If you and your significant other have been discussing getting engaged, then he has probably asked you what type of ring you want. If you are unsure, one of the best ways to get an idea of what you want to wear on your hand for the rest of your life is to look to celebrities and see what their engagement rings look like. This will give you a good idea of the latest styles, as well as what not to wear. Just do not take marriage advice from them, as many of their unions end up in divorce.
One way to go is to use an heirloom engagement ring and pass on a piece that is just as important to the family, as it is to you and him. This is what Prince William did when he proposed to Kate Middleton. He presented her with the same engagement ring his father had given to his mother. This made the moment, and thus the engagement, even more special than it already was.
If you are not like royalty and antique engagement rings are not your thing, then maybe solitaire diamonds in modest settings are your thing. If it is, you can look to Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Kardashian, and Beyonce, to name a few. All three women sport epic solitaire engagement rings. Elizabeth Taylor’s ring is emerald cut, as is Beyonce’s, but in a split-shank setting and Kim Kardashian’s is cushion cut.
You can also choose to place a loose diamond in a setting for a more elaborate choice in engagement rings. Need some design inspiration, look no further than Nicole Richie who had her diamond placed in a halo setting with tiny diamonds all around the big one. If that is too much bling for you, then look to Grace Kelly. Her ring from Prince Rainier of Monaco had a simple setting that flanked the center diamond with two baguette cut diamonds.
Though she has yet to make it down the aisle and say, “I do,” Miley Cyrus has recently been spotted wearing her engagement ring, again. Her diamond sits is a unique setting that is all her own and may inspire you to try something different, as well. No worries, it is not a gaudy as some of the outfits she has been spotted in recently.
If you are still unsure as to what will look best on your hand, it is best to either go with your guy to pick it out. This way you can see what jewelers are currently offering in the way of engagement rings and the styles that are currently popular. You will be wearing this piece of jewelry for a long time, so it has to be perfect for you.
If you simply want to drop hints that it is time to move the relationship to the next level, then go and look at rings by yourself. Then, when he proposes, you will be sure to get exactly what you want. With your help, either by being with him or through subtle suggestion, he will know just what to buy to begin your life together.