Do you know one of the most popular sayings of the current world? There is a ring and a diamond for every budget. However, you cannot deny that if you have enough budget, you get plenty of choices of settings and the center stone. 

Moving further, a wonderful proposal has three essential elements, namely: true love, a question of immortality, and none other than a shining engagement ring. And finding that “flawless” ring is actually a tedious task. How can you put all your emotions and their depth in one ring? You have to do it perfectly, right? 

No wonder buying an engagement ring is a lot of fun, but it becomes challenging if you have not gone shopping for it before. So, are you all set for your big day? If yes, 

then here we have come up with vital tips to keep in mind while buying engagement ring for yourself or your beloved. Let’s get the ball rolling.

Knowledge is power

We don’t have enough knowledge to pick the best jewelry for ourselves. Every time we were stuck on questions like, “Should I try something contemporary or go for more traditional?” “Which is the best choice among rose gold, white gold, or platinum?” Amazed? Well, yes. Gold does exist in many hues. 

“Do you have your own personal style, like glamorous or laid back?” Enlist all your preferences and tell the same to the consultant or the jeweler. You will surely get the best piece. 

Consider the 4 C’s

After knowing your preferences, it is very important to consider the 4 C’s – Color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Gemological Institute of America defines the 4 C’s as the global standards to assess the quality of diamonds for easy comparison. Let’s take a look at what these 4 C’s mean – 

  • Color – The color of the diamond is graded on a D-to-Z scale, where D means completely colorless and Z means having a light yellow or brown color. 
  • Clarity – It refers to the absence of internal features, termed inclusions, and surface irregularities, termed blemishes. The clarity scale ranges from Flawless to included. 
  • Cut – How well the diamond’s cut interacts with the light determines its quality. The diamond’s proportion, symmetry, and polish determine its brilliance and scintillation. 
  • Carat weight – The carat weight is all about the size of the diamond. Usually, the more the carat weight, the more valuable the diamond. 

Find the answer to which C is most important to you and select the best engagement ring. 

Center stones and settings tones are sold separately

Setting style and the shape of the center stone impact the style of your engagement ring. Diamond center stone shape could be oval, emerald, round, etc. and every shape result in a different style. Now comes the setting, which will accentuate your ring more. It could be classic, modern, or vintage-inspired, to name a few. There are two purposes of settings – to hold the diamond and to protect it from damage. 2 well-recognized types of settings are – 

  • Prong – In this setting, four to six prongs held a diamond. Six prongs go well along with a round brilliant diamond, and four prongs work wonders to give a more square look to a round diamond. Multiple prong settings could be used for a number of ring styles like three-stone or solitaire. 
  • Bezel – It comes under one of the most protective styles. The diamonds that are more likely to chip, for instance, marquise cut diamonds and princess cut, work astonishingly well with bezel setting. 

Advance order

A jeweler always needs some time to prepare your desired ring unless it is a preset one. Moreover, some rings are only made if you order them, which could be time-consuming. So, if you are planning to propose to your better half, it’s time to get ready in advance and place the advance order. Experts advise placing the order 40-45 days in advance. And don’t forget to have a discussion with your jeweler to find out the exact time which is required for the ring to be completed. 

Style and trends

There are endless choices of styles out there in the market ranging from vintage to modern to bohemian to romantic. Know your preferences to have personalized touches and unique rings. 

  • Heart rings – Heart motif rings are not only popular in medieval times but are well-recognized even now as well. These rings symbolize love and will make the event more beautiful. 
  • Bohemian rings – Bohemian-style rings have various interesting gemstone shapes like geometric diamond cuts, black diamonds, and open shape rings. Some rings are edgy, while others bring on romantic vibes.  
  • Stacked rings – Some people love to wear their engagement rings along with the wedding ring. In such cases, it is important to match the silhouettes and see that the two rings fit together. Individuals like to stack multiple rings together nowadays to get a complementary look.

Side stones

Side stones are meant to make your engagement ring look bigger. Some trendy options are – adding a halo, including channel or bead set diamonds along the shank of the ring, or adding birthstones. Want to have diamond side stones? Pay attention to the 4C’s grades similar to the center stone. Your ring should have a similar color grade to have the matching stones. 

Be sure about the ring size

Style check, color check, what next? Measure the wearer’s size. What is the best way to get the size? Use a ring sizer that is made with a series of different sizes of plastic or metal rings you can try. The jeweler has the ring sizer to ease the task for you. If you want to give the surprise to your better half and unsure about the ring size, you can borrow you’re the ring of your fiance to get an idea of the same. Now, copy the inner circle of the ring on a piece of paper. The jeweler will give you the approximate idea of the ring size of your fiancé. Note that this method will only give you the approximation of the size because it varies from finger to finger. But you don’t have to worry because you can resize most rings up or down by a size or two.  

Consider your partner’s preferences

You are all set to buy the engagement ring for your partner. But have you talked about their jewelry preferences? If not, it is the right time to do so. Buying an expensive ring doesn’t always indicate that your partner will love it. Also, your partner might have their own preferences. And it is all the more important that you know what they have in their mind before making this crucial investment. 

To make a long story short.

A lot of hassle is involved in getting the perfect piece of jewelry, but it gives you an incredible opportunity to express your emotions to your “would-be” life partner. It shows your devotion towards them. The above-mentioned tips will make your engagement day one of the most prominent ones in your life, and you will definitely cherish it forever. So, what are you waiting for? Get the perfect piece, and let all the love be bestowed upon you for your upcoming life.