With Christmas just days away, and New Year’s a week away, it is safe to say that engagement season is in full swing!
A few years ago I went with Steve, his cousin and her son to go ice skating at Rockefeller Center. We must have waited on line in the freezing cold for two hours. I remember one of the sessions ending, and everyone was clearing the ice, except for one man, who was down on one knee in front of New York City to propose to his girlfriend. It was so amazing to see – I thought this is what Christmas in New York is about! As time passed, and we were still on line, and even when we finally were ice skating, the number of men dropping to their knees exponentially increased. The thrill for me wore off, but never-the-less, it’s really magical to see couples embracing the season.
With engagement season underway, I rounded up some of my favorite styles of engagement rings!
Let’s start with a traditional princess cut solitaire. I’m partial to this since it’s exactly what I have:
Another solitaire, this time emerald. I sometimes have a case of engagement envy with this one:
I love a good cushion cut with a pave band that really adds a touch of elegance:
Another take on the solitaire that I really love are the pave diamonds that crawl up through the prongs:
I go back and forth on the halo look. I think if it’s really done right, it’s super classy, like this one. Personally, if the halo is too thick, I think it looks a bit cheap:
Lastly, there’s something about a double band that I adore:
What’s your engagement ring style?