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1. Budget

At GOODSTONE, we believe choosing an engagement ring should be a joyful, pressure-free experience. Dismiss those old tales of spending three months' salary; your ring's value lies in its meaning, not its price tag. With us, your budget is guided by what resonates with your love story and financial comfort. Our collection, featuring both lab grown diamonds and natural diamonds, offers a harmonious blend of size, quality, and affordability. Plus, with flexible payment options like financing and convenient monthly plans through Shop Pay, GOODSTONE makes your dream ring attainably yours, ensuring a decision that's as smart as it is heartfelt.

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2. Choose a setting

Your journey to the perfect ring continues as you choose the ideal setting – a crucial part of your ring's character beyond the center stone. Think of the setting as the stage where your diamond shines: the prongs, gallery, band, and all the intricate accents that add to its charm. But it's more than just aesthetics; a good setting is the backbone of your ring, providing both secure housing for your gem and everyday comfort. Let us help you find that perfect harmony of style and structure, crafting a ring that feels as right as it looks.

Ring Styles

We understand that choosing the right engagement ring is a journey filled with both excitement and decisions. From the timeless elegance of classic solitaire rings to the dazzling allure of luxurious three stone ring styles, our collection caters to every preference. For those seeking a ring that truly reflects their unique love story, we offer completely custom designs, crafted to bring your vision to life. Consider your partner's personal style, whether they lean towards modern simplicity, nature-inspired elegance, or something entirely unique. Our team of experts is here to guide you through each step, ensuring your choice perfectly encapsulates your bond. Let us help you find an engagement ring that not only sparkles but also resonates deeply with your partner's heart.

Metal

In the realm of fine jewelry at GOODSTONE, we believe the choice of metal for your engagement ring is as crucial as the design itself. Our selection includes the classic and ever-popular choices of white gold and platinum, both known for their timeless appeal and enduring strength. Yellow gold, with its warm and rich hue, has seen a resurgence in popularity, offering a vintage charm that many adore. For those with a penchant for a more unique and romantic look, rose gold stands out as a captivating option.

Moreover, for individuals with sensitive skin, all our metals are 100% hypoallergenic ensuring both comfort and luxury. Our experts are here to guide you through these options, helping you choose a metal that not only complements the diamond but also aligns with your personal style and lifestyle.

At GOODSTONE, we're committed to ensuring your ring is not just a piece of jewelry but a true reflection of your individuality and love story.

Finger size

At GOODSTONE, we understand that finding the right ring size can be a bit of a mystery, especially if you're planning a surprise proposal. But fear not, we have some clever strategies to help you determine the perfect size discreetly:

  1. Borrow one of your partner's rings (preferably one worn on a similar-sized finger) and size it at home with a low cost ring sizing stick.
  2. Enlist the help of close friends or family members who might have insight into your partner's ring size, or who can subtly find out without raising suspicion.
  3. When in doubt, it's safer to choose a slightly larger size. This ensures the ring will slide onto your partner's finger during that magical moment of the proposal.
  4. Remember, even if the ring isn't a perfect fit initially, GOODSTONE offers a free resize policy to guarantee the ideal fit for your loved one. We're here to make sure every detail of your proposal is as perfect as your love story. (Note: eternity bands can not be resized)

3. Select Center Stone

Once you've chosen the setting style and metal type for your ring at GOODSTONE, the exhilarating journey continues with selecting the ideal center stone. Diamonds, with their timeless allure, are a classic choice for engagement rings, symbolizing enduring love and commitment. Together, we'll ensure that your choice not only captivates but also beautifully complements the design of your dream ring.

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Understanding the 4 Cs
The 4 Cs – Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat – are the universal language of diamond quality. At GOODSTONE, we see them as the cornerstones of understanding what makes each diamond unique. They guide you in selecting a diamond that aligns with both your aesthetic preferences and budget. By mastering these four attributes, you become equipped to choose a diamond that truly resonates with your personal love story.

Cutting to the Chase: Cut
The cut of a diamond is all about its craftsmanship and sparkle. It's the art of transforming rough diamonds into dazzling gems, with each facet and angle meticulously crafted to maximize brilliance. Remember, the cut is key to a diamond's luminous beauty, making it a crucial aspect of your selection & trickiest to execute.

Color: The Hue of True Love
In the world of diamonds, color actually refers to the absence of color. Graded on the GIA scale from 'colorless' to 'near-colorless' (D to J), the less color a diamond has, the rarer it becomes. At GOODSTONE, we offer diamonds that embody this purity, each carefully chosen to ensure timeless elegance.

Clarity: A Clear Choice
Clarity is the window into a diamond's unique story, revealing natural inclusions formed over millennia. These tiny, natural marks are like fingerprints, making each diamond distinct. GOODSTONE values this uniqueness, offering diamonds that blend rarity with visible perfection. "Flawless to the naked eye" is our standard.

Carat: Size and Sophistication
Carat weight is more than just size; it's about the presence a diamond brings to your ring. Different shapes distribute carat weight uniquely, affecting their visual size. GOODSTONE helps you navigate these nuances to find a diamond that not only fits your ring but also your personal style and vision.

Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab-Created Brilliance vs. Natural Splendor
At GOODSTONE, we offer both lab created and natural diamonds, each with its own unique charm. Lab grown diamonds share the same chemical, optical, and physical properties as natural diamonds, making them indistinguishable without specialized equipment. The key difference lies in their origins: lab diamonds are carefully grown in controlled environments, while natural diamonds have been formed in the Earth over billions of years.

"Choosing between lab-created and natural diamonds is like comparing roses from a backyard greenhouse to those grown in your front yard's bushes. In the end, when you present a bouquet, its beauty and impact are undeniable, regardless of where the roses were grown. It's the sentiment that truly counts."

