How to choose the Perfect Engagement Ring

Choosing the perfect engagement ring for your partner is a significant and important gesture. It is an essential phase of your relationship. Proposing can be difficult and it may be intimidating to know which diamond she will like. Relax; we are here to help you. With the information provided below, you can shop online for engagement rings with confidence.

What is its measurement?

In this case, you’ll have to do a little detective work to find out your partner’s ring size. Here are some useful tips:

  • Ask one of his friends and swear him to secrecy.
  • Borrow one of his rings and trace the inside on a piece of paper: take it to a jeweler to measure it or download our online Printable Ring Sizer Click Here to measure it at home.
  • Go shopping for rings with your partner, but tell them you’re looking for a gift for your mother or sister. Encourage her to try on a ring and pay attention to the size.
  • If you have to guess, remember that it’s easier to reduce a ring size than to increase it, so choose a size larger than you really think it is.
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Choose your budget

Contrary to popular belief, an engagement ring doesn’t have to cost two months’ salary. You can significantly reduce the cost of a diamond by making some careful considerations. After all, weddings can be expensive, and you want to start your new life with your bride without a mountain of debt. You will be in the best position if you can save money before proposing. You have two options for purchasing your ring: cash or credit card financing. Please note that interest will accumulate. To save even more, buy engagement rings online. Even if you can’t physically see the ring, you need to know what to look for to be successful. Luckily, you can read on to find out everything you need to know about buying a diamond ring online. You can save a lot of money by purchasing jewelry from a jeweler who works directly with the source of their diamonds.

We provide handmade engagement rings and diamond rings that cost 30% to 40% less than comparable items in retail stores. Choose a diamond cut with a larger surface area (sometimes called a stone table) if you’ve heard your fiancee admire large gemstones in the past. Just make sure you don’t mind a little sparkle. We encourage our customers to consider cut as the first item on their list of considerations because, for most people, shine is the most significant component when choosing the ideal diamond online.

You can also reduce the carat weight to purchase high-quality engagement rings at affordable prices. Consider stones that are just below the ideal weight (for example, 1.8 carats instead of a round 2). Finally, if you want to save money, you can often compromise on the clarity of the stone.

Budget and 4Cs

Before purchasing a diamond, especially for your engagement ring, it is important to have knowledge of the GIA certified system known as 4Cs. The main goal of gaining this knowledge should be to determine the appropriate engagement ring style for your future fiancée. Additionally, understanding the 4Cs can lead to savings.

Cut

The brilliance of a diamond is determined by its cut. Our expert advice is to opt for a cut rated Good or better. We believe this is the most important factor to consider when selecting the right diamond. Nothing beats the light dancing on a perfectly cut diamond. If you have the means, splurge a little here.

Carat

It is up to you and how well you know your fiancée to determine where carat weight falls on the scale of requirements when selecting the right diamond online. Do you already have a favorite ring? Is it a flashy piece of jewelry or a high-quality stone with a beautiful cut? This is another great opportunity to ask for help from your bride-to-be’s friends.

Unless your partner has a strong preference for carat weight, you’ll want to save as much as possible. What you sacrifice in carat weight can be made up for in appearance by the cut of a stone. The appropriate cut will accentuate the size of the stone and make it appear larger. When comparing the prices of 2.5 carat diamonds to 3.0 carat diamonds, you can achieve savings of more than 20% by opting for a slightly smaller size.

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Color

When it comes to diamonds, the color is a little strange. You want a diamond that is either very colorful or completely transparent. Both are valuable, but the real diamond is flawless and crystal clear. Completely colorless diamonds are graded D. Z is the lowest grading for diamond color. To get the best value for your money, we recommend purchasing diamonds graded J or higher.

Purity

The level of imperfection or blemish in a diamond is called clarity. The diamond clarity scale is detailed below, but we recommend looking for diamonds with a clarity rating of Sl2 or higher to maximize your value and its reaction. Most small imperfections in diamonds can only be seen with a professional magnifying device. Clarity scale, from least to best are I3-I2, I1, SI2, SI1, VS2, VS1, VVS2, VVS1, IF and FL.

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Choose the Right Ring Metal and Style

Once you’ve found the perfect diamond, you need to consider the band and setting. Start by determining which style of ring and metal is best for your fiancée. The easiest way to do this is to look at the jewelry she already wears. When it comes to styles, most women follow personal trends. We gain a better understanding of the composition and quality of some popular ring styles.

