When 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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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program