If you’re planning on proposing to your partner soon, there’s no doubt you want to present her with the perfect ring. You know, the ring she will post all over Instagram, look at far too often, and be proud to show off to her friends. At Perry’s Emporium, helping Wilmington-area couples find their perfect engagement rings is our specialty!
While the options for engagement rings (diamond shape, ring style, gemstone choice, and size just to name a few things to consider!) can be overwhelming, it is totally possible to find the perfect ring she will love— and keep it a total surprise.
The first step to the perfect engagement ring is to find one that exemplifies her unique personal style. In doing this, you ensure she ends up with a ring that will compliment her lifestyle and that she will naturally adore for a lifetime.
There are many ways to pick up on her style. Start paying more attention to the clothes she wears, the perfume she uses, the brands she loves, and her overall aesthetic to uncover her ideal jewelry style.
Soft and romantic, drawn towards all that is whimsical and nostalgic – perhaps she’s a bit more old fashioned. She’s likely an old soul who loves watching sunsets, reading novels, and collecting things from different eras. A glass of wine paired with a classic, black and white film is her idea of a romantic evening. If she’s dreaming of an intimate ceremony with close family gathered around in a charming garden with her favorite flower tucked behind her ear and violins playing in the background – she’s probably an old fashioned bride to be.
For an old fashioned gal, think delicate pieces with an old world feel. A touch of floral design mixed with a soft pastel hue or warm tones are likely to match her style preferences. Think feminine and romantic and vintage inspired.
A modern woman is trendy and isn’t afraid to stand out in the crowd. She enjoys spontaneous adventures and knows how to make any day memorable. She’s into big, bold fashions that breakaway from the norm. If she’s dreaming of a destination wedding, a quick flight to a fun place, the more unexpected the better – she’s probably a modern bride to be.
For a Modern bride to be, think interesting shapes, bold colors, and fun designs – jewelry that makes a statement. Geometric patterns, dual-tones, loud colors, and unique features. Consider fun rings that incorporate asymmetric features, vibrant hues, and unexpected details.
Fun, quirky, colorful… if her style is ever-changing, bold and bright, there’s a good chance she’s a creative. She is a unique gal who craves something out-of-the-box. She enjoys trying the latest restaurant and setting out for a drive without a map. Her perfect wedding includes a fun venue like a rooftop bar, a backyard, or the beach. While she thinks traditional engagement rings are pretty, her heart really craves special details that makes it all her own.
For the creative woman, look at colorful gemstones and less common shapes. Warm rose gold or a two-tone design would add an extra detail for the creative bride-to-be.
There are tons of new and emerging trends in the world of bridal jewelry, but you might find that you’ve fallen for a women who’s a bit more traditional. If you’re bride to be is a bit more classic, chances are she enjoys the simpler things in life. She’s chic, but not flashy, refined and elegant. She knows that simple does not have to be boring. If she’s dreaming of a white wedding, complete with family, friends, and all the tried and true traditions – she’s probably a classic bride to be.
When shopping for her engagement ring, think simple yet beautiful, more modest and understated designs. Focus on rings with classic solitaire settings or prominent round or square cut diamonds in the center of a simple silhouette cast in white or yellow gold.
Remember, no matter her personal style, we have the perfect ring for your bride to be. We invite you to explore our full collection of engagement rings at our Wilmington, NC, showroom, or find a selection online HERE.
“I have never had such a wonderful experience in a jewelry shop! This is a family owned and operated business and they provide excellent service as well as a wealth of information. I brought a treasured family ring to them for repair and they did a fabulous job in bringing my ring back to life for a very reasonable price. I have had dealings with others jewelers that have left me stunned, confused and unhappy and I regret I did not find Perry’s sooner. It is a 2 and a half hour drive for me to get there, but I will use them exclusively in the future. Warm, engaging and extremely professional staff. Beautiful shop and fabulous selection of new and estate pieces with an option to design your own piece. This place is a treasure.” — Beth B. on Yelp