When you’re ready to give your special lady an engagement ring, and she lives an active lifestyle, it's important to choose a diamond ring that’s practical while also stunning.
Who is an active woman? One who enjoys being in motion – gardening, skiing, fishing, cycling, snowboarding, swimming, rock climbing, lifting weights, hunting, skiing, playing racquet sports, surfing, being part of a sports team, and so on.
Regardless of the type of exercise or activity she enjoys, you want to give her a ring she can wear all the time.
Give her an engagement ring that’s beautiful, strong, and durable
When selecting an engagement ring for an active woman, you'll want a durable band that can withstand the wear and tear of daily life, and a strong setting to hold the large sparkling diamond in place.
You don't want your fiancée to spend any time worrying about the diamond falling out of its setting and getting lost forever or having to always adjust the ring to keep the stone facing up on her finger.
If you give her a ring she needs to remove often, there’s a large chance of the ring being lost or kept in a jewelry box more often than its worn. You could also purchase two rings, one for special occasions, and one she can wear every day, but let’s help you avoid those scenarios and pick one ring that she can wear all the time.
Select the best metal for an active lifestyle
An engagement ring that holds up to an active lifestyle starts with the durability of the ring’s metal
Solid materials such as tungsten, titanium, stainless steel are much stronger than gold and will hold up better over time. They can stand up to wear and tear for an adventurous and active lifestyle.
Platinum is a stronger metal than gold and white gold, but it scratches easily. Most people who wear platinum don’t mind how the look of platinum changes as it is worn, and scratches can be polished out.
Best diamond shape for durability
An active woman will want an engagement ring that won’t get caught on equipment or snagged on something that might cause damage or injury.
Smooth-shaped diamonds, such as round and oval, have a lower chance of catching on something than shaped stones with points, such as pear, marquise, and heart-shaped.Don’t rule a pointed stone out of consideration, though. It’s possible to reduce the chance of having a stone catch on something if it is in a durable setting.
Most durable gemstone settings
The two most durable gemstone settings to consider are prong and bezel.
Prongs are claws made of the ring’s metal that curl over the sides of the gemstone to hold it in place. A 6-prong setting is more reliable than 4-prong, since if one of six claws weakens or breaks, the stone won’t immediately fall out, whereas if one of four prongs breaks, the chance of losing the diamond is quite high.
A prong setting has the stone raised up, allowing light to pass through the diamond at every angle. Prong settings are excellent for supporting larger stones, such as a sparkling 2-karat or larger stone, in an engagement ring.
With a bezel setting, the diamond is held in place by metal all the way around the gemstone’s rim, keeping it snug and firm against the band. The diamond is set lower on a bezel-set band than a prong-held stone, so it is extremely secure.
Having a bezel-set diamond does not diminish the sparkliness of the stone – diamonds sparkle from light through the top of the stone.
Choosing a sturdy engagement ring is a good idea
A durable, strong engagement ring that resists scratches, dents, and damage will stand up to a woman’s active lifestyle and look just as beautiful at the end of every day as the day you place it on her finger.
If it’s possible, bring your soon-to-be fiancée in for some ring shopping. She doesn’t have to know it’s for an engagement ring. Use the trip to find out the type of metal she likes the most, the width that fits best on her finger, and even have her give you ideas about the type of setting she’s most attracted to. Getting her insight is a fantastic way to help you start your selection process.
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