The Classic Engagement Ring
There are many styles of engagement rings and women's tastes vary greatly. So when choosing an engagement for your bride to be, make sure that you get her something that she wants. This article is not going to describe every ring style possible, but only the most classic style. We chose the following styles because of their elegant beauty and long lasting popularity. The classic engagement ring may not be the hottest fashion that all of the celebrities are wearing but it will still look beautiful and modern 30, 40, and 50 years down the road.Choosing a setting can be as difficult as choosing a diamond. For the time less classic setting we chose a solitaire setting because it works with the widest variety of diamonds and it has proven to be a popular seller for over a century.Engagement Rings– Solitaire SettingsSolitaire settings are the classic settings for engagement diamond rings. These beautiful engagement ring settings are stylish for all shapes of diamonds - Round, Oval, Pear, Marquise, Emerald, Heart, Radiant and Asscher. The advantage of these settings is that light gets to the stone and reveals the diamonds' brilliance and true colors. The disadvantage is that the engagement
ring settings offer less protection to the stone. These settings are the most popular form chosen for engagement ring settings.Engagement Rings– Round DiamondsRound diamonds have long been the most popular cut for diamonds. With round edges at the top the diamond reflects light from any angle and makes the diamond sparkle more. Round diamonds are classic diamond shapes. These popular choice for diamond engagement rings, are also the traditional choice for all occasions and preferred by many for their personal investment portfolio. The depth percentage for round diamonds should range between 58 to 63 percent and the table percentage should range between 55 to 64 percent. The most desired percentages are at 60 percent, and perfectionist diamond cutters will look for depth of 59 through 62 percent and table of 56 through 58 percent.We hope this has put a picture in your mind of what a classic engagement ring should look like. A classic engagement ring might not be the perfect fit for your future bride but it is a good foundation to start with when selecting or designing a ring.