The long-standing tradition for engagements is that the ring will be a clear-cut diamond. It’s generally known to be the standard for everything romantic and, of course, it’s said to be a girl’s best friend.
Modern-day couples, however, are becoming more open and creative when it comes to their engagement rings. In fact, some ladies actively participate in the choosing of their engagement ring; the challenge to the man would then be how to present it and when.
An alternative options nowadays is the emerald. This is despite the previous perception that it’s not ideal for the occasion because it’s not as durable a gemstone as the diamond. Then again, it’s not as delicate as others would make it out to be.