If you are thinking about your dream ring or picking out that dream engagement ring for your loved one, you might both be undecided on your favorite or perhaps be happy with anything. If you already know what you love, you might even find a “new favorite”.
Either way, our Top 9 Summer 2020 Engagement Rings will definitely point you in the right direction.
All of our choices are elegant, sophisticated and timeless. Each of them have an elevated style that makes them just more unique than your standard solitaire, halo or 3 stone ring.
We hope you LOVE them all as much as we do! Click on each picture for more info and where to buy them.
Oh and if you want to hear our ridiculously crazy engagement story, scroll down! It’ll be one that will make you smile and maybe even give you some ideas.
Please enjoy and keep on shining bright!
Our CRAZY Engagement Story
As a guy, getting ready to pop the question is a nerve wracking experience, believe me! Your guy might play it cool but inside he’s probably a nervous wreck.
When I proposed to Sam, I set the mood on a patio covered in candles and rose petals overlooking the ocean. I booked the presidential suite of a gorgeous boutique hotel and set up a nice dinner for us in the evening. Needless to say, I wanted to make it special and went “all out” to make what would be one of the most memorable nights of our lives.
While we were at dinner, the hotel decorated our massive patio (I forgot to mention, with it’s own hot tub, always a nice touch!) so when we returned, boom! The mood would be set and there would be no turning back!
I decided that I would speak from my heart and knew basically what I was going to say when the time came to propose. I had even rehearsed a few options, out loud, looking in the mirror. They all sounded great to me, so I was confident going in.
Although I knew I was probably going to get a yes, I did not take into account the emotional toll that would be completely overcoming.
As soon as we got back to the room, I went to the patio door and peeked out through the curtains to make sure it was decorated properly. It was perfect! So perfect that, rather than exhaling knowing everything was going to be amazing, I started to cry.
This was a tad more than just a misty eye or being able to say “oh I got something in my eye” or must be my allergies” or “I sneezed, didn’t you hear me?, you never listen to me”!
I was far past that.
I went to get Sam, who I told to make us a couple of drinks, and bring him out to the patio. I grabbed his hand, he looked at me with this “what the hell are you crying about” look on his face, so got him out to the patio as quick as I could so he would stop asking questions.
“What’s going on” and “Why are you pulling on my arm so hard?” You know, just those comments you don’t have time to hear.
To shut him up, I yanked him over to the patio, opened the curtains, opened the sliding door and just like that, it felt like a fairy tale. If Disney is reading this and needs a Prince meets Prince story, look no further.
As you can imagine, my “speak from the heart plan” went out the window. I honestly can’t remember what I said. It was more just the sound of wiping tears, sniffling with possible drool, followed by a weird squeaky sound that I’m sure the seals and dolphins swimming in the ocean below understood just fine!
What I do remember vividly is getting down on one knee, asking Sam to marry me, opening the ring box and getting that big YES!
After that YES, I got a proposal!?? What?
He said “Wait Right Here!”. He went back into the room and pulled out a ring that he had already bought for me! So crazy! He had planned a proposal for the night before at an outdoor music festival. When the time came he said that it didn’t feel like the right moment so decided to keep the ring on hand for when that perfect opportunity presented itself.
It was the next day!
Would a patio covered in rose petals and candles at sunset be perfect enough? Haha! He totally used my setting but it could not have been more perfect.
He was more prepared than I was and had written such a beautiful proposal. He joined in with my crying but managed to get it all out and I of course gave him a big YES in return.
Very cool that we each bought rings for each other with matching ones for ourselves and proposed on the same day! You can only plan so much until the universe takes over sometimes.
Even with what Sam had written down, neither of us really remember exactly what was said from either of us, but what really stood out for both of us, was that moment.
Getting down on one knee, opening the ring box and asking the love of your life to marry you is incredible.
From the other side, seeing the ring box open and being asked the same question is also quite incredible. So weird thinking we both got to experience both!
It was an unforgettable feeling regardless of the setting. It was also eye opening how nervous you get when you propose and how gitty you feel when you get proposed to.
It’s a moment we all want and when it happens, you can only be somewhat prepared at best.
Obviously most men’s wedding bands are a fraction of what her diamond engagement ring will cost so there is a lot of importance on a purchase like this. In her eyes, it should be perfect.
There has most likely been a mention here and there as to what style she likes and probably brought it up in conversation multiple times as to the shape of a diamond she prefers. She has most likely been thinking about this ring years before he was even in the picture!
If you are a groom to be or bride to be, proposing to your bride to be or groom to be, take note of these hints! If you end up sobbing like me, a drop dead gorgeous ring will steal the show. At least get that part right. Haha!
Stay tuned for our favorite men's wedding bands!
Keep on shining bright!