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If you're soon-to-be-engaged and your partner welcomes your input, then you'll need to provide plenty of information as to the type of engagement ring you want.
It definitely doesn't pay to be coy about what you have in mind, especially when it comes to diamond shape/cut, metal type and color, and any special details (like side stones, filigree or engraving, or a matte finish). The best way to get your point across? Visual aids. To make it super easy to find and compile engagement rings you like, consider signing up with an engagement ring registry such as Reverie, a Pinterest-esque hub of more than 2,000 engagement ring photos. The beauty of the site is that its technology facilitates communicating your ring shopping preferences to your partner. You can create and share an inspiration board filled with photos that best capture your desired look, but the cool thing is that Reverie users can also prepare a complete engagement ring dossier that includes everything from your ring size, ideal setting style, stone type/shape, even the minimum carat weight.
What are the most popular engagement rings on the site? We put the question to Harrison Long, CEO of Reverie, and we're thrilled to share them with you in this post. These are the pics that pop up on Reverie users' inspiration boards the most—a great place to start when compiling one of your own.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
02 of 08
How Reverie Works
Sign up at ohreverie.com to create a profile. Then browse their Ring Feed in search of styles you like; clicking the heart icon adds the photo to your inspiration board. When you're ready to share your profile with someone, Reverie will email a link to the address you provided. You won't know if the recipient has viewed your profile but you won't be left wondering for long!Continue to 3 of 8 below.
03 of 08
Hot: Mixed Metals
"This year has been about breaking the rules, and one of the hottest styles to emerge is the mixed metal look," says Reverie CEO, Harrison Long. "In this example, the combination of rose gold and platinum perfectly complement each other. But be careful at work, this engagement ring might create a little friendly office #ringenvy."
Engagement ring by Diamond MansionContinue to 4 of 8 below.
04 of 08
Hot: Oval Center Stones
"One of the hottest trends in engagement rings is the surging popularity of oval diamond center stones. It’s a beautiful and unique shape—If you’re not familiar with this one, then you need to get all ‘oval’ it!"
Engagement ring by Trabert GoldsmithsContinue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Hot: Rose Gold
"Nothing quite says romance like a rose gold engagement ring. With its soft, pretty-in-pink hue, it’s hard not to fall in love with this choice of metal. If you're a hopeless romantic, this metal has your name all over it."
Engagement ring by Lauren PrioriContinue to 6 of 8 below.
06 of 08
Hot: Wedding Bands with Baguettes
"When it comes to wedding bands, we’re thrilled to see brides choosing baguette eternity bands. Timeless and exquisite."
Engagement ring and wedding band by Zizov DiamondsContinue to 7 of 8 below.
07 of 08
Hot: Geometric Wedding Bands
"Another popular style is the geometric wedding band. The clean and distinct lines of these designs complement just about any diamond shape. Many brides-to-be are opting for these types of wedding bands because they create the perfect balance between classic and contemporary."Continue to 8 of 8 below.
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Hot: Intricate Details
"Ornate engagement rings have been really popular this year. The intricacy of pierced openwork and other decorative elements make us, and our users, swoon. How can someone not think, 'So pretty!' when they see something like this?"
Engagement ring from Raymond Lee Jewelers