Once you have decided to pop the question, the next order of business is to choose the engagement ring that will adorn the finger of your beloved. You may be scratching your head wondering which ring to choose when there are so many styles, colors, and shapes available. After all, this is a life changing event that you are embarking on and it is important to make your girlfriend feel very special.
When shopping for engagement rings, consider purchasing wedding rings as well. Many engagement rings will come as a pair with the wedding band. In some cases, the wedding band is soldered or can be soldered to the engagement ring. This is something to address with the jeweler.
Explore the different shapes of diamonds and pay close attention to each unique design. The shape of the diamond is extremely important, even before the four C’s, which are cut, color, clarity, and carats. Know which shapes your girlfriend admires the most. If you don’t know, ask subtly so you don’t suspect your plans.
The shapes of a diamond indicate the geometry of the stone. On the other hand, the cut relates to the angles that complement the stones in many facets. It is a good idea to look at a variety of diamonds from different stores to get a good idea of what is available. You are going to want a variety of options.
Wrap your waist around excellent quality surroundings. In other words, pay special attention to the frame in which the stone is mounted. This feature in itself can set the tone for the engagement ring. For example, a traditional round engagement ring diamond instantly receives a crisp, modern appeal when set in a bezel setting. In hindsight, if you prefer the traditional, go for a four-prong setup.
You may have already noticed that the current trend for couples is buying wedding rings and engagement rings together. However, if you are a slightly traditional man, you will most likely want to buy the ring yourself, present it to him when he asks the question, and be handsomely rewarded for the surprise on his face. If this is the case, you will have to do a little detective work.
You want to get her a ring that she will love, so use discreet shapes to determine your jewelry style. To start with, you can ask her best friends or family what they think she would like. If your future girlfriend has a sister, you may want to get her advice on the matter or even take her to the store with you.
After determining the style of the stone and setting, consider the type of metal the engagement ring should be. There are a host of options to choose from, such as platinum, which is hypoallergenic and a wonderful option for women who have skin allergies. Both gold and silver come in a variety of colors and shades.
Once you’ve decided on a ring, consider your budget. This is probably a step that should be considered before going to jewelers. You need to make sure that the ring you choose is within your budget. However, you should also make sure to spend a decent amount on the ring because in the jewelry industry you get what you pay for.
Lastly, make sure the jeweler you take your business to is reputable in the community. Ask your friends and family for opinions and visit social networking sites to read reviews. Buying an engagement ring is a great investment and you want to be sure that the store you work with is known for being honest and with integrity.