The Perfect Engagement Ring


Who doesn’t love their engagement ring? We all know that “your engagement ring is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make” and hence men (and women!) often wonder: How much money is appropriate to spend on a ring?! Like other couples, my husband and I took our time finding the perfect ring for me. It’s an important decision and quite the investment as well. After all, this is the ring I’m going to wear on my finger for the rest of my life, so I knew I wanted to be absolutely in love with it and have it be an heirloom quality piece of jewelry.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Macy’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

On February 11, 2018 my husband and I celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary by renewing our vows atop the Skydeck of the Willis Tower. Initially he wanted to surprise with another ring (for our anniversary and for the birth of our two boys) but we or shall I say “he” never really got to it.

When Macy’s gave me the opportunity to choose a piece from the Macy’s Star Signature Diamond™ Collection, I was over the moon! Given my love for simple settings, it wasn’t difficult to choose my favorite, the Solitaire Engagement Ring (1ct. t.w.) in 14k Yellow Gold. Isn’t it breathtaking?

I honestly could not be happier with my solitaire ring. It’s the perfect way to celebrate my 11th wedding anniversary and just our lives together in general! A few of my other favorites from the collection include the Solitaire Engagement Ring (2 ct. t.w.) in 14k White Gold and the Halo Engagement Ring (1-3/8 ct. t.w.) in 14k White Gold.

Are you currently thinking of proposing but haven’t selected a ring yet, fear not—the new Macy’s Star Signature Diamond™ Collection includes plenty of absolutely gorgeous choices that will make your engagement unforgettable! Combine that with the ease of shopping with Macy’s, and your ring buying experience just got a whole lot easier!

It does not take much to fall in love with their diamonds because they all consist of exceptional fire and brilliance, developed exclusively for Macy’s. Each Macy’s Star Signature Diamond™ is masterfully cut with 73-facets (versus the traditional 58) to maximize its inner light and sparkle. So, whether you are looking for gorgeous engagement rings in 14K white or yellow gold, stud earrings or necklaces—Macy’s got it all! Plus all all their diamonds have the Kimberley Process certification. The Kimberley Process is a certification that regulates trade in rough diamonds and aims to prevent the flow of conflict diamonds. So aside from being breathtakingly beautiful, a Macy’s Star Signature Diamond™ is conflict free and reliably sourced!

Favorite Solitaire Engagement Rings

Favorite Halo Engagement Rings






Which Macy’s Star Signature Diamond™ Collection ring is your favorite?!




  1. innapishtoy
    June 25, 2018 / 1:28 AM

    Congratulations on the 11th wedding anniversary! I love your photos!

  2. June 25, 2018 / 2:01 AM

    Very elegant! Congretulations!

  3. Jennifer Lane
    June 25, 2018 / 2:22 AM

    Your ring is beautiful! So special for you to celebrate your wedding anniversary by renewing your vows!

    xo, Jennifer

  4. Cora
    June 25, 2018 / 5:21 AM

    Love that ring..Thanks for sharing..

  5. Simone
    June 25, 2018 / 6:08 AM

    How beautiful you look Vanessa! That engagement ring is such a dream come true and I would be definitely be wearing it night and day. I would be too afraid to lose it lol.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  6. Rach DiMare
    June 25, 2018 / 8:15 AM

    Congrats on celebrating your 11th anniversary!! Such a happy time and these engagement rings are gorgeous!

  7. June 25, 2018 / 10:45 AM

    Hey Vanessa, this is such a pretty engagement rings. I would love to have it on any of my fingers.. Congrats for the most important date in your life.

  8. June 25, 2018 / 2:45 PM

    I love Macy’s jewelry selection, much of my special pieces that Eddie has gifted me with over the years are from them. That ring is so beautiful and what a special meaning it holds, too! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead!



  9. June 25, 2018 / 11:25 PM

    You photos are so lovely.

    I wear my engagement ring daily
    and when we move houses
    I remember placing it in one of my bags
    as I am doing a lot of packing.
    Sadly, I lost it.
    It was more than five years ago
    and I know I can’t replace it.
    I still feel a lot of sadness when I remember losing it.


  10. June 26, 2018 / 6:31 AM

    What a beautiful ring, and a lovely gift in return for your post! 🙂 it’s sweet you renewed your vows! I haven’t worn my ring in awhile, I have bad eczema on my hands and when I get a flare up they swell up so I can’t wear my rings. It’s sad!

    Hope that you are having a lovely start to your week after a nice weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  11. June 27, 2018 / 8:13 AM

    What a beautiful ring you chose Vanessa! I remember seeing your pictures from your vow renewal and it was so beautiful and special that the boys could also be apart of this. I wish we had a Macy’s over here in Canada because this collection is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us!

    xo, Jackie

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