Congratulations are in order—but not before you pop the big question. And, as any self-respecting proposer knows, along with the big question come big expectations. Most specifically: the ring. You need a beautiful, stunning ring that won’t only sweep her off her feet, but will be unique enough to truly feel like it belongs to her.
There’s just one problem: you have no idea how to create a unique ring.
Fortunately, we here at Colucci’s have your back. Here are the basics you’ll need to master if you want to give us the right feedback to design a wholly unique piece for your fiancée-to be.
Principle #1: Picking the Right Stone
It needs to suit your fiancée’s tastes: if she likes smaller precious stones, then pick those. If she likes a larger centerpiece, then pick that. The right stone is the feature of the entire ring, so it’s likely the first choice you’ll have to make—and it’s likely the choice that’s going to have the greatest impact on her reaction.
At Colucci’s, you’ll have lots of diamonds to choose from, it’s true. But you’ll also find that the decision doesn’t end there. There are different types and shades of diamonds. There are “alternative” gemstones like sapphires, pearls, and garnets. Which one will suit you? Whichever one best fits the personality and tastes of your fiancée.
Principle #2: A Visually Engaging Band
A ring is not a ring without, well, the band that makes it fit snugly around the finger. But engagement rings tend to be far removed from the simple style of most wedding bands: here, you have some opportunity to “gussy” up the ring with some intriguing designs. Here are some of the most popular options:
Spiraling/waving bands like this Venetti A685WE are a little more “outside-the-box” than the traditional solid band. They help create a visual feast which is perfect with smaller feature gemstones.
Double bands like this Equity Diamond Brokers LWS825 are a subtle twist on, yes, the single band, but still don’t distract from the feature.
Tapering bands like the Venetti D529WE “build up” and accentuate the main piece while offering a subtle contrast in design.
There are, of course, all manners of bands, ranging from the traditional solid single band to wavy band patterns. Look to complement your chosen gemstone when choosing a band, not to overtly contrast or to hide it.
The entire gemstone and ring band can have an “icy” silver hue to it. You can add a splash of blue that looks like the Kimint Romance 117231-S. You can include red highlights, choose a gold band, and pick colorful gemstones. The options are limitless, so long as you remember to match the colors of the ring you chose to your fiancée’s tastes.
Don’t match colors without putting in some thought, either. Try to think of basics when it comes to color, and don’t let the ring get too “busy.” Let your jeweler consult with you on color, as well, since they’ve seen just about any color combination a ring can hold.
Once you’ve made your selections and put all of these choices together, you’ll have an attractive—nay, stunning—ring that is sure to get a positive reaction. The only thing left now? Popping the question.