-Blake, Founder & Creative Director

Choosing What's Right for You
Opting for a lab diamond can be a savvy choice for those looking to maximize their budget without compromising on beauty. They offer the same sparkle and durability as natural diamonds but at a more accessible price point. At GOODSTONE, we celebrate both choices, understanding that whether lab-created or naturally formed, each diamond has a story to tell and a beauty to unveil.

Expert Guidance for Your Perfect Choice
Our GOODSTONE experts are here to help you navigate the nuances between lab and natural diamonds. We believe in providing you with all the information you need to make a choice that aligns with your values, preferences, and budget. Schedule a consultation with us, and let's explore the perfect option for your unique love story.

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4. Purchase the ring

At GOODSTONE, we've mastered the art of blending digital convenience with personalized experiences. Our dedicated specialists are available to guide you through the purchase process, ensuring accuracy and up-to-date information at every step. To make your journey with us even smoother, we offer financing options, a comprehensive warranty, and assistance in coordinating insurance for your peace of mind.

Financing Made Easy with GOODSTONE

Shop Pay
Experience the flexibility of Shop Pay Financing at GOODSTONE. Choose from various monthly repayment plans with competitive rates, tailored to suit your needs. Our process is straightforward and transparent – a few simple details are all it takes to receive an immediate financing decision. With Shop Pay, you're in control, with no surprises or hidden fees.

Warranty and Insurance: Your Assurance of Excellence

GOODSTONE's Lifetime Warranty
Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship is unwavering at GOODSTONE. That's why we offer a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects on all our fine jewelry. Should any issues arise due to manufacturing, we encourage you to reach out. We're here to repair or replace your item, ensuring it remains as perfect as the day you chose it.

Insurance Partnerships for Complete Protection
While GOODSTONE doesn't directly offer insurance, we've established partnerships with leading insurers to provide comprehensive coverage options. Safeguarding your treasured GOODSTONE pieces is more accessible than ever.

5. Propose

The journey of selecting your engagement ring at GOODSTONE is just the beginning. What comes next is entirely up to you – crafting a proposal that's as unique and beautiful as the love you share. Every ring we offer is a promise of a future filled with joy and a proposal is the first step on that journey.

Making Memories that Last a Lifetime
Your proposal should be a reflection of your shared story, a moment filled with meaning and love that both of you will treasure forever. Whether it’s a grand gesture or a simple, intimate moment, it’s about celebrating your bond and the future you're stepping into together.

GOODSTONE: Wishing You Love and Joy
As you prepare to ask that life-changing question, everyone at GOODSTONE is rooting for you. We're honored to be a part of your love story and we wish you nothing but a lifetime of happiness and love. Here’s to the beginning of your beautiful journey together!

GOODSTONE's Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring

Prepare for Perfection: Schedule an Appointment
Embarking on the journey of purchasing an engagement ring is a significant step. At GOODSTONE, we recommend scheduling a virtual appointment to ensure a tailored and thoughtful experience. This allows our specialists to prepare a selection that aligns with your vision and gives you the space to refine your desires and expectations.

The Art of Timing: Timeline Planning
Crafting your ideal engagement ring is a process that deserves time and attention. From the initial design phase to the meticulous crafting and delivery, we suggest planning at least two months ahead. This foresight ensures that your proposal moment is as perfect as the ring itself.

Your Dream, Our Design: Custom Creations
At GOODSTONE, your imagination can come to life. Our designers collaborate with you to design, render, and create the ring of your dreams. This personalized approach ensures that your engagement ring is not just a piece of jewelry, but a reflection of your unique love story.

Personal Touch: Engraving Options
Adding an inscription or a significant date can infuse your engagement ring with deeper meaning. While most designs are suitable for engraving, there are some exceptions, such as eternity rings. Our team at GOODSTONE will guide you through the possibilities.

The Assurance of Quality: Diamond Certification
Certification is crucial when selecting a diamond. At GOODSTONE, we ensure that every diamond is certified, providing you with the assurance of its authenticity and detailed information about its cut, color, and clarity.

Flexible Choices: Temporary Setting Option
If you're certain about the diamond but would like your partner to have a say in the setting, GOODSTONE offers a temporary setting option. This flexibility allows you and your fiancé to choose the perfect mounting from our extensive catalog within 30 days of your initial purchase.

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We elevate your jewelry journey with our personal concierge service. From understanding your unique preferences to guiding you through our exquisite collections.
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FAQ

It's 100% up to you. We encourge all our client's to spend what makes most sense for their style, preference & budget. There is no right answer.

An engagement ring, often more elaborate, is given at the proposal and symbolizes the promise of marriage, typically featuring a prominent diamond or gemstone. In contrast, a wedding band is exchanged during the wedding ceremony, symbolizing the fulfillment of that promise, and is usually a simpler, more understated ring designed to complement the engagement ring.

Clean your engagement ring and wedding bands once a week with a toothbrush and a little bit of dish soap. The soap will cut through all the week's grime & keep your diamonds sparkling like they day you received it.

Your engagement ring should slide just over your last knuckle comfortably, but without too much room to slide off. If this is true, but the ring still wiggles at the bottom of your finger, talk to your GOODSTONE ring specialist about 'sizing beads.'

The amount you should spend on an engagement ring depends on your personal financial situation and your partner's expectations. There's a traditional guideline of spending two months' salary, but it's more important to choose a ring that fits your budget and meets your partner's preferences without causing financial strain. Prioritizing these aspects ensures a meaningful and responsible decision.

You can add your ring to your current homeowner or renter's insurance policy, but we always recommend Jeweler's Mutual.

While it's completely up to you, most people wear their engagement ring on the fourth finger of their left hand, right next to the pinky finger.