From New York to L.A.: The Most Popular Engagement Rings Across the Country


Rather than put all their cash toward one giant rock, Miamians are big fans of pavé, a series of tiny diamonds that add extra sparkle. As a smaller center stone surrounded by lots of gleaming gems often costs less, it's smart way to save money without sacrificing impact. James Schultz, the president of James Allen, explained it to me over the phone: "If you wrap the middle diamond in a basket of smaller diamonds [which is called a halo], it will look bigger than it actually is."

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"I'm spoken for," might be the first thing that a engagement ring says about a person—but the second could be her hometown. According to some number-crunching from our friends at Blue Nile and James Allen jewelers, diamond and band style preferences vary by city. To see what kind of engagment rings are trending near you, click through the slideshow below.

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