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Choosing the perfect engagement rings on 2013

You’ve met the love of your life and the time has come for you to get engaged! When this happens, you’ll be faced with lots of decisions, and one of the first (and often one of the hardest) is choosing the perfect engagement ring. Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring is a daunting task, as it’s not only something you’ll wear the rest of your life, but also an everlasting symbol of your love for one another. When picking out a ring, there are many options to choose from, so to make it a little easier, we’ve broken it down to our top choices.

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 Halo Engagement Rings

The Halo engagement ring is often characterized by a center stone bordered by diamonds that emphasize and maximize the look of the stone. (This is a great setting for a woman who has the “bigger is better” mentality.) While the round halo engagement ring is generally what most people think of when they imagine the style, they can also come with rectangular diamonds (emerald cut), princess cut, cushion cut, or oval diamonds too. The halo engagement ring has been popular since the 1920s, and while many feature designs reminiscent of vintage rings, this setting is anything but outdated.

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 Classic Solitaire Engagement Rings

The classic solitaire engagement ring is one of the top styles of engagement rings due to its simple, elegant design. Solitaire engagement rings are uncomplicated, yet bold , often only featuring the band and one stone (typically a diamond). The purity of the diamond and the band on which it’s set make a great statement.

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 Vintage Engagement Rings

The traditional style of an antique vintage engagement ring, combined with modern diamond cuts and outstanding designs, makes for an unforgettable looking engagement ring with a vintage feel. With the beautiful diamonds of today combined with antique-style settings, your bride-to-be will never stop shining bright.

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 Designer Engagement Rings

When it comes to a designer engagement ring versus a non-designer engagement ring, designers are the experts in creating unique and stylish engagement rings that are of the highest quality and will have the longest longevity. If you want something as unique and special as the love that you have for each other, ask your jeweler about the quality, service and design originality of the engagement ring you’re considering buying.

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 Unconventional Engagement Rings

If you have the opposite point-of-view, or are on a budget that prohibits you from buying a designer ring, there is also the option to choose an unconventional engagement ring. Embrace a non-diamond gemstone or a ring with a unique shape. Ultimately, if a ring speaks to you and it doesn’t look like a typical engagement ring, there is one one rule above all: it’s your ring, so do what you want. The importance lies in what the ring symbolizes and the memories you create while wearing it every day.

These are just a few of the many options to choose from when picking out the perfect engagement ring. 77 Diamonds is a leading diamond e-tailor with the world’s largest collection of diamonds, check out their new collection of engagement rings.

Hopefully this post has been helpful, and I hope that you are successful in finding a ring that will help create a lifetime of memories for you and your future wife!

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2009 Engagement Rings Trends (Part VII): The Style

The last thing that I see as a trend in engagement rings is the style and design of the engagement ring.

Just like round diamonds, Solitaire diamond rings have always been popular and remain so today. I also see them being very popular for many years to come. A big advantage to a solitaire engagement ring is that you are not spending very much money on the engagement ring setting itself (unless it’s platinum) and you will have more money available to spend on the actual diamond itself, if you wish. Solitaires also require less maintenance because you don’t have a bunch of little diamonds (micropave diamonds) that can come loose or fall out. However antique style or vintage style engagement rings are super hot today.

Just like all things in fashion, antique style and vintage style rings are coming back around in popularity. The only difference though is that the last time antique style or vintage style engagement rings were hot, they were the real thing. They were not antique style or vintage style back in the early 20th century, they were just a new engagement ring. Many people would like to buy an antique engagement ring, but there are a lot of potential drawbacks to them, so they opt for a new engagement ring with an antique style.

However many antique engagement rings are handed down from generation to generation and are worn today by many new brides. Antique or vintage style engagement rings will almost always have milgrain and/or filigree details and possibly micropave diamonds incorporated in to their design.

An antique style engagement ring can literally be a masterpiece of craftsmanship and design. They can truly be one of the most beautiful engagement rings that you will ever see, however you will usually pay have to more for them.