Are you thinking of proposing to the woman you love? Or perhaps you’ve already proposed and now you need to choose the perfect ring? When it comes to picking an engagement ring, you’ll be spoilt for choice, but you can’t go too far wrong if you choose a diamond engagement ring. Classic, timeless, and the traditional choice, diamond engagement rings remain the most popular and sought after choice.
But how do you choose the perfect ring? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing diamond engagement rings:
Focus on the 4 C’s
When it comes to choosing diamond engagement rings, the 4 C’s are the most important measures of quality. The four C’s are the colour, cut, clarity and carat weight of the ring. Diamonds with less colour are rarer, and therefore more sought after, whilst clarity refers to the lack of blemishes and imperfections in the ring. Finally, the carat weight relates to its size and weight. Most women believe that the carat weight of the ring is the most important factor, thinking that the bigger the ring the better it is. But you have to consider whether you would prefer a large stone which has a tint of colour or lacks clarity, or a smaller stone that is completely perfect.
Once you know which of the 4C’s is most important to you, you will be in a better position to start looking for the stones that best suit your needs.
Think About the Shape
Like so many other accessories, engagement rings come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and designs. When picking the right ring design, it’s important to think about your fiancées finger, her tastes, and her sense of style. Does she have small, delicate fingers? Then an oversized ring might not be the best choice. Does she favour minimalist jewellery or large, statement pieces? This should help you to choose a ring that will fit in with her existing jewellery style.
Pear cut diamonds are a great choice if you’re looking for something modern and unusual, whilst a round princess cut diamond is a popular and feminine choice. If you want one stone to be the focus of the ring then a simple solitaire is the right diamond engagement ring for you (the bigger the better), whilst if you want to inject colour and detail into your choice, look for a ring with additional stones on the shoulders.
Knowing what style and shape you’re looking for will make it much easier to narrow down your options when you start ring shopping.
Focus on the Bride
Finally, remember to choose a ring that suits her style, not yours. Focus on the bride-to-be and imagine how she will react when she sees the ring that you have chosen. If you think her face will beam with delight then you’ve made the right choice. If you’re not sure then just keep looking: this is no time to settle for second best.
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