Create an Engagement Ring and We'll Set You Up With a Movie Prince

By: Ian Fortey

Create an Engagement Ring and We'll Set You Up With a Movie Prince
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About This Quiz

Rumor has it that back in 1477, the Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissioned the very first diamond engagement ring for Mary of Burgundy and a tradition was born. That was merely the start of the diamond ring, however. Prior to that, there had been an exceedingly long history of rings exchanged for betrothal that may date back to Ancient Egypt and and and Ancient Greeks as well. The ring has long been symbolic of eternity. It is a loop that never ends, after all. For this reason, rings seemed to match up perfectly with the idea of bonding yourself to another for eternity.

The Romans had a tradition of a bride wearing two rings. One was gold and to be worn in public while the other was iron and to be worn when you were doing some more industrial tasks around the house. Regardless of which culture adopted them and exactly how they went about producing or wearing them, the general idea has long been the same. The ring binds you to another. As such, it's kind of a big deal. It's the kind of thing you want to be perfect. Given that, if you design one right here and right now, we'll take that perfection one step further and even match you to your perfect prince! Just take the quiz and see!

Diamonds are forever, so the saying goes. Are diamonds for you?
Definitely
Not necessarily
I'd like diamonds included.
Whatever looks good is fine by me.

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Are you a traditionalist when it comes to the style of your ring?
The more traditional the better.
I'd like something a bit unusual but still sexy.
Non-traditional but still elegant
I'd love something modern and unique.

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Aside from diamonds, are there any stones you find really appealing?
My birthstone
Emeralds
Ruby
Amethyst

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What's your opinion on rings that are made from wood?
Super tacky
I love them!
I don't know much about them.
Cool idea if you can get ones that look nice.

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Would you ever consider a puzzle ring that can come apart and be put back together?
Not for an engagement ring
That would be very cool.
Maybe!
I'd have to check it out to know for sure.

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Tattoo rings are becoming more popular. What do you think of that idea?
That's ridiculous.
If done right it could be very unique.
Not a good idea since you can never remove it.
That would be the ultimate way to express our creative side.

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You can't have a stone without a setting. Pick one!
Prong
Tension
Bezel
Cluster

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Gold is the classic choice for a ring. What else might work?
Silver
Palladium
Titanium
Platinum

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You don't have to settle for a band that's a forgettable color, either. What shade are you in the market for?
Yellow gold
Silver
Rose gold
Black

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If you're looking to show off your sunny disposition, a yellow stone might do the trick. Do you have a favorite?
Yellow topaz
Golden beryl
Citrine
Amber

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If you have an affinity for nature, you may want some green accents in your ring. Which of these verdant stones is for you?
Emerald
Jade
Peridot
Tourmaline

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Say you have the main stone, is there any room for accent stones?
Amethyst
Pearl
Fire opals
Onyx

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You should probably select a ring style. What kind do you like the most?
Solitaire
Three stone
Halo
Modern

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When a cool, calm feel is what you want from your ring, then you may want to include some blue stones. Pick the best one!
Sapphire
Aquamarine
Tanzanite
Turquoise

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You can get a stone cut any number of ways. Which of these do you like the most?
Round
Marquise
Emerald
Pear

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Suppose price was no object here. What size of diamond would we be looking at?
How big can it get?
0.5 carat
1 carat
3 carat

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Maybe you need a ring that evokes passion at a glance. What red stone would do this best?
Ruby
Spinel
Garnet
Fire opal

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Do you want a hand in picking out your actual engagement ring or would you rather be surprised?
I want to be surprised.
I'd like to help.
I'll make it clear what I want.
I'm picking it out.

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Maybe you're in the market for a nice, regal look to your ring. Try a purple stone!
Amethyst
Violet tourmaline
Purple sapphire
Charoite

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What's the best way to clean a ring?
Take it to a jeweler.
Do you need to clean it?
You can buy a solution to clean it.
It's easy to make a cleaning solution.

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A ring can show off a lot of warmth with a simple orange stone included. Pick the best one!
Clinohumite
Sunstone
Orange opal
Orange sphene

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Are you expecting your ring to be the sort of thing that draws all eyes to it?
Oh yes
Not at all
I want it to look nice but not over the top.
A little flair never hurt anyone.

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Any chance you're looking to have your ring engraved?
That would be nice.
It's not necessary
I didn't think about it, but I wouldn't be against it.
I'd like to be surprised.

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Realistically speaking, how much are you looking to spend on this ring?
Two months salary is the rule, right?
Maybe $1000 or $2000
Nothing too outrageous
$5000 or so

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Have you given any thought to what kind of box it should come in?
Something traditional with a velvet lining
Wooden
A metal box would be cool.
Something with some class

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Do you expect the ring to cost more or less than the actual ceremony?
Oh, definitely less
More, probably
The same?
That's a weird question.

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Do you want your ring to be fully custom made and one of a kind?
I'd like something older, actually.
It doesn't matter.
I'd like it custom but it doesn't need to be out of this world unique.
Absolutely unique

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Do you have a shop in mind for finding your perfect engagement ring?
I'd like it to be something from in the family.
An antique shop
There's a jewelry store in town I like.
A place online

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Diamonds aren't just colorless stones, they come in a variety of colors. Which do you like most?
Traditional clear ones
Green
Chocolate
Purple

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Do you have any other jewelry you think would look good alongside your ring?
I don't need anything else.
A pendant
Earrings
Another ring

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