Since your engagement ring something you’ll wear for the rest of your life, you want to make sure it’s absolutely you!
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to narrow down your ring choices — and, later on, the style you’ll rock on your wedding day. Here are four examples of how your personality can quite literally shine on your wedding day and beyond, thanks to the perfect piece of bling.
Classic or Practical: Traditional Ring
If you consider your style to be classic, you’re the perfect fit for a traditional ring. Simple bands with sparkling diamonds at their center would go with just about any outfit in your wardrobe.
You might also consider a traditional ring if you appreciate the practical things in life. Rather than face the possibility of wasting money on an ephemeral accessory, you should consider a simple, traditional ring: one diamond, a clean band, and few frills.
Whimsy or Earthy: Bohemian Ring
On the opposite side of the spectrum is the earth-loving and whimsical bride. Your style is much more deliberate, but it doesn’t feel that way at all: everything from your home’s interior design to the outfits you wear have that breezy, effortless look.
Your ring can’t be anything traditional — it simply wouldn’t represent you or who you are. Instead, go for something far from the ordinary. Boho bridal gowns look amazing with rings that have opals or moonstones at their centers, for example. You might also consider bling with a more intricate band inspired by nature. Intertwined branches or delicate flowers holding a jewel is just about as boho as it gets.
Artistic, Sleek or Structured: Modern Ring
Art lovers, listen up: your ring can be just as thought-provoking as a piece at the local gallery. A bespoke design might feature a geometrically cut diamond, whether it’s a square or a perfectly round circle. That plus a simple band would create an incredibly modern and sophisticated engagement ring, an accessory that’s a work of art in and of itself.
A ring like this would not only be perfect for modern art aficionados but those whose wardrobes are crisp, simple and chic.
Center of Attention or Girly: Glamorous Ring
If you feel your wedding is your one excuse to go full-on princess, then a glamorous ring is your only option. An extra-large rock with a diamond-encrusted band would go perfectly with the eye-catching wardrobe you already have. You can further stack your sparkler with an equally as shiny wedding band to bring the bling factor to a whole new level.
Every bride is different. If you’re still unsure of where you fall, the best thing to do is start shopping. Try on rings at your local jewelry shop and figure out what feels right and what fits you beyond a ring size: you’ll be wearing it for decades to come, so it should reflect a little piece of who you are.
Style Me Pretty Contributor – Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine.