Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring
Buying an engagement ring is a really big deal, obviously. Thus, choosing the right engagement ring is imperative, and we mean that.
You may be lucky enough to have a partner who already knows the kind of engagement ring they are expecting to wear. That greatly reduces the stress of finding one yourself. But this is not always the case.
Worry not, because Dazzle (Events) by Andrea is here to help you out. Below are the key things to look out for when seeking the perfect engagement ring-we'll be sticking with diamonds for now.
It’s All About the Shape
The first thing you need to consider is the shape of the diamond ring you and your partner want. This includes the classic, brilliant round cut, oval, cushion, princess, pear, emerald, and Marquis cut. The round cut is the most expensive but is also one of the nicest ones. But id that’s too much for you, you can get the pear and the Marquis cut, which are more cost-effective. However, the cushion cut is the most popular nowadays.
You should keep an open mind to the different options available when purchasing an engagement ring. Know also that many stores offer exchanges on engagement rings within a 30-day period.
Precious Metal Options to Choose
Having selected the diamond cut, let's move to the setting of the diamond cut. Traditionally, diamond is set in yellow gold but there are endless possibilities today. The most common options include silver, white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, or platinum.
The most popular among these options in recent years is the platinum and white gold, but this is not the case today. Rose gold is steadily but surely gaining popularity.
Here’s a tip: Looking through your partner's jewelry sets will give you a sense of the type of precious metal they will prefer.
Set a Workable Budget
There will be different engagement ring options provided to you by a good jeweler. So, have an established budget before meeting the jeweler. You can set diamonds for a lower price, so do not be afraid to ask for a discount.
But don’t let the lack of funds for a diamond ring prevent you from proposing. Love is not all about such material things. They’re nice for sure, but your marriage means so much more than that. It's your love that counts first.
Know your Carat, Color, Cut, and Clarity
It is important to make certain the carat (the weight and not necessarily the size) of the diamond. The cut is more concerned with the precision at the edges. The clarity and color are things you should agree on with your partner before going into the jewelry shop.
Know the Ring Size
You also need to get the exact size of the ring. The worst thing you can do is get the sizing wrong. Solution? Well, if you don’t want to take your partner to the jeweler, perhaps because you want to surprise them, find a way to trace their finger on a paper so the jeweler can give you the perfect size.
Get Certification and Protection
After purchasing the right-sized ring, make sure you certify it so that it can be protected. This is always a good idea because it serves as check against what could happen to the ring.
Now, once you’ve gotten the perfect ring, book yourself the perfect event planner to make that dream wedding a reality! Who do you go for> us, of course!
We are Dazzle (Events) by Andrea from Lexington, South Carolina; expert and professional event planners that can make your event a truly unique and magical experience. Give us a call today and we’ll get to work!