What Your Engagement Ring Says About You

Your engagement ring can say a lot about you. Like every other piece of clothing we wear, it can speak volumes about our tastes, our backgrounds, who we are and who we want to be. Which begs the question: What does your engagement ring say about YOU?

At Hamra Jewelers, we know that every ring tells a story. Each ring is as different as the person who wears it. Saying definitively “If you have this kind of ring, you’re this kind of person”  would be impossible. What we can point out are some common trends and assumptions that people notice and make based on certain ring styles and factors.

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The shape of your stone can say a lot about you. While most engagement rings tend to feature a round or princess cut stone, there are many other different cuts available. A subtle but easy way to convey that you have unique and unconventional tastes would be to get a ring with an uncommon cut. Getting a round diamond, on the other hand, could show that you love classic styles and traditions.

The types of diamond cuts include:

  • Round

  • Pear

  • Emerald

  • Radiant

  • Marquise

  • Heart

  • Baguette

  • Oval

  • Cushion

  • Princess

The cut doesn’t just impact the shape of the stone. It can also have an effect on the clarity and size of the stone. Some cuts, like the Marquise, can elongate your stone and make it seem larger than it actually is. This can be great if you want your ring to dazzle and be the center of attention.

Colored Gemstones

Diamonds are the classic, go-to stones for most engagement rings. The sight of a diamond wedding ring is so common that colored gemstones on an engagement ring really stand out. It can be viewed as a way of showing that you aren’t traditional. It could be a way to showcase your favorite color: Perhaps the bold red of a ruby speaks to you in ways that a brilliantly clear diamond doesn’t. It could even have spiritual qualities: Some couples opt to get birthstones to symbolize their love for each other.

And if you want to make your wedding ring more colorful, you don’t  necessarily have to do it without diamonds. There are a plethora of colorful diamonds out there that can dazzle the eye just as well as colored gemstones can. From pink to black to blue to yellow diamonds and beyond, there is a shade and hue that’s just right to capture any lover’s heart.

Custom Rings

Another way to show off your personality and character is to have your ring customized. There could be an inscription on the inside or exterior of the band. Or maybe the ring’s setting was specially designed by your beloved? A customized ring isn’t necessarily more beautiful or classy than a ring that’s already been designed, but it shows that your other half went the extra mile to make something that you would love. And that level of commitment and care doesn’t just say a lot about the person who gave the ring, it says volumes about the person who received it.

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Looking for the perfect engagement ring? Look no further than our showroom: We have an exquisite collection of rings just waiting for you to say “I do” to you! For more information, call Hamra Jewelers at 480-946-5110.