There he is, on bended knee in front of you, a small velvet box opened to reveal a dazzling diamond ring. “Will you marry me?” he asks. And just like that, your dreams have come true and your future awaits with the man of your dreams.
But rewind a bit…. Before he pops the big question, he has to make sure he shops for the perfect ring. Maybe you’ve had conversations with your significant other in terms of what style you prefer, what cut you like, and even the size you imagine would look best on your finger. Or maybe he knows you well enough to make the ideal purchase without your input. Either way, buying an engagement or wedding ring is a significant milestone in a couple’s relationship.
It is said that people wear wedding bands on their left ring finger because it contains a vein that travels directly to the heart. For many, engagement and wedding rings are worn daily for decades. A constant reminder of the vows that were exchanged, these rings symbolize the bond between husband and wife. Because of this significance, men and women want to choose the very best.
Diamonds have long been the traditional engagement ring gemstone, however women today are opting for a variety of stones for their big day, including emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and more. Choosing a piece that matches your personal style is one of the most important decisions. Wedding rings are often passed down through families for generations, and therefore classic styles are often selected.
What’s your style? Do you prefer a solitaire stone as the stand-alone focal point on the band? Maybe you like a halo of stones for a bit more bling? Or perhaps your personality favors a more unique cut, such as a marquise or teardrop setting. Whichever is chosen, the sentiments are the same: this ring is a symbol of love and union.
For the best engagement and wedding ring purchase, go with your gut as to what feels right. Set aside trends and popularity, and instead opt for the best design for the woman in mind. Because nothing says “I love you” like a gift from the heart.
Ok, fast forward back to reality. Of course you say YES. Yes, this is really happening! Not only is there the love of your life standing in front of you, but you look at your finger and see the most gorgeous ring you could imagine, made all the more beautiful because of who it came from.