When selecting an engagement ring for your partner it is important to consider not just the diamond or coloured stone but also the band. The band is no less important. Not only do you need to make sure it is the right finger size, but you also have to make certain that the style is right for your partner and that it complements the diamond or gemstone you have chosen for the feature stone. This is even more important if you are adding side or accent stones.
One of the first things you need to do is determine what type of metal you are going to choose – platinum, yellow gold, rose gold or sterling silver. 18ct white gold and platinum are usually the most popular. It would also be worthwhile to check the type of jewellery your partner usually wears so as to ensure that the ring matches.
Finally, you may want to consider having the inside of the band engraved. This is something that is popular for wedding rings and – provided the setting allows – it is also a beautiful thought for an engagement ring.