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January 23, 2012

Design Your Own Engagement Ring

Have you ever wandered through a store, knowing exactly what you’re looking for, only to end up empty-handed? If you (or your love) feel that way about the search for the right engagement ring, designing your own ring is the easy way to get the ring of your dreams.

Our Design Your Own Ring program lets you choose every element of your engagement ring or bridal set – from metal type and setting style to the diamond’s carat weight, color, cut, and clarity.  You can pick your perfect diamond from a selection of more than 40,000 stones of up to 10 shining carats. Whether you’ve got your heart set on a princess cut, or you’re looking for a traditional, round stone, we’ve got you covered with 10 shapes to choose from.

Designing your own engagement ring on the Zales website is an easy, 4-step process.

  1. Start by picking your style – you can customize your own engagement ring, 3-stone ring, bridal set, or even choose a quick-ship engagement ring that you can have in just 5 business days.
  2. Choose your setting. In this step, you can pick everything from your metal type and ring size to whether you’d like your solitaire to stand alone, be paired with side stones, or boast a gorgeous vintage setting. Metal choices include 14K and 18K white or yellow gold, platinum, or palladium. We’ve even got a rundown on the benefits of each metal type if you aren’t sure which one is right for you. 
  3. Find your diamond! With easy-to-use slides for each characteristic, picking the ideal stone is a snap. Narrow your choices by adjusting the range for carat weight, clarity, color, cut, or price.
  4. Review your choices, and add the perfect engagement ring to your cart.  Your creation will arrive in a pretty rosewood box, so it’s instantly presentation ready – just in case you can’t wait to share it!  

So, although the choices are endless (or at least higher than we’d care to count) when it comes to designing your own ring on Zales.com, here are a few of our favorites.

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If you love the styles above, just go to the Design Your Own Ring page and follow the steps below to get started.

  1. 3-stone engagement ring - select 3-stone as your style, then search style 64-S14531.
  2. Vintage-style engagement ring - select engagement ring as your style, then search style 64-S0046.
  3. Princess-cut solitaire ring - select engagement ring as your style, then search style 64-S0032.
  4. Square-framed engagement ring - select engagement ring as your style, then search style 64-S0508.

January 06, 2012

Easy Ways To Spice Up Your Winter Wardrobe

If your winter wardrobe is officially in the doldrums (telltale sign: the only colors you’re wearing are black and grey), spice up your look with some garnet jewelry. Garnet, January’s birthstone, is a rich, red color that pairs perfectly with sterling silver or yellow gold. Not sure how to mix garnet in to your look? Here are some easy ways to work it in.

Fighting frizzy, winter hair with a ponytail? Dress it up with these garnet drop earrings. Drop or hoop earrings are a great way to take your ponytail from gym-worthy to pretty and polished.

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If you love all things vintage and girly, try these classic garnet earrings, set in yellow gold with diamond accents. Rock them with a tailored sheath or a fitted shirt and full skirt for a Mad Men vibe.

 

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The perfect companion to this season’s dark, vampy nail colors is a dramatic garnet ring. Try it with navy nail polish if you’re feeling bold, but don’t forget to keep your mani short and neat for a modern look. Wear this cocktail ring with your favorite little black dress for a look that’s party-ready.

 

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For an adorable, everyday look, this stackable garnet ring is a must-have. Wear it solo, or pair it with a stackable pearl ring for the perfect duo. Show off these rings with your favorite white button down and jeans for a classic look, or sport them with a basic grey & black winter combo to add a little sparkle to your outfit.

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All of the jewelry styles featured in today's post are available at zales.com.

What's your favorite way to add color to your winter wardrobe? Let us know in the comments!