Why do you think that your engagement ring has to be special? If it's just to show that how much you are spending on the ring, then you may simply invest on the gemstones and diamonds, or a ring with a broad band girth. But generally it's not to show the money, but to show the love and emotion behind the spending spirits. That is why the engagement ring, which is a true symbol of the love you are promising through the band, gets so very special. Engagement rings for women come in so many makes, designs, styles and types, and anyone can just go speechless and confused after seeing the varieties. However a smart shopper would be one, who would not decide when on the store, but would decide and then go shopping.
To decide first before you shop for the ring, you can collect information about the various types of rings, and the various designs and the metals you can choose, and the budget you should be prepared with for the types.
Choice of metals
Gold and platinum rules when it comes to choice of metals. Definitely you cannot go for copper, tungsten, or sterling silver and other alloys when it's an engagement ring. These semi-precious metals are good when you are choosing a ring for a birthday or anniversary etc. But when it's your engagement, the ring has to be very special.
Choice of stones
The gemstone you choose on the precious metal would decide the actual value of the ring. If you are planning to get a semi-precious stone on a precious metal, then you can do so, and there are many choices and colors. Sapphire, emerald, ruby, etc. are some of the choices. However if you can go for diamonds, then there is nothing compared to the brilliance of diamonds. Amazing cuts like the common round cut, cushion cut, and then the marquis cut, pear cut, princess cut, and emerald cut etc. are some of the beautiful craftsmanship shown by man on the stone, and look stunningly beautiful. One center piece says it all.
Budget friendly rings
Designs for the wedding bands for women can be many, and there are many choices. If you are tight on budget then you can choose a combination of gold and a gemstone other than diamond. Else, the emerald cut, pear cut, princess cut and marquise cut diamonds are some of the variations which can truly save you a lot of money owing to the cut style and design.