What is an engagement ring? Good question. I don’t know the answer to that because I personally don't believe there should there be a strict definition of what an engagement ring looks like. What we all believe an engagement ring to be is a symbol of love and commitment which is why we love not only the ring but the love and meaning behind why it was given. To me an engagement ring isn’t a declaration of wealth or status but purely a symbol to show someone how much you care. Whether you buy a simple and classic solitaire diamond or whether you choose the wackiest and most colourful of rings then that let that be what you want it to be, not what I or any other jeweller tell you an engagement ring is. My word of advice is think about the person you are buying it for and don't try too hard.