She is going to wear this ring for the rest of her life, so we'll help you choose an engagement ring she'll love.
Choose the Diamond Engagement Ring She'll Love
She is going to wear this ring for the rest of her life, so you want to ensure she likes it. Whether you want your proposal to be a surprise, or you want her to be involved in the decision, here are some of the decisions you'll need to make.
Choose Between Gold, Platinum or Palladium
Platinum is the strongest, most pure metal. It will last a lifetime.
Platinum is rarer than gold. Platinum jewelry is composed of 90-95% pure platinum.
14k gold is the most common engagement ring setting.
|Less expensive (than Platinum).
14k gold is composed of 58.5% gold and 41.5% metal alloys to give it strength.
Palladium is part of the Platinum family. It is the whitest of all metals and consequently, yields rings of extraordinary and uncommon beauty.
Less expensive (than Platinum).
Palladium 12.02 sg
Choose an Engagement Ring Setting
Schmidt's Gems and Fine Jewelry offers a wide variety of engagement settings. For help in choosing, here's a summary of the three main styles.
This is our most popular engagement ring setting. The prongs position the center diamond to catch the most light. A four-prong setting shows a bit more diamond, while a six-prong setting offers a slight security advantage. View our solitaire settings.
Settings with Side stones
A setting with diamonds or gemstones adds additional sparkle or color. Channel settings protect side stones from abrasions by keeping them flush. The bar-channel setting allows more light to enter the side stones, and creates a scalloped edge of brilliance.
For a classic ring that's truly unique and created by you, choose all three diamonds to be set in a three-stone setting. The three-stone ring has one diamond for the past, one for the present, and one for the future.
How do you choose a ring she'll Love without her knowing?
How do you know if she'll like the ring if she doesn't pick it out? If you consider her tastes and lifestyle, you'll be sure to make the right choice.
- Take a good look at the color of jewelry your partner wears. What color is the metal?
- Ask her friends or mother if she has mentioned a preference for a particular type or style of ring.
- Is she very active or not used to wearing jewelry? If so, consider a cathedral or contour setting, which will protect a diamond from rough treatment.
Engagements are rarely an out-of-the-blue surprise, so it is common to discuss engagement ring choices with your partner. The only way to ensure you find a ring that will match her taste and style is to shop for a ring together. Whether you're shopping together or not, start by finding her ring size.