What's the Perfect Engagement Ring For You?

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Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

How traditional is your relationship?

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Do you live in a safe area?

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Do you often wear gloves that will have to get over your ring?

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Do you have to wash your hands a lot at work?

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Do you do manual labor?

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Do you work with children?

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Do you wear a lot of other jewelry?

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Do you mind ostentatious displays of wealth?

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Do you have an awful lot of money?

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Do you believe in symbolism?

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Do you like to plan ahead?

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Do you expect to give a ring as well as getting one?

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Is anyone in your life still single, really sad about it, and so important to you that you'd downsize your ring to avoid hurting their feelings?

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Do you like the idea of a first ring now then an upgrade on your 10th anniversary?

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Do you get your nails done often?

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Do you worry about conflict diamonds?

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What colors do you like to wear most?

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Do you wear a lot of easily snagged fabrics like chiffon or cashmere?

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Do you fiddle?

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Do you worry that you might lose your ring?

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Who are you trying to impress?

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Do you want people to be jealous?

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Do you take your ring off to shower, or do you need one so big it can't go down the drain if it tried?

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Do you anticipate forgetting that you are engaged at any point?

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Do you sort of think marriage is a bit silly?

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How long did you date before the proposal?

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How far in advance was the idea of an engagement discussed?

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How long an engagement would you like?

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Do you prefer a family ring?

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Do you anticipate leaving your ring to a child?

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About This Quiz

The engagement is the first and most exciting stage of getting married. This is the starter pistol, the beginning of the race. You're thinking about who you will tell first, if you'll post the photo on Instagram or Twitter first, and who you will invite to your wedding.

Engagements are the first example of a couple planning something that by definition, will have an impact on them for the rest of their days. Even if the wedding planning falls to one or the other half of the couple, or if a wedding planner is hired, engagements give the couple their first shot at working together on something that involves everyone they know, exhibiting their tastes, and even food choices.

Engagement rings are objects that mark this period, and remind us of it every time we see it. Engagement rings are also a sign of how things were going at the time of the engagement. If the couple wasn't particularly well off, the ring might be very minimalist, and if the couple had recently enjoyed a windfall, it might be huge and ornate.

At their hearts, engagement rings are an expression of an eternal feeling, and so expensive or not, their design must reflect something deeper about the couple. Take this quiz, and we'll tell you what design you should get!

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