You can’t have a wedding without an engagement, and many men will have in the back of their mind the perfect setting to frame the big question to the lady in the life. But to complete the moment, then the perfect engagement ring is needed. If you know her tastes, then it can be a simple process but if you aren’t so sure, then a few tips about choosing engagement rings will be a big help!
The Diamond Ring
For many ladies, a diamond engagement ring is still the more desirable option. With their amazing depth of sparkle and colour, a good diamond engagement ring is a pleasure to wear and will be with her for a long time. These rings also work well when wedding and engagement rings are to be worn together as they sit nicely with a plain or slightly patterned band.
But how do you know what diamond ring to buy? For starters, diamond have three factors that define their quality – cut, clarity and colour. While you don’t need to be an expert on the subject to pick a ring you love, it never hurts to have a bit of an idea. The other factor that influences the price is the carat weight – and bigger isn’t always better in this respect. There are also various cuts to consider, the shape that the stone is cut into and while round stones are still popular, there are also many newer cuts to consider.
Take a sneaky look (or a snap with your mobile phone) of the jewellery in your lady’s jewellery box before you head off to the jewellers. This inside information will help a good quality jeweller provide you with some ideas about the perfect ring.
However if your lady isn’t a diamond fan or prefers some colour in her jewellery, then there are three other precious stones to consider – beautiful sapphire rings come in a range of deep blue shades while vibrant emerald rings are a smoky green hue. Finally, brightest of all is the ruby, with its pinkish red shade. All of these stones are consider precious and in the same category as diamond.
Another consideration is to look at her birthstone. Birthstones are either precious or semi-precious stones and if she likes the colour of her stone, then it is a good consideration. Amethyst is the vibrant purple stone, Peridot is a lighter green and topaz comes in various colours, to mention a few. If she wears a lot of her birthstone’s colour, then the engagement ring will fit in well with this.
The final option is to look at bespoke jewellery and depends on if your lady has a particular interest or hobby that could inspire a piece of jewellery. For example, if she is a big fan of Art Deco and the 1920s look, then this could be an inspiration. She might love Steampunk books and would love a quirky piece in this theme. But remember to go with something that she can wear for years and years without becoming too dated or odd looking. A perfect engagement ring is designed to last a lifetime.