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Ladies, have you been dreaming of your dream engagement ring style since you were a little girl? Or have you not given it more than a passing thought until now, when the possibility of a proposal may be on the horizon? As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen my fair share of beautiful and unique rings, so I thought it would be helpful to highlight some options that modern, savvy couples are leaning towards these days.
It’s important to give your dream engagement ring some thought, as it is something that you’ll likely wear every day for the rest of your life. While there are definitely more important things in a marriage, it’s nice to feel that thrill of happiness when you look down on your hand and see a ring that speaks to your heart and reflects who you are!
While some partners have a knack for style, others may need a bit of help (for my Sex and the City fans—you’ll no doubt remember the Carrie/Aidan ring situation!). However, having a talk about the specifics of your dream engagement ring may be a little awkward, and even a bit unromantic. If a direct talk with your partner is not an option, considering mentioning your preferences to a family member or mutual friend who may be able to drop some hints. That way, you can lead them in the right direction, but still retain an element of surprise.
So what are some options when it comes to your dream engagement ring?
If you want something that will never go out of style, solitaire ring is your answer! This is likely the ring you drew as a little girl when you thought about wedding rings. While it may seem simple, a solitaire can be easily customizable to fit your style and budget. It can accommodate any cut of stone—the most popular being the round cut. Different cuts of stones have a different feel to them (e.g., emerald cuts are reminiscent of the art deco era, princess cuts are modern, etc.), so pick one that suits you!
You could also make a solitaire ring more unique by choosing a different gemstone, or an alternative diamond color, like this rose-colored stone from my Wedding Photography Workshop. Coupled with a diamond-encrusted eternity band, this classic solitaire is anything but boring!
Another very popular choice is the halo engagement ring. These have a “halo” of small diamonds surrounding a center stone. Halo engagement rings have a bit of a vintage feel, and offer the added bonus of making the center stone appear larger!
The three stone engagement ring is a little less common, but can make quite an impact! With one large center stone flanked by two smaller stones, these sentimental rings symbolize the relationship’s past, present, and future. It’s hard to imagine this going out of style, and besides, who can say no to three diamonds, right?
While not exhaustive, I hope this serves as a bit of inspiration. As always, I am here to help, so get in touch with me if you have any questions, or just want to discuss your dream engagement ring!