A diamond comes in many shapes and styles, but colors are few and far between. Maybe a diamond is not the right stone at all. Many women opt to have their birthstone or another stone that may have special meaning to them. A birthstone surrounded by smaller diamonds is a popular idea.
The Wedding Band
The wedding band is something that a lot of people overlook. Rather than a simple diamond in the middle, there are many jewelers who create ring settings that have the stone surrounded by designs such as dolphins, roses, etc. Engraving the band is also a nice idea to make the wedding ring a little more personalized.
A Ring that Stands Alone
A wedding ring set can be purchased later on, and a woman may choose to wear her engagement ring on her right hand once she has a complete set. You can create a much more interesting wedding ring that will match the other rings she wears on her fingers, such as one with a Celtic knot design, hearts, or something that symbolizes your love for one another.
Some couples are opting out of an engagement ring altogether. They will use the money to add to the wedding costs or use it for a down payment on their first house. Instead, the groom-to-be may buy his future bride a necklace, earrings, or give her a family heirloom.