So, you have met the woman of your dreams and have decided to get down on one knee and propose. This is great, and we would like to wish you all the best. But have you decided on a ring yet? If not, here are some suggestions that you can take to the jewellers when you are picking out that stunner for the love of your life.
They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend but does it make the best engagement ring? This comes down to personal choice but a lot of people do like the look of them. It is possible to get a loose diamond or two and have them used as part of a ring rather than being the centrepiece. And, don’t forget, diamonds come in many different colours including pink and yellow.
One of the most expensive gems in the world is the ruby, known for its red colour and brightness. Legend has it that rubies are not stones at all. Instead, they are hardened fire that can bring passion into a relationship. Real rubies are not as dark as you think they are. They are more of a postbox or stoplight red. If your lucky lady loves red, then this might be the gemstone for her wedding finger.
One of the most famous engagement rings in the world was made with a sapphire stone in the centre. Princess Diana and her ring have become the stuff of engagement ring legend now. However, you don’t have to get a copy of this famous ring to enjoy the look of a sapphire ring. This blue stone looks great in a variety of different cuts so don’t be afraid to look around at the types that you can get.
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend but an emerald is a stone that represents true love and fidelity. Could there be a better ring to represent how much you love someone? On the flipside, there is an old wives tale that emeralds do not make a good engagement ring and can be unlucky. We will leave you to decide if the green gemstone is worth the risk.
This stone is overlooked a lot as it is a possible engagement stone but it is a pretty piece to behold. Opals have a milky appearance that is laced with lines that look like fire. It is also one of the stones that are connected to love throughout history. They can vary in size and colour but this depends on where in the world they have come from.
If you don’t like the white fire of the opal, maybe the dark colour of the onyx will work better. Unlike a lot of the other stones on our list, this one is very cheap in comparison. A lot of people don’t like to choose this stone for engagement rings but it looks stunning. Don’t let the price put you off, especially if your lady love likes the darker things in life.