You've finally made the decision and are ready to take the leap and ask her to marry you. With that fabulous decision also comes an array of other decisions you need to make. Among these decisions, and sometimes the most important initial decision is the selection of the diamond engagement ring.
The first thing to consider when first beginning your search for selecting a diamond engagement ring is the style. Does your future fiancé like her jewelry to be extremely flashy, traditional or somewhere in the middle? Does she like white gold or yellow gold or maybe platinum? Or, does she like a combination of both? There are many diamond engagement rings that come with a matching wedding band in a different color or metal.
If you're going on the hunt for that ring without her knowledge, the easiest way to figure the kind of style she likes is to pay attention to the kind of jewelry she already wears. Make mental notes of the sizes of the stones in her jewelry, the type of metal her jewelry is made out of and any particular colors she might favor.
It's also important to be aware of the types and styles of jewelry she does not wear. The next time she asks you to grab a necklace, or something similar, from her jewelry box you can take a look at some of the items it contains that you have not seen her wear before. This will give you a good indication of what styles or flair you should not be shooting for when selecting the diamond engagement ring for her.
The most expensive part of a diamond engagement ring is the diamond and different structures protect the diamond at different levels and now that you have an idea of what different styles of jewelry she favors and does not favor, you should begin considering the actual structure of the diamond engagement ring. The main reason for this is really only durability. Some rings are made with stronger elements to the design than others.
Determining this is much easier than deciding on what she does and does not like. Simply look at her lifestyle. Is her job an extremely physical job where her hands are put in rigid conditions or does she work tirelessly in an office environment? Does she wear her jewelry to the gym or does she take it off?
The answers to these questions and other relevant questions to her lifestyle will help you select a diamond engagement ring that will be both beautiful and durable.
Source by Matt Ryan