The proposal is one of the most important moments in your life. In particular, choosing an engagement ring is without a doubt one of the most challenging steps you can take. “Will they like it? Is it the right shape? Have I spent enough money on it? Is the jewelry of good quality? How can I be sure I’m not making a mistake?”
So many questions that many people have asked themselves… and that deserve answers. It, therefore, seemed essential to us to bring you a method to launch you into the adventure without feeling too lost. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our best for choosing the perfect engagement ring.
1. The Taste
Before you even begin your search, you need to know your partner’s tastes. Is she classic, vintage, or modern? Take an interest in what she looks at in magazines or on the Internet; it will be a great help. Another tip: why not ask the opinion of her best friend? She will certainly be able to guide you in the right direction as marriage is often a popular topic of conversation between girls!
If your partner works with her hands, such as a hairdresser or a nurse, avoid choosing a ring with a raised stone since it is likely to be hung very often. On the other hand, if your partner is athletic, choose a simple design or a larger band for better longevity. On the other hand, a more feminine person or someone with a typical office job will be more likely to wear a ring with a lot of detail and presence.
3. The choice of metal
The most common metal chosen for an engagement ring is gold. Depending on your spouse’s taste, you can choose from 3 colors; white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold, the latter having increased in popularity in the last year. The generally recommended gold purity is 14KT (Karat) for yellow and rose gold. For an optimal shade of white, the recommended purity for a white gold ring is 19KT.
Warning: an urban legend says the higher the Karat number, the softer the metal. This is not true! The Karat number is strictly a measure of metal purity and is used to determine the number of gold particles fused with 1 or 2 alloys. Platinum is also a coveted metal due to its silver color and hardness. However, it should be noted that it is more expensive than gold.
4. The choice of stone
Although colored stones, such as sapphire, emerald, or morganite, are gaining in popularity lately, the traditional gemstone for the engagement ring remains the diamond. There are 4 essential criteria, called “The 4 C’s”, that determine the value of a diamond. First is the cut, that is, the quality of the cut.
The diamond can be cut in several different ways, the most popular being the round shape and the princess shape. The better the cut, the more light will be reflected like a mirror in the diamond, and the more brilliant it will be. Next is the color. The color scale grades diamonds by letters from D to Z, from colorless to yellow. The colors from D to I are the most recommended to obtain the classic look of the white diamond.
Of course, there is the queen of gemstones, the solitaire diamond, a symbol of purity, but especially of eternity, which we wish for our love at the time of engagement and marriage. This gemstone is synonymous with love, passion, and happiness. With its beautiful blue color, sapphire is very popular for engagement rings. Sapphire symbolizes fidelity, truth, wisdom, happiness, and peace. The flaming red of the ruby is a sure bet. More traditional, the green emerald symbolizes love, fertility, and hope and will be original thanks to an atypical setting.
5. The budget
Set a budget for yourself and prioritize the criteria that are most important to you. For example, if you know that your girlfriend has always dreamed of a large diamond, inform your jeweler. Your jeweler will be able to offer you different options, with a lower metal purity or a quality diamond color in the average range while respecting your budget.
Looking for help?
Your wedding is your time to indulge yourself, and it wouldn’t be a proper wedding without a wedding band. Getting an engagement ring can be tricky, and you need the help of a professional to help you out. Get in touch with Hofland Diamonds Inc now, especially if you live in Toronto, to get the wedding band of your dreams, which will make your guests envious.
Your wedding band will be an added touch to your wedding garments, and they will bring the extra touch that will bring the whole attire together. So, what are you waiting for? Give them a call today, and Hofland Diamonds Inc has you covered and will make your dream a reality.