Our Formula of Love & Designing Your Own Engagement Ring

Celebrate your engagement with a James Allen engagement ring and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot

It’s no secret Johnny and I are both incredibly driven people. We are driven when it comes to making good lives for our families, being successful in our careers and maintaining happiness in life. However, we are also driven when it comes to our relationship. In a previous post, I mentioned how we handle priority in our relationship. We both believe our ability to be adaptable and change our priorities is our formula of love. Since we are so driven, at this stage in our lives our careers mostly take priority. When Johnny and I first met, I expressed my love and passion for news. A long-distance relationship was inevitable for us.

 When I moved to Nebraska in 2014 to start my journalism career, Johnny was more than supportive. He not only drove in the moving truck with my Dad but came to visit frequently. Whenever Johnny couldn’t visit because he was buried with his company, I never got upset. There was a time Johnny was in crunch mode for months. The both of us are big-picture people. In retrospect, even a decade apart is minimal compared to the rest of our lives together. Our formula of love is simple: whatever needs the most priority gets it. I’ll never forget when Johnny put my family first, over his work, when my Dad got sick. It’s about what requires your attention at that time, not a balance, which suggests there has to be some justice of the scales. This is something we will carry into our engagement and marriage.

Even though we are a while away from getting engaged, we think about it frequently. The idea of designing your own engagement ring is becoming more popular. I certainly want Johnny to have a hand in how my engagement ring looks! If you are soon-to-be engaged, I’m sure you are looking at rings and learning about your style and taste.JamesAllen.com is a go-to retailer for designing your own engagement ring. In fact, years ago when a friend of mine wanted a tension ring for his wife, I recommended JamesAllen.com! You want your engagement ring to be perfect for you. All of us are different, which means our engagement ring should reflect that.

Designing your own engagement ring on JamesAllen.com is affordable and easy to do. You can start the process with a setting, diamond or gemstone. However, you can also browse through their clients’ rings for inspiration, too! When choosing a setting, there is plenty to decide between from the ever-so-dreamy halo to side stone to classic solitaire. These choices make the difference between a beautiful ring and the ring of your dreams. From there, select your metal of choice whether it’s swoon-worthy rose gold, yellow gold, platinum or more. What makes James Allen stand out are the plethora of client images available under each ring. You’ll get to see reviews and photos of rings on actual clients, so you truly know what you’re getting. Finally, you’ll choose your perfect diamond or gemstone by toggling the bars for carat, clarity, color and cut.

To inspire you, here are some breathtaking rings, all with different settings, stones and sizes. JamesAllen.com is currently having a 25 percent off sale, so this is the perfect time to drop hints to your significant other!

Blogger Hoang-Kim shows a variety of James Allen engagement rings for inspiration

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14K White Gold Pave Set Emerald Engagement Ring
14K Rose Gold Falling Edge Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
Platinum Open Split Shank Diamond Engagement Ring
14K White Gold Pave Halo And Shank Pear Diamond Engagement Ring
14K Yellow Gold Three Stone Trillion Shaped Ruby Engagement Ring
18K White Gold Pave Halo Oval Sapphire Engagement Ring

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