So, you’ve finally met the right person and you’ve decided to propose… hardest part done right? Wrong. Finding the perfect engagement ring can be just as difficult as finding the perfect person. There are so many choices, so many options and styles and the perfect ring doesn’t depend on your preference, but knowing what your special someone likes. Choosing a ring that is completely not their style can have a detrimental impact on the proposal… after all, you want everything to be perfect. We completely understand that, so we’ve put together this guide to help you to find a ring that is perfect for your loved one.
Choosing a diamond
Traditionally speaking, engagement rings are diamonds, they might have other stones with them, but the main stone, is typically a diamond. But again, there are so many diamonds, all varying so much in price. If you don’t know much about them you might not know what you’re looking for, or which one to choose.
The way diamonds are priced is according to the 4 C’s.
The better the 4 C’s, the higher priced the diamond. Another thing to consider when looking at diamonds is the shape. Some are oval, some are pear shaped, others are square, and the shape does impact the overall style. If you’re able to find out your partners preferred stone shape, this will make your job of finding the perfect ring much easier.
Choosing a metal
Once you know what kind of diamond shape you want and how much you are willing to spend, the next thing you should think about is the metal you’d like the ring band to be made from. Typically, engagement rings are made from one of three types of metal:
Choosing a setting
The setting of the stone really makes the style of the ring. The preferred setting is a personal choice, it needs to reflect the personality of the person wearing the ring. There are endless options of standard settings, and even custom engagement ring settings. Engagement ring settings:
Choosing the perfect engagement ring
After you have made all of the above decisions it should be much easier to choose the perfect ring. You’ve narrowed down the search massively. Of course, you will still have some choices to make, but this should be much easier now. If you’re still unable to find the perfect ring, then why not have a custom ring made especially for your partner, using the decisions you’ve made above.
If you’re still unsure as to what you’d like, or if you’d like to take a look at a selection of rings to find the perfect one, then contact one of our expert team members now.