So you have found the perfect girl but you're not sure where to begin when it comes to finding the perfect ring. Below are some helpful tips about how to chose the perfect ring that symbolizes your love!
-->As with any event planning process, the same goes for buying a ring. Know your budget! This will help you determine many other factors along the way by determining which aspect of the ring you care most about and are willing to spend money on. The old tradition is put away two months’ salary, but nowadays that might not be the best option. This graphic offers some guidance of where the market is at and what you should be expecting to spend. Talk to their friends. See what they think about design options because more than likely, they have discussed it a few hundred times!
Know what the 4 C's are and how they affect the diamond.
- Cut: The shape of the diamond. From princess to emerald there are so many different options for how a ring can look. Here is a visual of what each classic shape looks like.
- Carat: The size of the diamond. Diamond sizing to men is very much like the male's understanding of bra sizes, not extremely accurate! This image should help give a better understanding of the sizes and how they would look on a hand.
- Color: The color of the diamond refers to the amount of yellowness in the diamond and is graded on an alphabetical scale from D - Z.
- Clarity: Clarity is based on the amount of inclusions or specks found within the diamond.
- Now that
you've picked the diamond, you will need to determine the setting.
Reference the suggestions from friends to help guide you.
Hopefully I have given you all the essentials you need for going and making one of the more major purchases of your life. If you want help planning the proposal let us know! And always keep us in mind when preparing to plan the big day.