What Your Engagement Ring Says About You

Whether you chose your own engagement ring or your man picked it out, the ring on your finger tells a story. A story about you.

You love your ring and love to show it off to everyone any chance you get. But what do they think when they see your ring? The type of engagement ring you wear actually says a lot about your personality and style.

Wonder what yours says about you? Here are seven types of engagement rings and what they mean for the women who wear them:

Round

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This type of engagement ring is as classic as they come. You love tradition and want to incorporate as much of it into your wedding as possible. You have an elegant and sophisticated style and love to keep things simple.

Princess

Women who wear princess cut engagement rings are a little bit more alternative. You want a modern wedding with fun twists that will make it your own. You’re a bit edgy and don’t like to conform to stereotypes.

Emerald

Emerald engagement rings are all about simplicity. You love retro styles and want your wedding to have simple, but elegant details. You’re a minimalist and would rather have a small intimate affair than a big bash.

Cushion

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Like round cut, cushion cut engagement rings are traditional, but bring their own spin to it. You’ll likely go for a trendy twist, like wearing colorful shoes, while keeping with your favorite tried and true wedding traditions. You’re a true romantic who loves a bit of glam.

Marquise

You love showing off this rock and being the center of attention. You have a flair for drama and love glitz and glamour. You’re sure to pull out all the stops for your wedding – just be careful you don’t let all that attention turn you into Bridezilla!

Colored

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Colored engagement rings make a statement. You’re unique and march to the beat of your own drum. Your wedding will likely be quirky and fun. You love to do your own thing and stand out from the crowd.

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8 Tell-Tale Signs He’s Going to Propose

If you’ve been dating your significant other for awhile, you may be wondering, when is he going to pop the question?

You’ve probably discussed the idea of marriage, and you may even know a proposal is in the near future. There are several giveaways that your guy is getting close to getting down on one knee.

Don’t get caught unaware! Look for these signs to tell if your partner is about to propose:

1. He’s started saving money

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Is he being extra frugal lately? If he’s suggested cutting back on nights out at a restaurant and cooking more, or has decided to delay purchasing that big-screen TV, he may be gearing up for a major purchase. Could it be an engagement ring?

2. He’s talking more about the future

Your guy doesn’t want to pop the question only to be rejected. He’s probably going to scope things out with you first. If you haven’t talked much about the future before, and he brings up the possibility of getting married, he’s probably thinking about proposing to you soon.

3. He’s taken an interest in your jewelry

Have you caught him staring at the rings on your fingers? Has he asked about the styles you like or what kind of diamond you’d prefer? He’s probably trying to get some insight into what engagement ring to buy you. Keep an eye on your jewelry box too. If things look askew or one of your rings goes missing for awhile, he may be trying to size you up.

4. He’s banished you from areas of the house

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Have you attempted to enter one of the rooms in his house only to be told that room is off-limits? Especially if it’s a room you’ve been in before, he may be trying to hide your engagement ring. Play along and let him keep things a surprise. Don’t snoop!

5. He’s protective of his cell phone and suitcase

Headed on a trip? Take note of how your partner treats his backpack, bag or suitcase. If he’s keeping it close or refusing to check his bag, there may be a special item inside. The same goes for his cell phone. If you’ve tried to use his phone and he’s grabbed it out of your hand, chances are he’s hiding something. It may be pictures of your ring or conversations with your family members!

6. He takes the reigns on plans

Whether it’s a normal Saturday night or a special occasion, if your man decides he wants to make all the plans and surprise you, it may be time for the proposal. He will probably want things a certain way and won’t let you in on where you’re going or what you’re doing until you’re already there.

7. He tells you to get your nails done

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Has he taken extra care with his appearance or instructed you to take care with yours? Before the special day, your partner may suggest you wear a special outfit or get your nails done – a key giveaway, since a lot of people will be looking at your left hand soon!

8. He’s nervous and on edge

If it looks like he’s sweating and jumpy, he may be nervous about getting down on one knee. Get ready – he may be about to pop the question! Look out for those four little words: Will you marry me? And don’t forget to say yes!

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8 Things That Happen When You Get Engaged

There are a few things you can expect to happen once you get engaged. Family and friends will ask you if you’ve picked a date – even if you’ve only been engaged for a couple hours. Your left hand will get a lot of love, so make sure you’re properly manicured. And you’re probably going to surprise some people, so expect a wide range of reactions.

There are eight things you can expect to do as soon as you get engaged:

1. You might cry.

In fact, you’ll definitely cry. Whether it’s in the moment after he proposes or when you tell your parents, there’s going to be a moment, or many moments, where the tears flow freely. So be ready with some tissues on hand.

2. You’ll want to tell the world.

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But don’t shout it from the rooftops right away. Take time to enjoy the moment and make sure you tell important family members and friends in person before posting anything on social media.

3. You won’t be able to stop staring at your ring.

You probably shouldn’t be driving, operating heavy machinery or anything else that requires your eyesight. Your eyes will be glued to the ring finger of your left hand for weeks.

4. You’ll worry about damaging your ring.

You’ll bump your ring on the table or snag it on the hem of your shirt and you’ll have a flash of panic. It may be a precious stone, but diamonds are a pretty hard substance. Don’t worry too much – your ring can take what you throw at it.

5. You’ll worry you lost your ring.

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Every now and then, you’ll forget you’re wearing your ring. Your hand will feel empty and you’ll have another flash of panic. Stay calm. Your ring is most definitely still there. But make sure you check with a quick glance, just in case.

6. You’ll show your ring to everyone.

Your friends. Your family. Co-workers. The grocery store clerk. The mechanic working on your car. It doesn’t matter who. You’re going to tell them you’re engaged and you’re to show off your ring to them all.

7. You may neglect your fiancé.

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The attention will be all on you and that sparkly thing on your finger, but try not to forget about the man who gave it to you. He may not be as excited about the ring as you, but he should be just as excited about getting married to you.

8. You won’t be able to stop smiling.

You’re going to have a lot of feelings. You’re going to be excited. You’re going to be overwhelmed. But most of all, you’re going to be happy. After all, you’re getting married! So, enjoy yourself! This is your moment.

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