A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring
Realizing that you have found the significant other to share your time, love, and all the other things in life with is amazing. Now that you’ve found the one you want to spend your life with and you’re ready to pop the big question, the first step is finding the perfect engagement ring that will represent your commitment to one another. Since it’s something she will wear forever, it’s important to know her style. Whether you want to surprise your partner or go shopping together as a couple, choosing an engagement ring is a task that requires meticulous thought. Since you’re likely new to engagement ring shopping, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. We have some tips to get you started, and help you find the perfect engagement ring for her!
How to Choose an Engagement Ring?
It is critical to remember the 4Cs; the global standard of choosing and assessing a diamond’s value and quality. They are color, cut, clarity, and carat. Start searching for the best ring with these points in mind, together or solo.
1. Diamond Cuts
First, you will want to consider which diamond cut will best suit her style. Diamond cuts determine the shape of the jewel in the ring. Pear, marquise, princess, and oval cut diamonds are among the most popular choices. Choosing the right cut is essential to finding a ring that she will love!
2. Diamond Color
The color of the diamond can range from colorless to a light yellow, all the way to even a light brown. It’s very rare to find a colorless diamond. When most people think of a diamond ring, they likely picture a classic light color. However, you can get a little fancy with a blue, red or pink sapphire diamond, for example. Replacing the traditional diamond with a sapphire has become more and more popular over the years. If she likes something unique and outside of tradition, this may be an option to explore!
The clarity of the diamond, as it sounds, refers to how transparent the diamond is. Although minuscule, some diamonds have some internal or external flaws. However, they’re such tiny blemishes that they’re usually not noticeable to the naked eye and can only be seen under a microscope. The clarity grade is determined based on a scale from the highest clarity being “Flawless” and the lowest being “Included.”
4. Carat Size
Carat size refers to the physical weight of the diamond. Typically, as the carat size increases, so does the value. However, the weight of the diamond won’t always determine the value. Two diamonds with an equal carat size could be a different value due to other factors such as clarity, cut, or color. To some people, carat size is the more important factor, but others are more concerned with clarity. A jeweler will be able to help you determine what’s most important to you when it comes to finding a diamond that’s within your budget and suits your preferences.
Ring Size and Metal
Lastly, you will need to find the right ring size and the best metal to suit her style. Get an accurate measurement of her ring size by asking a friend or her mom if it’s a surprise, or if you’re shopping together, visit a shop to measure the finger size. Ensure that the ring sits comfortably on the finger without the risk of falling off. Apart from that, go for the right ring metal according to your budget and style. Will she love classical yellow gold? Or, a silver ring or, the now-popular, platinum? Or perhaps you’ll go with a trendy metal, such as rose gold!
Create Your Perfect Engagement Ring With Date & Time
Already have something in mind? Contact Date & Time to set up a consultation today to get started on your dream ring. We offer a wide collection of engagement rings of top-notch quality or can create a custom piece to suit your style. Give us a call at 978-579-3002 or stop by our jewelry store in Sudbury, MA today.