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Engagement Ring Style Guide

Think of an engagement ring as “wearable art” to make choosing a style for your fiancée-to-be a more thoughtful, and even easier, process.

While many men start with the diamond as the base for their thinking about an engagement ring, exploring the style of ring she’ll adore will take you closer to the perfect choice. You need to consider “the art of the ring.”

While an engagement ring is a symbol of your love for your fiancée-to-be, don’t forget that it is also a wearable piece of art. Consider what type of art would be the perfect complement to her daily wardrobe.

First you need to understand her style. Is she classic? Modern? Vintage inspired? Fashion forward? Once you’ve gotten that part down, your choices within that style are plentiful. Let’s consider some of your options.

Classic

Classic is, well, classic. It’s perfectly tailored. It’s not a hair out of place. It’s a Botticelli, or the Mona Lisa. The most classic of classic engagement ring styles is a round diamond solitaire in a simple gold band. The number of prongs holding the diamond in place can vary, but an example is the uber-classic, four-prong mounting.

White-metal engagement rings (in white gold and platinum) are popular choices — their color tends to flatter the diamond more. Think of this as “new classic.”

Another classic is the three-stone diamond engagement ring, where three matching diamonds are set horizontally in a row with the bigger stone placed in the center. This is meant to symbolize your past, present and future together. If symbolism is your thing, this style of ring might be ideal.

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