Proposing to your lover, asking her to be your wife, to make an honest man out of you, may be the most important thing that you ever do in your whole life. To tell her that you love her so much that she can make you the happiest man alive by agreeing to marry you is not something that you do every day, and is not something to be taken lightly. You will need a solitaire engagement ring.
There are so many ways to propose, romantic dinner and hiding the ring in the dessert, hiring a plane to sky-write the question, drunkenly phoning up a local radio station and shouting it over the airwaves, everybody has their own ideas. One thing that is the same for the vast majority of proposals though is that as well as pizazz, you need the jewelery.
Using the power of logic we find that since all marriage proposals except incredibly strange ones will lead up to giving her the engagement band, that the jewel itself must be as beautiful as anything human minds can comprehend.
It was estimated last year by a popular men’s magazine that more than a quarter of men listed engagement ring as the most important thing that they had bought in their lives, it is very difficult to overemphasize just how central rings are to engagements and the institution of marriage in general.
Although in any matters originality and a willingness to break with tradition shows a strong and independent mind, this is not the case for wedding rings. In surveys from women’s magazines from the 1930s to today women have always indicated that a solitaire or single diamond engagement ring is the most important factor in whether they will say yes or no to a marriage proposal. You can’t argue with it, it’s just science.
The word solitaire refers to the single lone diamond attached to the band of the ring. The band is ideally made from high quality gold, and is meant to symbolize the couple being bound to one another in the union of love before the eyes of God and the world, the diamond shows that love conquers all and creates new glories from the couple, that a marriage is more than the sum of it’s parts. This has been how rings have been since the middle ages.
Most rings now use what is known in the jewelry trade as the Tiffany mount, named after the famous jewelers where it was invented in the mid 19th century. The Tiffany mount is the six-talons holding the diamond in place grasping the stone like the claws of a bird or insect. Although not all rings use this pattern, this is by a long way the most widely seen since it offers both elegance and stability. Ideally the ring is made from solid gold to protect the diamond from unwanted finger dirt which could damage the stone.
Maybe you think that it would be too expensive, or maybe just too obvious, but the truth is that you can’t take chances with something like this, and a solitaire engagement ring is really the only way to go.