Just as you and your intended are a great match for each other, you want to ensure that the engagement ring you choose for her is also a perfect match and reflects her style. When shopping for diamond engagement rings here are the do’s and don’ts.
DON’T Forget the Five Cs
The traditional “Four Cs” in the diamond industry are Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight.
Carat Weight refers to how big a diamond is (diamonds are weighed in carats); Cut describes the shape of the diamond and how many facets are cut into it; Color signifies the lack of color in the diamond (colorless is the most ideal); Clarity grades how clear the diamond is, and whether or not it has any flaws inside the diamond that can be seen.
But what Tacori calls “the fifth C” is also important, and that is Communication. A couple that chooses to communicate about the ring and how important the style is, the diamond shape, size and quality, the budget and all of the things that are going into the purchase, that’s Communication. The fifth C is the best way to ensure a great proposal with the perfect ring for her.
DO Enhance the Center Stone
Once you’ve worked together to find the perfect center stone, you want to make sure and enhance it on the ring. One way to perfectly compliment your diamond solitaire ring is to select a white metal which reflects the whitest possible light; another way to showcase a diamond is to have tiny little diamond enhancers built around the center stone that essentially bloom the center stone; larger side-stone spotlights on either side of the diamond are another way to highlight your diamond.
DON’T Settle on a Generic Ring
If you want something as unique and as original and as special as the love that you have for each other, you should look at a designer label first to see if there is a style that works for you both, that is perhaps more detailed and has more care and attention, and a higher level of craftsmanship. Always ask your jeweler about brand name quality, service and design originality, so that you feel comfortable with your decision.
DO Trust the Jeweler
Speaking of jewelers, it’s essential to ask your jeweler about how to select the perfect setting style for her, how to pick the best diamond for your money, payment options, delivery timeframe and whatever else you may have on your mind.
A good jeweler will have the answers and it can be much more enlightening to speak with them while looking at gorgeous rings in person, as opposed to simply conducting online or phone research. By allowing a jeweler to earn your trust, they can earn your business. So let them help you select this most exquisite and important piece of jewelry.
DON’T Rush the Process
Many men think that it’s probably only going to take a few hours to close the deal and walk out with a ring in hand. However, in the majority of cases, the purchase process can take anywhere from a few hours to several months. Remember all of these Do’s and Don’ts and take your time in choosing the best ring for your intended – you won’t regret spending the extra time when you propose and see the look in her eye upon seeing the ring.