Your Buying Guide to Find the Perfect Engagement Ring

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Your Buying Guide To Find The Perfect Engagement Ring

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Well, it’s that time of year! Yep, it’s what us wedding pros call “engagement season!” It’s that time where the summer months have come and gone, everybody stays home a little bit more, you’re cuddling up on the couch, binge-watching Netflix, and spending more time with family. And when things slow down, your relationship speeds up. Your boyfriend is thinking about what kind of ring to buy you for that grand proposal. And for a grand proposal, it has to be a grand engagement ring.

So, this article is for all the boyfriends who aren’t sure where to start and they want a bit of advice moving forward.

 

This is your Buying Guide To Find The Perfect Engagement Ring

 

The search for the perfect engagement ring for your fiancée has to do with finding the right style that fits her personality. Definitely, it’ll be very tough to shop and find an engagement ring with the myriad of rings, cuts, and choices available, but for sure, there’ll be that one ring that’ll be the perfect one for her. How will you know that it’s the one? Read through this article and find out how you’ll know which fits her best.

 

  1. Know your fiancée

The first step will always be to know your fiancée. Try asking her friends or fish for what type of ring she likes most when you’re in the mall. Try asking her sisters if they’ve heard what she wanted. Imagine what she’ll feel when she sees her dream ring while you propose to her. So, go on right now and do your research.

  1. Picking the right stone

The first go-to stone will most likely be a diamond. On picking diamonds, you have to remember the 5 Cs: carat weight, cut, clarity, color, and character. Carat weight (diamond size) will always matter, but this won’t be as appreciated if the diamond isn’t crafted with a precise cut. The cut is the most crucial matter since this brings out the stone’s brilliance. Next, you need to consider the clarity and color of the diamond. Simple rules, avoid visible flaws and get grades FL to VS2 and choose purest white diamonds from D to F. Finally, the diamond needs to have a unique character that makes it stand out among all diamonds, just like how your fiancée stood out among all the others. You’ll know it when you see it.

Although the natural stone is a diamond, there’s also some more alternatives. You can also go for sapphire, emerald, pearl, or rubies. Again, this depends on the personality of your fiancée, which is why the first step is to really know what she likes and what she doesn’t like. Many of your decisions will be hinged on your fiancée’s taste and style.

  1. Choosing the right cut

Remember, the stone is only as good as the cut. Here’s a quick rundown on the kinds of cuts and what kind of style it exudes.

  • Emerald Cut – The Emerald Cut has a hint of regal roots. This cut is definitely perfect for a lady with an elegant and refined taste.
  • Heart Cut – The Heart Cut may look cliché, but it’s perfect for that sweet, fun-loving lady.
  • Oval Cut – The Oval Cut hints of a funny, adventurous, and a little bit serious lady. This ring is perfect for that woman who isn’t all about the top and gives her own twist to things.
  • Princess Cut – The Princess Cut features an ethereal square perfect for a sweet lady who’s tough but also fragile.
  • Pear Cut – The Pear Cut is more unconventional but will suit someone who breaks norms and keeps out of the trend.
  • Radiant Cut – The Radiant Cut speaks of a more bold and bright lady. This cut demands attention, and you just can’t keep your eyes off this one.
  • Round Cut – The Round Cut is for someone who’s brilliant yet stays traditional and classic. It’s the perfect hybrid of the modern and the classical. This is perfect for someone who gets along with everyone.

 

  1. Make it an investment

The engagement ring will always be a reminder of what happened the day of the engagement. Whenever your fiancée sees the engagement ring, she’ll be reminded of the jaw-dropping moment you got on your knee and uttered the words, “Will you marry me?”. Getting the perfect engagement ring will always be a good investment and so is documenting the engagement in pictures you will cherish forever. Moreover, this engagement ring will most likely be passed on to your children, so it’s also important to make this an investment for the long run.

There you have it, a quick and easy buying guide on finding the perfect engagement ring. If you know anyone out there, who plans to propose, forward this guide to him. Hope this guide helps you out. As a bonus, you can also visit this website to get more ideas on jewelry that go with your engagement ring. Happy engagement ring hunting!

 

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An engagement ring is something that she will wear forever, every single day of her life.

Your wedding photographs are the same thing. They’re going to be viewed for the rest of your life and passed down generation to generation. Invest wisely.