Buying a one-of-a-kind engagement ring can seem overwhelming, but trust us, it’s not rocket science! To help you begin your search, we’ve put together a few easy steps to help you find the ideal engagement ring for the love of your life – guaranteed to make her say ‘YES’!
1. Size matters!
The first thing to find out before going to buy rings is to know the size of your ring finger. The easiest way to do this is to trace the circumference of the inside and outside of the ring. If you can’t find an antique ring to refer to, don’t worry. After all, what are friends for? You can have your loved one try on one of your married friends’ rings to get a better idea of the size. And if you are planning a surprise engagement, you can ask your friends and family to help you. As you do so, pick out a few clues as to what your idea of the ideal ring is.
2. Discover the way
The next important thing is to find out which diamond shape your partner loves the most. The shape of the diamond is important as it indicates the actual geometry of the stone, as opposed to the cut, which relates to the angles of the stone’s facets. There are quite a few stone shapes to choose from. The most popular are round, marquise, princess, cushion, emerald, square, heart, pear, and oval when it comes to engagement rings for women.
3. Know your style
We cannot say this enough! Make sure the ring you choose for your beloved complements her style. Try not to make a rough estimate, as you risk disappointing her. You can get advice from your wardrobe, your existing jewelry, friends, and family to see if you prefer a classic, edgy, or minimalist design.
4. Learn the 4 Cs: Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat
Diamonds are graded according to the globally accepted standard for describing diamonds, which is also known as the 4 C. The 4 C’s stand for color, cut, clarity, and carat.
When it comes to diamonds, it is best to look for one with a grade ‘D’ that is colorless. The perfect diamond is believed to be one that is absolutely transparent and without hue. The cut of the diamond is the second aspect to check when determining its beauty. It refers to the finish, symmetry, polish and proportions of the diamond. In fact, it is the cut of the diamond that creates that sparkle that ladies cannot resist.
The third aspect is clarity, which is extremely crucial as it defines the flaws of the diamond. It is determined by the size, nature, number and location of internal inclusions and external imperfections. In plain English, this means that the clarity and purity of the diamond can be discovered at 10X magnification. The last one is the carat, which has to do with the weight of the diamond. It simply means that the larger the diamond, the higher its carat. Due to the rarity of large diamonds, they are more precious and expensive.
When you’re looking for your perfect ring, you need to set your priorities right. If you’re on an extravagant budget for the ring, you can comfortably choose karat over cut, clarity, and color.
5. Choose your environment wisely
A metal frame on which the stone is mounted can set the tone of the ring. It’s about getting the shape and setting right. At this point, make sure your choice represents the user and reflects her personal style.
6. Choice of metallic materials
When it comes to the band, there are a variety of metals to choose from. The choice of metal has an impact on the ring. The most popular are gold, platinum, and white gold for women’s engagement rings. Gold comes in various colors like white, pink, yellow, and green. Extremely durable and pure, platinum is an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin.
7. How much to spend?
If this is a question that keeps coming up, it is important that it be resolved early on. This is also true, since you are the only one who can really answer and decide on your budget.
Pick a budget that makes the most sense for you. You should choose a ring that you can afford and are comfortable with. Look for credit options that allow you to make monthly payments based on what you can comfortably afford.
8. Look up the warranty and warranty details.
In the event the ring needs to be repaired or adjusted, you will need to know your warranty or warranty details. Be sure to keep important receipts, warranties, and other details safely.
9. Look for the Appraisal Certificate
A certificate of authenticity will confirm the value and attributes of the diamonds, and you will need it if you decide to insure your purchase.
10. Know the return policies
Find out if returns are welcome and if the jeweler you plan to buy the ring from is accommodating. If you have to return the ring for any reason, find out how to do it correctly to avoid emotional and financial problems later on. I hope these tips leave you well equipped for your life changing purchase and make it your best buy! Ultimately, it’s about loving and making the whole experience worth remembering. So don’t stress too much and remember to have fun with the process.