The Wedding Journal

A Christmas Proposal: Engagement Ring Ideas

Published in Inspiration.

You’ve planned the ultimate romantic Christmas proposal and now you need to find the perfect ring to surprise the one you love. From deciding the right shape of diamond to considering different metal types, there are a number of things to consider when choosing the right ring for the lady in your life.

Whether she’s a lover of all things vintage or a dedicated follower of fashion, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite engagement rings that will add a touch of sparkle to your festive proposal…

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Tiffany & Co | The Tiffany Setting

If she has a timeless style look to classic round diamonds set within sleek platinum bands. Round diamonds have 58 facets which make them sparkle more than any other diamond without being too overwhelming.

glamorous

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Cartier | Solitaire Ring

If she radiates the same effortless glamour of iconic Hollywood starlets, she’ll love an emerald shaped diamond. Created in the art deco era, the rectangular facets of emerald-cut diamonds show the rock’s clarity perfectly and make an instant style statement.  

fashion

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De Beers | Promise Princess Cut Solitaire Ring

Created in the 1960s, the princess cut, like all iconic fashion movements, has gone full circle to become one of the most popular diamond shapes over 50 years later. Both elegant and dramatic in style, it is the diamond shape of choice for fashion followers and trend setters.  

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Van Cleef & Arpels | Motifs Triangle Solitaire

A coloured stone is the perfection option for ladies who like to stand out. From sapphires and emeralds to rubies and amethysts, there are a host of unique stones available; you could simply choose her favourite colour or be extra sentimental and choose her birthstone.

vintage

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Michael Rose | Asscher Cut Diamond in 1920s Platinum Mount

If she spends her weekends trawling through vintage shops & her home is filled with antique furniture, she’ll love a vintage ring with a rich history behind it. With a beautiful square shape, asscher cut diamonds were popular in the 1920s and have a distinct art deco feel to them.

For more festive inspiration take a look at our top tips for being romantic at Christmas.

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