Rose Gold engagement rings

Rose Gold Engagement Rings are a popular type of engagement ring made from an alloy of gold mixed with copper, resulting in a warm rosy hue. These rings are available in various styles and can be set with different diamonds to create a unique and personalized look. Rose gold engagement rings have a distinctive and beautiful appearance that differentiates them from traditional yellow or white gold rings.

Halo Engagement Rings

Halo Engagement Rings also feature a highlighted center stone surrounded by an aurora of small diamonds. This increases the shine of the ring and gives the impression that it is larger in size. You can choose different shapes for the center stone based on your taste and that of your partner. Halo settings can be the same shape as the center stone or be different, such as a cushion-cut aurora surrounding a round diamond.

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

A Yellow Gold Engagement Ring is a type of engagement ring made of yellow gold, an alloy of gold mixed with copper and silver. It is the most traditional and classic choice for engagement rings and has been used for centuries. It is prized for its warm, rich color and durability, making it a popular choice for engagement rings.

Solitaire

Solitaire Rings feature a single stone set in a simple prong setting. Typically, the frame has four or six prongs. They are extremely popular because they are elegant, simple and classic. Look for engagement rings with narrower bands or ring wraps that frame the center stone to make it appear larger.

White Gold Engagement Rings

White Gold Engagement Rings are a popular type of engagement ring made from a gold alloy mixed with one or more white metals, such as silver or palladium. This gives them a white or silvery appearance similar to platinum or silver. White gold engagement rings have become increasingly popular due to their timeless appeal and the fact that they are cheaper than platinum, whilst being strong and long-lasting.

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Popular Shapes of Diamonds

You’re almost at the end of this engagement ring buying guide, which means you’ve almost found the perfect ring. Let’s take a quick look at the perfect diamond shapes because you will need to choose one shape for at least the center stone of your ring.

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Round

The round cut diamond is the most popular, accounting for 75% of all diamond sales. Round cuts maximize light reflection and brilliance.

Oval

Oval diamonds have the same brilliance as round diamonds, but oval cut stones have a longer shape that gives the illusion of a larger size.

Emerald

Emerald-cut diamonds have a distinctive appearance. They have a large open table and stepped cuts, which give the stone a reflective quality similar to that of many mirrors. When purchasing emerald-cut diamonds, keep in mind that the shape may highlight inclusions or flaws in the stone. It is best to choose an emerald cut diamond with a clarity rating of VS or higher.

Radiant

Radiant-cut diamonds have beveled edges and finished corners, making them resistant to chipping and breaking. The diamond’s name is apt, being radiant and brilliant. Radiant cut diamonds have a high degree of brilliance, and inclusions in a low clarity diamond are difficult to detect. They are similar to the emerald and round brilliant cuts.

Pear

Another shape of modified brilliant cut diamond is the pear shape. It appears to be somewhere between a round shape and a marquise shape, but one end is pointed and conical. If the stone is of high quality, it should be symmetrical.

Cushion

Cushion cut stones, as the name suggests, are square with rounded corners. It is a classic style from almost 200 years ago. It once surpassed the round cut in popularity, making it an excellent choice for vintage engagement rings.

Marquise

This cut is shaped like a soccer ball. It is a modified brilliant cut, but the long, narrow shape makes the stone appear larger, similar to oval cuts. This diamond shape has one of the largest surface areas of any diamond shape. It’s a lovely shape that might even be less expensive.

Asscher

It is similar to the emerald cut, but is square in shape. Otherwise, this shape is similar to an emerald cut, like an apron cut with rectangular facets. This shape accentuates the clarity of the diamonds. As a result, it works best with lighter stones in higher color gradations.

Heart

Heart-shaped diamonds are a natural choice for an engagement ring because they are both symbols of love. Heart shapes are more striking with larger stones because the shape is more obvious. This shape also works well with diamonds with a high color gradation. Because this shape is less forgiving on edges than others, stones with a lower color gradation may stand out.

Princess

Princess cut diamonds are the most popular diamond cut in fancy shapes. They fit most ring styles. Because of their shape and how jewelers can maximize yield with little waste after cutting, this style of cut has a lower price per carat than round cut diamonds.

Personalized Engagement Rings

If your love for your partner has inspired you, why not design a Personalized Engagement Ring for them? Don’t worry that a custom creation costs more than a ring from our website. We will let you express your ideas and allow you to be involved in every step of the process, from planning and budgeting to design and delivery. Our goal is to design a stunning single ring that fits within your budget.

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