Are you going to propose to your partner? Is it time to start shopping for an engagement ring? Then you might have a lot of doubts and confusion regarding the said purchase. Engagements and weddings are beautiful occasions for you, your partner and your families. Moreover, engagement rings are not that difficult to understand and select according to your preferences. However, people still struggle with their decision and end up making the wrong decision.
Assistance and tips from friends and relatives will pour in, but there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the advice you want. You can relax because this article will list a few tips and tricks for choosing the right engagement ring for your partner. So, read on and understand the tricks for shopping effectively and finding the perfect ring.
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Following are the tips & tricks for finding the perfect engagement ring:
Decide the shape you want
Rings come in various shapes such as pear, marquise, round, etc. These shapes are also called cut, which represent how they are cut. Among these, the classic round cut is the most expensive one. Please study the diamond’s different shapes and look at their pictures at least once to understand which shape suits your needs.
Decide upon the carat size
Again, the preference of the couple is what matters here. Some prefer a larger stone, while some focus on the clarity of the diamond irrespective of the carat size. Some even go beyond and buy a ring with multiple small stones. One carat indeed is what most prefer, but you can also go for 0.5 carats or 1.15 carat. If you have financial constraints, you can go for a 0.8 carat stone—nobody has the skill to find the difference between a 0.8 and 1-carat diamond.
Always buy certified products
When you purchase once in a lifetime, you must ensure that the product must be certified and approved by the respective authorities.
Some of the accredited laboratories are:
- American Gem Society (AGS)
- Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
- Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia (DCLA)
- European Gemological Laboratorie (EGL)
- Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL)
If you ensure that your diamond is certified or approved by at least one of the authorities mentioned above, it guarantees that the diamond is genuine. One of the benefits of receiving a diamond with accreditation is that you can sell or use the diamond as collateral when applying for a loan in case you need money urgently.
Get the measurements correctly
This is an obvious thing everybody must do. The fitting of engagement rings must be perfect. Even if it’s a surprise, you must measure your partner’s ring finger before buying the ring (using any excuse).
The metal for the band
If you look back in the history of jewellery, you’ll see that the bands were made from white gold, silver, yellow gold, and platinum. But recently, rose gold has gained popularity. Platinum is also a popular choice for couples—although platinum is similar to silver, the former is more expensive and modern. Before deciding on the metal for the band, you must understand that some metals scratch easily, so choose the metal you like the most and that is scratch-resistant. Use these tips to your advantage, and get a beautiful diamond ring for your partner.