An eternal symbol of the love that you have for your future bride, the engagement ring that you choose should honour this importance. While a regular diamond ring from a store never fares too badly, there are far better ways to demonstrate the specialness of the bond between you. Shopping for unique rings will really add an extra special touch to your proposal, compelling her attention and perfecting every aspect of this memorable occasion.
If you’re not sure where to start, check out the hottest engagement ring trends. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be ready to pick a style or design that will make your soon-to-be fiancee swoon with delight.
- Rose Gold – This rosy, feminine shade of gold is a popular choice for women all over the world, for the way in which it flatters every skin tone. A unique color for an engagement ring, with most guys going for silver and gold, this choice will stand out from the crowd.
- Floral Accents – Rings that have beautiful details like flowers, petals, and vines are put together to create a very delicate effect. Some rings also have vine and flowery details along the band. Cheery and feminine, this type of ring offers very distinct charm to a bride-to-be.
- Colorful Diamonds – Given that most diamond rings stick by the book, there is a lot of merit in going for a unique look with a yellow, pink, or black diamond ring.
- Colorful Gems – Diamonds aren’t the only girl’s best friend nowadays. You can go for sapphire, ruby, or emerald, which all have a distinctly elegant, vintage look. If you’re set on the idea of a diamond engagement ring, there are also rings with small diamonds surrounding a non-diamond center stone.
- Square Bands – If you want to go against the norm, try looking to an engagement ring with a square band instead of the traditional circular ones. These rings look sleek, and will be more comfortable to wear than their circular counterparts.
- Double Bands – For a more fashion-forward vibe, buy a ring with not just one, but two bands, which criss-cross and meet together at the center stone. If you’re looking for more variations on this theme, there are three and even four-banded rings available on the market.
- Scrollwork Setting – This type of ring setting lends a playful vibe and a unique look to any engagement ring. Vintage inspired, this style is unlike any other traditional vintage rings currently being made.
- Pear-Shaped Diamonds – Round diamonds are becoming quite passé, and if you want something special to present to your bride, a pear-cut or marquise-cut diamond center stone are an excellent idea. These are also a better suit for people with short or stubby fingers, as they help to create an illusion of longer and slenderer fingers.
- Mixed Metals – If you can’t decide on a color of the ring, one made with mixed metals could be an interesting way to go. With many combinations available, you are likely to find one suiting your taste: choose from white gold mixed with yellow gold, yellow gold and rose gold, and rose gold and white gold.
- Halo – A ring with a halo around the center stone helps it to appear larger, and adds emphasis to its delicate structure.
- Elaborate Sides – There’s no need to settle for a plain band, as there are rings with elaborately and beautifully designed settings that allow your ring to look eye-catching from every angle.
- Delicate Rings – If your bride prefers simple designs, try a dainty, delicate setting. A ring with a slim band and a small center stone makes for a simple yet charismatic engagement ring.
In the end, it really doesn’t matter what style, color, design or size (of the gemstone) you go with – these are all merely aesthetic details, which can’t possibly override the greater meaning of the situation. While a perfectly chosen ring enhances the situation, there’s no denying the fact that you are proposing at all will be enough for her.