What should one know to choose an engagement ring? The answers are all here, with facts and practical advice that is easy to understand. Learn how to determine what you should pay, where diamonds come from, and how to judge their cut, color, clarity and weight. Learn about popular colored stones, different metals, and the many classic, modern, and unique ring settings. If you can't find what you want in the stores, design your own. Presented here are over 160 color photographs of antique and modern engagement rings along with a selection of ring sets and wedding bands. The 4-step guide makes judging what you like easy and the selection process a pleasure. After you make your choice, learn how to protect and care for your ring. This is the perfect gift for your fiancee, before the ring! Get the book and thank yourself on every anniversary.
Fascinated by jewelry design, Nancy Schiffer has studied jewelry history only to learn that most people do not have a clue about what they own, including their own engagement ring. Here she sets out to make the explanations simple so all can find pleasure in choosing and wearing jewelry.