3 Key Tips Before Buying Your Engagement Ring

Engagement rings are as personal as your relationship. Some brides want to be surprised, never having imagined the ring until the moment he flips open the ring box to propose, while other women hand their men a thick portfolio of photo research on what constitutes the perfect ring, in all cases, there is a need to have more information to make sure your final engagement ring purchase, is perfect to your taste. Here are our key rings tips to consider before making a purchase;

Decide Your Budget

While you may be tempted to go overboard, the key is to make sure you are comfortable with what you can afford. So the popular question on an engagement ring is how much should I spend on it?”

The rule of thumb for an average person is the equivalent of your two months salary. However in reality, the “right” amount to spend on a ring is whatever you feel comfortable with.

Understanding the 4 C’s

Moreover, understanding the 4 C’s, as well as the shape of the gemstone, allows you to purchase a ring that looks like the one on celebrities, but with only a fraction of the cost. The brilliance of the stone(s) on your engagement ring is measured in 3 of the 4 C’s; the cut, clarity, and colour; make sure you find out the cut and level of clarity before making a purchase.

Your Metal Options

When choosing the metal for your beloved’s band, you must find out the kind of metal which was used to make the jewellery because all that glitters is not gold. The Cost of a ring vary depending on the type of metal you choose. Platinum is the most expensive followed by Gold (white, yellow, rose Gold), Palladium and finally Silver. Yellow Gold, Rose Gold or a whiter metal, such as White Gold, Platinum, Palladium or Silver are all options you can choose from.

Yellow gold may be the most traditional, but many consider white gold to be more versatile; since white gold is mixed with an alloy such as nickel to give it its signature color, white gold is also stronger than yellow gold, which makes it more durable and less prone to scratching. However, rose gold is stronger than both.

For a more fashionable and trendier ring metal opt for rose gold, its pinkish hue from copper that is mixed with the gold, produces that glamorous look. For a silvery white color consider a platinum band. It is harder and durable, all your need is a frequent polishing to maintain its sheen.

Choosing The Of Stone

The stone type and shape are very important, since it influences the cost and look of the ring. A flaw in a stone looks like either a crack or a blur, affecting how much light shines through the stone.

While thinking about what will suit your partner, it is ideal to pay attention to the type of stones;

Such as Garnet, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Diamond, Emerald, Pearl or Alexandrite, Ruby, Peridot, Sapphire, Opal/PinkTourmaline, Citrine andTopaz.

Now to the final C (cost); If you cannot afford a very large gemstone stone, focus your money on buying a high quality stone in a smaller size. A truly quality ring can last for at least one hundred years, when the the gemstone looks sparkly accompanied with a strong metal, it is definitely a good investment.

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