Ask Away...: Dazzling Diamonds: Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dazzling Diamonds: Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Choosing the perfect engagement ring can be something of an arduous task. After all, it is one of the most thrilling decisions you will ever make. An engagement ring is so much more than a ring. It’s an emotional commitment. You do not embark on this type of journey without foresight. Choosing the perfect engagement ring can be difficult. But, it’s not an impossible task.

With so much choice, there is a world of options available to you.

The Four C’s
The four c’s are fundamental to making an informed purchase. Clarity, cut, colour and carat can help you find the perfect engagement ring. You will need to be aware of your budget before you start browsing the diamond section of any jewellers. You will need to consider how much you want to spend before you start looking into the four c’s. These four factors will determine the durability of the ring. The higher the four c’s are, the higher the value of the ring. But, it’s an excellent option to consider if you want a ring that will stand the test of time.



Gemstones: Beyond Diamonds

 There are a vast amount of choices when it comes to choosing a gemstone. The most popular is the diamond. This goes without saying that not only is it traditional; it is also elegant. There is a wide range of choice when it comes to choosing a diamond. The clarity of the diamond is important.

Many people choose to opt for alternative styles of engagement ring. Pearls, rubies and emeralds are all perfect gemstones to opt for when choosing a diamond. These can often be a cheaper alternative too.

Styles of Engagement Ring: Traditional Versus Contemporary

The solitaire ring has been popular for many years. Many engagement rings are simple and adorned with only one diamond or gemstone. Take a look here for more information With this kind of ring, the diamond is the star of the show. It’s simple and iconic in its design. It’s the ultimate symbol of love. The diamond shape can also depend on your own personal tastes. The round diamond is a classic and traditional look. But, princess cut diamonds that take on a square shape are hugely popular too. These are brilliant for those that want a modern, or contemporary, look when it comes to an engagement ring.

Consider Your Hands

 Yes, this may seem odd, but considering the size and shape of your hands are important when choosing an engagement ring. Shorter fingers can look even shorter with fussier rings. Opt for a square or elongated diamond ring to enhance the look of your fingers. You will have sleeker, longer looking fingers in the long term. For women with long, thin hands, a simple diamond ring can look a little lost. Choose a ring that is oval, bold and contemporary. Box-like shapes are perfect on more extended hands. This is because the style of the ring won’t look lost when placed on the left hand.

Choosing the perfect engagement ring need not be a difficult task. In fact, it’s one of the most exciting things that you can do. Embrace it and try on all of the rings within your local jeweller.


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  1. Love this post! It brought back all the excitement from ring shopping with my hubs! I loved it so much! Sometimes I still ask him if we can just pretend that we are engaged and go browsing, ha ha! He tells me no every time :(

  2. I remember when John was doing all of his research, well I found out after of course but we did try on rings over 2 years ago and these are great tips!

    XO Chelsea

    1. Awww :) You guys are like a fairytale, i love it!


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