One of the greatest feelings in the world is watching your significant other get down on one knee, present the perfect ring to you, and ask you to spend the rest of your life with them - for many, a dream come true. With the acceptance of the marriage proposal, both partners express their will to marry each other.
The engagement ring stands for the promise of marriage and symbolizes devotion and commitment to the beloved partner. There are numerous aspects to consider when choosing the perfect engagement ring. For example, what ideal center stone best suits your partner? What are essential features for them in particular? To commemorate the happiest day of your life, these are a few of the questions you need answers to while shopping for that perfect engagement ring.
Don’t get overwhelmed. Here, we will discuss the six steps necessary for picking the perfect ring for your partner.
Step 1: Consider the Design Style Your Partner Would Like
The shape of the ring already indicates its meaning: it is circular - without beginning and end - and thus, it has become a universal sign of eternal love and faithfulness, perfection, and infinity.
To choose the perfect engagement ring, pick something your partner would love. The design style is the most crucial feature since the type you select determines other ring elements.
If you shop secretly for the perfect ring to surprise your partner, you can still figure out the ideal design your partner will love. Look at your partner's jewelry and study it, such as metal colors and whether it is gold or platinum. Other ways can be asking a close friend of your partner's or checking online platforms they may have, such as a Pinterest board.
Step 2: Select a Gemstone
In the 1940's De Beers launched its now classic slogan, "A Diamond is Forever." A diamond's purity and sparkle have now become symbols of the commitment to each other. The durability of a diamond conveys the meaning that marriage is forever.
Diamonds are the most traditional gemstone settings. It has been the favorite for prospective brides for many years and is still as prevalent today. You cannot go wrong with a round diamond engagement ring. As the saying goes, 'diamonds are a girl's best friend.' Diamonds still signify the celebration of a union and cherished memory, though more cuts make more styles an easy option for diamond lovers.
We have three types of “Diamond engagement rings“ :
Diamonds - Natural Diamonds. Regular white colorless Diamonds in the normal color range are colorless through light yellow. They use the industry's D-to-Z color-grading scale to describe them.
Lab-Grown Diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds, also known as artificial diamonds, are somewhat of a growing trend developing over the last few years.
Natural Fancy Color Diamonds. On the other hand, Fancy color diamonds are yellow and brown diamonds that exhibit color beyond the Z range or diamonds that exhibit any different color face-up. Fancy color diamonds have become more popular as an investment choice to protect and grow wealth.
But in the past decade, we have also had a trend of precious stones, especially Sapphires.
Moissanite, a naturally occurring gemstone found on the Earth, is gaining popularity in today's world. It imitates the look of diamonds. Most moissanite is created in a lab, though, as natural moissanite is extremely rare to find. Colored gemstones can provide an alternative center stone if an eccentric, glamorous aesthetic is the preferred look.
Step 3: Select the Center Stone Shape
There are numerous gemstone shapes that you can choose from when shopping for an engagement ring. How would you know if the perfect ring for your partner is a gold oval engagement ring?
You are going to need the help of Lady Luck to pick the perfect one. Trust your instincts and how much you know your partner to choose the ideal ring. Go for the gemstone shape that draws your eye and determine what you believe best describes your partner's personality.
The most common shapes include:
Round, Emerald, Cushion, Oval, Princess, Radiant, Asscher, Marquise, Pear, but round-cut diamonds are the most popular diamond shape. They're also a universally flattering shape, no matter how your hands look.
When selecting the perfect engagement ring, involving your partner's close friends or family may make for a more effortless experience. You can collaborate with them on the best gemstone shape for the soon-to-be wearer. You can also view your partner's social media for clues as to what she likes.
Step 4: Choose Your Setting Preference
The setting of the engagement ring is multifunctional. By this, it is aesthetically pleasing, enhances the center stone, and secures the gemstone, protecting it from damage. The setting you pick determines how big the jewel will look. Often, people may overlook this step.
Some of the standard engagement semi-mounts include:
- Diamond solitaire
- Basket setting
- Tiffany Setting
- Pave settings
- Channel setting
- Cathedral setting
- Three stone rings
- Halo rings
- Bezel setting
- Eternity band setting.
- Prong setting
Step 5: Choose Your Metal Preference
The band metals for most engagements are typically yellow gold, white gold, and platinum. Rose gold is a new metal style that makes an appearance as an alternative to the traditional colors. When choosing the metal color, you must consider the previous choices and ensure they complement each other.
Aesthetically, the engagement ring gemstone and settings matter when choosing the band metal color. The band metal color enhances the center gemstone that you have chosen.
Step 6: Get Your Partner’s Ring Size
As you have successfully and meticulously chosen the right design style, gemstone, shape, setting, and band metal, you are all but engaged. Before slipping the perfect ring onto her perfect finger, you are going to need your partner’s ring size.
If this is a surprise engagement, you must discreetly channel your inner James Bond and acquire the ring size. If you cannot get it right, no worries, the engagement ring can always be resized, plus you get an A for effort.
Ring stock sizes in-store usually are size 6 ½, and one cannot resize eternity rings, which are vital details to know.
If you have gone this far to create the perfect ring, then take it a step further and plan the perfect romantic atmosphere for your partner. As congratulations are soon in order, it is also essential to consider the timing of your proposal. Remember that most designer brands take up to eight weeks to make a ring, so planning is vital. Good luck finding the perfect ring, Cheers!!!!