The best way to choose your ring’s style is to observe your girlfriend’s personal jewelry choices. Its style will be the main factor to what she’d want to wear around her finger for the rest of her life. Look at the jewelry that she owns and use it for style hints and inspiration. The first concrete decision you’ll have to make is what gem shape your girlfriend would want.
Round is the most popular and therefore it’s the safest option. If you want something a bit more unique without straying too far from this comfort zone, try something that’s symmetric like an oval or emerald shape. Asscher, radiant, or princess cuts fall under the category that they are simple shapes with more intricate cuts allowing the stones to catch the most light.
The setting is another opportunity to incorporate your girlfriend’s style. There are two types of settings for the main stone: pronged and bezel. Prongs are the standard for engagement rings as they allow the maximum amount of light to enter the gem. There are a variety of styles for the prong shape, but anything that isn’t smooth will become tiresome because it will snag or catch onto clothing.
The metal selection for the ring will be your easiest decision to make, as it should be simple to tell from her current jewelry what color she prefers. If she wears silver, she’ll lean towards platinum or white gold. Like rounded diamonds, platinum is the most popular choice for engagement rings.
It’s extremely durable. If you’re on a budget, white gold is ideal because it looks similar and is a cheaper alternative. Ultimately, the white options are the best choices for enhancing and complimenting the brilliance of the diamond.