If you are choosing diamond engagement rings for yourself or for your partner, there are many things you will need to consider.

Such items are a symbol of love and commitment and are meant to be worn with pride and feeling.

As such, you will no doubt want to avoid tacky, cheap and unattractive offerings.

After all, the objects will be worn for a long time and so they need to look as good as they possibly can.

There are many options when you are making your choice and you can go for custom engagement rings, multi-stone diamond rings and a variety of other things.

One of the first decisions you will have to make is what type of metal you would like to have your stone mounted in.

The most popular choices for this are precious metals such as gold and platinum, although these are not the only possibilities.

Once you have made up your mind about this, you will need to opt for the type, size and number of stones you would like to be set into the band.

At present, it is fashionable to have a single diamond design. This can look elegant and classy and is big hit among brides-to-be.

However, there is no rule stating you have to follow the trend.

Instead, you could go for ideas that have been popular before, such as having diamond cluster rings or pieces that have three such gems set in them.

Indeed, why not try a coloured stone? This has been fashionable in previous times too.