You’re about to embark on a lifelong journey with the person you love most, which can only be described as magical. When it’s time to propose to your fiancé, he should let you know what kind of ring he might want. But if he doesn’t, or if you haven’t talked about it yet, here are some tips and things to consider when choosing diamond engagement rings.
Set a budget.
Your first step should be to determine how much you can afford to spend on diamond engagement rings, and that will depend on several factors: your salary, whether you have debt, what other expenses you have in life (mortgage payments, college tuition for children, etc.), and how much disposable income you have in general.
Choose the shape.
Choosing the shape of your diamond is an important decision. The shape of a diamond depends on its length and width and how it’s cut. Diamonds can come in round, princess, oval, cushion and pear shapes. The most popular are round, and princess cuts because they’re versatile and easy to wear with any outfit or setting.
Before you make your final choice, consider what kind of look your husband would like best: sleek or flashy. Classic or contemporary? Whichever he chooses will affect his taste in other things such as clothing choices too!
Consider the timelessness of a solitaire ring.
As you consider your options, think about the timelessness of a solitaire ring. This design is the most popular for an engagement ring because it’s simple, elegant and classic. If you want something more elaborate with side diamonds or some other embellishment, many options are available.
Select a diamond with an excellent cut grade.
The most critical factor in determining a diamond’s sparkle is its cut grade. The cut grade measures how well the diamond has been cut, directly affecting its brilliance and fire. The best way to determine a diamond’s quality is to look at the “brilliance,” which refers to how much a stone reflects light when it’s moved around in the light.
Determining an excellent-cut grade can be challenging because of the many factors that go into grading them (and also because one person may think that one diamond looks better than another)—an excellent-cut round diamond costs about twice as much as an average or fair-cut round diamond. Suppose your fiance loves using family heirlooms or other sentimental pieces from around the house as part of your wedding day attire or decorating scheme. In that case, you can consider giving him your father’s or grandfather’s engagement ring as a symbolic gesture.
Consider coloured diamonds and gemstones.
Coloured diamonds are also a great alternative to white diamonds. Coloured diamonds can be colourless or have a tint or hue, making them unique and eye-catching.
For example, the rarest coloured diamond is the blue diamond, found in only 0.00001% of all mined diamonds. A 1-carat (100 points) blue diamond would cost $2 million on average – similar to that of white diamonds with the same size and quality!
Take into consideration your partner’s taste when choosing coloured or white diamonds. For instance, if your husband has always preferred yellow gold jewellery over other metals like silver or platinum, consider getting him an engagement ring with a yellow gold setting instead of platinum or sterling silver.