Stuck for ideas for your ring? Then get inspired by these engagement ring trends from over the last century.
Did you get engaged over Christmas? Congrats! Are you in a world of confusion over the ring you're going to bear for the rest of your life? Then we're here to help (with a little help from Glam, Inc, who made the video).
When I got engaged, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted. However, I didn't actually think about it until the moment we left the house to go shopping for rings. My now husband had done the right thing and given me a 'placement ring' because he knew that I would want some say in the matter. It was from the 1970s, was cool but a bit clunky, and not really me. I was sure I wanted a big stone - not a diamond - with minimal embellishment. Now, I don't know where I got the idea from, but it was there, firm in my mind. And then I tried on rings that should have been what I wanted and they didn't suit at all.
I ended up with an antique, from 1910. It's small and delicate and I love it. It's also different from all of my engaged and married friends - I also love that. I still don't know anything about different types of diamonds and shapes or rings, but I know that I ended up with the right ring. However, I do recommend, that if you are freshly engaged, you do a bit of research. Look up different ring types and styles - and watch this video for some inspiration.
100 Years of Engagement Rings
What's your favourite? Would you / do you have a vintage ring? What's your engagement ring style? Would you prefer something more modern or something you designed yourself?