Written by: Beth Bowes-Carter
When you find the perfect woman who you want to spend the rest of your life with, you also want to be able to give her the perfect engagement ring. Take the time now to learn what styles of jewelry she likes best so you can make an informed choice when it’s time to create that stunning ring that will take her breath away. Here are the three most important things to know to help you create the perfect ring:
1. How many stones? Some women want one gorgeous solitaire diamond in a setting that draws attention to the stone, whereas other women prefer several stones. She may want accent diamonds on the sides, or even her birth stone or another gem to bring color and individuality to the ring.
2. What style of ring? There’s a big difference between rings with modern designs and rings with antique sensibilities. You don’t even have to have an heirloom in your family to give her vintage ring. Talented jewelers can create vintage engagement rings that draw from whatever styles or time periods are her favorite.
3. What metal to use? You’ll probably want to match the metal in the engagement ring to the wedding band, so now is the time to decide between gold, white gold, platinum, and other fine metals. Color preference is a major factor, but also keep in mind that white gold is more difficult to maintain than the other options.