Wouldn’t it be helpful for men if there was a top-selling engagement ring? Just one go-to ring that would be sure to wow the love of their life when it was time to propose? That sure would be great, but unfortunately there is no ONE top selling engagement ring. There are a lot of top-selling characteristics of engagement rings, however. Read on to learn about the most popular engagement ring features.
Diamond Engagement Rings
Diamonds and engagement rings are like peanut butter and jelly – they just go together so perfectly! A diamond is elegant, timeless and classic. As one of the rarest materials on Earth, a diamond takes billions of years to transform from elements of carbon into a diamond, with characteristics of unparalleled strength, durability and beauty. With these characteristics that reflect the quality of your love, a diamond is often considered to be the perfect symbol of commitment.
Does the size of the diamond matter? YES. Size matters, but in our opinion, you should never sacrifice quality for size. You want to put a budget together and get the best quality and the best size you can get within that budget.
Designer Engagement Rings
When it comes to a designer vs. a generic engagement ring, the fact is, designers are the experts in creating designs that are unique, of high quality and will have longevity and a promise of service (this is actually true when it comes to all fine jewelry). Ultimately, you both want to be proud of the ring that she’s wearing, especially considering that she is going to be wearing this ring every day for the rest of her life.
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. We encourage you to ask your jeweler about brand name quality, service and design originality, so that you feel comfortable with your decision.
Platinum Engagement Rings
You’ve picked the perfect engagement ring, the perfect design, the perfect diamond. When you’re deciding on the metal base of your setting, it is important to know that platinum is a naturally white metal and gold is a naturally yellow metal. White gold is yellow gold turned white through chemical mixing, and white gold may require maintenance over the lifetime of the ring to retain its white look.
If you want to go with the absolute best metal for the setting, go with platinum. It’s a naturally white metal; it’s rare; it’s the densest metal and platinum will secure your stone better than gold. It’s the right way to go.
The reason that a white metal is important is because whatever metal you put underneath your near-colorless diamond is going to refract light. A white metal like platinum will reflect white light, and platinum will show the brilliance of your diamond in the best possible way.
So, when you talk about platinum versus gold, there is a difference in price, but platinum is a rarer metal than gold, it is hypoallergenic and it will retain its naturally white color forever, all of which are great benefits over the lifetime of the ring.
The engagement process can sometimes feel complicated, but at its simplest, the engagement ring is a symbol of commitment and love from you to your intended. An engagement ring is a symbol of the love that you have for one another and your commitment to one another. That’s why you purchase the engagement ring, that’s why you go out and try and get that best piece of designer jewelry that you can. Find the perfect ring for her because she’s going to be wearing it and saying this is the person that I’m going to be with and the commitment that I have made.