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Picking the perfect engagement ring: traditional, coloured stones or vintage

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 6th, 2012 1 comment

You’ve decided to take the plunge and pop the question. But which style engagement ring do you go for? Do you go down the traditional route or follow the latest trends, or have you got something extra special up your sleeve that will swoop her off her feet?

The traditional diamond engagement ring


A round solitaire diamond ring on a white gold band is a classic choice and will look beautiful adorning your sweetheart’s hand – and it comes in a little blue box we’re certain she won’t say no! It goes with everything and will be stylish for a lifetime. Add a bit more character by choosing a more contemporary setting or go for a different shaped diamond. Our personal favourite is the Asscher cut. Read more about the different cuts here.

Coloured stones are hot this season

Many brides-to-be are being braver and bolder with their choices and are opting for coloured precious stones for their engagement (and wedding) rings, so if you let your new fiancé choose you might be surprised. But if you’re selecting the ring all on your own, we wouldn’t advise going for a pink heart-shaped rock unless you’re absolutely certain this will be to her liking. Popular stones include sapphire, ruby and emerald.

Vintage engagement rings are usually a hit

Many girls dream of having a vintage or vintage-inspired engagement ring à la Kate Moss, that will double as a statement jewellery piece and we don’t blame them! We’re bordering on obsession when it comes to bold rings. Another great choice is if you have a ring that has been passed down in your family from generation to generation. If you’re now the lucky keeper of this treasure, a heirloom engagement ring is usually a hit. That is of course unless it is ugly as sin, but then you should know better. Or get her two rings…

If you’ve just been proposed to but don’t love your engagement ring like you love your husband-to-be, here is some advise on whether or not to tell him you hate your engagement ring.

[Images: 1: Tiffany & Co. / 2: Taylor & Co /  3: Seventy Seven Diamonds]

  • Rose Drakes

    Choosing for the latest design engagement rings and ordering it online can almost save a small fortune. Combining the classic style with a modern edge can change the look of the ring. Coming forward with the most upcoming trends can make you feel and look different. The bride can even order for the Diamond Engagement Ring.

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