I plan to propose to my ex-wife. I already know 100% know she wants me to and that she will say yes, though she is not expecting anything to happen anytime soon. It will be a surprise in that regard.
I am 56, she is 58. We first married in 1991. We've been divorced since Sept 2017 and have been dating again since Nov 2018.
She is naturally beautiful with olive skin (half Mexican/Irish), light brown hair and wears little to no makeup. Kind of a hippie chick, dresses casual 90% of the time (jeans, t-shirts, yoga gear) except on date nights.
She is active, slender, we hike and walk a lot, she swims regularly and teaches Yoga. Also likes to paint and knit. So I'd like her to have a ring that is "active friendly", if that is such a thing, as I know she'll want to leave it on as much as possible.
My own limited research says I should consider a platinum ring with a single bezel-set diamond. Platinum for its strength, and bezel-set for her active lifestyle to reduce instances of having to take it on and off.
Do you agree on the ring I described?
What else should I consider?
Is a Diamond still the standard, or should I consider something else?
Do I need a wedding ring also or can a great ring serve alone, as I've read some ladies now prefer?
I plan to spend about $10Kish. We won't have a big wedding, just some friends/family by a creek or somewhere outside in nature.
Thanks for any feedback.