Out with the Old, In with the New: The Rules of Engagement Rings

The Rules of Engagement RingsAs soon as you decide that it’s finally the right time to pop the question, you have to come up with a way to propose. You then have to think of the best proposal speech that would encourage her to say “Yes!”. If that’s not stressful enough, you also have to scour jewelry stores like MoissaniteCo to find an impeccable ring for your fiancé-to-be. To ease your worries, below are the new set of rules when looking for the perfect ring.

1. Don’t be scared to break tradition.

Tradition dictates that when grooms buy an engagement ring, it should cost to around a month or three months’ worth of their salary. Fortunately these days, the priorities have shifted. Plenty of women would rather not want their fiancé to spend too much on a ring.

Moreover, traditional gold or silver band are not a prerequisite for marriage anymore. Men can now choose from silver, platinum, onyx or turquoise. These days, some couples even prefer mixed metal rings, such as the combination of silver and gold that is more flexible and could match other jewelry.

2. Consider her lifestyle.

A massive diamond gem might look remarkable in the store, but that is not really practical to wear every day, especially if your fiancé is active. Ask yourself, will your fiancé always wear it when they’re going out? Or will they just keep it in a safe spot most of the time? If your future bride is always active, it would be more practical to choose a flat band of small gems instead of the huge traditional gemstone. For instance, if you get a ring with 10 small diamonds, you could still get a carat’s worth of it.

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It doesn’t really matter what you choose, as long as you get her something special and consider the safety of the ring. These rings don’t only have the monetary value you’ve invested in, but also the emotional value.