Is A Diamond Good For An Engagement?


When you are ready to ask someone to marry you, a big question is whether a diamond ring is the right choice for an engagement ring. While the ring you pick should be based on your partner’s likes, here is a guide to finding the perfect ring and answering the question, “Should engagement rings have diamonds?”


Diamond Engagement Rings 

While a diamond engagement ring is not the only option available, it is a popular choice for couples. Anthropologists believe that the tradition of giving a diamond ring dates back to a Roman tradition in which men would give wives a ring that let others know they were in a relationship. 


Today rings still symbolize commitment, but it’s also a celebration of love and connection. While diamonds are a traditional choice, they are not the golden standard for engagements. Today you can buy solid bands, antique rings, rings with gemstones, and many more options beyond diamonds. 


Non-Diamond Engagement Rings

Not everyone wants to go the traditional route for an engagement ring, and there are many options other than diamond engagement rings to choose from. Gemstones are a unique choice, and there are so many beautiful options like emeralds, rubies, morganites, and more. There are lots of colorful options and ways to create a custom setting that perfectly reflects your partner. You can even find an antique pearl ring or something with an old Hollywood vintage charm. 


How To Pick The Best Engagement Ring

Finding the perfect engagement ring takes some time, but there are a few things to consider before picking your engagement ring. Here is a checklist you can refer to:


What Is Your Budget For Your Engagement Ring?

One thing to always keep in mind is your budget. If you are looking for an engagement ring and want something unique but also have a budget, gemstones are a perfect alternative. You can also reach out to an expert who can help you find the perfect ring within your budget. Our team would love to help you out, so feel free to stop by our store for more help in finding the perfect engagement ring. 


What Personal Style Does Your Partner Have?

An engagement ring is forever, so it’s a good idea to find a ring that represents your partner’s personal style. First, take a little inventory of their current jewelry. What styles, colors, and shapes do they have? Next, look at their outfits. Do they love bright colors, stick to neutrals, or enjoy bright reds in their wardrobe? This can be a great way to hone in on their style and likes.


Buying an engagement ring can be a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Let our experts support your journey with 1:1 help and custom options so you can find the perfect ring for your partner. 



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