This is one of the hardest and most important questions to answer. So much money and time is going into this buying decision, which is often a total surprise. So how do you ensure that your soon to be fiance actually likes the ring?
Generally, guys will have an idea of what his girl might want. But what if you don’t?
The best move would be to ask. Ask her friends or her family members who know her best and those who she would’ve confided in regarding her dream engagement ring. Find out if anybody knows her ring size at this time too.
If that doesn’t work and you still have no idea what type of ring to get her, don’t worry, we’re here to help. If you have no idea and she hasn’t hinted towards anything (or you haven’t picked up those hints), go simple and elegant. Round cut diamonds are the most popular for engagement rings and a solitaire setting is as simple and classic as it gets.
We like to recommend simple, elegant rings because they are timeless. At the end of the day, she loves you. She’s going to love you no matter what you give her. You should be confident. A diamond engagement ring is simply one part of the amazing journey the two of you are on.
Now, if you think she might want something a little more elaborate and contemporary we got you covered too. In this case, we would recommend going with a ring with a halo. This is also a great way to optimize your budget because the halo accentuates the center stone.
Another option here would be to go with a fancy shaped diamond, such as an oval or princess cut diamond. Generally, a 1 carat fancy shaped cut will look larger than a 1 carat round cut, so this is a great way to go big without going over your budget.
Now let’s say you think she wants something more serious. In this case, you want to go with a 3 stone ring, which has that more mature feel to it.
An important thing to keep in mind here is, if after you propose and she wants side stones, you can always add them and change the mounting later. If you find out later she wants baguettes, or something else on the mounting, we can change or modify the setting to make her happy.
At the end of the day, when choosing engagement rings, trust your gut and instincts. If your initial reaction is “That’s beautiful!” - get it! The same way you look at your girlfriend and you know she’s beautiful and she’s the one, if you get the same feeling the first time you look at a ring, get it! If you love it, she'll love it!