Rings, especially engagement rings, are very symbolic items to give someone you care deeply for. The circular design of a ring can represent the never-ending bond between the giver and the receiver. This is why engagement rings are the standard when a man wishes to propose to a woman. This is part of the reason why when a man gives a woman a ring – notice it is not a necklace or earrings, but a ring – her mind automatically goes to the idea that he wants her hand in marriage. While most people go with the standard clear diamond, you might consider giving her a colored gemstone ring instead.
Gemstone rings are a great way to make the gift and the moment that much more memorable; very few people actually choose a gemstone engagement ring when they mean to propose to a longtime love. With a colored gemstone you can match it to her favorite color or her birth month; you can even match it to the month you proposed to her or when you intend to have the ceremony! This is the kind of outside-the-box thinking that will make your marriage proposal that much more special and one she will share with all her friends and family.