When the event is “once in a lifetime”, extra effort is made to make it memorable. A wedding proposal is certainly one of those occasions which is celebrated and is often remembered for a lifetime. On this occasion, you need to present something which is not just a ring but “the ring” which embodies your love for her. Something which she can proudly wear and look at, whenever she wants to remember the initial days of your romance.
When something is this important, it is difficult to make your mind up about it. If this is your first time, then yes, it is more difficult for you. Only if girls didn’t mind it much, you could have walked into the first jewelry store you see, buying the first ring which catches your fancy and present her with it. Sadly, girls mind this ring a lot and thus, often it takes much more effort from you.
There are those girls who believe in traditional values and they prefer a yellow gold engagement ring for women. Not only it is the most preferred metal in the world, it also makes you feel the eternal warmth of love. Gold comes with different purity with 14k, 18k, 22k and 24k being the most popular versions. K stands for carat and 24k is the purest form of gold. Yellow gold engagement rings make a bold statement whenever you wear them, probably due to their glitter.
As gold is a very tensile material, it is very easy to go for intricate designs using gold. For example, a filigree design on a gold band can easily be done. It is easy to mount precious stones, like diamonds, on gold as well. Trellis bands, bezel settings, engravings, scroll detailing or curved baskets, whatever might your choice be, it is very simple to bring that style to a gold engagement ring as the metal offers great flexibility.
From a man’s perspective, gold is often the go-to metal as it costs less than platinum, titanium or white gold or diamond rings. Silver is not really an option as that is not a very costly metal and you surely wouldn’t want to make her feel commonplace. For a gold band, the price can be as low as a few hundred dollars and can go up to a few thousand dollars. If you really want to buy the best that gold can offer, you still can afford it easily.