Excited about buying an engagement ring soon? Needless to say that this is going to be quite a special purchase, now that you have found the love of your life the only thing missing is the best ring to sign the promise of engaging to each other. When you go to shop for an engagement ring, the last thing you want to do is to randomly go from store to store until you make your decision. Doing so could lead to stressful situations as a result of the long search. Fortunately, there are some key elements to keep in mind when it comes to buying this unique item for your future wife, and you are in luck as we have created a great guide to walk you through the important decision making process. Read on and prepare for a fun purchase.
Buying the setting and gemstones by separate
As surprising as this may sound, there are many stores that offer the possibility to purchase either your ring setting or a diamond separately. This gives you the nice option to further customize the ring if you need to, being able to buy your favorite gemstone at one store and get the metal setting from another provider of your choice. In former times, people used to buy the whole ring ready to take with you but in current times, it is pretty usuar for jewelry makers to sell these two items separately, so it will be easy to opt for this option.
The main elements of a ring
Before you go to the store, you can look at pictures at internet pictures and catalogs from different designers but there might come a moment when everything looks the same, especially if you haven’t a lot of experience with jewelry. In order to make your search easier, you should consider these properties that every ring has: cut, color, clarity and carat. By cut, you should look at the definition of the shape and how it reflects the light. In regards to color, just consider that there are different tones of gold such as white, yellow and rose. Clarity refers to the internal and external quality of the diamond, the clearer the higher quality it is -and thus, more expensive. Finally, the carat of a ring is how the weight is measured, an increase in the carat means that the diamond is bigger.
Take a look at the diamond cut
Although you will be checking all the qualities that we mentioned above when you buy your engagement ring, a determining factor on whether the ring has a better or worse quality is the cut of the diamond. The perfect cut will be good at reflecting the light, making it more attractive for your girl and those around her.
The perfect design
When your girl looks at the ring, she will mostly notice two main things: the shape on the gemstone and the design of the setting. So it might be a good idea getting to know which diamond shape your bride likes the most, and making your purchase accordingly.