The most common gift for an engagement ceremony is an engagement ring that is usually given to the girl by the man. And the most common engagement ring that is gifted on engagement ceremonies is a solitaire ring. The other common gifts for engagement ceremonies are diamond wedding band and the like.
Since engagement is the first step to an eternal relationship, it is indeed very special for both the man and the woman. So a proper engagement ring to grace the occasion is no big deal for most people getting engaged. This figure bears testimony to the fact as to how much special is an engagement ceremony to general people and what people are ready to cough up when it comes to such special occasions.
Selection of an engagement ring can also be an uphill task. This is a time when people’s fancies may be enlivened, and therefore people think of gifting their beloved something really special and uncommon. This, therefore, becomes a quest, at times, for beauty and rarity. So the best way to go about it is through undergoing a preliminary search and then boiling down to a few items that one has selected. This search can be started from home as well via the internet. There are innumerable websites that offer engagement rings, solitaire rings, and even diamond wedding bands. So one can not only go through the designs, sizes, and shapes but also browse through the prices. This will help develop a comprehensive idea about the existing market and prevailing market rates. One may also come to know many things that one did not know about engagement rings and jewelry at large before this search process.
Once one has gone through the websites, the next task is to select a few pieces that one finds beautiful to look at and also well within one’s budget. The next step is obviously to buy the ring or the diamond wedding band and wait for the D day when the man will gift it to his beloved. The search can also be based on the woman’s preferences, and she can also be part of the search process in case she wants to be. The obvious advantage is that this will help one get rid of the apprehension that whether his beloved will like the gift or not.
The selection criteria of such an engagement ring are quite a few. One should consider the metal that one is looking forward to gifting namely gold, silver or platinum. In case one is planning to gift a solitaire, which refers to a ring with only one stone on it, one also has to select the type of stone. Popular stones for solitaire rings are diamond, sapphires, emeralds, and rubies. These very well adorn the rings and indeed increase the elegance of the ring and also the occasion.