“This New York Love Story started last year, and with the big summer vacation coming up, the guy decided it was finally time to take the relationship to the next level and propose to his lady! He knew the perfect location, the best food, wine to accompany it, and the right music. What he didn’t know, was what type of ring to get his girlfriend. He knows that she is an old soul, but does follow fashion trends; is into minimal designs, but would also love a brilliant diamond. As one of the most important purchases of their lives, he needed to choose an engagement ring that would complement his girlfriend’s ever-changing style and make her feel comfortable and beautiful for decades to come. He just didn’t know which one!”
Far too many options, much more confusion! Sounds familiar? Well, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ideas for finding the right engagement ring that your partner will cherish and one that will serve as a constant reminder of your undying love:
Classic v/s Contemporary Rings: The Difference Between the Two Engagement Rings
The way diamonds are cut is one of the most obvious differences between classic and contemporary engagement rings. The cut of a diamond shows how the many angles and ‘facets’ work together to reflect light.
A princess, round, or oval-cut diamond gemstone is used in classic engagement rings. Some may feature more unusual, complex vintage designs, while others, like a solitaire setting, are simpler and more understated.
Take this 1 carat round cut solitaire engagement ring (ER15802R4W44JJ), for instance. It includes a concealed diamond choker that adds 0.04cts of sparkle to the center stone, and it is finished with a straight 14K white gold shank… timeless indeed!
Contemporary designs, on the other hand, make full use of today’s technology, allowing for the use of new metal alloys, one-of-a-kind diamond shapes, and intricate craftsmanship. With so many varieties, the possibilities to create unique and exquisite engagement rings have become nearly limitless. This bypass design engagement ring (ER15359R4W44JJ), for example, has swirling ribbons of polished 18K white gold and 0.37ct pavé diamonds. A whirlwind of passion is created when the two sides of the shank curve in opposing ways before enclosing a round cut center stone in a delicate hug.
Trying To Figure Out Which Engagement Ring Design She Wants?
“He was trying hard to visualize the ring of her dreams, but was not too sure before taking the big plunge.” If you have been here, then you know that this can be nerve-wracking. Here are steps you can follow to figure it out:
1. Know her style:
You can glean insights into the style quotient of your fiancée-to-be by keeping a careful eye on her clothes, jewelry, and other accessories. If she normally wears simple clothing (such as jeans with solid-colored shirts), her ring style is most likely sleek, basic, and free of decoration, similar to a solitaire – therefore, classics. Opt for these styles in Oval Cut Center Stone (ER14719O4W44JJ) or a Round Three Stone in White Gold (ER16121R4W43JJ):
On the other hand, if she always wears the latest fashion and keeps up with current trends, consider the most popular rings as well as the rings worn by celebrities. Study metal types, stone shapes, band decorations, and so on, then explore newer designs such as this 2ct Oval Cut Center Stone Ring (ER1505O8W44JJ) with a glittering halo including round and baguette diamonds. Alternatively, she could also prefer a repeating Round and Baguette Diamonds Wideband (ER15175R4W44JJ):
2. Ask The Ones Closest to Her
Women are naturally great at narrowing down styles, especially when they know the person well. Rely on your fiancée’s mother, sister, best friend, cousin, or anybody else who is close to her, apart from you, of course. Your significant other has most likely expressed her desire for a ring to them. If they don’t know, have them casually bring it up, such as “Do you think he’ll propose soon?” or “If he were to propose, what would you want?” Keep your meetings, however, discreet.
3. Observe Her Other Jewelry
The jewelry in her current collection has several hints. Find them! Is she fond of silver necklaces? Is she wearing any yellow gold rings or bracelets? Is it more common for her items to be traditional with diamonds and pearls or ones with colorful gemstones? You may even hint that you’re going to purchase a bracelet or a pair of earrings for her and see if you can learn anything about the metals or settings she prefers.
If she prefers something slim and straight, try considering this classic 14K White-Rose Gold Diamond Engagement Ring (ER15681R4T44JJ).
In case she is someone who likes to wear jewelry pieces that lead the eye to a focal point – for example, a pendant, or a central stone, you should check out the shimmering accent diamonds that prong channel along with this 14K White Gold Band (ER15793R4W44JJ) where peek-a-boo stones grace the chevron gallery.
In the end, only you can choose whether to go trendy, modern, or timeless, classic. It can help, however, to have a myriad of choices. Gabriel & Co. approaches each design and each couple’s needs with a unique perspective that is tailored to your specific taste and lifestyle. Wait no further and find the perfect engagement ring – classic or contemporary, for your unique love story.