Choosing an Engagement Ring

engagement ringThe engagement ring is a very important single purchase that will decide the future of your relationship with your girl. You must make sure that you choose a good ring because you might get rejected during your engagement proposal if you choose a bad ring. Therefore, you must review and investigate before you purchase a ring for your love. There are many types of rings used for marriage and/or engagement, so it can be confusing for an average person to choose the right ring. This short guide will teach you how to choose the perfect ring for your engagement proposal. Read this short guide so that you will get a ring that will make your girl say “Yes” when you propose to her.

Determine Your Budget

Before you go out and buy a ring, you must first determine your budget. It is best to save up plenty of money beforehand so that you will be able to buy almost any ring you like. Engagement rings come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and prices. You don’t really need to buy a diamond ring unless your fiancée asks for it. Diamonds are not the only gemstones used in engagement rings. Most girls just want rings that are different and unique and don’t care about the type of gemstone in the ring. If your fiancée wants a diamond ring, then be prepared to spend at least $500 because that is the lowest price for a diamond ring. The price of a ring depends on its specifics such as who made it and what precious metal is used.

Platinum or Gold Band

When choosing a ring for an engagement proposal, you will need to decide between a platinum ring and a gold band ring. Platinum is more expensive because this precious metal is rarer than gold. Platinum also needs less upkeep than white gold or yellow gold because it is more durable. White gold and yellow gold are the classic and most popular choices when it comes to engagement and marriage rings. White gold is shinier, but platinum is more durable. Your choice between platinum and gold will depend on your preference and budget. If you don’t mind spending a bit more and want a durable ring, then get a platinum ring. If you are on a budget and/ or want a shinier ring, then get a white gold ring.

Gemstone Size and Shape

Most people don’t really care about the size and shape of the gemstone in the ring, but they are actually something that you have to consider because the size and shape of a gemstone affects its brilliance and the overall price of the ring. Gemstones can be cut into various shapes and some shapes such as the Pear and Princess shapes show off the gemstone’s shiny brilliance more than others. However, these shapes are harder to cut so rings with these gemstone shapes are slightly more expensive than others. If you are on a budget, choose an engagement ring with an Emerald-shaped or Round-shaped gemstone because it is cheaper.

The size of the gemstone in the ring also affects its price. The size of a gemstone is measured in weight. The weight of a gemstone is measured in carats. The larger the gemstone, the more carats it have and the pricier the ring. However, the shape of the gemstone may also make it look larger. If you want to save money, get a ring with a gemstone that is cut in the Emerald shape because this shape makes it look a bit bigger but with less brilliance. If you want a gemstone that looks more intricate, get a larger carat gemstone that is cut in the Princess or Pear shape.

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