The time has finally arrived. You have decided to take the next step with your loved one and make the union official. You even took the traditional route and asked her father for his blessing. Now the time has come to choose the one ring that she will wear for the rest of your life (hopefully!). So how are you going to decide which style suits her? There are so many different cuts, stones, bands, colors, and overall styles of engagement rings out there. But don’t get too stressed out just yet. You can relax because you know your future fiance’s taste. You know her quirks and her dislikes and her favorite things in the world. So use that knowledge to seek out a ring that speaks to those parts of her and also represents the love that you share. Once you get that into your mind, you can’t go wrong in choosing a ring that she will love. What’s even more reassuring is that no matter which one you choose, she will love it because you picked it. She will realize that you took the time to think about your relationship enough to find an object that might possibly represent it. With all of this in mind, you can begin reviewing your options.
Beginning with the band, if that’s what you are going for, you have a few options. Engagement ring bands tend to come in a few standard options which include white gold, yellow gold, chocolate gold, platinum, and sterling silver. Each color has its attributes and its subtleties, so think about your loved one’s personality and that should help you to see which suits her the best. Yellow gold is more traditional and can make more of a loud statement. Platinum can be perceived as modern and can be dressed up to be glamorous or dressed down to be simplified. The range varies between these two for the rest of the band colors. But once you choose the one that will fit her the best, the rest falls into place quite nicely. Let’s say that you have chosen a sterling silver band. Now you can pick out the gemstone that she will love. Diamonds are of course the most common stone seen in engagement rings but that doesn’t mean you have to choose one. Plenty of couples decided on their favorite gemstones instead. You might choose her birthstone or just a stone that best resembles her favorite color. Or perhaps she loves the look of rubies, so you decide to have one custom cut ruby in the middle of a thick sterling silver band. Once again, no matter what piece of jewelry you choose to pop the question, she will love it because of what it represents.
So now that you have the band and the stone, you can customize with side stones or just keep it simple. The options are endless so be prepared for that. And also be prepared with your future fiance’s ring size, that is definitely important!