First things first, congratulations on your engagement! If your partner has recently proposed but has left it down to you to choose the ring, you’re probably panicking a little about what design to go for. Traditionally, men picked the ring, but today, a lot of men prefer to allow their significant others to choose their own ring. It might not be as romantic, but if a lot of money is going to be spent on a ring that you’ll wear for life, it makes sense to ensure it’s a design you love.

While you would think that when it comes to ring shopping, you would know exactly, what you want, often that’s not the case. It can be hard selecting a ring as it’s a piece of jewelry you know you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life, so it’s vital that you get it right. The best way to go when it comes to picking a ring is opting for one that’s elegantly stylish. A piece that’s classically`     beautiful and timeless will never go out of style. The question is, how do you select the perfect ring? By the end of this post, you’ll know all the essentials of selecting an engagement ring that is perfect for you.


Don’t choose a design because it’s in fashion      Selecting a ring because it’s currently, the height of fashion is not a good idea. It might be the must-have design right now, but in a few short months, another design will become more popular. You don’t want to select a ring because it’s fashionable, you want to look for a design that’s timelessly elegant.

Think of it like this, the ring you pick out now should still be pleasing you at your 10th, 25th and 50th wedding anniversary. Diamond engagement rings come in many designs and styles. Some of which will look stylish forever and others that, sadly, will date over time. If you want a ring that you love for life, go with a timeless design. Ask your ring store to show you a selection of timeless designs, so that you can get an idea of what to look for.


Be choosy about the material of the ring     As well as thinking about the style of the ring, it’s also worth thinking about the material that you opt for. As well as having a lot to do with how the ring looks, the metal you opt for will also affect how well the ring lasts.

Yellow gold is quite a soft material, whereas white gold is much stronger. Platinum is another strong metal. However, it’s a lot more expensive to buy than gold. If you want a ring that will last well, opting for a white gold or platinum design is probably the best option. Yellow gold might be pretty, but it won’t last as well.


Pick a ring that you know you’ll love forever      The most important thing that you can do when it comes to picking a ring is select a design that you truly love. Yes, it’s important to pick a style that’s elegant and timeless, but it’s also vital that you select a design you know you’ll love forever. After all, you’ll be wearing it for the next forty or fifty years of your life.

You should now have a good idea of the best ways to go about choosing an elegantly stylish engagement ring. Take your time when shopping, get inspiration and whatever you do, don’t rush into a certain design.


Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.