Choosing the perfect engagement ring

Engagement ringby Peter Minkoff

Once you have chosen your partner and decided to commit for the rest of your life, you might think you have made the most difficult decision ever. Although it is the most important decision, it is definitely not the most difficult one. That title belongs to choosing the perfect ring. So, whether you are shopping alone or taking your bride-to-be with you, there are some tips that will make choosing the bespoke ring easier.

Do your research

Before you go shopping for an engagement ring, do your research. Walking into a store full of diamonds in different shapes and sizes can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you are doing it for the first time. That is why it is important to try to learn everything you can about diamonds before you start searching for the perfect ring. Another option would be to get it tailor made for your beloved. The Internet is an amazing source of information, but you already know that since you are reading this article. Start browsing the Web, looking for rings that both you and your fiancée find interesting. Once you gather enough images of all the rings you like, try to see whether they have something in common. If all of the rings you like share a common feature, that is your perfect starting point.

Go for a custom design

Marilyn said it – Diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend! If you really want to find the perfect ring for your fiancée, have it custom made for her. When making a custom engagement ring you need to find a stone and a setting your fiancée will like and have it turned into a perfect ring. Often, you will find rings with beautiful settings or beautiful stones but they will seldom be combined. So, if you want to make sure that your fiancée will wear it with pleasure and pride, better go with a custom design. Engagement rings are very important in Australia, and you can find some of the most beautiful custom engagement rings in Melbourne. Engagement rings are very important in Australia and New Zealand, and here you can find some of the most beautiful custom engagement rings in Melbourne.

Learn the four Cs

The four Cs – color, clarity, cut and carat – are what every man going on a hunt for the perfect engagement ring must learn. The color is referring to the colorlessness of a diamond. Colorless diamonds are the most beautiful and the most valued. If you are looking for a good price you can also opt for a diamond that is not entirely colorless – they are still beautiful but also cost less.

The clarity of a diamond is actually referring to the number of its imperfections. Similar to the color, the most valued ones are flawless diamonds, but you can find nearly flawless diamonds for a good price. These diamonds do have some flaws, but they are not visible to the naked eye.

The cut of a diamond doesn’t refer to its shape, but to the skill with which it was cut and how that affects its sparkle. The greater the skill of the person cutting the diamond – the greater the brilliance.

Carat, on the other hand, is definitely something you have heard of even if you have never looked for a diamond before. It refers to the weight of the diamond. Although it might seem that bigger is better, taste is what matters the most. Think about your fiancée’s style when you are deciding about the size – not every girl likes the same thing.

Choose the shape and the setting

Diamonds come in all kinds of shapes and you should definitely have something in mind before you step inside a store. Consider your fiancée’s style of jewelry when choosing the ring. When choosing the setting think about the metal and the style that will present the stone in the best possible way. Custom diamond engagement ring designers will offer invaluable insight when it comes to that choice.