Fortunately, this is much easier than picking out a diamond. Just go with what you think is pretty and what you think she'd like. This is when having one of her friends with you could be particularly handy; she might know your future fiance's ring style. Some options for the setting include having the diamond jut out or ride low. If it juts out, it might snag on her cashmere sweater, but if it rides low, it's not as showy (and, therefore, what's the point?). Well, we said it before and we'll say it again: go with what you like. Other styles include the cluster, prong-solitaire, bar, gypsy, and channel settings. As for the band, usually it's gold, white gold, or platinum. It's a good idea to see what kind of jewelry she already has so that you can be sure it matches, but if you're completely clueless, silver is a safe bet.

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