Engagement Rings Guide
Congratulations! So, are you ready to ask her the most important question that will change her life forever? Are you anxious? Excited? Having a mix of subtle emotions? Well, that’s perfectly normal and we’re happy for you.
Being in a relationship has never been that easy. Ups and downs, fights and laughter, a total roller coaster ride. So making a step to propose to your partner, no matter how long you’ve been together, will always be the most important decision that you’ll ever make. As much as possible, we want to make it easy for you to choose the perfect engagement ring for her.
You’ve done a good job on finding the right person, now is the time for you to get some tips to make sure that you can give her a once in a lifetime best experience, a fairy tale ending, a simple yet very romantic moment that will make her say YES. This is your one big shot, be confident, let’s make it worth it.
Tip #1: Know her Engagement Ring Size
This will always be tricky if you’ll end up buying her a ring with you just guessing her size. Not a good move. Although there’s an option for resizing, it will always be better that it should be a perfect fit. So, here’s what you can do.
- You have been holding her hand all the time. Next time you’re going to hold her hands, make sure to pay attention to your intertwined fingers.
- Find a ring she wears, “steal it” from her jewelry box, It can be one of her day-to-day fancy rings that she wears. Trace it on a piece of paper or take it to your local jewelry shops to get a ring size.
- Get some help from others. Phone someone very close to her. You can ask her mom, her sister, or her best friend. At all times, they know better about that matter.
- Ask help from a jeweler. If she wears a ring, even if it’s not on the left hand ring finger, you already got yourself lucky. A professional jeweler will be able to identify the ring size based on the size of their other fingers.
- Ask your friends. Who knows, one of your friends may have knowledge about knowing the ring sizes. Give it a try, you might get surprised.
Tip #2: Learn the 4C’s of Diamonds
- DIAMOND CUT
Choosing the right diamond cut is very important because it will define the personal style of your bride-to-be. This does not refer to shape, but the symmetry, proportioning and polish of a diamond. Cuts of a diamond affect a diamond’s sparkle, which means if it is cut badly; it will be less radiant or brilliant. Here are 12 main shapes when it comes to diamonds for an engagement ring:
- DIAMOND COLOR
The diamond color of most gem-quality diamonds is based on the luminosity of the color. This only means that the clearer the diamond is, the higher its value. Many diamond color distinctions are so delicate that they appear invisible to our naked eyes. These variations make a huge difference in both diamond quality and price. This is because the light refraction reflects off the white diamond and establishes a truly outstanding and brilliant stone.
- DIAMOND CLARITY
The diamond clarity often refers to as the visual appearance of the internal characteristics of diamond called inclusions. These inclusions are such as fractures or minerals. This refers to the blemishes (surface defects) that the diamond holds. You can’t ignore the fact that almost every diamond in the market will have some level of inclusion or flaws, but the key is to try to look for one with as few as possible. The lesser inclusions in a diamond, the greater the clarity and the higher the value of the diamond. The image below will show you the clarity grading available in a diamond.
F (flawless inside and out)
IF (internally flawless, which means there are blemishes on the surface but not inside the diamond)
VVS1 and VVS2 (very, very slightly included – two levels)
VS1 and VS2 (very slightly included – two levels)
SI1 and SI2 (slightly included – two levels)
I1, I2 and I3 (included – three levels)
- DIAMOND CARAT
Carats, it is used to measure the diamonds. The diamond carat is the measure of its weight and not its size. The image below will show you the available diamond carats.
Tip #3: Choosing the Ring Metal
Defining her personal style is the main deciding factor in whatever ring metal you choose. For engagement rings, here are some of the most common choices: