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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

6 Popular Engagement Ring Styles

When you get ready to propose to the woman of your dreams, you will find that there are tons of different styles of engagement rings out there. Women like a variety of different color patterns and ring styles, so it’s important to have a wide variety to choose from.

Bearing this in mind, if you don’t have a good idea of where you should start in your search for the perfect ring, you may find the prospect slightly overwhelming. The task can be especially daunting if you are trying to choose the ring without her pre-approval.

Here are six of the most popular styles to help you select a beautiful engagement ring for your future bride:

1 – The Classic Engagement Ring
When you picture an engagement or wedding ring, you most likely think of a traditional gold or silver band with a single diamond on the top. This classic style of engagement ring has been around for many years, and it will likely continue to be the most popular ring style for many years to come. Men and women alike can appreciate the beauty and simplicity of these classic rings.

2 – The Eternity Band
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the elegant eternity band. As opposed to one stone, eternity rings contain several diamonds that circle around your finger. Depending on your individual preference, you can choose eternity rings that come with any shape of diamonds.
Eternity rings can be set in a variety of different ways. The following are some of the most common settings:
*Pave set diamonds
*Bezel diamonds
*Channel set
Eternity bands are a popular choice for a wedding proposal, but they are also commonly used as a special anniversary gift or a wedding band.

3 – The Gemstone Ring
If you are interested in finding a style that will be slightly more unique than the average engagement ring, you may want to try a ring that is set with gemstones. Diamonds can look absolutely stunning when they are offset with colorful gemstones. These rings are becoming more and more popular for engagements, anniversary gifts, and gifts for other special occasions.

4 – Three Stone Wedding Rings
Three stone wedding rings are quickly rising in popularity. For most couples, diamonds are the preferred choice for these rings, although you can choose to use other precious gems. The three stones are often said to symbolize the past, present, and future, traditionally representing the promising life for the new couple.

5 – The Traditional Solitaire
Another popular choice for an engagement ring is the traditional solitaire. Most people agree that solitaire rings are particularly fashionable, especially in western culture. A common tradition for the solitaire is to choose a band that is studded with many diamonds. Many of these rings are also designed to be two-toned. These additions can enhance the elegance of the solitaire, while also increasing the value of the ring.

6 – The Modern Bride’s Delight
Although some rings styles are more popular than others, it has become very common and accepted for men and women to design their own engagement ring. Don’t be afraid to show off your unique style by designing a ring that is only for you.

Remember that your engagement ring should be a representation of you and the person you love. Explore your options and find the ring that speaks to you.