A wedding engagement can be the happiest time in two people's lives. The first step when embarking on this journey is selecting an engagement ring. Every bride-to-be wants her engagement ring to suit her distinct character and aesthetic sensibility.
The classic diamond engagement ring is a single diamond set in a band of gold, centered and elevated slightly on prongs.
The classic band of gold is still the preferred style of ring, although many women are leaning towards silver, platinum, or white gold settings for a distinctive look. The diamond or gemstone can be embedded in the band or elevated with prongs depending on style and preference. 3 stone engagement rings are becoming a very popular choice for couples ready to tie the knot. 3 stone rings symbolize past love, present love and future love.
Given its purity, elegance and durability, platinum is a popular choice for engagement rings. When paired with diamonds, the silver-white luster of the metal is easily offset by the sparkle of the stone. Yellow gold makes an ageless statement, while rose gold enhances antique rings.
Popular styles of engagement rings include art deco styled rings with a geometric look, antique or vintage rings with a square setting and contemporary designs that are fresh and modern.