Finding the perfect engagement ring can be challenging for a guy hoping to put a twinkle in the eyes of his future fiancée. With the stress of planning the perfect proposal, he probably has a million questions running through his mind. “Does she want minimal bling or something over-the-top?” “Will she always love a colored gemstone?” “Does she prefer gold or platinum?” “Should I select a Princess or Heart-shaped stone setting?” While it may be traditional for the man to choose, and pay for the engagement ring, modern brides often tell their fiancée exactly what they want, leaving little room for deviation. However some brides are happy no matter what their guy chooses. If he needs a little more steering, here’s some inspiration to get your man started in the right direction!
Guys, here are a few tips: It is important to incorporate her style and personality into her ring. If you aren’t sure what that is, you may want to incorporate help from a friend of hers. You can also add special touches to the ring such as selecting a gemstone that’s the color of the dress she wore on your first date or designing a band that resembles the flowers you gave her on your first Valentine’s Day together. Maybe you want to make it personal and engrave a message for her inside the band.
Ladies: He will respond to your feedback so don’t be shy, vocalize what you want in your engagement ring and if he is going overboard, gently reel him in closer to your vision. Remember, it’s yours for life, get what you want but be considerate of his input and of course his pockets! If your guy surprises you with a ring, be open to it even if you don’t love it and look forward to customization over the years to come!
If Your guy is planning to go over-the-top, here is a great place to start. A large centered stone always grabs the eye especially a yellow pear-shaped diamond underneath a white pear-shaped diamond like this beauty from Cartier.Eccentric –chic maybe?? This art-deco round floral rose gold engagement ring with a white diamond band is boldly you! If you prefer a subtle rose gold approach this double halo Tiffany Soleste is the epitome of modern timelessness.The road to marriage can sometimes be a windy one. Symbolize those curves and the beauty at the end of the road with a twisted band and stunning rounded centered stone by Mark Schneider.Just because you’re a flower child (like me) or a boho-earthy chick doesn’t mean you can’t turn up the bling with this floral banded ring by Mark Schneider which is a huge trend this summer (also shown with wedding band). Love it!A Girly girl likes to get literal! If you’re into hearts, push him in the direction of a heart shaped stone! Incorporate a pop of color and a little mixed metal from in your ring like this one by Langerman Diamonds. For some brides, classic is better and nothing is more classic than this amazing Tiffany Soleste Heart diamond engagement ring! Good Luck and Happy Engaging!!