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Could there be a better time to fall in love and get engaged? You have your own individual style by now, and with so many types of engagement rings, with a little sleuthing, you’re going to find the ring of your dreams. You want one that expresses your distinct personality and taste. It does exist! Promise!

Today’s imaginative engagement rings symbolize both the love you have as a couple, and your unique personalities. There are so many parts to a modern engagement ring that can be personalized that you truly can end up with the ring of your dreams without compromising one bit.

So Many Choices – But There’s One for You!

There are so many metal choices to begin with. Whether you are more of a traditionalist or prefer modern designer styles, you can select the metal you love. Gold in white, or yellow or even the trendy rose gold are all good options. Platinum is a popular choice owing to its lovely white sheen and soft patina that develops over time.

The main stones? The world is your oyster when it’s time to select the stones for your engagement ring, like flush setting engagement ring. Diamonds are perennially popular for engagement ring owing to their romantic history, rarity, and breathtaking beauty. They have come to symbolize the unbreakable bond of love between a couple, because they are the hardest known natural substance on earth. They truly are like the old slogan says, “diamonds are forever.”

Lots of Diamond Types

Even when selecting diamonds, you have so much to choose from. Lasered and clarity enhanced diamonds are the right choice for many couples who want natural diamonds, but with the added benefit of brighter clarity and higher color at lower price points. Lab grown diamonds deliver another option to consider. A marvel of modern technology, they are a popular stone with couples who are eco-conscious since they are produced in a lab rather than recovered from mining efforts.

If you’ve been looking for engagement rings for a while, you have come across Moissanite stones by now. These luxurious created stones are a force to reckon with. As gorgeous as diamonds, with greater dispersion (that fiery dazzle) than natural diamonds, and very affordable, they make a heart-stopping engagement ring and the envy of all your friends.

In this age of personalized engagement rings, you don’t want to overlook the option of choosing a spectacularly colored gemstone for your engagement ring. And why wouldn’t you?
If it’s good enough for Royalty and Hollywood’s celebrity crowd then it could be for you too, right?

Shapes Matter

We have to mention diamond and center stone shapes here. While the round brilliant cut is the all-time most popular diamond and gemstone shape, there are many more gemstone shapes to consider. You can select your center stone first if that’s the way you want to go, and then select a setting that goes with it – or – go the other way. Select your mounting and then look at different center stone shapes to find the one you love.

Besides round, there are many other gemstone shapes to consider like oval, cushion, emerald cut, pear shape, Asscher, marquise, and of course the most romantic one – heart shape. Take your time looking at all the different stone shapes to discover the one you love most of all.

It’s Time for a Little Color

Colored stone engagement rings are nothing new. Actually, there’s a long history of aristocratic brides selecting colored stones they love for their engagement rings. European royalty love to choose highly personal engagement rings in brilliant colors for their bridal jewelry. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge wears a stunning sapphire and diamond engagement ring once belonging to Princess Diana. Sarah – or Fergie as she became known chose an alluring red ruby and diamond ring to announce her engagement. When her daughter Eugenie became engaged not that long ago, her choice was the rare padparadscha sapphire ring that is memorable and so romantic.

The wonderful idea about colored gems in engagement rings is that they can be the star of the show or a sensational accent to a diamond solitaire. The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating an engagement ring that says “YOU!”

Classic or Modern – You Choose

The design of the setting itself is another area where you call the shots. These days, they are no hard and fast rules when it comes to bridal jewelry. Individuality reigns in this department. If you like the timeless classic vibe of a solitaire ring – you’ll discover that it never goes out of style. Decades after you first put on a solitaire diamond or other central stone, you’ll cherish it all the more, and it will look as up to date as when you first slipped it on your finger.

You might have your eye on a halo style ring. These rings add more bling to an already dazzling center stone. Whatever size and shape center diamond (or other stone) you select, adding a halo of diamond accent stones around it makes the ring look even bigger than it is – while giving off more brilliant sparkles from the additional stones.

Some brides want the extra comfort of a bridal set – where the engagement band and wedding ring are custom fit together. They do make a big impression and because they were made to fit perfectly together, they are very comfortable to wear on the hand every day. Some brides have their jeweler solder the 2 rings together in the back, so each ring stays perfectly in place forever.

This is the Fun Part

With all these options to think about, don’t let it overwhelm you. Shopping for your engagement ring was meant to be a precious time in your life that you’ll remember fondly forever. With these tips we’ve given, you’ll know a bit more about the different types of engagement rings today, so you can find the perfect ring for you!


Kossi Adzo is the editor and author of He is software engineer. Innovation, Businesses and companies are his passion. He filled several patents in IT & Communication technologies. He manages the technical operations at

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