Create an Engagement Ring and We'll Set You Up With an Avenger
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz
Choosing an engagement ring is a pretty big step in anyone's life. It's symbolic of your desire to want to be with someone for as long as you both shall live. Accepting that ring and wearing it equally acknowledges the same thing. It's a way for anyone to tell at a glance that you have chosen to bond with another person. But more than that, the ring can say a lot about both of you as individuals, not just a couple. Your taste in jewelry is a very personal thing and can reflect several aspects and traits of your own personality. Do you prefer something bold and ostentatious, or more understated and subdued? Are you flashy and noticeable, or do you stay in the background and observe from afar? Rings are a lot like the people who wear them. In fact, rings can reflect the best qualities in ourselves (and, occasionally, the worst).
What you may not have considered is just how your taste in an engagement ring can reflect your taste in something like, say, the Avengers. Earth's mightiest heroes all reflect those same personality traits that we show in the simple act of designing and wearing a ring. Don't believe it? Take our quiz, design your ring, and we'll pair you up with an Avenger in no time!
First up: Choose a setting for your ring. What kind is the best one?
Is there a particular metal that you want to use?
Let's pick a diamond. How should it be cut?
Let's take a detour for a sec. Diamonds are the standard these days, but they weren't always. What other stone would you consider?
If you're sticking with diamonds, there are a lot of colors to choose from. What would be the most striking?
Just a clear, classic diamond
Does it matter if your diamond is flawless?
A few flaws never hurt anyone.
How many carats are we looking at, anyway?
I mean, the bigger the better, right?
If money were no object, what would you be willing to spend on a ring?
What's the most expensive ring I could get?
It's more about the design than the price.
Is there a difference between a natural diamond and a lab-created diamond in your mind?
Lab-created stuff can be pretty awesome.
It's about the individual stone, not how it was made.
Some people believe gemstones have powers. What about you?
Well, it's not very scientific.
How many stones in total do you want in that ring?
One big one offset by a few smaller ones
What would you think of a ring made with something exotic, like metal from a meteorite?
But wouldn't that mostly just be iron or nickel?
That would make it much more unique than a regular, boring ring.
Do you think an engagement ring can ever be too big?
It'd have to be something pretty dramatic.
Oh yeah, some are ridiculous.
The size should never be your chief concern.
Do you prefer a really thin band on a ring or something a little bulkier?
I like a ring with some weight.
It doesn't need to be too thick, but it shouldn't be so thin that you can bend it.
Thin and elegant is always nice.
Do you want any design elements that mimic other things?
I like the band and the setting to have a precise balance to them.
I like a techno sort of feel.
Just a classic ring is good.
I'd like the setting to have a natural, organic look.
What do you think makes for a better ring -- a brand new design or a family heirloom?
A custom, unique ring is the best idea.
Can't go wrong with brand new!
I like the idea of something from the family.
Something with history is better, but it doesn't have to be a family heirloom.
Where would your dream wedding take place?
A drive-thru chapel in Vegas
On the other side of the world
When's an acceptable time to take an engagement ring off?
Any time you're at risk of losing it
Things like washing dishes
Whenever you feel like it; it's your ring.
How many guests would be attending your wedding?
Just close friends and family
I guess it really only needs to be the two of us.
Lots of rings these days are made from unusual metals. Which one sounds best?
Is there a type of ring setting that you really don't like?
Celebrities go above and beyond with their engagement rings. Who had the best one recently?
How would you describe your overall style?
There are probably a million great ways to propose, but which of these seems best to you?
In front of a huge crowd at a concert or sporting event
On a vacation to someplace exciting
At the end of a romantic dinner
Are you posting pics of the ring to social media?
It'll be plastered on all my accounts.
I'm not really the kind of person who does that.
Do you plan on having any other jewelry that matches the ring?
That sounds like a good idea.
Maybe things that look nice with it, but nothing specific.
I feel like every piece should be unique.
Should you have bachelor and bachelorette parties before your wedding?
There's never a bad reason to party.
Do you want your wedding band and your engagement ring to have similar design elements?
It would be cool if they looked like two pieces of a whole.
That would look pretty cool, I think.
I think they should be very different from another.
Do you want a ring that's really durable, or one that's more delicate?
I like a rough-and-tumble piece of jewelry.
It should be able to handle regular wear and tear.
You don't want to be too rough with it.
Well, it's just jewelry, so it doesn't need to be hardcore.
How many other rings do you plan to wear?
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