trends, look for a ring that matches your personal taste, lifestyle, and budget. In our guide, you will find useful tips on how to select rings both you and your partner will love. Choosing a Wedding Ring Style Choose a Gemstone Choose a Metal Frequently Asked Questions What is the difference between engagement ring and wedding ring? An engagement ring is usually given as part of the proposal and a wedding ring is traditionally a plain metal band in yellow gold or white gold, or a diamond-encrusted eternity band that you receive when you exchange your vows during the wedding ceremony and wear throughout the rest of the marriage. How to measure ring size? The best and most accurate way to measure ring sizes is to get professionally measured by a jeweller. However, you can order a plastic or papering ring sizing instrument online which comes with a sizing chart. Alternatively, you could wrap a piece of paper or string around your finger, measure the size and compare it to a sizing chart. You can also check out our ring size guide for more information to find your perfect fit. How much does it cost to have a ring designed? If you are having difficulty choosing a ring, maybe designing your own engagement ring or occasion band could be your best option. Our experts at ICONIC will take your ideas and images and draw a detailed illustration of your design concept. To learn more about how to design a ring, you can read all about it here. We will create a 3D model of your design which you can view to scale and from all angles. How do you learn about engagement rings? Refer to our complete guide to engagement rings for comprehensive engagement ring education. What is a ring certificate? A ring certificate is a grading report describing the quality characteristics of the diamond or other precious gem from an industry assessor. Is Platinum better than gold? Though both gold and platinum are strong and durable precious metals, however, platinum is considered to be the superior metal in terms of strength and durability. Can you take diamonds out of a ring and make a new one? If you want to repurpose jewelry, the easiest thing to do is to use the existing stones. If your jewelry has diamonds or gemstones, they can usually be safely extracted from the old ring to be put to use in the new design. How do I figure out what my ring size is? Check out our ring sizing guide for more information on finding your perfect fit. The best and most accurate way to get your ring measurement and the finger size are to be professionally measured by a jeweller. However, you can order a plastic or papering ring sizing instrument online which comes with a ring size guide chart. Alternatively, you could wrap a piece of paper or string around your finger, measure the size and compare it to a sizing chart.