What Your Engagement Ring Says About You

Engagement Rings
Engagement Ring Styles

Photo: Kevin Cremens

Sure, you probably didn't pick out your own engagement ring, but it was more than likely entirely inspired by some trait your guy recognizes in you. Does a round-cut solitaire diamond sit on your fourth finger? We're willing to bet you're a super classic bride-to-be. Are you rocking a gorgeous princess-cut sparkler? You're likely planning a simple yet super-stylish wedding reception.

Want to know what your engagement ring is telling the world? Read on!

1. "My dress designer won the CFDA award last year."
You live for fashion and relish anything that's on the cutting edge. This inventive Asscher-cut ring is as perfect for you as your downtown venue — a sceney gastro-lounge with haute bar food and craft cocktails.
Three diamonds with floaing melee-diamond wires set in platinum and 18-karat yellow gold, Alexandra Mor

2. "This ring means business. And so do I."
The setting is exactly how you want your wedding to be: sleek, simple, and stylish. Admired its wattage while your spreadsheet your way to party perfection and haggle with your florist on your headset.
Lucida-diamond solitaire set in platinum, Tiffany & Co.

See More: Want to Know What Your Other Wedding Details Tell Your Guests? See What Your Wedding Shoe Says About You!

3. "More is always more."
So says the girl rocking three stones on one finger. For maximum glitz, pair this ring with a crystal-encrusted ball gown ideal for dancing under a gran hotel chandelier. Your wedding's dress code: white tie.
Emerald-cut diamonds set in platinum, A. Jaffe

4. "We're just a couple of indie kids in love."
At your party, it's all about the thoughtful, unexpected details, like the She & Him-style duet you'll croon for your crowd, ukulele and all. A delicate diamond-dotted band is way more your speed than platinum and bling.
Rose-cut diamonds set in 18-karat gold, L Frank

5. "Lady Mary Crawley is my North Star."
Take your love of period drama to the next level with this Edwardian ring (circa 1900!). Toast your future together with bubbly in vintage coupes and start planning your country-estate affair.
European-cut diamonds set in platinum, Fred Leighton

6. "He got down on one knee surrounded by rose petals."
Get a pale-pink mani before mass texting your fairy-tale proposal story and a close-up of this classic to all of your friends.
Oval-diamond solitaire with micropave diamonds set in platinum, Harry Winston

7. "I'm a hopeless romantic."
Beautiful filigree work and a gorge round diamond will catch the sunlight at your garden I do's. Your wedding must-haves? A long lace sheath, garden roses everywhere, and French jazz under the night sky.
Cushion-cut round diamond set in yellow gold, Tacori

Give a Subscription to Brides Magazine as a Gift

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from brides.com