If you plan to propose soon, you had better get started on researching engagement rings now. Buying engagement rings involves more than walking into a jewelry store and picking out a nice ring. A lot of thought must go into it if you desire to impress your significant other. You must evaluate her needs and her tastes carefully to pick a ring that symbolizes your love for her but that also looks lovely on her finger. If she has smaller hands, take note of that and focus your search on engagement rings that are smaller and more simplistic. If her hands are normally sized and she likes larger pieces, opt for something with more designs and a stronger diamond in it. Size is one of many factors to think of when researching rings, though. Also consider her tastes, current trends, what her friends are wearing and what the jeweler thinks.