11 Engagement Rings You’ll Love Forever
Posted on January 21, 2016
If the recent holiday season, the ever-approaching wedding season or the upcoming National Proposal Day leads you to believe your significant other is inspired to put a ring on it soon – congratulations! Now you get to dive into all the fun of figuring out how to discreetly drop hints on your dream engagement ring – which you shouldn’t feel too bad about, explains Lauren Conrad.
Choosing an engagement ring can lead to loads of stress and an empty bank account for your beloved. The Knot recently reported that the average cost of an engagement ring was $5,855 in 2014, and continues to rise every year. You can’t put a price on love, but it might be best to keep an open mind and consider different kinds of rings, even ones you don’t think you will like. You might be surprised at what looks best on you!
However, with all the options available, keeping an open mind could wind up backfiring! With settings ranging from classic diamond solitaires to minimalist metal bands and even colored stones, the engagement ring market is seemingly endless, and maybe a little overwhelming too. How is one to decide?
When it comes to the one ring you’ll want forever, it better be good. And, with so many options to choose from, you may not know exactly where your predilections lie. That’s why, even though the choice of ring is ultimately out of your hands, we’ve assembled a list of 11 dreamy ideas for the perfect engagement ring for every budget and style. There is certainly a “yes” among these for you.
|The Solitaire: A classic featuring a slender band with a single diamond. Get yours at Harry Winston.|
|The Stone Bar: A great option for those who’d like more bling, with multiple stones in their ring, but still prefer an understated vibe. Get yours at Diamond Mansion.|
|The Black Diamond: Fashion-forward brides can opt for a nontraditional black diamond center stone. Get yours at Fred Meyer.|
|The Three-Stone Ring: Each diamond or gemstone represents the past, present and future of your relationship. Three-stone rings are glamorous and certainly up the sparkle ante. Get yours at Diamond Mansion.|
|Pave or Channel Cut: A woman with glamorous taste and an affinity for bling might appreciate pave or channel-set. Get yours at Jared.|
|Open Front: This unconventional style will add instant edge to your left hand. Get yours at Jennie Kwon Designs.|
|No Stone: You cannot get more traditional than this! Here is a less expensive alternative to consider if you are adhering to a strict budget. Get yours at Barneys New York.|
|Alternative Cuts: Princess, emerald, oval, asscher, marquise, cushion, radiant, heart, pear…Why not stand out with a unique stone cut? Get yours at Tiffany & Co.|
|Non-Traditional Stone: Emerald, ruby, sapphire…Diamonds may be the traditional stone of choice for engagement rings, so choosing a unique gemstone should afford you some distinction. Get yours at Harry Winston.|
|Cubic Zirconia: When purchased from a reputable dealer, cubic zirconia is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing and cost a fraction of the price! Get yours at HSN.|
|Non-Metal: Wooden rings are perfect for the eco-friendly woman. Plus, a non-metal ring is a symbolic celebration of life. Get yours at simplywoodrings.|
With any luck, you will be wearing your engagement ring for the rest of your life. So, it’s vital that the setting, cut and quality are completely in line with your personality. To find the one engagement ring for you, you must find a ring that you can afford and that you will treasure.
We hope these engagement ring ideas inspire you if wedding bells are a possibility for you in the near future. However you or your beloved chooses to proceed, remember that your engagement ring is a pint-sized token of love that offers significance way beyond its size.
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