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Get a customized report based on your diamond engagement ring preferences.

Your Report Includes:

  • Best Overall value with options on Size, Color & Clarity
  • Lab grown vs Natural diamond comparison
  • Popular stone and style guide

To Get Started:

  • Select your ring style preference, the shape of the diamond you’re interested in, and the type of metal you want for the mounting.
  • Receive a customized Personal Engagement Ring Report right in your inbox.
  • Learn what you need to know to and Share with your partner, family, and friends!

Should you buy a Lab Grown or Natural Diamond for your engagement ring?

The Pros and Cons of Lab Grown and Natural Diamonds

Natural Diamond

  • Maintain higher resale value
  • Rarity factor - a finite supply exists in the world
  • Preferred by partner due to stone’s significance and million year history
  • More Costly
  • Identical physical properties compared to lab-grown
  • Environmental impact from earth mined diamonds


  • 30%-50% less cost
  • More sustainable, using less energy and resources than earth mined
  • Conflict-free - natural can occasionally come from conflict zones
  • Potential metal inclusions
  • Occasional Blue Tint
  • No constraint on supply and a history of losing value over time

Follow These Proven Steps When Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring

How Much Are People Spending on Diamond Engagement Rings?

In 2021 the average spending on a diamond engagement ring increased more than 6% over 2020 totalling more than $7,000.

What engagement ring styles are most popular?

Our research shows that Solitaire and Halo were the most popular style engagement rings in 2021, with custom styles becoming more popular. Your style preference will have a major impact on how much you spend so it’s worth taking time to try out the different styles at your local jewelry store in person.

23% Solitaire

21% Halo

16.5% Side Stones

What diamond ring shapes are most popular?

Round diamond shape is by far the most popular, chosen by more than half of purchasers. That’s followed by Oval at more than 10%, and Princess at nearly 9%.

58% Round

10.6% Oval

8.8% Princess

5.3% Cushion

4.7% Pear

4.6% Marquise

4.3% Emerald

2.3% Radiant

Don’t forget to insure your engagement ring!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to pay for an engagement ring?


One of the best ways to pay for an engagement ring is to use a credit card with a 0% APR introductory offer. This will allow you to charge the ring to the card and pay it off over a period of time without having to pay any interest. You have to be sure you pay off the balance before the introductory APR period ends, however, so that you don't have to pay any interest. Otherwise interest can accumulate and result in adding substantially to the cost. You can also look into credit cards that offer cash back on purchases, which can help offset the cost of the ring.

Is a lab-grown diamond engagement ring cheaper than natural diamond?


According to the data that we have collected at BriteCo, the price of lab-grown diamonds is approximately 30–40 percent lower than the price of natural or earth-mined diamonds. In recent years, lab-grown diamonds have become more popular with engaged couples though natural or earth-mined diamonds still dominate the market.

What is the average size diamond in an engagement ring?


The average size diamond in an engagement ring is around one carat. However, the size of the diamond is not the only factor that determines how large it looks. The shape of the diamond is also a contributing factor. For example, a one-carat elongated diamond will look larger than a square shape. Additionally, the setting of the ring can also affect how big the diamond looks. A ring with a halo setting will make the center diamond look larger. Ultimately, it is up to the couple to decide what size diamond they are most comfortable with.

Is the BriteCo Personal Engagement Ring calculator free?


Yes, the engagement calculator is absolutely free. You receive a detailed report based on your diamond ring preferences via email at no charge.

What is the best way to protect your ring?


You should insure your ring for its replacement value, keep it clean and free of debris, and be careful not to wear it during activities that could damage it. You should also have it professionally cleaned and serviced regularly to maintain its condition.

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