We can try to fight it, we can try to deny it, but let’s face it—diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. Engagement rings are important, not only because they’re sparkly and shiny and gorgeous, but because they signify love, and a bond you and your fiance will share for a lifetime.
Engagement rings come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and settings. From a classic solitaire to a glamorous halo setting, engagement rings can be as unique as a couple themselves. While some rings are heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation, others are brand new, destined to create a meaning of their own. What makes an engagement ring really unique, however, is the story behind it. Even long after your wedding day is over, your engagement ring will act as a reminder of the story you and your husband share.
Whether you want your ring to be a complete surprise or to be custom-designed by you, it’s important for you and your mister to get educated on the topic. Know the terminology before you try rings on so you can be sure to get exactly what you’re looking for. Get to know the different types of diamonds and the various kinds of cuts. The round brilliant stone, for example, has been popular for years and maximizes the light emitted from the top of the diamond, while the emerald cut clearly displays the diamond’s clarity.
No matter what kind of engagement ring you and your fiance-to-be decide on, make sure it embodies your relationship and is uniquely you! Browse through these Real Wedding engagement rings to get inspired.