You love her, she loves you, so it’s time to propose! Before getting married, comes the proposal, and that could be a big production or a small intimate affair. Propose over dinner in a small candle-lit restaurant, or rent a venue, invite all your friends and family, and make a public proposal. But whichever way you choose to pop the question, you’ll need a ring or something like a ring. Here are some traditional and more unusual ideas for engagement rings.
Ditch The Diamond and Give Her a Name Ring
Get a solid gold or platinum ring band and have your names engraved on the outer surface. Many couples have an engraving on the inner ring, but no one can see it there. Get bold, and have your coupling announced on the outer side of the ring.
Did you know you can have your fingerprint laser burnt onto a ring? It can go on the outer side of the band or the inside. Your fingerprint is unique, and it will never change – like your love for each other. Spinner rings for women are a
A trinity ring is three rings, usually of three different colors of gold that are interlocked. You could have gems or small diamonds added, or add an engraving. The rings are inseparable and the connection represents the bond between you and your future wife.
Breakfast at Tiffany
In the classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany Paul has a ring from a box of Cracker Jack engraved as a present for Holly. They visit the famous jewelry store, Tiffany&Co. and ask them to engrave the toy ring with their initials. In the end, the store obliges. So there’s an idea! If your true love is a fan of classic movies, maybe she’d appreciate the gesture, and you could get her a “real” ring later.
Emeralds are A girl’s Best Friend
If your fiancé is a fan of Crazy Rich Asians, she might appreciate a whopping big emerald ring instead of a diamond, like the emerald ring worn by Eleanor in the movie. In fact, you don’t have to be a fan of the film to love emeralds.
Legally Blonde Movie Ring
Whether she’s a Legally Blonde fan or not she would probably be stunned by a pear-shaped ruby. These beautiful bold stones can glow pink or be a dark red wine color.
A Colorful Diamond
Did you know that diamonds come in 12 colors? Your beloved might like a black diamond similar to the one Big gives to Carrie in Sex and the City. Maybe your true love would prefer an orange, violet, or green diamond. But be prepared to pay a pretty price for such an unusual ring.
Like in the movie The Vow, an eternity band has intertwining gold “vines” that continually wind around each other, which is an excellent way to express your eternal bond.
A Spiral Ring
Ask your jeweler if he has any spiral rings that twist around the finger and are open-ended. The simple spiral is unique and can be upgraded with a row of diamonds.
Zig Zag Engagement Ring
A diamond zigzag ring is a continuous zig-zag of metal studded with diamonds that encircles the finger.
An Engraved Diamond Engagement Ring
Many people get the engagement ring band engraved but you can also get the diamond itself laser engraved with an inscription. Have your names or the date permanently set in stone (the diamond).
A Hair Engagement Ring
OK, so now for the more unusual ideas. You can have a diamond made out of your hair. These lab-created diamonds are made from the carbon of your hair and are genuinely unique. Perfect for someone who doesn’t want a natural diamond.
A Pearl Engagement Ring
If your future wife loves pearls or if pearls have a special significance for you as a couple why not replace the traditional diamond with a beautiful natural pearl? Some engagement rings combine a pearl with small diamonds.
A Wooden Ring
If you and your partner are into nature and the environment, then you could get a wood ring. It can be a plain full circle or engraved and carved with beautiful motifs or your names.