Which Engagement Ring Should I Get?

Which Engagement Ring Should I Get?

When planning to design or buy the dream engagement ring for your partner, consider some things ahead of time so that you can enjoy the experience as much as possible. Select the engagement ring that best matches their style and fits into your budget. These tips can help you decide what engagement ring you will eventually get for the love of your life. 


When designing your partner’s dream engagement ring there are several style factors that you should consider. There are so many different setting (semi-mount) options such as solitaire, halo, side stones, single or dual matching wedding bands, or perhaps a ring guard. Plus consider the options for the center stone like maybe choosing different stones instead of the classic diamond. In addition, you can make the setting as intricate or as simple as you would like. Conducting an internet search for images that can help you to narrow your likes and dislikes can be very helpful in the early planning stages.  


The first design choice should be the color of the metal you’d like for the engagement ring. You can choose from rose-gold, yellow-gold, white-gold, platinum, or silver. There are some pros and cons to each type of metal however, the one you like is what’s most important. All of these types of metals can be sized up or down to fit your fiancé’s finger. 

Other design choices for the setting would be the overall seating (or head) for the center stone. One popular option for your semi-mount setting would be to add more diamonds to the band or around the center stone. Settings like the halo or the double halo add a small ring of diamonds around your center stone. Some people choose to have nature-inspired bands where there are vines or leaves on their band.

Center Stones

It is best to look at the 4Cs when choosing a diamond for the center stone for your dream engagement ring. The clarity will show how many inclusions appear in the diamond and how visible they are to the naked eye. Depending on your budget, you may want to go somewhere in the middle between showing heavy inclusions and being near flawless. 

Your carat size is how large your center stone is. The higher the carat number, the more the diamond weighs and, usually, the larger the stone. The larger stones also make the diamond more expensive.

Color describes how much of a yellowish tint is in the diamond. This works with your setting color because if you choose rose-gold or yellow-gold a diamond with slight tint of yellow may be more acceptable. If you’re setting the diamond in a white metal such as platinum or white gold, the yellow tint will be more easily noticeable. 

Cut is the most important aspect when designing your dream diamond engagement ring. You can choose from a number of different cuts and styles that will help make your diamond ring the ring of your dreams.  

Of course, if you are on an extra tight budget, you can always go with a man-made lab grown diamond or a synthetic diamond like moissanite or cubic zirconia for your center stone. 


Looking for a diamond ring that will leave your partner breathless? Come into Pineforest Jewelry for the finest engagement rings and fine jewelry. Contact us today to set an appointment to meet with our jewelry specialist to help you pick out your dream engagement ring.