You have it all figured out. You know when and where you want to pop the question. Now, all you need is the perfect engagement ring that is worthy of the special woman in your life’s finger.
So, how do you go about finding the perfect engagement ring she’ll adore?
You likely know her favorite movie and ice cream flavor for a rainy day. However, choosing an engagement ring design that will fit her personal style can be a bit more challenging.
Let’s take a look at some of the things you should consider when finding the perfect engagement ring for your soon-to-be fiancé.
A Design Unique to Her
One of the best ways to find an engagement ring she will want to wear for a lifetime to come is paying attention to her current tastes.
What jewelry does she wear often? Is it big and flashy or does she tend to stick to more simplistic designs? Does she prefer a brushed antique style or a something with a more modern touch?
If you are still having trouble making a decision, enlist the help of one of her friends or a close family member. Nobody will know her jewelry preferences better than her best friend.
The Perfect Precious Metal
Many women have a particular precious metal that they prefer. You can quickly determine what hers is by taking a peek into her jewelry box.
- Yellow, White, and Rose Gold Engagement Rings
Yellow gold is the most traditional type of gold used. However, white gold and rose gold have recently been making a larger appearance lately.
If her style tends to lean towards classic or vintages looks, you may want to consider a yellow or rose gold. White gold gives off a more modern appearance and is less costly than platinum.
You should easily be able to tell the difference between these three based on color alone even if you don’t consider yourself a jewelry guru. Each will have a karat marking on the inside of the band.
- Silver Engagement Rings
You can tell if her jewelry is made of silver in several ways. The quickest way to decide if it’s in fact silver is to see if there are any tarnishes on the item. If so, it’s most likely silver. Platinum and white gold are stronger and don’t tarnish.
If you are still unsure, check if the item has precious gemstones stones set in it. Most jewelers will not bother setting stones such as diamonds in a silver piece.
Silver can also be identified with a stamp of either ‘STERLING,’ or notations similar to ‘925’ or ‘925/1000.’
- Platinum Engagement Rings
Platinum can look very similar to both silver and white gold. However, there are a couple of ways you can determine if her jewelry box contains platinum.
Unless an item is extremely old or made in a foreign country that does not use markings platinum should be easily identified. With a quick glance around you should notice a ‘PT,’ ‘Pt,’ or ‘Plat’ marking.
You may want to consider choosing a platinum engagement ring if your sweetheart likes a simple or modern style ring. Platinum is also a good option if most of the jewelry in her collection are silver.
- Two-Tone Engagement Rings
Two-toned rings are relatively popular. If you notice many your girlfriend’s jewelry items are made of two or more precious metals, you might want to think about giving her an engagement ring similar.
A customized two-tone ring coordinated with her favorite precious metals will truly be a one-of-a-kind surprise.
A Stone She Will Adore
The majority of engagement rings feature diamonds. In 2014 alone, the US consumed $22.5 billion worth of uncut diamond gemstones.
Unless your bride-to-be has verbally stated a disliking for diamonds or a preference for another stone, diamonds are your best bet.
Before you buy, do your research. You might think all diamonds are equal. Doing so is the worst mistake you could make. When purchasing diamonds, take the time to understand a little about the 4 C’s involved in purchasing diamonds.
This knowledge will allow you get something extra special for the woman in your life while keeping in line with your budget.
The best advice when finding the perfect engagement ring for the girl you want to marry is to buy something she will adore, instead of a ring you like. After all, it will be her wearing this ring for the rest of her life.
Take your time and enjoy your once in a lifetime purchase. Make her proud to call you her husband every time she sees her beautiful ring.
Your new fiancé will relish the time and energy you spent picking out a unique engagement ring that matches her sparkling personality.
Ready to Design the Ring of Your Dreams?
Vanessa Nicole is an award-winning designer, master diamond setter and author of the bestselling book The Perfect Custom Engagement Ring. She creates stunning custom antique engagement rings for clients all over the globe.
The Artist’s Studio
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- All our micro pavé engagement rings are created exclusively for you. No overseas workers, no duplicates!
- You work directly with the designer to execute your vision. No pushy salespeople!
- We meticulously select every diamond in-house to ensure that it meets our high standards for sparkle.
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