The actual idea of a "proposal season" is pretty antiquated. Anytime you want to pop the question is as good as any, especially if there's a more meaningful date for the couple involved. But we can't deny that there's something about the holiday season that taps into our inner romantic and ups the magic for an en- of-the-year engagement. Maybe it's the endless sob fest "He went to Jared" commercial spots, maybe it's that the holidays tend to be filled with "good cheer" and family gatherings, or maybe it's that couples tend to splurge on a whimsical end of the year trip. Whatever it is, there's a lot of reasons in the air for a holiday proposal.
Similar to the idea that the timing of your proposal should weigh upon your personal relationship, so should the ring. We're (finally) breaking away from the idea that a big, bold, and bright diamond is the only way to go. Engagement rings have never been more diverse than they are now. From black diamonds, to opals, to unique settings, to swapping out a large rock for a minimalist band, the engagement ring market is ripe with alternative options as individual as the ring wearers themselves.