Receiving an engagement ring is one of the happiest moments in any girl’s life. She finally gets the chance to start preparing for the wedding she has dreamed of for years, and gets to think about it and her soon-to-be while flashing a gorgeous piece of jewelry around.
However, those expecting to be proposed to should think twice before they drop hints about a nice diamond ring. Diamonds have long been the traditional stone in engagement rings. They are beautiful and look great with just about everything, but they are also incredibly expensive and have a highly controversial past.
In a day and age, where untraditional is becoming the new norm and budgets are more tight than ever, brides should consider opting for a less expensive, yet highly fashionable vintage style engagement rings. Emeralds and blue sapphires, like the one seen on Kate Middleton’s finger, make exceptional engagement rings, and can quickly capture the attention of any passerby. They also stand the test of time, and make beautiful and unique heirlooms.
If you are starting to get the hunch that your boyfriend may be about to pop the question, don’t be afraid to drop a few hints about what you really want. Getting an engagement ring that is truly you is much more beautiful and important, than getting one simply because of traditions.