One of the biggest days in a man’s life is when he falls on his knees and pops the question to the one he loves – and to complement all the sentiment is that perfect ring to blow her mind away. The key to finding a perfect ring is to know her inside out, her wants and her style, but there are always some rings that timeless and usually represent every kind of woman there is.
If you are in doubt as to what your lady will like, here are five rings to win her over – when she sees it, it will be love at first sight!
Introduced in the late 1800’s hundred by Tiffany and Co., the diamond solitaire is timeless. Not only does it show off a large rock with sparkle and charm, but also symbolically talks of an unbreakable bond between lovers – the single stone signifying unity.
Chic but still traditional, go for the emerald cut – vintage with a hint of modernity. Moreover, diamonds when cut in emerald give the impression of boldness is size and sparkle.
Following closely behind the solitaire in popularity is the pave, another classic style which adds to the single stone a narrow line of diamonds encrusted onto the band. If your bride to be is the kind who likes herself that extra sparkle, then this is the one to go for. As the side set stones allow the designer to reduce the size of the center rock, it won’t even be that stressful on your wallet!
Halo and Double Halo
To take the sparkle a step further, and introduce a designer’s opinion to the otherwise traditional styles, come the halo and double halo engagement rings – a simple round cut diamond in the middle encircled by either one or two tiers of emerald cut diamonds. Want to stray a little from the ordinary and go big? Ask her hand in marriage with this beauty and she won’t be able to refuse!
A recent entrant into the market are rings with colored gems, either as the solitaire, or the accompaniment. Though emeralds and sapphires have been seen in bridal jewelry for centuries, they have made a huge comeback; when in doubt stick to the precious stones!
A canary yellow or pink diamond solitaire set off by clear white is a twist to the classics.
Another favourite is the cognac and champagne – a combination of sienna and dark chocolate shades set with clear diamond paving, making the ring stand out amongst others.
The imperial blue sapphire can never go wrong, neither can that timeless verdant emerald – set as the central solitaire, halo or side.
Stacked style and Art Deco
New age styles have come into being, as have the vintage highly decorated rings associated with sovereignty. While the stacked style of engagement rings combines her want for bling without drawing away attention from the ring of importance, art deco is both a designers and a buyers paradise; combining that large rock with fine detail and hand engravings.
Simple and elegant has always been on the market, but a recent turn of events has reintroduced those elaborate vintage styles – choose from the five above, add some of your own insights if needed and she is sure to be swept off her feet.