My fiancee promised me to take for shopping of our engagement ring. Undoubtedly I am going to select both of our rings. But I am little confused about what to choose between platinum and diamond. Or a gold ring with diamond on it. Which would be a better option?
I'm confused. Traditionally (in the US), an engagement ring is worn only by the woman. Wedding rings are worn by husband and wife.
My personal philosophy is, "There's no such thing as too much bling."
I would definitely go for a diamond engagement ring. When shopping for a diamond, remember the three C's: cut, color, and clarity. A good, well-cut stone can stand alone with very little extra in a setting.
For settings, the metal you use in the engagement ring should be the same as the metal in the wedding band. Choose what you like. I"m a platinum fan, myself, but many people prefer yellow gold. Platinum looks like white gold but is much heavier--and more expensive.
The woman's wedding band does not have to match the man's wedding band.
Aside from stones and metal, I think you should each get what you like; you're going to be wearing these rings for a long time.