When it comes to engagement rings
, we’re guilty of being drawn to anything that is shiny, sparkly, and quirky. But, we know that there are so many other aspects to consider in the ring-selecting process than, you know, opting for whatever happens to catch our eye. We want our engagement ring to truly last and hold up to everyday wear, no matter how much we end up torturing it with our busy lifestyles.
So, we enlisted the advice from three engagement ring experts — jewelry designers Anna Sheffield
, Caitlin Mociun
, and Catbird
’s Sara Cochran — about what we really need to look for when shopping for the ring we plan to wear forever. Consider this your handy guide on the best metal, gemstone, and setting options that are guaranteed to endure. Now, let’s put a ring on it, shall we?