You finally feel ready to ask your girlfriend to become your wife. This question, one of the most beautiful and exciting in the world, usually goes along with the long-awaited engagement ring. But in addition to the more romantic aspects of this magical moment, we must also deal with those a little more practical. The question then arises: how to choose the engagement ring that will make her eyes shine too? 

Today there are so many proposals that the risk is to get lost in the vortex and discouraged thinking that a decision will never be reached. But if you know how to move and know the latest trends and the most beautiful models, you won’t have any problems. First, you will need to know the size of rings your girlfriend is wearing. If you don’t know it and don’t know how to get it back, we’ve talked about it here. 

Before starting your search, you may be interested in learning about the meaning of the diamond ring, to understand what makes it still the most desired among women. 


In addition to the value and beauty of this stone, the diamond hides a very deep meaning, which makes it the true symbol of a union as important as that of two people who want to get married. Being an indestructible gem, it becomes the symbol of a promise that is destined to last forever. If you think that the word diamond comes from the Greek Adamas which means invincible, the connection is immediate. For lovers, it is nice to think that their love can live forever, even after them, and that it is represented by this small brilliant stone that smells of eternity. 


Before moving on to the best known and most beautiful models, the ones that make the most of women’s hearts, we want to talk to you about some characteristics to take into consideration when you have to choose the engagement ring for your sweetheart. Starting from the frame, it must be a good middle ground: it also depends on the hands of the woman who will wear the ring for the rest of his life, but if it is too thin may lose the stone, if it is too thick and could weigh be challenging. 

The rods that stop the diamond should be between 4 and 6, no more: so the light will pass from the gem making it shine in all its splendor. As for the diamond instead, it is important to evaluate its quality based on its four main characteristics: cut, color, purity, and carat. For a really precise and detailed explanation of these fundamental aspects, we recommend that you read our guide to diamonds. 


First of all the classic solitaire ring, the only and inimitable that for generations has represented the engagement ring par excellence. The gem can be smaller or larger, this also depends on your budget. If the woman you love has fairly classic tastes, you can stay on one of the many models with the cut called brilliant (the round one). 

If, on the other hand, you think he might appreciate something more original, you can opt for a colored stone such as aquamarinesapphire, or ruby, perhaps surrounded by some small diamonds. White gold models prevail, but if your girlfriend is a lover of yellow gold there are some options for her too. You can also play on the cut and therefore on the shapes, such as the emerald (which is rectangular), the heart one, or the diamond called Princess (square shape).

Another model that women always like a lot is the trilogy. It is a ring with three diamonds that have a really important meaning: they indicate the past, present, and future love between the two lovers. A confirmation of what has been, what is there today, and what will be there forever. 

A very nice message to convey to your sweetheart, which you can communicate either verbally or on a handwritten note upon delivery of the ring. His eyes will be assured! Also for this, the dimensions of the stones change and, if your girl is particularly original, also for the trilogy there are options with colored stones that certainly will not go unnoticed. 

When choosing an engagement ring for women, another type must always be taken into consideration: the eternity ring. In this model, the diamonds are arranged around the entire perimeter of the band or on the entire upper part. Among the proposals, they are definitely the most original ones and also have the most variety of colors and shapes. They are perfect for girls who love beautiful jewelry but not classic models and who like to have something a little more comfortable on their fingers to wear in everyday life.

We have given you some suggestions on how to choose the perfect engagement ring for your girlfriend: between the meaning, the characteristics, and the different models, we hope to have guided you to discover everything you need to know to make one of the most exciting moments of your life. 

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