Top Flower Inspired Engagement Rings & Wedding Bands
Becoming engaged and getting married are important parts of your life. After all, what could be more important than deciding whom you will spend the rest of your life with? And, for many couples, the process of asking your partner to marry you is downright nerve-racking! However, a major part of planning the proposal is looking at engagement rings.
Unless you want to take your sweetheart ring shopping after the proposal, you need to understand her sense of style. The wedding ring and engagement ring are valuable pieces of jewelry that she will wear for the rest of her life. For this reason, her ring should always be something she’ll enjoy wearing. Increasingly, brides to be don’t want just a plain old ring. Instead, they want something unique.
For a lot of women, a flower-shaped engagement ring is ideal. They’re feminine, classic, and unique all at the same time. A flower engagement ring setting can feature a lot of milgrain or other gold work, such as filigree or pave set diamonds. Within this genre, there are also style variations. Some designs are very plain and feature modern lines, while others are very ornate vintage flower engagement ring designs. Even if you know she is fond of florals, you’ll want a good sense of what she’d like to wear.
Additionally, when selecting flower design engagement rings, you’ll want to think about a matching wedding ring. The right wedding band can complement or even enhance the overall design. With one thought in mind, let’s look at some unique flower engagement rings from With Clarity.
Flower Inspired Engagement Rings
First, let’s look at the unique flower engagement rings. These are each quite different from each other, giving you an ability to pick something she’ll love. In addition, they cover different price ranges to suit your needs.
If she loves jewelry with a lot of sparkle and plenty of intricate details, this ring setting is a great option. Choose a cushion cut center diamond in many different sizes, and it’ll be framed with over a half carat of smaller diamonds. These accent diamonds are surrounded by intricate milgrain settings and a pave diamond shank. It’s a very showy flower diamond engagement ring for a special girl.
Is a flower halo engagement ring more her style? Does she prefer colored stones to diamonds? In either case, you should check this one out. The ring features a center amethyst stone, surrounded by a halo of diamonds. Finally, the ring is finished off with a milgrain border on the outside of the halo and a plain shank. Although amethysts look great in any metal color, combining purple and pink is really popular right now. Therefore, if a rose gold flower engagement ring is her dream, this amethyst example could be perfect.
Who said that a gold flower engagement ring had to be very traditional or plain? Unlike the other two designs we’ve discussed, this flower engagement ring has very modern styling. Specifically, the center stone is surrounded by a few well-placed arcs and curves that suggest both petals and leaves. Each of these arcs and curves is covered with pave diamonds, and the design finishes off with a pave set shank. As with the other old diamond model discussed above, you can choose from a large selection of center stones in many different sizes.
Flower Inspired Wedding Bands
Of course, diamond engagement rings will eventually be worn with the wedding band. Ideally, you should choose a flower wedding band that will complement your floral engagement ring. Usually, the designs will become part of the finished style. At With Clarity, we have two primary options to match our floral settings.
Flower wedding rings don’t have to be complicated. This model features small pave diamonds about three-quarters of the way around the shank and a curve at the top. This curve is designed to fit around the top of your engagement ring. Together, the two rings form one design.
This is one of those diamond wedding bands that can go with many different engagement ring styles, from playing to ornate and even vintage inspired. Specifically, it’s a little wider at the top than at the bottom. Additionally, the top of the wedding ring features several small diamonds, surrounded by a milgrain border. The combination makes a stunning ring that is both classic and versatile.
Buying Tips to Keep in Mind
At the end of the day, there’s more to buying the perfect engagement ring then just finding a style to show your love. There are several other considerations that can make or break your buying experience.
- First, pick the right metal for your style and budget. The higher the karat of your gold, for instance, the more your setting will cost. In addition, your choice of center stone, as well as her style, can help you choose the best metal color. Observing what she wears, and talking to a gemologist, can help you make the right choice. And finally, if she has skin allergies than you may want to consider a platinum setting. These cost a bit more than gold, but platinum is hypoallergenic and very durable.
- Second, if you have a tight budget, consider a mined diamond alternative. These can include lab diamonds, moissanite, and colored gemstones. Again, pick something she’ll love and that you can afford. In addition, some settings lend themselves better to colored stones than others.
- Don’t pick something trendy just because it’s cool. Not only is there a great chance that she’ll not like it now, but you may regret picking something so trendy a few years down the road. If you do pick an especially fashionable ring, make sure it’s something that you’ll love in five or 10 years.
- Finally, be careful about where you buy your ring. We hate to say it, but there are some jewelers who are less than ethical. To avoid customer service problems or difficulty returning a ring she hates, find a jeweler with a good reputation for both quality and service. You should also insist on a customer friendly return policy in case the style doesn’t work.
As you can see, there are a lot of considerations when choosing the perfect flower wedding band. Not only do you need to pick something that show love, but it should always be in budget and feature a guarantee in case something goes wrong. At the end of the day, the goal is to have a ring and will wear for many years to come.
- Are floral style rings in fashion?
Some of them are quite fashionable right now, actually. However, some are more classic, like the amethyst ring we featured in this article. Remember, the most important consideration is whether or not she will love wearing it.
- What does a flower engagement ring symbolize?
Flowers have long been a symbol of love and romance. Evoking this romantic connotation in her engagement ring to celebrate how you feel about her.
- Which gemstone looks best on a flower inspired ring?
Quite literally anything can look lovely as a floral engagement ring. Diamonds and sapphires are the most classic choices, but you might consider a birthstone or a diamond alternative. However, you should consider that the ring will get a lot of wear, and choose a gemstone that can stand up to this treatment.
- Which metal is best for an engagement ring?
If the person wearing the ring does not have metal allergies, then any color of gold or platinum works very well. Platinum is a classic choice, but is also the best option if she is allergic to nickel or other alloy metals.