By Nan Gibbons
If we’re being honest with ourselves, we know that a 2 million dollar engagement ring probably isn’t in our future. Â Although you may not be able to afford a multi-million dollar rock, you can still channel inspiration from celebrities to choose a quality, stylish ring for your upcoming engagement. Â Your personal taste and style mixed with the splendor of celebrity rings will result in the perfect look for you. Â Here are some styles to consider:
You can never go wrong with classic engagement rings. Â The timeless beauty of a studded band like Carrie Underwood’s or a simple set of diamonds will always do the trick. Â Underwood’s ring combines the style of a wedding ring with the sparkle of an engagement ring and makes for a pretty amazing result! Â Standard rings with diamonds in the center of a plain band never fail to draw “oohs and aahs” from family and friends.
If you’re drawn to the idea of a vintage ring, there are several ways you can work this angle. Â You can choose to go with an older style or base it off of family history. Â Prince William combined both of these tactics when he gave his then fiancĂ©, Kate, the same ring his mother Diana wore when she was engaged. Â The gem had the splendor of an older style, plus the emotional value of family tradition. Â Going for an older style ring or re-purposing a family heirloom can be a great way to re-create the style of Kate’s gorgeous ring.
Bright and Colorful
Thinking outside the box and considering a less traditional ring is great for couples who enjoy being one-of-a-kind. Â For her recent engagement, Jessica Simpson was given a stunning bright red ruby framed by two diamonds and set in a gold band. Â It looks much more unique than the standard, but still incorporates the classic timelessness of diamonds.
No matter what your style preference, there is a great and affordable ring with your name on it. Â Whether you prefer sparkly diamonds or colorful gems, you can use celebrity styles to inspire you in order to find the perfect ring for your budget.