Western Engagement Ring Styles For The Urban Cowboy In You

Western Engagement RingsIf you dream of riding off into the sunset and living happily ever after with your spouse, Western engagement ring styles are sure to appeal to you.

Now more than ever, the image of a hard-working cowboy riding atop his trusted steed while herding cattle stands alone in a world of cookie-cutter office workers and executive suits.

Charming Brute?

Why we associate the hardscrabble and sparse existence of the Old West cowboy with a dreamy image of true romance continues to puzzle me. It must be Hollywood, again shaping our stereotypes and role models.

Actors who have graced the screen in westerns, from Clint Eastwood to Javier Bardem, continue to portray the cowboy as a ruggedly handsome man’s man with just enough of a soft spot to win us over.

You don’t have to love Country music and rodeos to appreciate modern Western engagement ring styles, but it sure helps.

Close Only Counts In Horseshoes – And Romance

The most popular western engagement ring styles feature horseshoes, and I’m certain you’ve all seen these classic diamond-studded “U” shape rings favored by ranchers, gamblers and urban cowgirls.

Why the horseshoe shape is considered lucky? Well for one thing, horseshoes were made by blacksmiths, who were very powerful and magical figures in their day. A blacksmith had the power to officiate at marriages, and couples wed by one were considered lucky and blessed.

If you think western engagement rings with horseshoe designs are reserved for old geezers and trailer park hoe-downs, you’re wrong.

Large jewel-encrusted horseshoe rings have been worn by actor Larry Hagman, gangster Al Capone and Las Vegas bigwig Steve Wynn.

For a one-of-a-kind look in engagement ring styles, consider using the latest trend in the genre, yellow diamonds. Can you see why a stunning gold ring topped with a horseshoe of yellow diamonds begs a second look?

Always Look For A Brand Name

Here’s an exciting new twist on western-themed engagement ring styles: use one of the most recognizable symbols – the cattle brand – to your advantage. A western brand with your betrothed initials is not only a bold design statement, but is also a breath of fresh air in a world full of cushion-cut and emerald-cut gemstones. You’ll want to go all out and have an experienced diamond jeweler inset the gems on the brand in pave clusters.

We Won’t Steer You Wrong

If you want to stick to more traditional western engagement rings, choose the classic cowboy motifs like horses, lassos or spurs.

I Saved The Best News For Last, Partner!

western engagement ring styles coupleA hallmark of the western-style engagement ring is color. It’s okay to use colored gems, and to substitute semi-precious stones for the more expensive ones.  You can put together a colorful custom-designed western ring, and you won’t have to sell the farm to do it.

Finally, if you’re still not convinced of the romantic appeal of the Old West ranchlands, imagine this: A damsel in distress is left at the altar, sobbing and humiliated. Suddenly, the door opens, light shines in and we see an impressive figure approaching on a white horse. It’s a chivalrous cowboy in a white hat that’s come to the rescue.

He tips his hat, dismounts his horse and proposes to the betrayed woman on one knee. Now, when opens the little ring box and shows her the goods, what kind of engagement ring styles were you picturing… Art Deco?

 

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