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24 Spectacular Solitaire Engagement Rings Under $5,000
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24 Spectacular Solitaire Engagement Rings Under $5,000

01 Of 24 Mallory Shelter Jewelry Bezel Set Engagement Ring (Platinum) Courtesy of Mallory Shelter Jewelry SHOP NOW: Shop Shelter, Priced from $1,000 02 of 24 Simon G. MR2950 Engagement Ring Solitaire Collection Courtesy of Simon G. SHOP NOW: Simon G., Priced from $1,056 03 of 24 Tacori Coastal Crescent Ring Courtesy of Tacori SHOP NOW: Tacori, Starting at $1,490 in 14kt Gold 04 of 24 AprГЁs Jewelry The Stella Ring Cushion Cut Courtesy of AprГЁs Jewelry SHOP NOW: AprГЁs Jewelry, $1,700 05 of 24 Laura Lee Orion I Ring Courtesy of Laura Lee SHOP NOW: Laura Lee Jewelry, Approximately $2,200 06 of 24 Doyle & Doyle Vintage Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring, Old European Cut 0.

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7 Creative Ways to Tell Your Family You Got Engaged

Congratulations, you're engaged! You're going to want to spread the news quickly-how could you keep it in?!-but hold on for just one second. You only get to do this once, so why not make the most of it? If you can keep it in for a few days (or know a proposal is on the horizon and are planning in advance), it's an opportunity you won't want to miss.
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Should You and Your Groom Have Matching Wedding Bands?

To match or not to match…that is the question. For some brides and grooms it's a no brainer, and for others it's more a matter of personal preference (if they like the same style, cool, and if they don't, that's cool too). While there are no right and wrong answers when it comes to what kind of wedding bands you and your fiancé ultimately choose, try these tips if you're on the fence.
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Real Women Weigh In: Would You Accept a Proposal Without a Ring?

It used to be that a proposal wasn't complete without a little something sparkly. But times are a-changing. So we asked seven women whether they'd say "yes" without an engagement ring. Here's what they had to say. "I would absolutely accept a wedding proposal without a ring. I have not dated a man in years who is not grown and fully capable of purchasing a ring by the time we wed, so it is not a concern.
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Ruby Red Engagement Rings We Love

Glamorous, romantic and bold, the ruby is a stunning alternative to classic diamond engagement rings for non-traditional brides. Crimson-hued with hints of purple and a brilliant, fiery sparkle, this precious stone (only second to the diamond) can come in a range of shades and cuts. Besides its obvious beauty, the gemstone is also a fitting bridal choice because it's known as the Stone of Nobility for representing energy, peace and contentment.
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5 Women Dish on Their Dream Proposals

There's nothing wrong with a traditional proposal - the kind where a man takes you to a restaurant or into your bedroom, professes his love, and drops to one knee with a sparkling diamond ring in hand. But many woman fantasize about something a little more unique. We asked five such women to describe their dream proposals, and here's what they had to say.
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Engagement Shoot Ideas for People Who Hate Engagement Shoots

If you are anything like me and fall under the category of "I hate seeing pictures of myself" or "posing for pictures is the bane of my existence," then engagement photos are probably not high on your list of priorities. Lots of times, they are covered in your wedding photography package for free and come in handy for wedding Web sites (but I'm guessing if you are reading this, you may not be the wedding Web site type, either), so despite how uncomfortable they make you feel, you may be glad you took them.
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5 Things No One Tells You About Getting Engaged

You think you've heard it all, but when it comes to committing your life to someone else, there are a few feelings that sneakily evade any engagement conversation you've likely had. Here, our experts reveal the emotions and questions you'll have after your significant other pops the question that no one has ever told you about.
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The 5-Step Plan for Softer, Prettier, Ring-Worthy Hands

Lucky you-you've landed the partner of your dreams, and now there's a gorge engagement ring adorning your left hand. But about those hands…Courtesy of that dazzling diamond, they're in the spotlight 24/7. Time to take them to the next level with these expert tips and tricks. Think soft, smooth, and utterly rock-worthy.
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Wedding Ring Engraving Tips: How to Choose Something Timeless

Engraving your partner's ring can be a stressful endeavor. Not only do you have to choose the words he or she will wear forever, but you're limited to the size of your partner's ring finger. Talk about tough. But our experts are here to ease your stress, with their top tips for picking the perfect engraving for your partner's wedding band.
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Should We Send Engagement Announcements? Do People Do That Anymore?

*Many engaged couples decide to send or e-mail a save-the-date announcement with their official wedding date, but what is an engagement announcement? Is it one of those old-fashioned wedding formalities that's okay to skip these days? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your invitation and stationery questions in our daily post.
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The Complete Heirloom Engagement & Wedding Ring Etiquette Guide

There's something intrinsically magical about an heirloom engagement ring. From its one-of-a-kind appearance to its rich history to its sentimental value, it can be really special to propose with an heirloom ring. But when it comes to proposing with a family ring, there's a lot to keep in mind. From talking to your significant other to asking permission from your family to potentially resetting the stone, here's everything you need to know about heirloom engagement ring etiquette.
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Should You Get Engaged In Front of Your Family?

Whether you anticipate being on the receiving end of a proposal this holiday season or are planning on popping the question yourself, you may be weighing whether this auspicious occasion should occur in front of others, namely family. But before you plan to answer yes to the sounds of your family's cheers or get down on bended knee as your loved ones look on, you have a lot to consider.
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5 Very Real Reasons Why Women STILL Can't Propose

The other day, I found myself watching some random deodorant commercial on YouTube wherein a woman proposes to her boyfriend. It's actually a lovely commercial, and I guess it would make someone sweat if they were asking such a huge question. The woman actor is exceptionally believable and very cool.
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Should Your FiancГ© Pick Out Your Wedding Ring?

Your wedding band is the single most important piece of jewelry you will ever own, and should therefore be both timeless and demonstrative of your personal style. However, there is a certain romanticism to the idea of allowing your groom to surprise you with your ring. Our etiquette experts weigh in on the choice between selecting your own band and allowing your fiancГ© to take the reigns.
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Navigating Same-Sex Marriage Proposals

As we phase out the garter toss, face-concealing veils, and the dollar dance, one tradition remains as strong as ever: men are the ones to pop the question. The stereotype endures that women want marriage more than anything, while men avoid getting tied down, are emotionally unavailable, and are un-hampered by the biological clock that drives women to madness.
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