Couples Embrace New Engagement Trends
February 18th, 2015 by Noam Flint
Engagements are built on tradition, but that hasn’t stopped some couples from looking for new trends that can make their betrothal even more special.
At times this means starting out on a new path and doing something daring, and for a few couples it can start with something as simple as splitting the cost of an engagement ring. While the man typically assumes these expenses, some would-be brides are eager to pitch in and voice their opinion when it comes to wedding jewelry – and more particularly the diamond engagement ring.
About the trend
At the heart of the trend is the desire to share the joy – and financial responsibility – of choosing a ring. Because so many pairs will soon be shouldering the cost of living together, they want to start early and give both sides a say in the type of engagement ring.
Today, because both the man and woman earn money and contribute to the financials and decision-making, it’s not surprising that both of them are involved in all aspects [of choosing and paying for the ring],”
Samantha Daniels, a professional matchmaker, told Today.com:
I think it makes for a better connection between the two people.”
Although some believe that the ring should be a surprise, many modern women are seizing the chance to become more involved in the process – and select the perfect ring.
Upgrade the diamond
Pink Brown Diamond Engagement Ring
There are several advantages that go along with splitting the cost of an engagement ring, and one of the biggest is that it allows a couple to invest in a more impressive diamond.
For many, this could even mean getting a colored diamond engagement ring that stands out from the crowd. These gems are one-of-a-kind and more valuable than traditional white diamonds, but the investment becomes much more palatable for those who are sharing the cost.
Even those couples who don’t want to split the cost of the ring can look for ways to imprint both of their styles on the piece. A man may be hesitant about breaking from tradition and investing in a pink diamond engagement ring, but if he has the approval of his bride-to-be, they can take the leap and get one of these unique items to seal their love.
How a betrothal occurs and the ring is purchased will depend completely on the couple. What is right for some may not work for others, but one thing is for sure: an engagement ring is very important, and finding just the right piece can make the milestone even more special.