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4 Features of the Perfect Engagement Ring

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It is not easy to choose the ideal engagement ring. Everyone has different tastes, so how can you be sure that the ring you chose is one that she will love? Here are four traits to see if your ring measures up.

It Shines

Size does matter, regardless of what she says. The size of the diamond, that is. Nothing makes your special someone feel more like royalty than a ring that is heavy on the sparkle. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé love flashing their diamond engagement rings and your future wife will too.

Choosing a high-quality stone is key to a stunning engagement ring. You should personally select the diamonds that you want on the ring. Diamonds are graded by the 4Cs: color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. These qualities are difficult to gauge by the untrained eye, so it can help if you have a trusted jeweler or diamond dealer.

Your diamond engagement ring need not have the basic solitaire design either. There are several creative ways to achieve an impressive combined carat weight without having to break your budget on an oversized diamond. For example, you can create the illusion of a larger center stone using a halo setting or add extra shine and carat weight with a pavé band.

It is Well-Crafted

Quality is everything when it comes to an engagement ring. You want your engagement ring to last for decades and even be passed down as a family heirloom, so it must be crafted well enough to weather the ages. If you are purchasing a diamond ring from a jewelry store, ensure that it is a reputable and established brand. Some stores may advertise a good bargain, but the discount is often reflected in the quality of the ring.

The best way to be confident in the craftsmanship of your engagement ring is to find a jeweler who is renowned for creating custom engagement rings. Instead of being faced with sales staff, you will have direct contact with the person who designs and crafts the engagement ring. This incredibly personalized process means that you can be assured of quality at every stage, from computer modeling to diamond selection.

It is Unique

Your beloved is one in a million and her ring should be too. With various precious metals, gem cuts, and settings to choose from, it can be challenging to find one with the combination that you want. Especially when you are browsing in a retail jewelry store that will try to convince you to settle for the rings that they have in stock.

There are many ways to add a distinctive touch to your engagement ring. Diamonds tinted in yellow or pink are becoming somewhat of an emerging trend, as are bands in rose gold. Interesting touches such as a split shank band, a diamond-encrusted twist band, or a combination of various metals can make your engagement ring really stand out.

There is an unlimited source of inspiration on the Internet. Set up a Pinterest board to store all the images of rings that you like. Note down the features that you like about each ring. Even if you do not engage a custom engagement ring designer, having a visual reference in your mind can help you to have a clearer idea of what to look for when you go shopping.

It is Practical

You want your significant other to be able to wear her rock wherever she goes. Hence, it is important to buy her a diamond ring that fits into her lifestyle. The last thing you want is for your fiancée to have to downsize her engagement ring or take it off when she goes to work.

If your partner works in an active or hands-on profession, a ring with a high profile will probably snag on things or get damaged easily. In this case, a flatter ring may be more appropriate. However, if your partner is a fashionista who works in the office, then you can go as big and bold as you please. The only risk would be the envious stares from her colleagues!

It may also be prudent to find out more about your fiancée’s thoughts about wearing the ring after the wedding. Some women prefer to wear only one ring while others would like to wear both, and some women even choose to have the engagement ring function as the wedding ring. If she wants to wear two rings, make sure that you choose an engagement ring that is easy to match with a second ring.

A stunning engagement ring is paramount to a successful proposal. You want to start your engagement off on the right foot by choosing the perfect engagement ring. Whether you buy the engagement ring from a jewelry store or have it custom-made, be certain that it is as beautiful and dazzling as the woman you love.

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