For anyone who doesn't already know, I'm getting engaged! Technically my fiance and I are already engaged, it's just we have yet to make it official and I have yet to get a ring. No big deal, right? I'm posting this here not only as an announcement, but for advice. I know nothing about jewelry or stones, especially when it comes to diamonds, what is "good" and what isn't, and the like. I figured someone on here must know what they're talking about! I hope to keep a budget of $600 or less, since I'm between jobs right now and we need to save money for our wedding in six months (7-7-07!), and the marriage to follow. We both really like the look of Celtic style rings, especially the famous Claddagh design. Anything with a celtic knot or design and clear stones is great in my book!* *(Read: It's been not-so-subtly hinted to look for rings of said appearance. ) It doesn't have to be Celtic, though. I've been looking at websites such as www.raru.com, www.customceltic.com, wedding-band-ring.com, and Ice.com Also, We both prefer the look of Silver or White Gold. No Yellow Gold for us, thanks! I've found some beautiful rings, but I have no idea which to pick! I want keep the actual ring I pick a surprise from my Fiance, so unfortunately I have no other source for what the Feminine Mindtm finds beautiful. Anyone have any links to reliable, trustworthy, and affordable jewelry stores? Any tips for ring shopping? Thanks!