The 5 Simple Steps of Buying An Engagement Ring

PHOTOS by The Great Heights Team

Here’s what to know before making the purchase.

Welcome to the Second Easiest Decision of Your Life

Great Heights is here to help you create a bespoke engagement ring without compromise. We’ve created an intuitive experience to guide you through the most important decision of your life so you can be as certain of your ring as you are about your partner. Here are a few simple steps to ensure you’ll end up with an engagement ring you both love.

Set a Budget

In terms of budget, forget whatever outdated rule you may have heard. Every couple is as unique as their love story, and you should honor that individuality by choosing a budget that feels right to you. Whatever your budget ends up being, we have a few tips to help you make the most of it.

  • Choose an eco-friendly, socially responsible lab created diamond from Great Heights. Using a process that mirrors what occurs in nature, we’re setting a new industry standard with smarter stones sold in a better way. In fact, our lab-created diamonds are as much as 40% less expensive than comparable mined diamonds. And 100% more ethically sound.
  • Consider 14kt gold. It’s the most prevalent gold karat in the US and for good reason. Its level of purity (58%) is balanced with durability for a lifetime of wear at a reasonable cost.
  • Explore Halo style rings. In these settings, additional accent stones encircle the center store to draw attention to it and make it appear larger. It’s a great way to maximize the impact of your center diamond.

Explore Flexible Payment Options

We understand that purchasing an engagement ring is a big commitment and investment. We’re here to help alleviate the financial strain through our partnership with Affirm. We can now offer an easy financing option with payment installments over 12, 18 or 24 months. We also accept all major credit cards and Bank Wire payments (for purchases over $500). Please feel free to call us at 1 (888) 429.3248 to explore all of your options. Learn more about financing.

Get Your Diamond Degree

Get up to speed on all aspects of diamonds. Do your research, gain an education and figure out what’s most important to you. You’ll feel that much more confident when making your final decision.


Go with a Lab-Created Diamond

Great Heights believes it’s time for transparency. The origins of our lab-created diamonds are clear and certified, so you never question their source. Because while the mined diamond industry has made an effort in recent years to clean up their act, it’s still difficult to be absolutely certain of a mined diamond’s origin or story. With a lab-created diamond, you never have to wonder. Great Heights only offers the purest diamonds, made ethically for a lifetime together. Plus, with over 100 years of combined diamond industry experience on staff, we can guide you through the selection process with concise, clear information and educated advice.

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Get Her Ring Size Right

Don’t know her ring size? Not to worry. We’ll teach you a few simple tips and tricks that can help you figure it out. Visit our Ring Guide for more.

Choose a Stunning Setting

Choosing a diamond shape is only one part of designing your dream engagement ring. Picking the setting it will shine in is just as important. And just like every shape, every setting has a different personality and overall vibe. You’ll even find some diamond  shapes work better with certain settings than others. Explore all of our settings here.

Speak to Our Diamond Experts

Buying an engagement ring can be daunting, but our industry experts are here to help you navigate the nuances of diamonds and the intricacies of the design process. All of the Great Heights representatives are trained to educate, guide and work with you to get the most out of your budget while creating an engagement ring you’ll be proud to present—and she’ll be excited to wear.