Engagement Ring Ideas–featuring Gabriel & Co. Designs

Oval Engagement Ring with wedding band from Gabriel & Co.
When it’s time to start thinking about popping the question, it’s also the time to start browsing beautiful engagement rings! With so many stunning options out there, ring shopping can quickly become overwhelming. Doing some research is a great first step to finding the perfect engagement ring that you can treasure forever.

If you know diamonds are what you’re shopping for, make sure you know where you stand on the 4 Cs. Decide on a budget and a general style direction, and you’ll be ready to get shopping!

At Roman Jewelers, we want to make the engagement ring purchasing process simple and stress-free. In this blog we’ve broken down the diamond shapes and settings

Here’s everything you need to know about the top diamond shapes and our favorite Gabriel and Co. rings!

1. Round

Round diamonds are a classic, timeless look. This dazzling shape naturally highlights the diamond’s brilliance.

This 14K White Gold engagement ring featuring a one carat center stone is simple, yet striking with a halo design.

The band in this round solitaire adds an elevated level of detail, while also still very affordable.


2. Oval

Ready for some sparkle? Eyes will be drawn to this 14K White Gold 1 carat Oval Halo engagement ring. This diamond shape in engagement rings naturally elongates fingers.

If you’re looking for a smaller center stone, this Gabriel and Co. engagement ring offers that, but with added Victorian details. This style is vintage and timeless.


3. Princess

This beauty is a showstopper. With a 1.25 center stone setting, this Princess Halo ring looks even larger than life. Princess diamond Cuts are known to appear larger than they are because of the broad, flat, pyramid-feel. One of our favorite Princess Cut Diamond Rings can be found here!


4. Marquise

The long, tapered Marquise style diamond cuts maximize the carat size appearance. In this unique, halo diamond ring featuring a marquise center diamond cut, the setting is absolutely one-of-a-kind. Show off your unique love with this beautiful 1 carat center stone with a criss-cross band with diamond details.
5. Pear

This delicate hybrid of a Marquise and Round cut is even further accentuated by a curved and pointed band.

Eyes will naturally be drawn to the point and direction of this unique engagement ring style!

This split shank adds extra sparkle to an already beautiful pear shaped design.

6. Cushion

This ring will wow. This 14K White Gold Cushion Three-Stone Halo ring has brilliant elegance and luxury feel. When getting down on one knee, this will make sure to take her by surprise! One of our favorite Cushion cut ring shapes by Gabriel & Co. can be found here:

At Roman Jewelers, thousands of couples have trusted us with their engagement ring purchase! Contact us today to discuss your engagement ring vision, and we’d love to help make it come to life.

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Tangerine Tango Orange Color is the Color Choice for 2012; accessorize it with jewelry

John Hardy Dome Ring
From John Hardy, the dome ring is a bold choice to match a bold color look

You will see it very soon; the Tangerine Tango, an electric orange color, wherever ladies clothes and accessories are sold. That color was selected as the color of 2012 by the Pantone Color Institute. The color is certainly vivacious, bright, and energizing.

The color is simply stunning, but how to accessorize it properly? Here are some ideas and suggestions from Roman Jewelers.
One way is to simply match the color. Precious Topaz, also known as Imperial Topaz, with it reddish-orange undertones, is a perfect match to an orange dress.

Here is another stone that will bring even more fire to your outfit: a fire opal. Australian fire opals include combinations of vibrant colors such as oranges, reds, blues, greens, and purples. The rarest, however, and thus the most highly regarded, is the intense red-orange fire opal from Mexico. These gems would make your new outfit even more spectacular.

And don’t forget the amber. Amber varies in color from pale yellow to very dark brown. You could choose an amber beaded necklace or a pendant or, perhaps, a pair of chandelier earrings.

Not in a mood for any stones? That is fine too. If you want to bring the brightness of the electric orange color down, try a heavy silver necklace and a bangle. If yellow gold is your metal choice in jewelry, you are lucky; the warm color of yellow gold is a perfect complement to your new orange dress.

Here is another idea. Instead of trying to warm-up the orange color, try to cool it down with a color that is complimentary to orange: blue. Go to your jewelry box and look for jewelry with blue topaz, aquamarine, sapphire, tanzanite, or turquoise. And don’t forget to match your now accessorized outfit with a pair of blue shoes and, possibly, a clutch bag.

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