The time is right and she is the one.
Congratulations – you’ve made one of the most important decisions of your life. Now for the next (and only slightly less important) decision: the ring.
With Valentine’s fast approaching, let Pravins guide you to find the perfect ring to propose with this Valentine’s Day. There’s still just enough time to find the one that shows her just how much you love her.
Engagement ring styles
Whether you already have an idea of the kind of engagement ring you’re looking for or you are starting from scratch, read our expert’s guide to get some inspiration on the main styles of engagement rings to consider.
Go for a classic choice
For many, the perfect engagement ring can mean only one thing – a classically elegant solitaire.
With solitaire engagement rings, a single sparkling gemstone – usually a beautiful diamond – is the star of the show. Refined and sophisticated, a solitaire engagement ring is timelessly elegant, remaining graceful for a lifetime! In fact, it’ll probably still be getting admiring looks when you’re celebrating your golden wedding anniversary.
Many solitaires feature a round brilliant-shaped diamond, but you could go for something a little different by choosing a pear, marquise, princess or heart-shape instead. For further information on all the available diamond shapes and all the science behind a diamond’s characteristics check out our essential diamond guide.
Take a modern twist
If your lady likes to make bold style statements with her clothes, accessories or interior design then you might want to go for a striking modern engagement ring.
For a subtle difference you could follow the current trend for rose gold. Or if you’re really looking for the wow factor then choose a classic twist setting or a bold geometric cluster. For the practically minded, contemporary rubover settings give a distinctive look and secure the stone with a precious metal surround ensuring peace of mind for wearing your engagement ring every day.
Be inspired by vintage
Engagement rings capture all the romance and happiness of one of life’s best moments. They can also convey the glamour and elegance of a bygone era – so for anyone into retro style or antique designs a gorgeous vintage-style engagement ring is the way to go.
Luxurious cluster engagement rings that use diamonds or other stones such as rubies and sapphires first became popular in Victorian times. Alternatively, clean lines and sharp emerald, asscher and baguette-shape gems conjure up the Art Deco age – think Martinis, jazz and The Great Gatsby.
Think about your future fiancée’s favourite music, art or films and it could lead you to a vintage engagement ring she’ll love almost as much as she loves you.
Need more help?
To experience the full service we have to offer choosing your perfect engagement ring, book an appointment to come and see us at one of our luxury boutiques in Bristol, Cardiff, Reading or Southampton and we’ll help take the mystery out of choosing ‘the one’.
At Pravins we have almost half a century’s worth of experience helping people just like you find the exact engagement ring to make their proposal perfect. You’ll receive a one-to-one consultation and all the time you need to make your decision. So that when you get down on one knee and open that box everything will be exactly as you both imagined it.