I once told my college boyfriend that I would say no to the man who got me the “wrong” engagement ring. Keeping in mind that he wanted to marry me, he was horrified at this prospect, especially because I said I wouldn’t help the man pick it out – no help, no hints. I wasn’t just trying to scare him off, although that was usually the case. What I meant by wrong was normal, boring, or run of the mill. Any man that would stand there with the standard band and a white diamond has no business marrying me. Nowadays of course it is easy for a fella to find out what I want – it’s in print.
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Other options instead of the usual go-to’s, are colored diamonds. Yellow and pink are fabulous options, but may not go with all your outfits, making my all time favorite colored diamonds (or diamond of all colors) are black diamond engagement rings. Pictured is a replica of the black diamond ring that Mr. Big gives Carrie Bradshaw at the end of Sex and The City The Movie 2. I love the idea of a black diamond. I have never seen it done outside a movie.
Another option is to focus on other stones entirely. A dear friend of mine has a saphire on her ring finger. Another delicious idea are emerald engagement rings. Having the emerald city at your finger tips looks like a lovely way to declare lifelong commitment and love.
If you really want to get out of the ordinary, there is always the idea of getting a thick gold band and carving your pictures into them. Yes, I have a friend that did just that. Her and her husband have thick gold bands with their beautiful faces carved into them.
Even if you don’t want to get as extreme as these ideas, there are so many ways to make your ring unique, timeless and worthy have everyday wear. Consult with your fella and numerous jewelers in your city to find your perfect fit and be sure you have certified stones.