Your engagement ring is going to be part of your daily routine for the rest of your life. It may be the single most important piece of jewelry you’ll own—so make sure you choose one that fits with your personal style and day-to-day life.
Eye-catching and ornate.
Recommended rings: The Halo Collection, Chelsa, Valencia
For your life and style, go for the glitz. Rings with halos surrounding the center stone or a band set with hundreds of accent stones provide show stopping sparkle. And you can pull off a higher-profile setting that lofts the center Nexus Diamond high above the band. You can choose these ornate or high-profile rings because you tend to treat your hands (and your ring) more gently or you plan to remove it when you do work with your hands.
Twist on a solitaire.
Recommended rings: The Trellis Collection, Fiji Split Band
Words that may describe you: Clean cut, elegant or maybe even preppy. You love a timeless piece with an updated twist for your closet—and that extends to your ring finger. The subtly unique settings of the solitaires in the Trellis Collection will be right up your alley, or for even more of a statement, you will love the East-West Collection. With your lifestyle, you’re pretty gentle with your hands but still plan to wear your engagement ring all the time, so a solitaire is a perfect choice for you.
Recommended rings: Tapered Classic Solitaire, Angelix, Prague, Three Stone Accented
You love all things elegant and simple, so a classic solitaire will be a perfect fit. These never-out-of-style rings have just the right amount of flash. You are on-the-go and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty when needed. The ring you choose is almost never going to come off, so you want one that you’ll love looking at every single day for the rest of your life.
Vintage with a modern twist.
Recommended rings: French Quarter, Madrid Collection, and Adelaide.
Your style is all about the details. You love a good throwback fashion choice, and you may even have a favorite era to emulate. In any case, you’ll wear your ring every day and in nearly every situation—unless you think it might get damaged. For that reason, you can opt for detailed metalwork and inset stones, because you’ll be mindful of protecting your ring when you’re working with a hands-on project.
Sturdy and substantial.
Recommended rings: Marseille Collection, Gwyneth, Rhodes
Once that ring is on your finger, it’s never coming off. Whether you’re working out, painting, playing with kids or have a job that is very hands-on, that ring will be there. With that in mind, it’s important to choose one that is sturdier and has a lower profile that’s less likely to catch and snag on your surroundings, which also means there is less chance that a stone will come loose. But sturdy and substantial can mean many things: Depending on your style, you find a range of rings from simple and clean to detailed and ornate.
No matter what your style of ring, the key to keeping it sparkling for a lifetime is proper care. This includes regularly cleaning your ring, protecting it from chemicals and lotions, and sending it to have the prongs tightened periodically.
Which ring style fits your style and personality best?