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How to choose the perfect engagement ring for her

Choosing an engagement ring is no easy task, there’s no shame in admitting it. Engagement rings are special not only for those who receive them but also for those who have to choose them.

Giving this ring, as well as receiving it as a gift, means experiencing a strong emotion that will be remembered for a lifetime. It means sealing a promise of love, which hopefully will last for the rest of your days.

Especially for a woman, her engagement ring is one of the most important items, perhaps the most important one. You don’t believe it? Then try to as a woman how many times she found herself admiring her engagement ring over the course of her life. Most likely, she will have lost count.

The choice that men face, when they have to buy an engagement ring, is then crucial. Exciting, for sure, but so crucial that it can lead to some anxiety and confusion. Friends are relatives often are a reliable source of advice but sometimes you need to take a step further, especially if you are planning to amaze your woman.

Thankfully, you got yourself a guide that will tell you how to choose the perfect engagement ring for her. So, without further ado, let’s dive into it!

  • Think carefully about your girlfriend’s style

The moment you step into a jewelry store you’ll find yourself surrounded by tons of engagement rings: in gold or platinum, simple or elaborate, with a ruby or a diamond. Therefore, you need to start paying attention to the types of jewelry your future bride wears. Days, weeks, even months before you go ahead and buy the ring.

For example, if she is wearing silver, she will definitely like a white gold or platinum engagement ring. On the other hand, if she loves elaborate designs, she will probably like a ring that immediately catches the eye for its shape and lines. And if she wears very few pieces of jewelry, your choice probably will have to be more traditional, to avoid risks.

Above all, pay attention to the signals she sends: which jewels grab her attention when she looks at the window of a jewelry store? Does she like the ring her friend just received from her boyfriend? These are simple but effective questions to ask yourself.

But most importantly, the best way to find out about your girlfriend’s taste is to listen to her. Most likely, she has already told you about how her dream engagement ring looks like. You only need to pay attention to it.

  • Set a budget and maximize it

“The bigger the diamond, the greater the love for the bride-to-be”. How many times have you felt like this, while thinking about the right engagement ring to buy? Well, hopefully, it’ll make you feel better to know that you couldn’t be more wrong. What really matters is that you show love and passion, that you follow your heart. If your woman truly loves you, she will appreciate the gesture. But if she’ll be disappointed by your choice, not finding it “expensive enough”, well…maybe you need to ask yourself if that is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with!

However, if you want to make the best out of the financial resources you have, these tips could do the trick. For example, you could ask for a diamond with a larger upper face size: it will shine less, but it will certainly be larger. Or, you may try to ask to see the size in carats immediately smaller than the one you wanted: the difference will be almost imperceptible to your eyes but huge for your wallet! 

  • Consider different gemstones, not only diamonds

If you are wondering why diamonds are by far the most chosen gemstones for an engagement ring, you probably don’t know that it’s a matter of symbolism. “Diamond” is a word that derives from the Greek “Adamas” (αδαμας) and it means indomitable, invincible.

In fact, diamonds are the hardest and most resistant gem, a metaphor to describe what marriage should stand for.

However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot go for a different gemstone. Blu Sapphire rings or even moonstone rings are actually a great way to surprise your beloved and add a bit of color to your relationship. After all, marriage is said to be forever and we all want it to keep surprising us along the way, don’t we?

  • Choose the right metal

This is a very personal choice. As said before, you have to try and understand the personal taste of your beloved by studying her behavior and her choices. And this way, you can also understand if your girlfriend has particular preferences for a specific metal or color. For instance, white gold is particularly modern, while yellow gold is a great classic. Rose gold, with its antique charm, is perfect for a romantic woman, or for those who love a retro style. And platinum is the right choice for fierce and brilliant women.

Choosing the engagement ring for your woman is going to be one of the most decisive moments of your life. It is the first step towards a future together and it is something most women take into great consideration. But don’t be scared, these tips should do the trick.

Piergiorgio Sgarlata has been working as a copywriter and online marketeer for 3 years. SEO is his main area of expertise and you can find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seo-content-writer/

What are the Four Cs of Diamonds?



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Diamonds are beautiful as a gem hanging from a white gold chain and as a cluster of jewels in an engagement ring. They are adorned by many because of their distinct beauty and durability. However, to find the best clarity diamond possible, a diamond graded by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) standards is a must. GIA, during the mid-twentieth century, developed a universal grading method that embodies a checklist of the four C’s; color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. These are touched on further below.

Color 

Initially, a diamond is graded on the presence or lack of color found within the jewel. The absence of color within a diamond is depicted of premium quality and shall cost more. With no hues presence, a diamond is referred to as chemically and structurally pure and perfect. By using the globally recognized GIA diamond color system, graded from D to Z, the absence or presence of color can be expressed. The letter D is used to represent a colorless diamond, however, if the presence of color is witnessed within the diamond, the letter grade increases. It’s important to note that hues within diamonds are mostly invisible to the untrained eye.

Clarity 

As most diamonds used for jewelry are produced within the earth’s mantle, they are exposed to intense heat and pressure, and small crystals can get caught inside the diamond during their creation. Consequently, it’s a natural occurrence for many diamonds to have what is referred to in clarity as inclusions and blemishes. It’s important to know, no diamond is 100% pure. However, there are different grades of clarity, such as FL (flawless) that come pretty close. 
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Prudent Steps To Take After Purchasing Your Engagement Ring



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Why Should I Get Our Engagement Ring Appraised And Insured? 

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Common Mistakes When Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring



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Being able to avoid mistakes during diamond engagement ring shopping can ensure that you get your money’s worth.

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The proposal day is the most memorable one, and every girl already has a picture in the back of her mind of their perfect engagement experience. You expect that the ring you bring her will stay on that finger and fill her with joy whenever she looks at it, although that is quite impossible if it is not “perfect” according to her. Buying an engagement ring for that single person holding a special place in your heart should be a wonderful experience that leaves you content of the final choice of gift that you present. Avoiding these common jewelry-purchasing mistakes will ensure both of you leave happy on this big day. Continue reading “Common Mistakes When Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring” »





Why Bespoke Diamond Rings Are Perfect For Engagement



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Everyone wants their engagement to be special. That’s why a groom-(or bride!)-to-be will go out of his way to create the perfect surroundings and setting for his loved one to get the ultimate surprise. Having the perfect ring to top it all off can be the icing on the cake.

It can often be daunting, however, to go out searching for a reputable jeweler that sells bespoke diamond rings. Any diamond will require a reasonable investment on your part so we want to make sure you choose the right ring first time! Continue reading “Why Bespoke Diamond Rings Are Perfect For Engagement” »