Everyone loves a nice engagement ring, they are not only a beautiful decoration but a symbol of tow peoples undying love for one another. This ring will be worn for a lifetime, hopefully. With that in mind it is essential that the bride to be adores it. She will wear it with pride, so it has to fit not only her finger but also her personality.
Gold is the classic metal used to construct an engagement ring. Your lady of choice may have a preference in what color gold she wants to wear for the rest of her life. Both yellow and white gold have a classic beauty. White gold seems to be more popular as of late.
The stone is just as important as the ring itself. In most cases the stone is more important than the actual ring itself. Traditionally a diamond is chosen, but other stones can be used as well. Pearls are even used on occasion. Again it depends on the lady. If you choose a stone, your future bride may have a preference as far as how the stone is cut. The princess cut is the most popular choice.
Diamond engagement rings are expensive, assuming you are purchasing a “real” diamond or band. The typical rule of thumb is the equivalent of two to three months worth of pay. Yes that is quite a bit of money, but this is something that is going to be worn for a entirety of the rest of a woman’s life, so quality is essential. You may be able to find a jeweler that will allow you to make payments.
Consideration of all the above mentioned topics is essential, your bride will be speechless when you fall to one knee and and ask her to marry you. If you can somehow finesse her preferences out of her without her being the wiser, your bride will never forget how very carefully you chose the ring.