Choosing an engagement ring to symbolize your love is a significant and heartfelt decision. At Nekta New York, our comprehensive Engagement Ring Guide is designed to assist you in navigating the vast array of styles, gemstones, and settings available.

Whether you are captivated by the elegance of oval eternity bands, the modern allure of lab-grown diamond engagement rings, or the unique charm of custom designs, our guide provides all the information you need.

Let us help you find the perfect ring that not only captivates but also beautifully reflects your unique love story. Explore with us and take the first step towards a lifetime of memories.

Engagement Ring Styles

Finding your soulmate may have been a challenge, but selecting an engagement ring she’ll adore can be simpler than you think.

At Nekta New York, we offer a wide array of engagement ring settings that cater to every taste and preference.


In a solitaire ring, a single diamond sits on a metal band. The most popular ring setting style, solitaires are a traditional style that embodies a timeless elegance.

Side Stones

Side stones embellish an engagement ring by increasing its sparkle. Small accent stones add interest and individuality, creating a sophisticated aesthetic.


In a halo ring setting, small stones surround a center diamond, making the diamond appear larger. The halo setting style is known for femininity and brilliance.


Antique engagement rings express a unique charm. Vintage details from past eras make these diamond ring settings fit to be passed down as family heirlooms.


In a three-stone ring, the middle diamond is largest. This style allows for mixing and matching diamond shapes to create a symmetrical look that frames the center.


Colored gems line the ring band, contrasting with the center diamond. Gemstones add vibrancy to a ring and are a perfect choice for brides who love color.

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Metal Type for Engagement Rings

When selecting the precious metal for her engagement ring, it’s crucial to consider her personal jewelry style.

Does she favor yellow gold, white metals, or perhaps enjoys a blend of both?

Here’s a breakdown of some of the most popular precious metals used for engagement rings, helping you choose the one that best matches her preferences and lifestyle.

Yellow Gold

Known for its classic appeal, yellow gold is a traditional choice that exudes warmth and richness.

It’s perfect for those who appreciate vintage styles or have a warmer skin tone. Yellow gold is also highly malleable, making it ideal for intricate designs.

White Gold

White gold offers a sleek and modern look, making it a popular choice for those who prefer

a more contemporary style. It’s often alloyed with other metals for increased strength and is plated with rhodium for added brightness and durability.

Rose Gold

With its distinctive pinkish hue, rose gold is a romantic and unique choice.

It has gained popularity for its vintage appeal and flattering effect on many skin tones. Rose gold is also durable due to the copper used in the alloy.


This metal is extremely durable and pure, making it an excellent choice for engagement rings.

Platinum's natural white sheen will not fade or change color over time, and its density provides a secure setting for diamonds and gemstones.

Custom Design

Mike Nekta has one of the largest in-house custom design departments in the jewelry industry, with our custom employees dedicated to making your ideas and expectations reality.

Our experienced team will work closely with you on each job, to nail down all aspects of design, cost, and delivery. Before proceeding with any job, you will be provided with detailed CAD renders, so you can obtain final approval.

Budgeting for an Engagement Ring

Purchasing an engagement ring is one of the most significant investments you'll make in your life. It's an emotional decision, an d it's easy to get swept up in the moment and spend more than intended. To navigate this pivotal purchase at Nekta New York, it’s essential to establish a clear budget that aligns with your financi al circumstances.

Setting Your Budget

Traditionally, the guideline of spending the equivalent of two months' salary on an engagement ring has been a benchmark for many. However, this rule isn't one-size-fits-all. It's important to consider your own financial situation, priorities, and the expectations of your partner.

Flexible Spending

Today, many couples choose to set their own rules, spending more or less based on their unique financial and personal considerations. Some factors to consider include your income, expenses, future financial goals, and any particular preferences your partner may have about the ring.

Consider All Costs

Remember, the cost of an engagement ring isn’t just about the ring itself. Consider additional expenses such as insurance, potential resizing, and maintenance. Allocating a portion of your budget to these ancillary costs can prevent financial surprises down the line.

At Nekta New York, we believe the value of an engagement ring comes from more than its price tag—it's about the love and commitment it symbolizes. We're here to help you find a ring that reflects this significance, fits your budget, and delights your partner, ensuring that when you propose, it's with a ring that feels just right.

Making Your Purchase

When you've found "the" ring at Nekta New York and are ready to make your purchase, there are a few essential steps to ensure a secure and satisfying transaction:

  • Obtain a Gemological AppraisalBefore finalizing your purchase, it’s crucial to obtain a gemological appraisal. This document will confirm the ring's value, which is necessary for insurance purposes. An appraisal ensures that the investment you're making is protected against loss, theft, or damage.
  • Request CertificationReputable jewelers, like Nekta New York, provide a certificate from an independent diamond grading facility. We recommend certificates from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the American Gem Society (AGS), which detail the grade of the center diamond. This certification is your assurance of the diamond's quality and authenticity.
  • Understand the Return PolicyEven with the perfect choice, it’s important to know your options should you need to make a return. Check that the jeweler offers a straightforward money-back guarantee and a hassle-free return policy. At Nekta New York, we aim to make this process as easy as possible to give you peace of mind.
  • Included Appraisals and GuaranteesWith every purchase of a loose diamond or diamond engagement ring, Nekta New York includes a gemological appraisal certified by our Master Gemologist. This is part of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, ensuring every part of your purchase meets the highest standards.

Protecting Your Purchase

An engagement ring is not only invaluable sentimentally but often one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry owned. Immediately after purchase, it's crucial to obtain insurance to protect against loss, theft, or damage. Nekta New York provides a detailed appraisal with every engagement ring purchase, essential for insuring your ring accurately. Choose the right insurance policy, discussing options like replacement or reimbursement with your provider. Safely store all related documents, including your appraisal, as they are vital for insurance claims and future transactions. Nekta New York supports you from purchase to the ongoing protection of your valuable engagement ring.