What Your Diamond Engagement Ring Says About You (PHOTOS)

what your diamond saysWhen it comes to diamond engagement rings, even the most coy and surprised of affianced women probably had a preference in mind. Whether it was a round cut or a deep setting with pave diamonds surrounding the main stone -- or in my case, a three-stone ring with emerald-cut diamonds -- many women have an idea of the kind they want even if their future spouse is the one doing the actual ring shopping.

And why not? It is, ostensibly, the most important piece of jewelry we will ever own. Not to mention the most expensive. And if we are lucky, we will wear it every singe day for the rest of our lives. It's a tall order and, according diamond experts, the one we pick says a whole lot about the people we are.

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"The first question I ask a man who is looking to propose is, 'What kind of person is your girlfriend?' We choose the stones and setting based on the answer,'" says Priyanka Murthy, designer and partner at jewelry wholesale and custom design company Arya Esha.

In other words, there is a ring for every kind of woman. But exactly what type of person likes what type of diamond? Here are 10 popular diamond cuts and what each might say about your personality and style:

What kind of ring do you wear?

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nonmember avatar sillygirl

Uhhhh...in your previous post we can see your hand and that doesn't look like a 3-stone ring to me.

Torra... TorranceMom


I don't think the author mentioned the carat weight of her ring, she just said that it was designed with 3 stones, right?  Anyway, I wear my late Grandmother's engagement ring, a 2 1/4 carat round in a micro pave setting.

nonmember avatar joy

So what does a Pearl say about the bride? That's what my engagement ring is lol

mom2212 mom2212

Princess cut. I always thought I wanted round but he liked this one and said he knew it was the one when he saw it. He knew me better than I did. It's perfect and I wouldn't want anything different. It's the most beautiful ring I've ever seen and so much more special because he picked it out. 

nonmember avatar Karma

Shallow women!

virgo... virgoariesmama

I have a small 1/4 ct diamond ring my husband surprised me with I lost my first set which I'm still sad about this day. It was a cz but it was silvery with crosses that I loved

momhugs momhugs

Been married 22 years and never had an engagement ring. 

Cassie Lucas

In my opinon the most important ring is not the engagement, but the WEDDING BAND!!!!

nonmember avatar mama2ama

What does it say when a bride loves sapphires and her man buys her a blue sapphire princess cut with his and her birthstones on either side? I think it says the man is thoughtful and unique. Love him. Love my ring. Love that it is different. Bonus that it wasn't super expensive and instead we were able to put the downpayment on our first home.

Keira... KeirasMommy1121

I have a 3 1/2 ct. Vintage asscher cut diamond with a halo around it of diamonds, as we'll as diamonds around the band a my engagement ring. My wedding ring isn't as fun, just a band of 1/2 diamonds. I really wanted a pink diamond, but the vintage asscher is beautiful! Needless to say they are insured!

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